Valtteri Bottas has revealed that Lewis Hamilton has said that he wants him to remain his team-mate at Mercedes.

The Finn was brought in prior to the 2017 season, replacing Nico Rosberg who retired shortly after winning the 2016 World Championship.

Since arriving Bottas has brought a far greater harmony to the team, supporting Mercedes in successfully capturing the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Constructors’ titles, though he has never mounted a title challenge against Hamilton.

But, for 2022, Bottas’ seat is under major threat, with Mercedes junior George Russell emerging as a strong candidate to partner Hamilton as Formula 1 introduces radically overhauled regulations.

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