Bottas has helped Mercedes to two constructors' championships since replacing Nico Rosberg, with a third on the cards in 2019, although his inability to push Hamilton as Rosberg did had led to suggestions that the Silver Arrows may look elsewhere.
With Ocon waiting in reserve, and team boss Toto Wolff eager to see the Frenchman return to the F1 grid after a year off, Bottas' ill-timed failures in Germany and Hungary had piled the pressure on.
However, reports in Germany claim that Bottas will retain the faith of his bosses for another year, despite trailing Hamilton by 62 points at the summer break.
Ocon had been due to sign for Renault this time a year ago, but the French marque's blockbuster move for Daniel Ricciardo saw Cyril Abiteboul renege on a "gentleman's agreement" with Wolff.
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