Rosberg tells Mercedes to keep drivers

Published on 12 Jun 2018 13:38
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Nico Rosberg would advise Mercedes to re-sign both of its drivers for 2019.

Both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are out of contract at the end of this season.

Rosberg told Turun Sanomat newspaper: "I would keep both. Absolutely!

"Lewis and Valtteri work very well together with a high level of performance."

The 2016 world champion thinks Mercedes should therefore resist the temptation to replace Bottas with Daniel Ricciardo.

"Only bad luck has prevented him (Bottas) from doing even better than he has," Rosberg said.



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US ajpennypacker 13 Jun 2018 00:380
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Bottas is a good #2 and it probably makes sense for Mercedes to keep him for another year. But any of the other drivers in line would probably be so much more exciting: Ricciardo, Ocon, Wherlein (maybe), and Alonso. Bottas would be a perfect candidate to replace Raikkonen. Another finn who doesn't complain and doesn't rock the boat. Maybe that way Ferrari can win a constructor's championship because that will never happen with Raikkonen.
 

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