I can still achieve more with Williams – Bottas
Valtteri Bottas says he can still achieve more with Williams and wants to secure his first win for the team after signing for the 2016 season.
Having made his debut for Williams in 2013, Bottas has shown clear potential and has been linked with drives at Ferrari and Renault in recent seasons. However, the Finn will remain at Williams next season alongside Canadian rookie Lance Stroll and he says he believes there is more to come from both himself and the team.
“I’ve been with the team racing for nearly for four seasons,” Bottas said. “Before that, I was a test driver. I still have a feeling we have to achieve more together than what we have done so far.
“I currently have a stat that I have the most points without a win, which I hate, so that’s our plan together. It would be very special to have my first win with Williams. It is also for me like a family, like home, so it was natural for me to continue.
“I do believe next year, with the rule changes, it’s a good opportunity to catch up, and to make better results. I feel like it was definitely 100 per cent the right decision. I cannot confirm anything about length of contract. The main thing is we’re with Lance next season.”
And Bottas says 2017’s regulations as a major opportunity for Williams to be even more competitive than it has been in the V6 era so far.
“Well it is a new season and it has a big change with the regulation so it is a great opportunity for the team to really catch up. We want to win races, that is what we are here for, so we are going to be doing everything we can to achieve that.
“We are going to be a team and push forward to try to get the most out of the car and the package to go forward. Like I said before I still feel there is so much more we can achieve and next year is a good opportunity.”
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