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‘Manager Bottas invites Red Bull to talk about chair 2021’

Earlier this week, it emerged that Valtteri Bottas’ manager had spoken to Renault’s Cyril Abiteboul, but rumors are now circulating that the Finn’s advocate has also invited Christian Horner to an interview. This with the aim of creating a seat for 2021.

Bottas’ future at Mercedes has become very uncertain now that the Silver arrows several other interesting drivers have also been released. Sebastian Vettel can be picked up transfer-free after this season and George Russell could also be an option, partly because he is a lot cheaper than Bottas in terms of salary. Something that Mercedes now takes extra into account because of the corona crisis. So there is a real chance that Bottas will have to leave the ship after this year. His agent would therefore have sat down with several teams to map out the possible options.

Last week the news came out that Didier Coton, the representative of Bottas, had had a conversation with Abiteboul for a seat at Renault in 2021. But Coton does not seem to want to let the future of his client depend on one option, because according to F1-Insider.com he has also invited Red Bull team boss Horner for a dinner. Coton would like to see if there are any possibilities at Red Bull Racing for Bottas to step in next season next to Max Verstappen.

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Although Red Bull Racing does not seem keen to appoint a new driver, it is an option. The Austrian formation has a driver with Alexander Albon whose contract also expires at the end of this year. Red Bull could therefore choose to exchange Albon for Bottas, although this does not seem the most obvious at the moment. Dr. Helmut Marko recently said that Albon can expect a contract extension, provided it shows the same progression as last year.

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