Bottas: “I want to be in the quickest car available”

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Valtteri Bottas says he could be open to a move away from Williams in the future as he wants to be in the “quickest car available” in 2016.

Bottas impressed in 2014, scoring six podium finishes on his way to fourth in the drivers’ standings for the resurgent Williams team.

Earlier this year, the Finn was touted as a possible replacement for Lewis Hamilton, by Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff, should the 2014 champion opt to leave Mercedes at the end of 2015.

Bottas has also reportedly caught the attention of Ferrari, as Kimi Raikkonen enters the final year of his two-year deal with the team.

“I don’t know anything about Kimi’s contract,” Bottas told the Official Formula 1 website. “All I know is that I want to be in the quickest car available. That’s all I can say.

“I don’t know if there is [interest]. Maybe this is a question for my management…”

Bottas made his debut for Williams in 2013 after a successful year as the team’s test and reserve driver in 2012.

This article first appeared on Richland F1 – Image courtesy of Williams F1 Team

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