Valtteri Bottas admits he is targeting fourth place in the drivers' championship at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Williams heads in to the final race of the season with a comfortable lead over Ferrari in the battle for third in the constructors' championship, but with double points available will still have to defend its 44-point advantage. While Bottas knows the main focus is on the team's finishing position he concedes he is aiming for his own personal goal too as three points currently covers himself, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso in the battle for fourth.

"Abu Dhabi is going to be an exciting race and it could play out one of two ways," Bottas said. "The double points could be interesting and we will try and play it to our advantage. We have been trying to secure our position in the championship and so continue to focus on this, but I can still finish fourth in the Drivers' Championship [so] I will focus on this as well."

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Head of vehicle performance Rob Smedley said the race will be a tricky one due to the unique challenges of the timing of the weekend's running.

"Abu Dhabi has a great mix of long straights with high straight-line speed, big braking and a tight twisty section at the end of the lap," Smedley said. "Our main focus is going to be on the third sector and getting the balance right there, which is always difficult due to the changes throughout the weekend with the temperature. You get a large variation in temperature throughout the sessions.

"It's important to focus on the dusk to early evening track as that is the time the race will take place. The track has great facilities and you always get a really good crowd, who will hopefully be behind us. Our ambitions remain the same, to finish with a decent haul of points and finish third in the championship."