Bottas: I don’t see a reason to look elsewhere

Valtteri Bottas on a high

Valtteri Bottas on a high

Valtteri Bottas looks set to remain with Williams, who has been the on of the revelations of the season, beyond the 2014 as he sees no need to leave the one of the sport’s great Formula 1 teams which is enjoying a renaissance spearheaded by the young Finn this year .

The Finn has been a standout of this year’s championship, outshining the Ferrari veteran Felipe Massa and leading Williams’ Formula 1 resurgence with four podium appearances.

The 25-year-old has therefore been linked with a potential move from the Grove squad, perhaps to McLaren as the Woking team plans for a long and lucrative future with new works partner Honda.

But Bottas seems destined to stay at Williams, the team that groomed him from Formula 1 tester to 2014 star.

Valtteri Bottas during the Belgian GP

Valtteri Bottas during the Belgian GP

“Personally I don’t see a reason to look elsewhere at this time,” he is quoted as saying by  Tuttosport and the Spanish sports daily Marca.

“We are working in the right way and I am confident that this team can be even better than what we have seen so far this year. That’s why I’m confident about continuing.

“Perhaps it’s too early to talk about the contract,” he added, “but I really want to continue this adventure with Williams. “Until then it’s better to wait for confirmation, so we will talk when we have something to say.”

Bottas, who made his debut at the 2013 Australian Grand Prix, will start his 32nd Formula 1 race at the forthcoming Italian Grand Prix. This season he has scored four podium finishes. (GMM)