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    Claire has revealed Williams prevented Bottas from switching to Ferrari in 2015

    Claire Williams has revealed she promised Valtteri Bottas the team would not stand in his way again after it prevented him from switching to Ferrari in 2015.

    http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/wi...1-team-874580/

    Old news? I didn't know this ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hills View Post
    Claire Williams has revealed she promised Valtteri Bottas the team would not stand in his way again after it prevented him from switching to Ferrari in 2015.

    http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/wi...1-team-874580/

    Old news? I didn't know this ..
    not old news.......first time I read it earlier today though

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    Although Wolff had to beg for Bottas:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04t4cbn

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    Interesting

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    I sent Claire a Valentines Day Card this year by the way.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hills View Post
    Claire Williams has revealed she promised Valtteri Bottas the team would not stand in his way again after it prevented him from switching to Ferrari in 2015.

    http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/wi...1-team-874580/

    Old news? I didn't know this ..
    That Ferrari was interested in him is old news... but this is the first time it's confirmed
    #GillesPerSempre #KeepFightingMichael #JB17

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    Well, Claire forgot to say that they also wanted a lot money to leave free Bottas

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    Thought this was common knowledge.

    Glad it it didn't happen. He wouldn't have performed any better than Kimi and he's a bit boring too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post
    Thought this was common knowledge.

    Glad it it didn't happen. He wouldn't have performed any better than Kimi and he's a bit boring too.
    It was common knowledge. But this is the first time one of the parties involved actually confirms the would-be deal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post
    Thought this was common knowledge.

    Glad it it didn't happen. He wouldn't have performed any better than Kimi and he's a bit boring too.
    I totally agree with you.
    Forza Ferrari


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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    not old news.......first time I read it earlier today though
    I knew about this "Old news back in 2012!" I for one had no idea she was able to shake Merc down for$$ and pobably a great engine deal. I also have to believe this was not old news to Felipe Massa at the time! Retire, return, tireing to say the least! Where on earth was I ? Everyone else knew the old news! Beside being a champion driver , I'm glad all over that Kimi was not let go, if not for any other reason than his dynamic personality!

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    I wouldn't talk Bottas down right now, he might be the most wanted after the season. If he happens to match, or even better beat Hamilton, I'd see him as a best candidate to replace our "holy drinker" when the time comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter View Post
    I wouldn't talk Bottas down right now, he might be the most wanted after the season. If he happens to match, or even better beat Hamilton, I'd see him as a best candidate to replace our "holy drinker" when the time comes.
    If that happens, Merc will obviously extend his contract. If it doesn't, no top team will want him. So, no matter what happens he will never drive for us
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    History says otherwise.

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