Valtteri Bottas signs contract extension with Mercedes for 2018

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Valtteri Bottas signs contract extension with Mercedes for 2018

The Finn has impressed since replacing retired world champion Nico Rosberg at the Silver Arrows in January, claiming two wins – his first in Formula 1 – and seven podium finishes.

The news means Bottas and Hamilton are set to remain team-mates for another year, but it leaves Mercedes with no drivers confirmed for 2019 – with the contract Hamilton signed in 2015 also running until the end of next season.

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