Williams driver Valtteri Bottas was content with his sixth place finish at the European Grand Prix in Baku on Sunday.
Bottas was in third place at one point during the race, but pitted on lap 19. He was able to use a one-stop strategy though and went on to end the race in sixth place.
Considering that he finished eighth in qualifying on Saturday, the 26-year-old was pleased with his performance.
“Overall, it was a good day for us,” he told reporters. “The pace we had today wasn’t enough for any more.
“It felt like a good race from my side, and we managed to do the one-stop strategy which was definitely the best one today. I’m glad we could manage the tyres and get it to work because that made the sixth place possible.
While Bottas praised his team for their role in helping him come sixth, he admitted that his car needs to be quicker if he is to have any chance of competing for a podium finish.
“The team did a really good job with what we had today, the strategy and the pitstop,” he said. “Now we need to work hard because we need better positions than this. We need to make the car quicker and then we can fight for another podium soon.”