Bottas: ‘Red Bull not ready to challenge yet’

Date published: June 1 2017

Valtteri Bottas does not believe Red Bull's podium finish in Monaco is an immediate signs of things to come in Canada.

Daniel Ricciardo has now secured back-to-back podiums for Red Bull after making the over-cut work in Monte Carlo, but Bottas is unconcerned about them becoming more of a major player in the title race just yet.

"I reckon for now it's just Monaco because it's such a unique track," said the Finn when asked to assess Red Bull's recent resurgence.

"It's all about downforce and mechanical grip, and having a good car over the bumps and change of direction. Canada is very different, it's full of medium-speed corners and chicanes.

"I think they are going to be [competitive] sooner or later. They are a strong team and they can make very quick cars, so we should not underestimate them. But I reckon Canada will be a bit more tricky for them."