Valtteri Bottas says that he wants to be in a position to fight for the Formula One championship with Mercedes. The Finn was confirmed as Lewis Hamilton’s team mate at Brackley on Monday.
The Finn has yet to win a Grand Prix but is hoping that he can challenge for victories with Mercedes who have dominated Formula One over the last three seasons.
Speaking to Paddock Eye at the Autosport International Show over the weekend, 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve stated he believes with the new regulations that Mercedes will continue to dominate the sport and this is something that Bottas will be hoping the team can do too.
The Finn who doesn’t know Hamilton terribly well says that he hopes his performances are close to Hamilton.
Bottas said that his target is to challenge from the very first race.