Monaco

Last Race: 24th May Monaco

Monaco GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Nico Rosberg
2 Sebastian Vettel
3 Lewis Hamilton
Canada

Next Race: 07th June Canada

Bottas hoping for dry race

2014-08-23 16:33:00

 RSS

Share:

Bottas hoping for dry race

Valtteri Bottas insists Williams are not too disappointed with their qualifying positions at Spa and feels they can make up places on Sunday if it's a dry race.


The Finn set the pace during Free Practice Three on Saturday morning, but the Grove squad were not at their best during wet conditions in qualifying.

Mercedes once again locked out the front row of the grid and Bottas could only manage the sixth fastest time. He will start behind the Red Bull cars of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo as well as Fernando Alonso's Ferrari while his Williams team-mate Felipe Massa qualified P9.

Despite their lowly grid positions, Bottas feels they can challenge Red Bull and Ferrari if conditions play into their hands.

"The final practice where I finished P1 showed that we have a very strong car in the dry, but wet conditions allow other cars to move closer to us and unfortunately we didn't qualify as high today as we can," he said. "I lost some tyre temperature in my warm up lap because of traffic which is crucial for us and this made my final run trickier than the ones before, and throughout qualifying we were losing time in the second sector.

"Our wet pace has improved a lot though since the beginning of the season and P6 is still a good grid slot. We can still do a lot tomorrow and if it is a dry race then we stand a good chance of challenging Ferrari and Red Bull."

Related link
Rosberg Clinches Pole At Spa
Saturday's Shots From Spa

Model Cara Delevingne meets football star Cristiano Ronaldo

Editor's Picks

Good Race, Bad Race: Monaco

Good Race, Bad Race: Monaco

How fortune can turn on a dime...

PF1's Monaco Conclusions

PF1's Monaco Conclusions

Mercedes gave a lesson on how to screw up a race while Max Verstappen learnt how not to overtake...

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Nico Rosberg laughed off number two claims; the Forum laughed at him laughing it off...

F1 Could Learn From FIFA

F1 Could Learn From FIFA

The F1 Strategy Group's latest vision for the sport falls well short of the existential threat to F1: sustainability...

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...