Speaking to reporters at Silverstone, where Mercedes unveiled their new W08 car on Thursday, Bottas said: "I think it is possible [to avoid flashpoints]. We haven't raced yet together, but so far it has been good.
"I see no reason we couldn't work professionally as a good pair of team mates, race hard but fair and work well as a team. I see no reason why that wouldn't be possible."
Bottas bettered his Williams team mate in all of his four years of F1 racing to date - against Pastor Maldonado in 2013, and Felipe Massa in 2014/15/16 - and the Finn insists he will not change approach to beat Hamilton.
"It's going to be a great challenge going up against Lewis as my team mate. Obviously it is never going to be easy to beat him - he is a great driver, a three-time champion, but I don't have any special plan other than to keep doing what I am.
"If I thought I couldn't compare or be quicker, I would rather stay at home. I believe in myself, I believe it is possible - but like I say I do need to go step by step, race by race.
"It is a big learning curve for me, and we still haven't done a single lap together in the same car, so it is only guessing how we will compare - but we will find out soon. I'm feeling good, and as usual I will do every single thing I can and trust my talent."
Bottas drove a handful of laps in the W08 at Silverstone as Mercedes a filming session on Thursday, but will begin testing in earnest next week alongside his F1 rivals at Spain’s Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.