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Williams contracts extended: Massa and Bottas confirmed for 2016

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D he Formula 1 driver carousel is not really coming in this year Momentum. After Kimi Räikkönen and Nico Hülkenberg, Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas will also keep their cockpits for the next season. Williams officially confirmed the contract extension for the Brazilian-Finnish combination shortly before the race in Monza.

Bottas and Massa also at Williams in 2016

'We'll both stay with Williams next year, now is All right. We're both happy about it, of course, 'explained Bottas in a video message that was spread on social networks. 'We will continue to give full throttle to achieve good results for Williams - even better than this year.'

At the first meeting with the journalists in the Monza paddock, Bottas was relieved: 'Now everyone is listening Speculation finally and we can concentrate on our work. The place at Williams is currently the best possible for me. '

Until recently there had been rumors that the traditional racing team would use a paydriver instead of Massa for financial support could commit. Instead, the team continues to focus on maximum sporting success and personal continuity. By the way, team boss Claire Williams didn't have to negotiate a lot. Both Massa and Bottas included an option to extend the contract, which the racing team has now withdrawn.

Bottas free of charge after 2016

In 2016, Massa is already entering his 14th Formula 1 season. But the little man from Sao Paulo is far from being an old man. He is currently even 3 points ahead of his team-mate in the drivers' standings.

Nevertheless, Bottas is one of the upcoming superstars. A premature move to Ferrari failed in the past few months only because of the high transfer fee that Williams had called. 'Ask Claire,' replied the Finn in Monza with a mischievous smile after being asked if the price was too high for him.

'I haven't looked at Ferrari,' claims he Blond boy. But were there negotiations with the Scuderia? 'You have to ask my management that.' From 2017 Bottas would be free to change the team.

The Finn would like more consistency for the coming year. 'We can't have bad tracks any more next season. We have to be fast everywhere andGet a constant number of points. '

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