Bottas convinced Williams inching nearer points

By on Monday, July 22, 2013
Williams F1 Team

Williams F1 Team

Valtteri Bottas says Williams is edging closer to the points, ahead of this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix.

Neither Bottas nor team-mate Pastor Maldonado has finished in the top 10 this year, marking Williams's worst start to a Formula 1 season in their history.

"The team were very close to securing a double points finish in Germany and the hard work everyone is putting in is moving us in the right direction. There is normally a big Finnish contingent who fly over to Hungary for this race and I’d like to be able to give them something to cheer about and secure some points for the team," he said.

Bottas also says that the Hungaroring is a tricky circuit to get right

"I always found this to be a very demanding track because there are very few places to overtake and the layout has a lot of corners in quick succession which gives you very few opportunities to rest. The track can be a bit dusty at the beginning of the week as it doesn’t get used much during the year, but the grip does increase a lot as the weekend progresses and you notice a big difference between FP1 and FP2."

Maldonado believes understanding the modified tyres will be critical in achieving a good result.

"There will be new tyres from Pirelli this weekend so understanding how these will perform will be a primary focus for the teams as we prepare for this race," he said.

"Qualifying is so important at this track because of the small number of overtaking opportunities, but I qualified well last year so I know what to expect and can hopefully deliver a strong performance that will give the team a boost as we head into the summer break."

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