“When he talks people listen, which is important – provided it’s about the right things.
“It would be a huge loss, but I don’t know if I have much control over that. If we can keep him, that would be fantastic, but we have to see how it all plays out.”
Bottas says he expects contract discussions with Mercedes to start over the “next month or so,” as the Finn looks to keep his seat in 2022.
Meanwhile, Hamilton and Wolff have both admitted they want to start contract talks by the August summer break, but Bottas seems to have been left in limbo for his 2022 plans.