The Mercedes F1 team has renewed the contract of Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas for another year.

“Valtteri will continue racing together with Mercedes until at least the end of 2021,” the team said in a statement on Thursday.

“The new arrangement will see Valtteri compete with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team for the fifth consecutive season.”

Bottas, 30, joined Mercedes in 2017 and has earned eight wins and 12 pole positions with the team.

His latest victory came in the Austrian Grand Prix on July 5, the opening race of the 2020 F1 season.

“I’m very happy to stay with Mercedes in 2021 and build on the success we’ve enjoyed together already,” said Bottas.

“The past few years have been all about continuous improvement, working on every aspect of my performance. I’m confident that today I’m the strongest I’ve ever been, but I can always raise the bar.”

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