Valtteri Bottas says the Williams team will look to run an aggressive strategy in Bahrain to fight with its rivals on track at the fourth round of the 2015 Formula 1 season.

The Finnish driver believes the conditions and challenges posed by the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir will provide his Williams team with chances to gain places in the race and is confident this will give his Williams FW37 car a distinct advantage.

"The circuit offers the opportunity to overtake but it doesn't make it easy so the drivers fight for every position," Bottas said. "This can lead to quicker cars being bunched up and we have to take every chance that is on offer to overtake."

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The Williams driver also anticipates the circuit to cause increased tyre degradation which will be a priority to control if he is to make inroads during the race.

"The track surface is quite rough which has a huge effect on the tyres, so looking after them becomes a priority," he added.

The 25-year-old struggled in last season's race in Bahrain, finishing in eighth place after starting third on the grid, while his team-mate Felipe Massa claimed seventh.

Despite Williams' improvements in 2015 the team has slipped behind Ferrari in the F1 running order and is yet to notch up a podium appearance in the first three races.