Wolff: ‘Foolish’ to discuss Bottas future

Date published: May 1 2017 - Editor

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has said it is far too early to talk about Valtteri Bottas' future with the team following his first-ever grand prix win.

Eddie Jordan joked whilst conducting the podium interviews that the Finn had done enough already to earn a three-year extension with the Silver Arrows.

But Wolff is in no rush to clarify Bottas' position as he continues to work under a one-year deal with Mercedes.

"I think to discuss his position in the team after a few races is foolish," Wolff said.

"He should be given some time, because in the junior categories he did excellent results, and there was never a season when he was at Williams where he failed to beat his teammate.

"Now he has become Lewis Hamilton's teammate, he has a pole position and he won the race.

"This race showed that our decision for Valtteri was right," he told Auto Bild in Russia.

"Both Valtteri and Nico are very analytical, with a calm approach. But the balance between him and Lewis also works well, and this dynamic is part of the success."