Bottas looking for points in India
22 October 2013 – Williams driver Valtteri Bottas has vowed to 'continue to fight hard' in India this weekend as he looks to drag the uncompetitive FW35 into the top-ten and break his F1 points duck.
The Finn's best result thus far has been an eleventh place in Malaysia back at the start of the year, and while he shone in qualifying in Canada, and put his car third on the grid, there haven't been many other highs.
“We have not had the sort of results that we would have hoped for so far in the second half of the season,” admitted Bottas, who was 17th last time out in Japan and 12th the week before that in Korea.
“But I will continue to fight as hard as I can and try to get the most out of the package we have to try and get us in to the points.”
Meanwhile, despite the struggles with the FW35, Bottas remains enthusiastic about returning to New Delhi and building on what he learnt in 2012, when he ran in FP1.
“India is always a unique place to visit and I enjoy the contrasts with other races on the calendar. It's a really interesting track to drive and normally produces entertaining races, with a good mixture of corner types that test the car and driver,” he added.
“The track does have some overtaking opportunities because it is quite wide, with the hairpin off the back straight a key opportunity.
“The weather can also be warm and humid which can be challenging physically,” he concluded.