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Bottas: Williams going the right way

Sunday 24-August-2014 15:45

After finishing on the podium for the fourth time in five races, Valtteri Bottas was elated with his third place finish at Spa on Sunday.

The Williams driver qualified in sixth place but found himself in near the front of the race for most of the 44 laps around the Belgian circuit, albeit helped by Lewis Hamilton's eventual retirement.

Following the final set of pit stops, Bottas found himself in fourth place, behind leaders Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Rosberg, as well as his compatriot Kimi Raikkonen.

While a challenge for the top two was never on the cards, on fresher rubber the young Finn made short work of closing the gap to his more experienced countryman and eased past the Ferrari driver on the Kemmel straight, where he made several passes under DRS during the course of the race.

"The team has been doing a very good job, we are certainly going it the right way," Bottas admitted to the BBC after the race.

Of Williams' ambition to once again win races regularly, the 24-year-old Bottas admitted that it seems unlikely to happen this season, but added that things are looking up at the Grove team's garage.

"We are still chasing for the higher step but for this season we are going the right way. I think this season it's going to be tough, we need to be lucky because Mercedes are very quick and on a track like this so were Red Bull.

"There is still work to do but we are going the right way."

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