BUDAPEST, Hungary — Valtteri Bottas faces an uncertain summer after two unconvincing races as he waits to find out his Mercedes future.
The Finn is fighting to keep his place at the F1 giant, with Mercedes set to decide whether to offer him a new deal during the upcoming midseason break. Now in his third season with the Silver Arrows, Bottas acknowledges the precarious situation is getting to him.
“When contract-wise you’re on the limit it never helps. Some people might think that some drivers perform better under pressure, when things are on the limit, but for me it doesn’t help,” Bottas said. “It will be nice to hear some news when the team decides what it wants to do.”