Valtteri Bottas says he wants to produce happier memories in Australia after missing the 2015 season opener through injury and hails the Albert Park track as 'one of the best on the whole F1 calendar'.

The Williams driver put himself sixth on the grid for last year's Australian Grand Prix but suffered a painful accident during qualifying which forced him to miss the race with a back injury, marking it as the only F1 he has missed in his career.

The Finn, who scored an impressive fifth place the year before for Williams, says he enjoys the Melbourne circuit and wants to make up for missing the race last year and launch his 2016 campaign in style.

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"I really like the track as well, for me it's one of the best on the whole Formula One calendar," Bottas said. "Last year was disappointing for me, because of my back injury, but this year I am looking forward to starting the season with a strong result.

"Melbourne is a really nice city and I always really enjoy going there. The people are nice and the weather is normally very good. Because it's the first grand prix of the year it's a very exciting time for everyone."