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Bottas not surprised top teams signing drivers for 2021

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Valtteri Bottas says he is not surprised that top teams Ferrari and Red Bull are leading the way with the 2021 driver 'silly season'.
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Valtteri Bottas says he is not surprised that top teams Ferrari and Red Bull are leading the way with the 2021 driver 'silly season'.

Like many drivers on the grid, Mercedes driver Bottas is out of contract at the end of this season.

So it is interesting that top teams are already busily signing the top drivers for 2021, with Charles Leclerc staying at Ferrari, Max Verstappen at Red Bull, and Lewis Hamilton tipped to sign a new two-year deal with Mercedes.

"Everything is a little open after this year, so maybe they wanted at least one driver to be clear. Then, you can't be too surprised," Bottas told Ilta Sanomat newspaper.

"Both (Leclerc and Verstappen) are young and have already shown their skills. The teams know there is no risk in keeping them," he added.

"Why not? It's a good thing that can stabilise things in the driver market."

Bottas, 30, insists he is happy to continue to be Hamilton's teammate at Mercedes, even though there were rumours last year of some tension in that relationship.

"If there was (tension), then it was very little," Bottas insisted.

"We were able to work together and we've never been so close together. We race really hard against each other, but we've never had any big problems.

"It's healthy that you are not racing with your best friend and the team is pretty careful that the chemistry works between the drivers," he added.

Finally, Bottas played down reports that, after splitting with his wife Emilia late last year, he spent time with professional cyclist Tiffany Cromwell in her native Australia during the off-season.

"This is my personal, private business, so I don't want to say anything," he responded. "Certain things I share and certain things I want to keep for me."

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1Liverpool27261064174779
2Manchester CityMan City27183668293957
3Leicester CityLeicester27155754272750
4Chelsea2713594537844
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd27118841291241
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs2711794436840
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd27101072925440
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2791263832639
9Arsenal2781363936337
10Burnley27114123339-637
11Everton27106113641-536
12Southampton27104133448-1434
13Crystal Palace2789102432-833
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2787122441-1731
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton27610113239-728
16Bournemouth2775152643-1726
17Aston Villa2774163452-1825
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham2766153248-1624
19Watford2759132443-1924
20Norwich CityNorwich2746172451-2718
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