Connect with us


Valtteri Bottas Tipped for Shocking Mercedes Comeback in 2025 Amid Driver Market Shakeup



Valtteri Bottas could be in line for a surprising comeback to Mercedes, as the team seeks a driver for just one year. Is a 2025 return for Bottas to Mercedes on the cards?

Jacques Villeneuve, the 1997 F1 world champion, has predicted that Valtteri Bottas will rejoin Mercedes on a one-year contract in 2025.

Mercedes remains uncertain about the driver who will join George Russell after Lewis Hamilton’s surprising move to Ferrari.

Promising talent Andrea Kimi Antonelli is believed to be the leading candidate, whereas Toto Wolff is still optimistic about convincing Max Verstappen to depart from Red Bull.

Carlos Sainz's name has come up, but it seems improbable that the Ferrari driver would agree to a contract for just one year.

Bottas has now been added to the list of names.

Valtteri Bottas was with Mercedes for five years before moving to Sauber in 2022.

The Finnish driver guided Sauber, competing as Alfa Romeo, to achieve their highest position in the championship, finishing sixth in 2022, thanks to a series of strong performances early in the season.

Since that time, the Swiss team has faced difficulties in advancing, leading to a decline in their ranking.

During a discussion on Sky Sports F1, Villeneuve suggested that Bottas might go back to Mercedes, allowing Antonelli an opportunity to start his career with a smaller team.

When questioned about his views on the 2025 Formula 1 driver market, Villeneuve mentioned that Sainz might end up at Williams. He suggested that Haas is not a preferred destination for most drivers, but those without a seat would likely accept an offer from them. Villeneuve speculated that Bottas could return to Mercedes, which is looking for a driver to sign a one-year contract. He reasoned that Mercedes would choose someone familiar with the team and experienced enough to prepare the seat for Antonelli's future.

“And then Toto will need to hire a group to find a place for Antonelli for a year.”

Karun Chandhok later mentioned that he believes Ollie Bearman will join Haas, as the team holds him in high regard. The second seat is still available, but with Ocon currently on the market, Bottas and Zhou are also strong contenders, making them potential choices for that position.

"I'm curious about Jacques' theory because I haven't come across the Bottas one before. Do you perhaps have information that we're not aware of?"

Villeneuve finished by saying, “No, it’s simply an intuition.”

Explore Further

Breaking News

Breaking News

Site Navigation


©1999-2024 Crash Media Group

It is prohibited to reproduce the text, photos, or images in whole or in part in any manner.

Discover more from Automobilnews News - The first AI News Portal world wide

Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Automakers & Suppliers3 hours ago

Unveiling Lamborghini’s Latest Innovations: Top-Tier Technology Elevates Italian Luxury Vehicles to New Heights

Moto GP11 hours ago

Ducati’s Dall’Igna Awaits Pramac’s Decision Amid Yamaha’s Interest: The Race Against Time for a Continued Partnership

Moto GP11 hours ago

Joan Mir’s Surprising Continuance with Repsol Honda: A New Two-Year Deal Amidst Challenges

Moto GP12 hours ago

From MotoGP Rivals to Boxing Contenders: Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa Set to Clash in the Ring

AI12 hours ago

Revolutionizing Reading: How Rebind Merges Classic Literature with AI for an Interactive Experience

Moto GP12 hours ago

Marc Marquez’s Bold Rejection: Unveiling the Real Reason Behind Turning Down Ducati’s Initial Offer

Politics12 hours ago

Following the Money: Navigating the Complex Terrain of Political Donations Ahead of the July Election

Politics13 hours ago

Ruth Davidson Warns Against Farage Joining Tories, Foresees ‘Battle for the Soul’ of the Party Amidst Election Tensions

Sports13 hours ago

Facing the Finale: Kevin Magnussen Confronts Uncertain F1 Future Amid Contract Expiry and Team Shakeups

Politics13 hours ago

Ruth Davidson Firmly Opposes Nigel Farage Joining Tories, Declares Battle for Party’s Soul Amid Election Tensions

Politics13 hours ago

Ruth Davidson Blasts Idea of Farage Joining Tories as ‘Imbecilic,’ Foresees Battle for Party’s Soul Post-Election

Sports13 hours ago

Sergio Perez’s 2026 Red Bull Seat Hangs in the Balance Despite New Contract, Performance Clauses to Determine Future

Politics14 hours ago

Controversial Candidate Rebrands, Runs Under New Name for Reform UK Amidst Past Islamophobia Accusations

Sports14 hours ago

Brad Pitt and Lewis Hamilton Team Up for High-Octane F1 Drama Set for 2025 Release

Politics14 hours ago

Sir Keir Starmer Eyes Review of Mandatory Voter ID Amid Concerns Over Voter Disenfranchisement

Sports14 hours ago

Alpine Contemplates Major Shift: Considering Customer Team Status and Abandoning Works Renault Engine from 2026

Politics14 hours ago

Sunak’s Wealth Under Scrutiny as Nation Awaits Key Inflation Data Amid Election Tensions

Sports15 hours ago

Flexi-Wing Controversy Flares Up in F1: Red Bull Casts Suspicion on McLaren and Ferrari’s Front Wings

Moto GP3 weeks ago

Enea Bastianini’s Bold Stand Against MotoGP Penalties Sparks Debate: A Dive into the Controversial Catalan GP Decision

Moto GP3 weeks ago

Aleix Espargaro’s Valiant Battle in Catalunya: A Lion’s Heart Against Marc Marquez’s Precision

Moto GP3 weeks ago

Raul Fernandez Grapples with Rear Tyre Woes Despite Strong Performance at Catalunya MotoGP

Sports3 weeks ago

Leclerc Conquers Monaco: Home Victory Breaks Personal Curse and Delivers Emotional Triumph

Sports3 weeks ago

Verstappen Identifies Sole Positive Amidst Red Bull’s Monaco Struggles: A Weekend to Reflect and Improve

Moto GP3 weeks ago

Joan Mir’s Tough Ride in Catalunya: Honda’s New Engine Configuration Fails to Impress

Sports3 weeks ago

Leclerc’s Monaco Triumph Cuts Verstappen’s Lead: F1 Championship Standings Shakeup After 2024 Monaco GP

Sports3 weeks ago

Leclerc Triumphs at Home: 2024 Monaco Grand Prix Round 8 Victory and Highlights

Sports3 weeks ago

Perez Shaken and Surprised: Calls for Penalty After Dramatic Monaco Crash with Magnussen

Sports3 weeks ago

Gasly Condemns Ocon’s Aggressive Move in Monaco Clash: Team Harmony and Future Strategies at Stake

Business3 weeks ago

Driving Success: Mastering the Fast Lane of Vehicle Manufacturing, Automotive Sales, and Aftermarket Services

Business4 weeks ago

Shifting Gears for Success: Exploring the Future of the Automobile Industry through Vehicle Manufacturing, Sales, and Advanced Technologies

Business2 months ago

Driving Innovation and Success: Navigating the Future of the Automobile Industry with Top Trends, Automotive Sales, and Aftermarket Strategies

Business1 month ago

Driving Success in the Fast Lane: Mastering Market Trends, Technological Innovations, and Strategic Excellence in the Automobile Industry

Business1 month ago

Driving Forward: Mastering the Future of the Automobile Industry through Innovation, Market Trends, and Strategic Excellence

Tech4 weeks ago

Driving the Future: Exploring Top Innovations in Automotive Technology for Enhanced Safety, Efficiency, and Connectivity

Business1 month ago

Driving Success: Mastering the Automobile Industry with Key Insights on Vehicle Manufacturing, Automotive Sales, and Beyond

Business4 weeks ago

Hong Kong’s Ambitious Leap: The City’s Strategic Roadmap to Becoming a Global Innovation and Tech Hub


Get ready for a groundbreaking shift in the world of artificial intelligence as the V12 AI Revolution is on the horizon


Business NEWS



Chatten Sie mit uns

Hallo! Wie kann ich Ihnen helfen?

Discover more from Automobilnews News - The first AI News Portal world wide

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading