Jun.14 - Valtteri Bottas says it is still "too early" to talk about the possible extension of his contract.
"Of course I hope to stay at Mercedes," Italy's Sky broadcaster quotes the 27-year-old as saying.
"But it's still too early to talk about it. I'm thinking about doing well day by day, race by race so I'm focusing on the present," Bottas explained.
"If I do well in the future then it will be downhill."
Bottas, however, agrees that his relationship with Hamilton is on track.
"We will get to know each other better during the season, because before this year I didn't know Lewis well," he said.
"We are definitely very different. I like to stay in a calm environment, at home with my family. I care very much about my privacy, while Lewis is more social and good around people.
"But we have a very professional relationship and respect, but at the same time we want to beat each other on the track. We accept this and can work together well.
"I think there's a great team spirit," he added.
"We improved a lot after Monaco, making good progress and finding a better setup and also with the tyres.
"We're expecting a very close fight in the championship, so every little progress is very important."
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