Valtteri Bottas: “Hopefully we can have a strong result”


World © Octane Photographic Ltd. Williams Martini Racing, Williams Mercedes FW38 – Valtteri Bottas. Thursday 26th May 2016, F1 Monaco GP Practice 1, Monaco, Monte Carlo - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Valtteri Bottas finished out of the points in the last round of the 2016 Formula One season, in an incident packed Monaco Grand Prix, which saw the Finn receive two penalty points as well as a ten-second time penalty for a collision at Rascasse on the final lap of the race with Haas F1 Team driver Esteban Gutierrez.

It was certainly not one of the Williams Martini Racing drivers better moves, and the Finn will be hoping to make amends for that disappointing result as the F1 circus heads to Canada this weekend.

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve should be a strong track for the Williams F1 team on paper, and past results there back this up, with Bottas managing to bag a podium finish in Montreal last season, when he came home in third place. That feat is something the Finn will most definitely want to try to repeat this weekend

“Canada is one of my favourite races. The track is pretty fast and it’s really enjoyable to drive. We finished on the podium there last year so I have some very good memories.

“Montreal is such a nice city and such a nice place. As a big ice hockey fan, it’s a big ice hockey city as well. I’m really looking forward to going back there and seeing all the Canadian fans.”

With a number of new aerodynamic and chassis parts being applied in Canada, the development of the FW38 is continually being pushed in order to maximise the team’s performance at every race.