Bottas warns Hamilton: Next year won't be that easy!

As Mercedes toasted yet another double title triumph in 2019, Valtteri Bottas waned Lewis Hamilton that he will face a harder fight to secure another championship in 2020.

Bottas has been Hamilton’s closest challenger this year, but saw his hopes extinguished at the United States Grand Prix, despite the Finn winning the race.

Hamilton followed him home in second place, when P8 would have been enough for title glory, having won 10 races so far this year.

Both Hamilton and Bottas, as well as Toto Wolff, addressed Mercedes’ staff at their Brackley and Brixworth factories this week.

And after raising a laugh with a twist on his “To whom it may concern…” message from this year’s Australian GP, Bottas turned to Hamilton to lay down the challenge for next season..