Valtteri's new contract with the team for 2019 and potentially beyond was announced at the last round in Germany.
Now, following some time to reflect on the news, how does our Fast Finn feel about staying on with the team?
"Of course, at this point of the year, it's a very, very good point to know what you're doing next year," he explained.
"The team, they were evaluating all the options, as always, which is fair enough. So, I'm also really proud that the team wanted me and no-one else for the seat.
"I feel by the end of last year I started to improve quite a bit and I think I've been able to carry that performance into this year.
"Obviously, where I am in the Drivers' standings, it's not quite ideal. But I know and the team knows my performance each weekend and we can see it's been a step-up from last year."