Valtteri Bottas has told Sky Sports F1 that he is not stressed out about the Vettel rumours as Mercedes have told him they are not perusing the idea.
In the interview he said "We've been very honest about what the situation is all the time about contracts, and I got a pretty straight message that no, they're not considering Seb. So no worries for me then" he said with a relieving smile.
"It's the same as every year for me,"
"I find it quite funny that with not even a single race done, there's been people getting my seat. It made me laugh. So there's no pressure from that side.
"I have my clear goal for the season in my mind and that's it. Things will then sort themselves one way or another, whatever's going to happen. I've no stress about that at all."
Bottas has been training very hard due to the extended break that the Formula 1 Drivers have had. He said that we don't usually get this amount of time its usually just over the winter break that they get a chance to work on their training. So he has enjoyed the extra time to work even harder, especially keeping up with his Girlfriend on their 200km bike rides!!
As you may have seen his training pictures and him cycling with his Girlfriend, Bottas has stated that he has completed his fitness tests, which he completes around twice a year, and it was his best ever and is now in the best shape he has ever been. The dedication that this would take is admirable. I know during this lock down I have not been exercising as much and it definitely shows.
Everything we have heard so far is obviously speculation as Toto will start contract talks when the season is up and running properly. Who knows what will happen next. This year has been full of surprises so far and I would imagine there may be a few more on their way to us.