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The “copy-paste” deal that’s now helping Bottas to focus

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The British Grand Prix tyre failure that dropped Valtteri Bottas from second to scoring no points dealt a major blow to his hopes of beating Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to the 2020 title, but his new contract removes one major distraction…as he demonstrated in qualifying for 70th Anniversary GP at Silverstone.

The annual story surrounding Valtteri Bottas' Mercedes future was put to bed early this year after the team confirmed on Thursday he would be staying put for 2021.

It is a will-they-won't-they saga that has cropped up around this time of year throughout Bottas' time at Mercedes, but has always offered the same resolution: another one-year contract.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Valtteri Bottas
Teams Mercedes
Author Luke Smith