- Feb 6, 2014
Bottas is a known quantity that Lewis can beat on most race weekends. Russell would be a unknown as he'd be eager to prove himself and want to push lewis, probably. Lewis has enough on his plate to fight max this year and possibly leclerc next year without having to worry about a new teammate who wont be a compliant no2.Lewis with his new contract, not sure about the Bottas angle from him, maybe he is just looking out for a team mate?
I dont buy in to the, he does not want another good driver with him , far from it I think he would welcome it.
I get the , he did not like another driver in his car, I would be the same.
My feeling is that Bottas will not be at Merc next season and his team mate will be Russel.
Remains to be seen, but if lewis insists on bottas I'd be suprised if Mercedes didn't listen. They have a good healthy relationship unlike lewis had with nico rosberg.