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Valtteri Bottas

Bottas: It's too early to help Hamilton win the championship

The Mercedes driver feels he does not yet need to help Lewis Hamilton in the battle for the Drivers' Championship, heading into this weekend's Styrian Grand Prix.

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Valtteri Bottas believes it's still too early to play a role that will boost Lewis Hamilton's chances of winning races to help him win the Drivers' title.

The French GP saw Sergio Perez let Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen by very easily but Bottas thinks Mercedes do not need to take that approach when asked about whether he will be used to help Hamilton.

"We haven't had any discussion about that," Bottas told RacingNews365.com and other select members of the press. "I think it's too early.

"Everyone needs to remember there are 16 races to go. That's a lot so there's been no discussions about that."

Bottas also revealed that now is not the time to have a discuss where he will drive next year as speculation continues about whether George Russell will take his seat in 2022.

"It's not not a new situation for me," said Bottas. "Many times every year, I'm in the same situation that I've been waiting for my future to be clear for the next year.

"It's again, the same situation. Everyone knows how the sport works. If you make results, you will earn your place.

"If you don't make results, and if the team feels like they need to chase change the driver, then they change the driver. It's very simple in this sport

"The team knows what I'm capable of. They know how valuable I've been in recent years of getting the championship."

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