- Valtteri currently holds P4 with only a very slim chance of fighting for the Drivers' Championship. What does that mean for a driver?
"For every racing driver, that's a very difficult situation to be in because everything you dream about and everything you work for is winning the World Championship.
"When you realise you're not in the hunt any more, that's very difficult to handle. But Valtteri has shown that he has the speed, the talent and the work ethic to win in a Mercedes.
"He has always been a team player and that is one of his greatest character traits. Valtteri could have won races this year, but the odds were against him.
"However luck isn't just a one-way street; and I know that Valtteri has every ingredient it needs to win at this level.
"He just needs to keep working hard to improve and trust that the tables will turn for him."