Bottas: We can’t afford more slip-ups


Valtteri Bottas has called on Williams to get to the bottom of their problems in Monaco, saying they can't afford to have another race like that.

Williams are currently third in the Constructors' Championship after scoring 81 points in the first five races, but they were "nowhere", as Bottas puts it, in Monte Carlo this weekend.

Their cars failed to make it into Q3 and Bottas finished 14th while his team-mate Felipe Massa was one place behind him.

"We need to make sure we learn because if we want to be a Championship-winning team, we can't afford to have a race where we are nowhere," the Finn told Autosport.

"Somehow the slower the speed gets, we lose more downforce compared to the others.

"But also mechanically we need to look at everything because there is a reason somewhere why we're struggling here.

"We need to find that, we don't know it yet but we need to find it."