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Bottas had hoped for 'better'

Thursday 4th April 2013

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Bottas had hoped for 'better'

Bottas had hoped for 'better'

Valtteri Bottas admits he had hoped for better at the start of his Formula One career as Williams have once again found themselves outside the points.

Having contested Friday practice sessions last season, the Finn made the move up to race driver for this year's Championship.

However, so far it is zero from two for both Bottas and his Williams team.

Struggling for pace, Bottas finished 14th and 11th in Australia and Malaysian respectively. But at least he reached the chequered flag, a feat his team-mate failed to achieve.

"Of course I was hoping to fight for better positions," he told Autosport. "The goal is to get higher and be consistently in the points.

"It's what the team was hoping for and what I'm hoping for so of course it's a bit disappointing. It is how it is now, we just need to get back there. We're understanding more all the time. We need more time but we will get there."

The 23-year-old added: "It's a different car, and some things were better in the 2012 car.

"We have more potential to do better in this car though. It's not easy but we're learning more and more. The goal for this year is to improve the position from last year so we need to get working."

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