'Kvyat and Hülkenberg on shortlist to return to F1'

10-07-2021 14:29 | Updated: 10-07-2021 18:43
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'Kvyat and Hülkenberg on shortlist to return to F1'

George Russell might leave Williams at the end of the season. The Englishman is in the hot seat of Mercedes who see him as a replacement for Valtteri Bottas. It means that Williams might have to look for a new driver in the coming months.

According to several media, Bottas is high on the list of Williams. Not only did the Finnish driver race at a high level in recent years, but he also gained a lot of experience with other teams. Bottas, therefore, seems to be the ideal driver for Williams to get the most out of the car next season, but according to Lawrence Barretto, there are several candidates.

The reporter of the official website of Formula 1 tells that Williams also have Nico Hülkenberg and Daniil Kvyat on the list as possible replacements. Both drivers are not active in Formula 1 this season but gained enough experience in the past to take their place in the Williams seat.

"I understand that there are several other drivers on the shortlist below Bottas, including ex-Williams driver Nico Hulkenberg and former Red Bull and Toro Rosso/AlphaTauri driver Daniil Kvyat," Lawrence Barretto

Mercedes' decision on Bottas

Mercedes has not made a decision on Bottas' future for the time being. The German formation states that the Finn is doing well, but also seems to be looking at the performance of Russell. Toto Wolff previously stated that the team will make a decision about next season during the summer break.

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