At the end of the season, the championship was Hamilton, while Bottas was third for his teammate's performance.
Bottas, who says he is better prepared for the new season, aims to be a champion at the end of the season with a strong performance this year.
Fin pilot also added that when he started doing this, he was naturally open to Hamilton.
"If Lewis and I go into a tougher fight on the track or fight on the wheel, there will be a conflict at some point, and if you're trying to win a race or defend a position, you'll have to do it for your hand."
"We talked to the team about Nico's season and we talked about what he did, how long and how he worked with the team, what he focused on and how he got Lewis up."
"But I do not feel the need to speak with Nico, I will use my own work style, I can not see any reason why I will not fight for the championship in the direction of the team."