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IN WORDS: No Pressure Over Wait for New Deal – Valtteri

IN WORDS: No Pressure Over Wait for New Deal – Valtteri

Valtteri Bottas says he feels no extra pressure as his wait for a new Mercedes deal continues.

'It doesn't make any big difference.'

Valtteri replaced Nico Rosberg in January after the German shocked Formula 1 by announcing his retirement just days after winning the 2016 world title.

The Finn scored his maiden F1 win at the Russian Grand Prix and currently sits third in the Drivers' Championship, just 19 points behind team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

"For me there is no news yet, and we will tell you the news when there is some," Bottas said.

'I'm just focusing on the driving'

"It doesn't make any big difference. I'm coming into this weekend not thinking about it.

"Like I've said before I'm used to these situations already in the last few years, always the same thing that there is no confirmation about next year so now that we start the race weekend with a practice tomorrow it's not going to be in my mind.

"I'm just focusing on the driving and getting the most out of the weekend, so no pressure from there."

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