Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport today confirmed that it has exercised its option with Valtteri Bottas for the 2020 Formula One season.

Valtteri Bottas joined Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport in 2017 and played a key role in the team’s victory in the constructors’ championship in the past two seasons. The 30-year-old Finn is currently second in the world championship standings on 188 points.
During his two and a half seasons with the team so far, he has scored five race wins and ten pole positions.

“I am very happy and proud to be part of the team for a fourth season and wish to thank every team member and the board of Mercedes for their trust and belief in me… My performances have been getting better and better each year, and this is a great way to kick start the second half of 2019.’’ announced Valtteri Bottas.

Toto Wolff has announced that For 2019, they set Valtteri the challenge of coming back even stronger than they saw him in the first part of 2018 – and he has achieved that, with some really impressive performances in the early races this year… Although it has been his most successful first half of a championship so far, he is hungry for more and determined to keep on improving and raising his level.