Valtteri Bottas has played down rumours that he is being primed for a move to Ferrari in the near future, but admits he has delegating much of the 'talking' to his management.
Ferrari team principal furthered rumours that Bottas has penned a pre-agreement with Ferrari to potentially join the Italian marque as soon as 2017 by refusing to dismiss the potential of it happening, saying he would be keen to sign a 'young, talented' driver.
It is a party line that Bottas largely maintained too when asked whether he has held talks with Ferrari, insisting he remains focused on doing the best job for Williams whilst never refusing to rule out the potential of a switch, saying he knows which rumours are correct and which aren't.
“I heard plenty of stories and it is actually quite funny to hear about them,” he said. “I know what is the case and what is not and there are a lot of people making stuff up.
“There have been many rumours but I am not really thinking about those, that is for the management to think. I am only personally and honestly thinking about this moment and this season because I think that is the best thing to do for this season.
“If they [management] have something sorted then for sure they will speak with me but at the moment we haven't spoken about the future because we are not yet at that point. Of course we want to win here at Williams and we have big plans for the future. The team has invested a lot with great people and made a massive jump between 2013 and 2014. This season might have been a little bit of a difficult start but if we can keep the development going then we can be stronger again at the end of the season.
“At the moment I am not thinking about any move. I am just looking to get the most out of this season. Like I said before it is something for my management and I'm sure they have some kind of plan for the years ahead.”