Bottas: No 2020 Mercedes talks yet

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Valtteri Bottas has revealed no discussions have yet taken place regarding his seat at Mercedes for 2020.

 It was reported last week that the Finn was keen to get the matter resolved as soon as possible while also looking to capitalise on a strong start to the season which has seen him taken two wins.

However, Bottas believes addressing it would be a distraction at this stage as he looks to build a title challenge.

“I haven’t thought about it, at all,” he told Sky Sports. “I’m just really focused on this moment right now, fighting for every single victory and for this championship.

“The talks will come when they come, and when they start I hope they will be done with soon rather than dragging on.

“We haven’t talked a single word about next year yet because there’s no need to, we’re focusing on our job.

“When that’s going to happen, I hope that we can agree quickly. It’s all good.”

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Bottas' future is a story that is going to be closely followed as the year progresses, with Mercedes reserve driver Esteban Ocon desperately seeking a return to the Formula 1 grid.

However, should the 29-year-old continue his current form, it's hard to see any reason why he would be dropped.

“Definitely the good results [give me] confidence, with everything I’m doing," he noted. “It gives guidance that I’m doing something right.”

Currently, Bottas holds a one-point lead over Lewis Hamilton in the standings, courtesy of his fastest lap in Australia.