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Valtteri Bottas forced to wait to discover his F1 future

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Dylan - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 12:25 AM

Bottas should be in GP2 learning the new tire and trying to win the championship there before claiming an F1 seat. Big mistake trying to leapfrog GP2 this year if he couldn't beat Valsechi and Razia he has no place in F1. Now he is in even bigger trouble because 2013 GP2 will be even more difficult with Nasr Calado Gutierrez Cecotto and many other youngsters having more experience and Bottas has proved he doesn't want or isn't capable of winning GP2.

David Chaste - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 2:55 AM

The chick is his girlfriend.

But seriously the guy is only 22, shouldn't his parents or manager (Toto Wolf) advise him to leave the girl at home for now and focus on learning as much as he can during race weekends. He will only be more focused.

In a couple years he will be more mature and be a lot more experienced and he could bring her as much as he wants.

David Chaste - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 3:10 AM

When Toto Wolf is saying that he doesn't know whether Bottas will be racing next year, I think he is saying that it has been much easier running the team with pay-drivers who can also deliver some decent results.

And also what this also means is that, as Bottas' manager, Toto has been unable to find backers that would sponsor the team if Bottas was put in a race seat. After all they would have to replace the funds being brought in by Senna and Maldonado. Unless they're sure Bottas will deliver better results.

Altogether Pastor and Bruno bring in some $50-60 million dollars. Pastor alone is good for $40 million of that.

Anonymous - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 7:24 AM

Toto is a major shareholder of Williams and also manager to a potential driver of next season? This is the same major shareholder whose wife that has no respectable open-wheeled racing was taken on as a test driver?

Nepotism seems rife at Williams F1.

Josh - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 8:34 AM

"But seriously the guy is only 22, shouldn't his parents or manager (Toto Wolf) advise him to leave the girl at home for now and focus on learning as much as he can during race weekends. He will only be more focused."

What a statement to make. Not everyone is as easily distracted and childish as Hamilton, you know.

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