Bottas sees rule changes as 'good thing'

Wednesday 11th December 2013

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Bottas sees rule changes as 'good thing'

Bottas sees rule changes as 'good thing'

Valtterri Bottas is hopeful that the major changes to the 2014 regulations will play into his hands.

The 24-year-old enjoyed a solid debut campaign in Formula One this year, finishing as the top rookie in 2013 and outscoring his Williams team-mate Pastor Maldonado by four points to one.

However, next year will be a different kettle of fish for all the drivers on the grid as several new rules - of which the move to the new 1.6l turbo engines is the most crucial - will come into effect.

Bottas, who will partner Felipe Massa at Williams next year, welcomed the challenge as he believes it is a "good thing".

"The positive thing next year is that there are so many changes, [so] even [for] drivers with a lot of experience there will be a lot more new things for them," he said.

"In the end, I see it as a good thing.

"For me, and especially for the team, it's a good thing to catch up.

"We have a lot to think about, especially at the beginning of the season, getting comfortable with everything, and I do look forward to that. It will also be interesting to feel the turbo engines and how they behave.

"It's very interesting, especially for a driver. There are a lot of new things."

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