Bottas: We can fight for good points
21 May 2014 – Williams driver Valtteri Bottas believes the team will be able to battle it out for good points in Monaco this weekend.
Bottas has scored points in all five races so far this season and in Spain earlier this month equalled his fifth place from Australia - his best finish to date at the pinnacle of the sport. The Finn has only raced around the streets of the Principality once before, but despite that he is still bullish about his prospects.
"Yeah, definitely it was really tough last year, first time [here] and immediately with a Formula 1 car," he stated. "But, you know, you just need to adapt to it, you need to build the speed up step-by-step in the practice and definitely going for the race this season I know the track well now, so it is much easier to approach the weekend and build from practice one onwards.
"I definitely feel very confident for this weekend and I really think we can fight as a team for some really good points."
Bottas also added that the way the Williams FW36 is being improved race-by-race gives him confidence too.
"Since the start of the season everything has been positive if we compare it to the year before. All the time during this year we have been able to make progress, we have been bringing some updates, which always gave us a little bit. That is what we aim for, for that to continue for the whole season. We are definitely keeping up at least with the development. We just need to keep pushing really, because everyone is going to improve so much," he explained.