Valtteri Bottas believes Williams is going to deliver the "perfect race" in the near future after being hampered by a lack of telemetry during the Chinese Grand Prix.

Having survived contact with Nico Rosberg heading in to Turn 1 at the start of the race, Bottas eventually finished in seventh place to score points for the fourth consecutive grand prix. Despite a Williams having yet to finish higher than fifth this season, Bottas said he believes the team is doing well to make the most of difficult races and will get everything right soon.

"I think we delivered with what we had," Bottas said. "In the beginning we were just unlucky with the incidents that we had. We also had a telemetry problem; the team didn't have any telemetry on my car, so I think we've done quite well that we could see the flag.

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"We got some points again but we've never really had that perfect race so far. We are aiming for that, there's a lot of small problems here and there but I think we're getting there and it's only a matter of time until we get everything right."

Having originally crossed the line within a second of Nico Hulkenberg before the race was shortened by a lap, Bottas said he was not overly frustrated with missing out on another position.

"I got really close but not quite. I was not close enough to make an attempt. In the hairpin, I was quite close but not that I would really have made a move. A little bit unfortunate but that's the amount of laps that you have in the race and they made it quicker to the flag."