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The grill of 2017 takes shape: Massa to Williams, Bottas to Mercedes and Wehrlein to Sauber

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The output of Nico Rosberg has left a grill that seemed more or less settled upside down. He unexpected cessation of the champion current has given a post season very moved full of rumors of all type, many are the pilots that is have located in the seat of Mercedes, but finally all them rumors is have dissipated today with the announcement official.

Which will occupy the place left and will be companion of Lewis Hamilton in 2017 is the Finnish Valteri Bottas. The young driver of Williams were a great asset to the Grove team by his talent and experience, but Mercedes has finally won the pulse, possibly in Exchange for a deal favorable to the English team in terms of motorization.

Felipe Massa, Williams, GP Canadá 2014

To repair the output of Bottas, the Williams team had a plan B, and was asking Felipe Massa, who announced that he retired definitely from F1 last year 2016, that again. Massa has lots of experience and is a good pilot, something that needs Williams for next year if you want not to be pick up with a rookie and another rider without much experience on its side or less talented…

Pascal Wehrlein was at Manor, but in the absence of knowing what happens with the team, if it disappears or remains in Grill this year, and after deciding on Bottas. Wehrlein is not that desperate search a seat not to be out next year with the question of which was his current team. The pilot of the quarry of Mercedes he finally moved to Sauber.

Therefore, the current Grill stays:

Mercedes Lewis Hamilton Valteri Bottas
Ferrari Kimi Räikkönen Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull Max Verstappen Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren-Honda Fernando Alonso Stoffel Vandoorne
Willams Felipe Massa Lance Stroll
Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz Jr. Daniil Kvyat
Force India Sergio Perez Esteban Ocon
Haas Romain Grosjean Kevin Magnussen
Renault Nico Hülkenberg Joylon Palmer
Sauber Marcus Ericsson Pascal Wehrlein
Manor * (without pilots confirmed) or participation)

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