‘Valtteri Bottas set to be named Lewis Hamilton’s new Mercedes teammate’

Valtteri Bottas is set to be named Lewis Hamilton’s new teammate at Mercedes for the 2017 Formula One campaign.

According to the Sun, the Finn reportedly paid a secret visit to the team’s HQ in Brackley for a sitting fitting ahead of being named replacement for world champion Nico Rosberg who announced his retirement  five days after winning his first world title.

The report adds that Mercedes’ third driver Pascal Wehrlein, who was one of the men tipped to replace Rosberg, is on the verge of joining Sauber,making  Bottas’ move to the constructors’ champions  a possibility.

Bottas has had a career high of finishing fourth in the 2014 World Championship.

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