Valtteri Bottas has dismissed the possibility of venturing into the Indy 500 and Le Mans in addition to his Formula 1 commitments.
Fellow F1 driver Fernando Alonso has made no secret of his desire to become the second man after Britain's Graham Hill to achieve the 'Triple Crown' of motor racing by adding both the Indy 500 and Le Mans' titles to his Monaco Grand Prix success in F1.
The Spaniard was given permission by McLaren to participate at the Indy 500 last year and he is planning to race in the Le Mans 24 Hours later this year.
And, while Bottas insisted that he did not have a problem with Alonso's plans, he is just happy to concentrate on performing well for Mercedes in F1 as he bids to push for the world title and a new deal with the reigning constructor champions beyond 2018.
'If he feels he has the time and energy for that, it’s no issue,' Bottas told Ilta Sanomat newspaper.
'Maybe he likes to try new things because he’s been in Formula 1 for a long time.
'But at this point I don’t think I would like to start mixing other series with the Formula 1 season. I'd rather focus fully on Formula 1.'
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