But Bottas’ one-year contract at Mercedes hangs over Ocon’s head. And a team might not want to gamble on a driver who’s long term availability is in doubt, when they know they can get a driver they can keep.
Yeah, its been unofficially confirmed that Williams wanted a long term option of at least two years, Ocon would only commit to one with his hopes resting on getting into Mercedes in 2020. That’s a risky move if Russell performs well. Lewis might retire or move in 2021 but in F1 terms that’s a lifetime away.