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Bottas: 'I have proven that I deserve a place at Mercedes'

Valtteri Bottas has nothing guaranteed for the 2020 Formula 1 season, but he feels like he has done enough to earn a Mercedes contract extension. Esteban Ocon, amongst others, are breathing down his neck for his seat in the Silver Arrow.  Bottas has lifted his performance during the 2019 Formula 1 season and sits just 39 points behind Lewis Hamilton at the half-way stage. He set the tone by winning the Australian Grand Prix but has dipped in recent races.  The Finn out-qualified Hamilton at his home race and finished ahead of him in Austria. These advantages for Mercedes in the constructors' championship are strong enough according to Bottas.  “I think I have...
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