Valtteri Bottas acknowledges he is going to need a “different kind of mindset” if he leaves Mercedes for a team further down the grid in 2022.

Bottas’ future in Formula 1 is up in the air with George Russell linked to his Mercedes race seat.

While the Brackley squad has already locked Lewis Hamilton into a new two-year deal, his team-mate remains undecided with Toto Wolff hinting that an announcement could be made after the summer break.

For every pundit that believes Mercedes should keep the status quo and hold onto “great” team-mate Bottas, another reckons the Finn’s time is up and that Russell is more deserving of the seat.

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