Rob Smedley believes Williams is "in good shape" to have a strong weekend at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Williams struggled at times during the Monaco Grand Prix, but still came away with six points thanks to Felipe Massa's seventh place. One area the team was struggling was with front tyre warm-up and Smedley admits that will be an area of focus for Williams in Montreal but expects the track characteristics to suit the FW36.

"Canada is a very special circuit due to the long fast straights and slow corners," Smedley said. "We will take the same compounds as Monaco so we know how these tyres work from the last race. If the weather is cool we could suffer from tyre heating issues and if it's hot then there is the chance of thermal degradation. Tyre issues are something we are aware of and so will be a focus throughout the weekend.

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"Kerbing is also important in Montreal as being able to ride the kerbs over the two chicanes is key to a quick lap time. Our car is aerodynamically efficient which is vital on the long straights in Canada so we feel we are in good shape."

Valtteri Bottas qualified third in the wet in Canada last year and he said that gives him added confidence returning with a stronger car this season.

"I have some great memories from Canada last year as I qualified my career best position of third," Bottas said. "The track is such a contrast from the last race in Monaco, and I think it plays to the strengths of the car, such as good straight line speed. We are aiming to continue our record of points in every race so far this season. It's a special track not only in the fact that it's technically a street circuit, but that there are a lot of big braking zones and few fast corners."