Bottas shrugs off Monaco woe


Valtteri Bottas is confident Williams will bounce back at the Canadian Grand Prix following a disastrous weekend in Monaco.

Both cars failed to make it through to Q3 in the Principality and it set them up for a disappointing race day with Bottas finishing P14 and Felipe Massa one place behind him.

The Finn admits the team didn't expect to set the world alight in Monaco due to the slow nature of the street circuit.

"We were never expecting Monaco to be one of our best tracks, but we never expected our performance to be this bad," he wrote in his latest Williams blog.

"We tried a lot of different things all weekend, some of them improved the situation a bit but clearly not enough to put us even close to where we should have been."

However, they expect to be back to the best at the high-speed Circuit Gilles Villeneuve next weekend.

"I’m not worried about the rest of the season because we’re going back to more normal type of circuits in the coming weeks," he said.

"We have some updates for Canada and we were strong there last year, so that suggests we should be strong there again this year. I‘m really looking forward to Canada, but also to Austria and Silverstone because they should be good races for us."