Bottas to Ferrari, Nasr to Williams

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Bottas to Ferrari, Nasr to Williams

Post by Alta on Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:31 pm

Valtteri Bottas has reached a deal with Ferrari to replace Finnish countryman Kimi Raikkonen in 2016.That is the claim of Italy's Corriere dello Sport on Friday, adding that the Maranello team will therefore not exercise the 2016 option on Raikkonen's existing contract.That option does not expire until July 31, and so there will be no official confirmation of the Bottas deal "at least until that date," the newspaper said.

The report revealed that Ferrari reached an agreement with Williams, Bottas' current team. Williams held an option on the 25-year-old's services for next year.
Corriere dello Sport said the deal, brokered by Bottas' experienced manager Didier Coton, amounts to some $13 million.

Corriere dello Sport correspondent Fulvio Solms backs the decision to oust Raikkonen."Kimi did not fit with the last two Ferrari cars," he told Speed Week. "He did not fit with the new team management. Sometimes he seems not to fit even with himself."

The Corriere dello Sport adds that the man slotting into Bottas' Williams seat next year will be the British team's former reserve driver, Felipe Nasr.Corriere dello Sport predicts Bottas' move will trigger a "domino effect" on the driver market involving "at least four teams."


Source: http://www.foxsports.com/motor/story/f1-ferrari-valtteri-bottas-kimi-raikkonen-felipe-nasr-williams-071715
avatar
Alta
We Get It, You Like to Post a Lot
We Get It, You Like to Post a Lot

Posts : 3946
Join date : 2011-08-06
Age : 93
Location : San Francisco, California

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Bottas to Ferrari, Nasr to Williams

Post by BooyakaDragon on Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:20 pm

Well that's a shame as a Williams fan. Though I think Hulkenberg would have been more interesting to watch in a Williams instead of Nasr, but Nasr does have that big sponsor so I guess I can't blame them for choosing him.
avatar
BooyakaDragon
Race Winner
Race Winner

Posts : 396
Join date : 2013-11-06
Location : Germany

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Bottas to Ferrari, Nasr to Williams

Post by FlashRod4 on Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:30 pm

Italian source reporting on Ferrari? While I believe the part about Bottas to Ferrari is true, I'll wait for official word on Nasr to Williams. I still think Hulkenberg has the seat, but we will see.
I always thought Nasr would take Massa's seat when he retires maybe 2-3 years down the line.
avatar
FlashRod4
Champion
Champion

Posts : 400
Join date : 2011-08-24
Age : 20
Location : California

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Bottas to Ferrari, Nasr to Williams

Post by Milan655 on Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:15 pm

Don't believe a word of Corriere until it's been announced by a more creditable source ie La Gazzetta. La Corriere is famed in Italy for it's bullshit rumours so I wouldn't accept it as a done deal yet. As a Ferrari fan however, I would absolutely love the idea of Bottas at Ferrari-an idea which would complete my day in all honesty. As great a driver Kimi was for us, I think it's time he went back to rally or maybe Le Mans and allow a young driver with a brilliant future such as Valteri, Lello Marciello or similar to make their way into the team. The ideal driver imo would be Jules Bianchi, and I'm certain that he would be the replacement for Kimi if it wasn't for his misfortunate accident last year.
avatar
Milan655
We Get It, You Like to Post a Lot
We Get It, You Like to Post a Lot

Posts : 2334
Join date : 2011-09-04
Age : 26
Location : London, UK/Bangkok, Thailand

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Bottas to Ferrari, Nasr to Williams

Post by BWardboy88 on Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:04 pm

Milan655 wrote:The ideal driver imo would be Jules Bianchi, and I'm certain that he would be the replacement for Kimi if it wasn't for his misfortunate accident last year.
Agreed 110%. Without a doubt if not for that accident, Bianchi would be the best replacement at Ferrari for Raikkonen. As for Bottas, I'm happy that he's gonna get a great opportunity next year, although it will be tough for him to match one of the best in the modern era of F1, that of course being Vettel.
avatar
BWardboy88
We Get It, You Like to Post a Lot
We Get It, You Like to Post a Lot

Posts : 5786
Join date : 2012-01-11
Age : 20
Location : Northampton, UK

View user profile https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-G6rEsg8Pbu_eZJLyzepYg

Back to top Go down

Re: Bottas to Ferrari, Nasr to Williams

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum