Valtteri Bottas wants another year with Williams


Bottas - Williams - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd.
Bottas - Williams - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd.

Valtteri Bottas wants to stay at Williams, with his contract expiring at the end of the season the Finns seat will be under pressure.

Bottas has scored six podiums with the team but has failed to score a win and feels that he has unfinished business.

Speaking to Autosport, the Williams driver confirmed that he still wants to drive for the team, “I think so. We haven’t achieved together what our goals were. We definitely want to at least win a race together – it was close a few times. “With this team, it can be better than this, better than 2014. It would be nice to be part of it but we have to wait and see if it is possible together.”

It is believed that Williams have an optional contract extension for Bottas but with Jenson Button and Sergio Perez waiting in the wings, the Finn will look to impress in the second half of the season.

“It is nice for me to be able to speak directly to the team and I only want to do it because I’m interested in my own career,” he said.

“It doesn’t disturb me at all with regards to the way I work with the team, the way I perform on track. It’s not done any harm. I would guess any team manager would appreciate to speak to the driver directly. Some drivers don’t like to do it but for me it is OK and I like it. “Normally, it’s been around September time I’ve had the green light or confirmation for next year.

“It will be after the August break that things hopefully start to develop and I will know where I will be racing next year. My job is to try and perform on the track and when the time is right, try and make decisions for next year.”