Raikkonen’s future is in doubt as Ferrari assesses whether to take up a contractual option to retain him next year.
Bottas feels the team should have a good weekend in Hungary, especially with his Williams team having been focussed on developing their medium and slow corner pace.
Jenson Button could return to Williams, the team where he began his Formula 1 career, if Valtteri Bottas joins Ferrari, according to reports. “Obviously there are a lot of rumours”.
“I have no confirmation yet whether I am going to be a part of that (Williams) or not and, like I said, whichever team I’m at I will give 100 per cent”, he said.
“I have demonstrated many times but when you look at the points and results sometimes it doesn’t show”.
“What people wrote a few days ago or maybe a week ago, I don’t think this guy has the right information”, he added. “In the end, it’s about Ferrari, it’s about the team, so I think that’s the most important thing for Kimi and myself”.
It is not yet certain that McLaren will offer Button a drive for the 2016 campaign, with some reports suggesting that the 2009 World Champion could be replaced by reserve driver Kevin Magnussen, who raced for McLaren in 2014, or Stoffel Vandoorne who is now leading the GP2 championship and whom big things are expected of. Unfortunately it didn’t stay until the checkered flag, but it was a great feeling to be back at the front, to be back fighting for the victory at least, you know.
And asked if he expected to remain with the British team next season, Bottas replied: “I don’t know – nothing is confirmed so we will have to wait and see”.
“This circuit wouldn’t normally suit our vehicle because it’s quite low speed, but we have improved the auto so much in recent races with the upgrades we have introduced so we should have another competitive weekend”, Massa said.
“If I have to bet on what’s going to happen in the second half of the season, then I believe we’ll reduce our gap to Mercedes and that we’ll do better than Williams”.