Added: 16 January 2017

Valtteri Bottas joins Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport

Valtteri Bottas was officially signed by Mercedes-Benz this morning, following a six week sign up process. The news of Bottas being signed brings a positive start to 2017 for the Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport. Valtteri has previously completed four seasons in Formulas One with Williams, making 77 starts and scoring 9 career podiums so far.

Valtteri has been described as a no-nonsense guy: down to earth, straightforward and very focused. He has an extremely impressive track record within junior categories. But now it’s time for the next level, Mercedes-Benz is excited to see what he can do! Valtteri Bottas is cautiously optimistic for the upcoming season and understands the scale of the challenge.

Mercedes-Benz has praised Bottas’s previous team Williams for their cooperation in allowing Valtteri to make this move possible, and also thanked team boss Monisha Kaltenborn for his patience during the past weeks.