Lewis Hamilton wants Valtteri Bottas to stay at Mercedes in much the same way Sebastian Vettel wants Kimi Raikkonen as his team-mate; that’s according to Jolyon Palmer.

This season will mark Bottas’ second at Mercedes with the Finn hoping to extend his stay beyond December.

One man rooting for him to sign a new contract is Hamilton, who Palmer reckons mainly wants Bottas around because it means he’ll retain number ‘1’ billing.

“I think he’ll be very happy with it,” Palmer said on BBC Radio 5 Live.

“It’s a very similar situation to what we’ve got at Ferrari where Sebastian Vettel is kind of the No 1 driver, whether officially or not, and he’s voiced his support for Kimi Raikkonen to stay there.

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