“If your team-mate wins and you are second, you feel like you lose,” the Finn said.
“I know I’ve been second in the past, but I want to prove I’m not just a No2.”
Bottas’ team-mate Hamilton also believes it must be hard for the Finn who is desperate to become a world champion in his own right.
“I’d never have thought I have won the titles I have.” the seven-time world champion explained.
“It’s hard to grasp what I’ve done but it’s, for sure, hard for Valtteri.
“He wants to be the world champion.”