Claiming his ninth podium of his career, Williams driver Valtteri Bottas was in buoyant mood when he stood on the podium below Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton at the conclusion of the Canadian Grand Prix.
Bottas snuck into P3 unexpected as he and his teammate Felipe Massa were not lapping quick times compared to rivals Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari throughout the weekend.
In chat with movie star Michael Douglas after the race, the Finnish racer thanked his Williams team for all the hard work they put in the car this past week.
“I am really pleased with today. As a team it a really strong one for us, a really good strategy, really good pit stop, the timing, everything, was perfect,” said the 26-year-old.
“The car felt really good today and I felt I was pretty on it today so it is great to be here.
“I really want to thank Williams, everyone did an amazing job. And thank you Montreal, you have been really good to me.”