Valtteri Bottas: “We are still looking to see improvements”

Valtteri Bottas is looking to get some momentum into the Williams Martini Racing’s season in round three of the 2016 Formula 1 season this weekend at the Shanghai International Circuit in China.

The Finn is looking to see some improvements from the team this weekend after two disappointing weekends so far in Australia and Bahrain, but feels the China track should suit their FW38 better.

“China is a good track to drive,” insisted Bottas. “It has a massive long straight, which boosts overtaking. It has some high-speed corners which I very much like, and our car is not bad in those kind of conditions either.

“The weather can normally play a part in the China race weekend. It’s still the beginning of the year, and we are still looking to see improvements in our performance all the time.”

Team-mate Felipe Massa is hopeful of a podium finish around a track he has had good results on in the past, including his run to fifth a year ago.

“I think Shanghai is a nice track and it’s always fantastic to go back to China,” said Massa. “I’ve had good races there, including last year when I finished fifth. I look forward to another good race, and maybe even finishing on the podium.”