Williams duo expecting tougher weekend
25 July 2014 – Williams drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa say they are expecting to face a more difficult weekend at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Bottas has enjoyed a run of three successive podiums, emerging as the biggest threat to the Mercedes duo in Austria, Britain and Germany.
But he was more than 1.5 seconds slower than Lewis Hamilton during Friday practice at the Hungaroring, with Massa four tenths further back.
When asked about his hopes of beating Red Bull and Ferrari this weekend, Bottas said: "We know it's going to be more difficult here.
"I think it's going to be really close this weekend but that should be the target for us. We know it's not going to be as easy as some of the other circuits but we need to be aiming for it."
Massa echoed Bottas' thoughts, even though his day was hampered by a suspected rear suspension issue.
"I would say maybe it will be a little bit more of a difficult track for us," the Brazilian commented.
"I wasn't able to have a very clean day today, especially to complete the long run in the best way that I could have done, but tomorrow is another day so let's do our best and try to see if we can be competitive."