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Felipe Massa to replace Valtteri Bottas at Williams?

  • Published on 15 Dec 2016 16:47
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

A surprising report has emerged linking Felipe Massa with Valtteri Bottas' seat at Williams.

Massa retired from Formula One at the end of 2016, but Bottas is currently being courted by Mercedes to replace Nico Rosberg who also retired after last month's season finale in Abu Dhabi.

It is thought that Massa would step in for another year at Williams, with the British team keen to have an experienced driver alongside teenage rookie Lance Stroll.

Neither Massa or WIlliams have commented on the matter so far but it is thought that the Brazilian would be interested in carrying on for one more year if Bottas was to move to Mercedes.

Mercedes are said to have offered a discount in the region of £10 million on Williams' customer engine deal, plus the services of test driver Pascal Wehrlein in exchange for Bottas.

However, the team's preference of an experienced driver and title sponsor Martini's desire to have an 'older' driver in one of the team's cars means that Wehrlein will likely be snubbed by Williams.

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  • Im not sure how keen he is to return to F1. But I wouldnt mind seeing him for one more year or two, he is a good driver.

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    • Dec 15 2016 - 17:34

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