Bottas searching for first Monaco points

By on Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Williams Martini Racing

Williams Martini Racing

Valtteri Bottas says he is hoping to score points in Monaco for the first time in his Formula 1 career at the fourth attempt this weekend.

Bottas was 12th in an uncompetitive Williams in 2013 before retiring with engine woe in 2014. Last year the Finn struggled to a lowly 14th as the outfit lacked pace in the Principality.

Monaco is the only venue where Bottas has yet to collect a point, a statistic he hopes to amend this weekend.

"Monaco is a unique grand prix and really challenging as a track for the drivers, especially mentally, as you have to keep focused for the whole race distance and a good qualifying lap is crucial," he said.

"It’s a nice feeling when you do a neat lap there. It’s a very busy week – it starts one day earlier than normal, because practice is on Thursday.

"Normally there are plenty of partners who come to Monaco for lots of events, so it’s probably the busiest race weekend off the track for me as a driver.

"It’s a big challenge. I’m still missing my first points in Monaco, so I’m looking forward to being able to achieve that."

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