Valtteri Bottas hopes the improvements on his Williams FW37 will see the British team make a forceful return to points scoring after firing blanks in Monaco.
The Finn, along with his team-mate Felipe Massa, left the principality empty handed after suffering a tricky Monaco Grand Prix but fully expects to be challenging for the points-paying positions this Sunday in Montreal.
Bottas says the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will suit Williams' strengths and hopes with the updates the Grove-based team is bringing to the Canadian Grand Prix it can give him an edge on his rivals.
“You need a good power unit and efficient aerodynamics from the car to be quick here, as well as good traction out of the slow chicanes and hairpins,” Bottas said. “With the improvements to the car that we are taking to Montreal, I think we will be able to fight for a strong points finish.”
The 25-year-old will be looking to improve upon his best career finish in Canada, a seventh place in 2014, and says he always loves returning to Montreal.
“Montreal is a great track and a great city,” he added. “Every year I really look forward to this race, as the circuit is fast and enjoyable to drive plus the fans really make it a special one.”