Hamilton is easily on target for his 6th Drivers’ Championship this season and he has a 62-point hole on the best of the standings.
Mercedes team-mate Bottas is the nearest challenger however his long run is up within the air having entered the overall months of his contract.
Rumours have circulated that Wolff is thinking about changing the Finn with Esteban Ocon, who is with no force this marketing campaign.
But 1997 international identify winner Villeneuve does now not assume it’s truthful the best way the Silver Arrows are treating Bottas.
“Why would you do this?” Villeneuve stated when requested about swapping Bottas for Ocon.
“Of path, Mercedes will have to proceed with Bottas. How again and again have they completed P1 and P2 this season?
“Bottas is often sooner than Hamilton, he rankings his issues.
“If he had been to be part a 2d slower than Lewis in each and every race, like ultimate yr, then adequate, you’ll be able to exchange him. But that is not the case.
“[Ocon] hasn’t confirmed himself but.
“I do not understand how excellent he’s and I’d by no means take that possibility.”
Meanwhile, Bottas has not too long ago admitted he’s apprehensive in regards to the power of using for his long run.
“Some folks may assume that some drivers carry out higher below power when issues are at the restrict however for me it does now not lend a hand,” Bottas stated.
“That is the article on this recreation, balancing the dangers simply sufficient and pushing onerous to take a look at to take the alternatives however nonetheless now not f*** up.
“When, contract-wise, you might be at the restrict it by no means is helping.”
The F1 season returns from he summer time destroy for the Belgian Grand Prix on September 1.