Mercedes F1 is expected to soon choose between Valtteri Bottas and George Russell as Lewis Hamilton’s teammate in 2022, but Jacques Villeneuve has proposed a bold alternative plan.
The consensus in the F1 paddock is that George Russell will move from Williams to Mercedes F1 in 2022, and Valtteri Bottas is rumored to win the Alfa Romeo F1 seat.
However, Mercedes F1 team representative Toto Wolff is committed to finding the best seat for Valtteri Bottas when he leaves the team.
Former F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve said that Aston Martin F1 team owner Lawrence Stroll would take advantage of his close relationship with Toto Wolff to replace his son Lance Stroll with Valtteri Bottas. Please tell me.
Jacques Villeneuve assumes that Lewis Hamilton is not in favor of joining George Russell.
“I think Bottas should move to Aston Martin instead of Lance Stroll going to Mercedes,” Jacques Villeneuve told Libero Quotidiano.
“The dream of Stroll Sr., who is very close to Toto Wolff, is to see his son win the championship, and Toto needs a place for Valtteri.”
“It’s true that Hamilton doesn’t like Russell as a teammate. It’s better to have someone like Bottas who doesn’t bother him.”
Jacques Villeneuve also shared his view of the championship battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. 1997 F1 World Champion says he believes Max Verstappen believes it’s the “right season” to beat his rivals.
“He’s doing very well and Red Bull is focusing on him. He’s driving the car perfectly,” said Jacques Villeneuve.
“Whether he wins the championship or not, this year is a good year and he has reached a lot of maturity. He fights Mercedes in great crisis and looks for a hundredth of a second to make a difference. ing”
“The same is true for Hamilton. Last year he fought Bottas, but now he has to fight Verstappen and stand up so he doesn’t sink.”
“Red Bull is betting on Verstappen, and now he has a targeted machine in his hand. No one else can be as comfortable as this.”
Jacques Villeneuve also chose his favorite young driver from a new generation.
“Lando Norris. He destroyed Ricardo. He is growing and very strong in the race.”
“He’s also a’daddy’like Stroll, but he has an impressive hungry spirit that’s unusual for drivers who didn’t have to work hard.”