Mercedes announced on Thursday in the cloudy Spa that Valtteri Bottas (since Wednesday 30) – can so far start with 5 Wins from 53 races, in 2020, his fourth silver arrow – season.

This extension of the contract of the fin in addition to a team-mate and championship Leader Lewis Hamilton (34) is also thanks to the Mercedes-secret plan to 2021 in addition to Hamilton and Max Verstappen (21) into the silver arrow Cockpit. This will enable Mercedes to immediately “solve this,” Bottas disconnect as soon as “Mad Max” is free.

“Wants to be an F1 Champion”

Bottas: “I am very happy and proud to drive a fourth season for this Team. My benefits were better every year – and it is great to start with, this contract renewal in the second half of the season. My goal is of course to become formula 1 Champion. And I think on paper and from my experience with the Team, is Mercedes the best Option to achieve this goal in 2020.” Bottas is currently with 188 points in the championship, 62 points behind Hamilton.

Ocon to Renault Hulkenberg hopes

Mercedes-reserve driver Esteban Ocon (23) would have only signed for two years. And the Frenchman will continue next year alongside Daniel Ricciardo at Renault. This is the French announced on Friday afternoon. For the German Nico Hulkenberg (32), this means that his 3-year will not renew the contract with the circuits of the plug-in ends of the Renault Team.

kicking out with a follow? The man with 168 races without a podium appearance at Haas-Ferrari in front of the door, but hopes that the Thai Alex Albon spanks from the Spa is its unique Chance of Red Bull-Honda – and there’s a seat free.

Ocon is looking forward to the new challenges at Renault, where he was in front of his Manor of Engagement by 2016, a replacement driver, before he drove to in the seasons 2017 and 2018 for the Force India: “I am very proud to now be a Renault driver. I grew up with Lotus in Enstone, then with Renault. I am connected to this Team, it has opened the door to the Motorsport at the Top Level.”

Renault Boss Cyril Abiteboul: “Esteban has proven its ability to pick up points to prove. He is very professional, both on and off the track. His experience as a reserve driver for the reigning world champion will be very valuable for the development of our entire team.”