Lewis Hamilton has expressed his concern over the expansion of the Formula One calendar after the announcement of a race in Vietnam in 2020. It's a lot of commitment for all of us and a lot of time away from families and the seasons are getting longer and the off time is getting shorter.
"I don't think he is going to want that, he is going to win one on his own, in his own way", added the 33-year-old, who clinched the drivers' title with two races to spare in Mexico last month.
"It's not something I've asked Valtteri, if he'd want that, but I don't think he's going to want that".
Bottas was consigned to a support role for Hamilton in the 2018 title race run-in, and was ordered to let the eventual champion through when he was on course for a first win of the season in the Russian Grand Prix.
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"You start preparing for next year as soon as the season is done, so getting your mind tuned is very hard".
Lewis Hamilton is not planning to orchestrate a victory for teammate Valtteri Bottas at the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend if the two drivers find themselves leading the race.
Vettel will hope for a repeat of 2017 this week - a year ago he won in Brazil after Hamilton had won the title in Mexico.
Governing body the FIA says a series of measures have been taken to ensure F1 personnel are at reduced risk leaving the circuit, a time at which incidents have become increasingly common in recent years.
If one driver wins and the other finishes in the top seven, Mercedes will triumph again, but if the scarlet scuderia can continue recent form they have a chance to keep the championship alive into the final race in Abu Dhabi.More news: Will Mueller Be Fired by Acting Attorney General Whitaker?
He added that it was more important for the team to succeed in the constructors' championship. "We're trying to win", he told reporters.
"I still have a mission here and I still want to win - that hasn't changed", he said. We go flat out and try and score more points.
"That's what we're trying to do... and we'll see in two races' time". The team will be focused on maximising their points but Hamilton dismissed suggestions he would gift Bottas a victory at Interlagos. He's going to want to win in his own way.
"You all know what my goal will be for this weekend, so it's going to be up to me and I need to perform at my best level to fight for the win".
Bottas confirmed: "I definitely don't want to win by it being given to me". I think he can do it himself.More news: France battles to save European Union digital tax proposal