Valtteri Bottas says they need to stay focussed after Williams pulled off a surprise and locked out the front row in qualifying for the 2014 F1 Austrian Grand Prix.

Bottas looked on course for pole position after the first runs in Q3. However he made a mistake on his second effort and was pipped right at the end by team-mate Felipe Massa. The Brazilian was 0.087 seconds quicker.

Despite that though, it was still the Finn's best ever qualifying position and he was still pleased, although he warned that Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari will all be a real threat on Sunday.

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"Yeah, the best position so far in my [F1] career. One more place to go [now]. Well done Felipe [on pole]," he said after qualifying.

"I am really happy for us as a team. This result is really good at this point. We have made some big, big steps from last year and now we get a result like this. Of course it is only Saturday, but still we can see all the hard work is starting to pay off.

"I am really happy for us."

"The race is tomorrow though so we need to focus on that," he added. "It is going to be different story then. It is not going to be easy to keep the Mercedes' cars behind and even some of the other cars like the Ferraris and Red Bulls - they are going to be strong. Not a bad day today.

"We just need to keep focused," he underlined.