Ferrari haven't won the constructors' title since 2008 and their last drivers' crown came in 2007 through Kimi Raikkonen. "They're the real, true fighters within the team, and I know they're going to be giving absolutely everything to make sure that we continue to progress". Motorsport Week's suggestion to name one "Spottas" did not receive approval.
"We've got a contract that says that we're the first race and that runs until 2023".
"Hopefully it turns out to be better and easier this year".
"That's the main priority and the rest, it's a long, long season and I think it's a bit pointless at this point to start pointing out certain scenarios".
"I definitely only have one career and I don't want to be in the situation that after the season I should have done this or that". 'We've got the best team around us.
"In this regard we are more prepared".
CHiQ, made a big splash at CES 2019, showcasing its new 8K and stylish televisions., it's still unknown whether we will be seeing their premium models in Australia. "There's been many details we've been trying to improve".
However, Bottas is not convinced the German team have the package to push Ferrari at the Australian Grand Prix after mixed fortunes in pre-season testing.
"Judging from the performance in Barcelona, it looks like we will have a proper fight on our hands", Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said to BBC.
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16,277 - Red Bull will race in Australia with their youngest two drivers ever in a single F1 grand prix (Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly - 16,277 days combined). 'We had our weaknesses last year here and there and we obviously try to fix those and do much better this year. "We think they're going to be strong because Honda looks strong now as well and they've always had a good auto".
He added: "We are definitely in the fight and we know we have a strong team".
"Naturally after a test you always improve on the next days, the vehicle gets older and older throughout the test".
The race also marks the fantastic comeback of Poland's Robert Kubica, who eight years ago partially severed his right arm in an accident that many believed would never see him driving a vehicle again, let alone a Formula One machine.
"We had some issues with the auto to fix". Really encouraging. I just know they're the soldiers. Even without any upgrades, just getting the vehicle nicer to drive, better balanced and more stable, there will be performance from that.
The Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 is the opening round of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, and one of Australia's premier, sporting and social events on a global level.
Hamilton will be looking to draw first blood in his battle against the Ferraris of Vettel and Leclerc in Australia, but could his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas emerge from a torrid - and winless - 2018 and put the pressure on the reigning champion? Perhaps a little puppy love may well go a long way to proving his critics wrong...