Lewis Hamilton sees no reason for Mercedes to change their driver line-up beyond 2019. After going through 2018 without a win, Valtteri Bottas' place alongside the five-time world champion is in serious doubt, with Esteban Ocon waiting in the wings as a reserve.
Bottas finished fifth in the drivers' championship last year and begins 2019 a long way down in the title pecking order according to bookmakers.
When asked what it is like to not be mentioned in the same breath as Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and even Charles Leclerc, Bottas said in Melbourne: "For me it's not a problem.
"I don't care what people are talking about and I don't even know.