Valtteri Bottas says that Williams Martini Racing have nothing to lose in the final race in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after the Sahara Force India F1 Team moved twenty-eight points clear in the Championship.
“We must just go for it! It’s the last race, we have nothing to lose,” said Bottas on f1i.com. “We obviously will have nothing new in the car, normally it should be a better track for us and, at least, it should also be dry.”
Williams struggled in changeable conditions in Brazil and failed to finish inside the top ten with either drivers while Force India scored some impressive points finishing fourth with Sergio Perez and seventh with Nico Hulkenberg which gave the Silverstone-based team the large points advantage heading into Abu Dhabi.
“It wasn’t our day and it was also a shame for Felipe that his last home race finished like this, but I’m sure he still got a pretty warm cheer from the fans,” continued Bottas. “The pace in wet was actually more or less like our pace in the dry, so that was okay, after all the struggles we had in wet conditions in the past.”
Abu Dhabi is always an exciting curtain raiser for the season and Williams hope it can be a circuit that it will suit the car to challenge for some big points. Bottas has insisted that Williams will continue to push and will hopefully overhaul the twenty-eight point gap for fourth place in the Constructors Championship.