Wolff: Too early to discuss Bottas' future at Mercedes

Toto Wolff, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Russian Grand Prix

Mercedes boss Toto wants to see how Valtteri Bottas perform in more races before considering any contract discussions with the Russian GP winner.

Bottas delivered a flawless race yesterday at Sochi, conquering his very first Grand Prix triumph after 81 races, 77 of which were done with Williams.

On the rostrum Sunday afternoon, master of ceremony Eddie Jordan pointed a finger at Toto Wolff down below, publicly urging Mercedes to extend with wait Bottas' one-year contract.

But Wollf wants to see more before committing the German squad to the Finn's future.

"I think to discuss his position in the team after a few races is foolish," Wolff said.

"He should be given some time, because in the junior categories he did excellent results, and there was never a season when he was at Williams where he failed to beat his teammate.

"Now he has become Lewis Hamilton's teammate, he has a pole position and he won the race today," the Austrian added.

So for now, Wolff said he is happy with his choice about retired world champion Nico Rosberg's 2017 replacement.

"This race showed that our decision for Valtteri was right," he told Auto Bild in Russia.

"Both Valtteri and Nico are very analytical, with a calm approach. But the balance between him and Lewis also works well, and this dynamic is part of the success."

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