“It’s the same as every year for me,” Bottas said. “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.
“It doesn’t get to you. 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 I said: ‘fine, no worries then’.”
Vettel’s options for 2021 seem to be diminishing with Red Bull already having shut down talk of a move for their former driver.
McLaren, meanwhile, have secured Daniel Ricciardo’s services to replace Ferrari-bound Carlos Sainz and Racing Point are happy to stick with Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll when they are rebranded as Aston Martin.