With his contract set to expire in 2020, Valtteri Bottas says it is a "no-brainer" to stay at Mercedes should he be offered a new deal.
After collecting his F1 drivers' title in Paris, Lewis Hamilton discussed the bigger challenge he expects to face next year.
He has failed to do so in three seasons with Mercedes, but Valtteri Bottas feels he is capable of getting the better of Lewis Hamilton.
The last Formula One race of the year will see world champion Lewis Hamilton start from pole with Valtteri Bottas at the back.
A new engine is likely to prevent Valtteri Bottas from ending the season on a high note at Yas Marina.
Max Verstappen secured a stunning win in the Brazilian Grand Prix - on a shocking day for Ferrari and a tough one for Lewis Hamilton.
His ultimate aim is to win the Formula One drivers' championship but how will Valtteri Bottas dethrone Lewis Hamilton?
Ferrari will be looking to Sebastian Vettel as their main hope in Brazil due to a grid penalty for Charles Leclerc.
Michael Schumacher's tally of seven Formula One world titles is within Lewis Hamilton's grasp.
There was yet more glory for Lewis Hamilton on the track but the six-time Formula One world champion revealed he has been struggling.