Managers want Bottas to be champion – Hakkinen

Thu, 14 May 2015, 09:35

May 14 (GMM) Mika Hakkinen says he does not want to add more fuel to the rumours surrounding Valtteri Bottas.

In Barcelona, the Williams driver had to address speculation he has been targeted as a potential Ferrari star of the future.

Also making comments over the Spanish grand prix weekend was Didier Coton, Bottas’ day-to-day manager who admitted that the 25-year-old could eventually move to another team.

Hakkinen, the former two-time world champion, is also involved in Bottas’ management,

He said this week: “Didier Coton already spoke about this in Barcelona. I don’t want to say any more.

“Valtteri’s job is to do everything he can to succeed as a driver, while the managers are responsible for ensuring that one day he has the chance to be world champion,” Hakkinen said in his latest interview with Hermes.

Bottas’ third ‘manager’ is the Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.

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