Formula 1 By Joe Crilly

To Replace Nico Rosberg: Bottas Favourite Despite Williams Playing Hard Ball

Valtteri Bottas is the 1/2 favourite to replace Nico Rosberg at Mercedes, despite Williams saying the driver is going nowhere. Long-time favourite, Pascal Wehrlein, who is 13/8 with William Hill, has been leapfrogged in the last 24 hours. Carlos Sainz Jr is 12/1.

“Bottas has emerged as the front runner however, if he is really the man Mercedes want, they will have a long hard closed season trying to convince Williams to let him go,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.  

To replace Nico Rosberg at Mercedes: 1/2 Valterri Bottas; 13/8 Pascal Wehrlein; 12/1 Carlos Sainz Jr; 20/1 BAR