Valtteri Bottas is the leading candidate to join Alfa Romeo next year.
If Mercedes doesn’t keep Valtteri as a main driver, he may have another choice for a team.
It appears that Mercedes intends to decide during the summer break between Bottas and Russell since no announcements were made at the British Grand Prix.
Nothing is for sure as yet regarding a new contract or no contract.
There’s been speculation over George Russell and where he might end up over the past few weeks. Whether Williams will retain or replace him is being discussed. There was even talk about a Red Bull move.
Bottas is favoured though as he could increase the Alfa Romeo profile with his experience and expertise.
Frédéric Vasseur, Alfa Romeo team principal pointed out, “We will see how the market is evolving. I think that, as usual, the system will fulfill the places at the top. It means that Mercedes has to take a decision and then Red Bull has to take a decision. Then, like a domino, at one stage, we will have some opportunities on the table and we’ll take a decision at this stage.”