Bottas: Williams heading in the right direction
21 August 2013 – Williams driver Valtteri Bottas is heading to the Belgian Grand Prix in a positive frame of mind, and has stated that various improvements applied to the FW35 before the summer break should see the outfit rack up more points in the coming races.
Pastor Maldonado secured the squad’s first point of the season at the Hungaroring, albeit aided somewhat by the late retirement of Nico Rosberg. Nevertheless, Bottas reckons the result is proof that the Grove-based team is now heading in the ‘right direction’, with the Finn now aiming to capitalise by bringing his own tally off the mark.
"I've had a good break during the shutdown period but I'm now itching to get back in the car," said the 23 year-old. "We have shown some improvements in race pace over the past few races and we know we are heading in the right direction. We will therefore be looking to have another points scoring result this weekend that will give us good momentum for the second half of the season."
Bottas' first season in the top echelon has so far yielded a best finish of 11th, with his remarkable third-place grid slot at the Canadian Grand Prix a particular high-point.