Valtteri Bottas insists the prospect of an intra-team fight for the 2019 Formula 1 world championship has not had any effect on his relationship with Lewis Hamilton.
Hamilton heads Mercedes teammate Bottas by 17 points heading into this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, having taken four victories to Bottas’ two.
The pair have been closely-matched throughout the first six races but despite appearing set to duel it out for the title for the remainder of the campaign, Bottas says nothing has changed between them.
“I’m sorry to be boring but there’s nothing interesting you are going to get out of it because everything is as before,” Bottas replied when asked whether the fight had altered his and Hamilton’s relationship at all.
Bottas and Hamilton are currently tied 3-3 in the qualifying head-to-heads, with little separating the pair on a Saturday across the opening six rounds of the season.