Williams pair positive over Spa prospects

By on Monday, August 18, 2014
Williams Martini Racing

Williams Martini Racing

Williams pair Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa believe that this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix should suit the characteristics of the FW36.

Williams has enjoyed a renaissance in 2014 and currently occupies fourth place in the Constructors' championship, with Bottas having claimed three podiums for the squad.

"Spa is always a great place to go; it’s one of the best circuits in the world," said the Finn.

"The elevation changes and high speed corners make it a real pleasure to drive, especially in an F1 car. Because of the long straights and variable weather conditions races can be very interesting for the driver and for the fans.

"To be competitive in Spa you need a car with efficient aerodynamics, so we expect to be strong and are aiming for a good result. The break has been long so I am really looking forward to getting back in the car."

Team-mate Massa, who took pole position in Austria, is optimistic that Williams can maintain their current form into the second half of the season.

"I love Spa, it’s one of my favourite tracks because of the long straights and high speed corners, and it’s a track we all look forward to racing at," he said.

"The long straights should suit our car and we can kick the second half of the season off with some success. We have some great tracks to look forward to and I hope we can carry on developing our car like we did the first half of the season, and continue to be near the front."


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