We need to learn from today, says Bottas
30 March 2014 – Valtteri Bottas says his Williams team "needs to learn" a lesson from the Malaysian Grand Prix after the Finn was caught behind team-mate Felipe Massa in the closing stages of the race.
Massa had been instructed over the team radio to back off and allow to Bottas move ahead of him, with the Grove-based outfit eager to steal additional points away from McLaren rival Jenson Button.
But Massa failed to yield, with the pair remaining in seventh and eighth.
"I was approaching quickly," said Bottas. "I will speak with the team, look at the data, see if I could have caught Jenson. I thought I had more pace…
"I think there was a chance for more points. We need to learn from today for the future."
Massa, meanwhile, says he did nothing wrong by holding his position, viewing the result as a fair outcome.
"There is nothing to say. I was fighting to the end and chasing Button, that's the way I wanted to do it," he said.
"I will fight for my career, in the correct way. I didn't do anything wrong. Valtteri was struggling to pass me. I don't regret what I did from the beginning to the end, I tried to push and we scored points with both cars.
"I feel very good respect for the team, I believe they respect me a lot. You need respect and that's what I want."