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Valtteri Bottas: “I got everything I could of from the car”

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The Williams Martini Racing team had a much better showing during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday afternoon after not showing their hands during any of the free practice sessions, but Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa could only qualify sixth and eighth respectively.

Bottas was pleased with his performance, feeling he got everything he could out of the car, and is looking forward to the race on Sunday, insisting he will fight until the end to get the best result possible for the team.

“As expected it was a really close qualifying and we were just a few tenths slower than we wanted to be,” said Bottas. “I got everything I could of from the car so I am pleased with my performance.

“Tomorrow is the points day, and we have a bit of work to do, but we will fight to the end.”

Team-mate Massa could only qualify eighth, and admitted his disappointment after failing to get a fully clean lap during Q3. He feels the race pace should be better on Sunday, and hopes to get another start in Hungary as good as the one he made three weeks ago at the British Grand Prix.

“I am content, I would like to have been further up the grid, but I just didn’t deliver a clean lap,” said Massa. “I will focus on making the most of the tyres tomorrow and hope we can have a better car in the race than qualifying.

“The lower temperature expected tomorrow could also play into our hands. I have a lot to do and let’s hope we both get starts similar to Silverstone.”

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