Martin Brundle backs Esteban Ocon to replace Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes!

05-08-2019 14:08 | Updated: 05-08-2019 14:16
by Adam Newton
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Martin Brundle backs Esteban Ocon to replace Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes!

Martin Brundle believes that Mercedes will replace Valtteri Bottas with Esteban Ocon for the 2020 season after a tough run of results has seen the Finn drop away in the drivers' standings.

Bottas has not won a race since the fourth event of the season in Azerbaijan, and has only scored four points in the last two races.

As such, Lewis Hamilton's teammate is under pressure from Red Bull's Max Verstappen for second in the championship, and Sky F1 pundit Brundle believes his seat is under serious threat.

Brundle wrote in his column: "As we head into the summer break where teams are forced to close down for two weeks, we await news if Bottas will keep his Merc seat or whether Esteban Ocon will get the slot alongside Hamilton, or be released elsewhere.

"There won't be a big shake-up this winter, but Bottas could be the first domino in whatever musical chairs kicks off.

"I don't know what they'll do. If I had to guess, I'd say they'll put Ocon in."

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