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Bottas hopes to have proved a point

Valtteri Bottas says he hopes to have proved a point with his performance in the Canadian Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas says he hopes he was able to prove a point with his performance in the Canadian Grand Prix, despite once again failing to open his account in Montreal.

The Finn produced one of the star performances of the season so far in qualifying to line up third on the grid after a session held in challenging weather conditions.

Come race day, Bottas was unable to maintain that position as he slipped down the field, but he said he was hopeful that his qualifying display had shown what he can do.

"Let's hope this continues,” he told MTV3 when asked if he hope to remain with the team despite its recent struggles. “There's no point thinking about it too much. The best thing I can do is focus on the race and do my best. Things then go in the direction you want them to go.

"I think Canada was good for me in that I was able to show my skills. Hopefully it proved that I deserve a place."

Bottas has a best finish of eleventh so far this season and has taken the chequered flag in each of the seven races run to date.

The Finn has also shown himself to be more than a match for Williams team-mate Pastor Maldonado, who he heads in the standings thanks to a superior finishing record.




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08.06.2013- Qualifying, Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Williams F1 Team FW35
27.07.2014- Race, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36 and Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10
27.07.2014- Race, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36
27.07.2014- Race, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36 and Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10
27.07.2014- Race, Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus F1 Team E22, crashed
27.07.2014- Race, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36 leads Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10
27.07.2014- Race, Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus F1 Team E22, crashed
27.07.2014- Race, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 leads Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36
27.07.2014- Race, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36
27.07.2014- Race, Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus F1 Team E22 leads Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9
27.07.2014- Race, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36 leads Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
27.07.2014- Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36 leads Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
27.07.2014- Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36
27.07.2014- Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36 leads Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
27.07.2014- Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36 leads Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
27.07.2014- Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10 leads Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36
27.07.2014- Race, Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus F1 Team E22 and Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9
27.07.2014- Race, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36

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Buck Bundy

June 13, 2013 4:30 PM

Whilst Bottas might have 'got lucky' the real point is that when the cars performance gets equalised he showed his worth. If you look back to Brasil when Hulk got pole, you'll see he wasn't the last to cross the line, and a few top drivers behind him failed to beat him on the drying track.



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