Valtteri Bottas is hoping to pick out the difficulty of a brand new System 1 contract “soon”.
After five seasons with Mercedes, the now 33-one year-extinct Finn inked a ’multi-one year’ deal with the Sauber-whisk Alfa Romeo ahead of final season.
It was once believed the deal was once for 3 fixed years – 2022, 2023 and 2024.
“It relies on about a diversified issues,” he acknowledged unhurried in 2021, “but yeah – I would perhaps be there for on the least three years.”
However, Italy’s Autosprint magazine reports that Bottas’ subsequent spherical of contract negotiations will need to originate early in 2023.
“I’ve been on this attach so consistently that it turns actual into a distraction,” he acknowledged.
“Contract renewal will positively be a subject of dialog and we hope to grab soon for the interval of the one year what’s going to happen.
“For me it is serious to compile balance after ten years actual through which I didn’t compile too noteworthy of it,” Bottas added.
Bottas’ contract talks will plot at an nice looking time, as Sauber will lose its Alfa Romeo branding on the tip of the one year ahead of a works tie-up – and anticipated do away with-out – by the Volkswagen-owned carmaker Audi by 2026.
“Audi coming in is a vast more than a few for the group. It brings balance and something new,” acknowledged the winner of 10 occupation grands prix.
“But for now there would perhaps be much less discuss it. Staunch now we’re working laborious on 2023 and nothing has changed. We’re restful Alfa Romeo.
“This can even simply perhaps be from subsequent one year that issues will originate to commerce,” Bottas added. “For now, the entirety in all equity stable and everyone looks to be taking into consideration their work.”