Bottas: Hungary not best circuit for our car
23 July 2014 – Valtteri Bottas has admitted he might struggle to get on the podium again this weekend in the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Bottas has taken three rostrums in as many races and was runner-up in Germany on Sunday, but is not so confident heading to Budapest.
He has explained that the track is unlikely to suit Williams, although the team will debut some updates in a bid to improve the performance of the FW36 in high downforce spec.
"Budapest is the last race before the summer break and we are aiming for a good result there so we head into the holidays with a good feeling," he said.
"We know it's not the best circuit for our car but we are working on getting more grip in the corners and we have some upgrades that should help as well."
Team-mate Felipe Massa shares the same concerns but despite miserable luck this season he remains hopeful.
"Hungary is a track where a good power unit is a little less important. Aerodynamics play a higher part and getting good downforce for the corners is vital," he explained.
"We have worked hard to get the car ready for this type of circuit and if that has all worked we should still be competitive."