Today, 01:42 AM
The wait is over as to who will take Nico Rosberg's seat. After Rosberg announced his surprise retirement, the search was on. Speculation ran rampant and Lewis Hamilton stated he did not want a big name to replace Rosberg which came off as insecure.
Well, perhaps Hamilton will be fine with Valtteri Bottas. The 27 year old Finn formerly drove for Williams. Interestingly, Felipe Massa will come out of retirement to take Valterri's place at Williams.
There are no details on the compensation or length of the contract but it seems to be a one year deal with team options. Bottas likely won't be paid anything like Hamilton meaning whether Mercedes-AMG admits it or not they have a driver hierarchy established.
Bottas has yet to win a race. That likely will change in 2017.