(CNN)Lewis Hamilton required to social networks today to invite his brand-new Mercedes colleague Valtteri Bottas.
Mercedes revealed its brand-new motorist Monday to change ruling world champ Nico Rosberg, who made a shock choice to retire after beating Hamilton to the 2016 Formula One title .
“He’ll win a race, or races, absolutely,” Renault Sport motorist Jolyon Palmer forecasted. “We’ll have a brand-new race winner and perhaps somebody brand-new at the top.”
Esteban Gutierrez, who raced for the American Haas F1 group last season, concurred, stating: “Yes, he will do it.
“I understand Valtteri extremely well. We were colleagues in Formula 3 in 2009 and we were really close in the last couple of years.
“It’s an excellent chance and he deserves it. It’s a fantastic mix for Mercedes.”