Bottas: I can match Maldonado
5 June 2013 – Williams driver Valtteri Bottas believes he is currently performing at the same level as teammate Pastor Maldonado. Both drivers have yet to score a point for Williams this season but in the drivers' standings Bottas is ahead of his teammate based on better race finishes.
“I think my performances relative to Maldonado have been pretty good,” Bottas said in an interview with the official F1 site. “Maldonado is experienced - it’s already his third year at Williams - and I would say that I match him more-or-less. I can’t really point at one particular thing that I’ve learned from him, but of course you pick up things, especially at a track like Monaco that I didn’t know before this season. I was reading his data very carefully to see how he was doing it.
“In terms of the rest of the season, I have set a target for myself to improve as much as I can as a driver; to get better in the races and to give better feedback on the car. We have a lot of work to do together but there is no doubt in my mind that the results will come.”