Bottas confident of adapting quickly to 2014 rule changes

Valtteri Bottas is confident that he will be able to quickly adapt to the new 2014 regulation changes despite his lack of experience.0748LW1D8042

The Finn made his F1 debut for Williams this year and regularly beat his more experienced team-mate, particularly in qualifying. He has been retained by the Grove-based squad for next season and will partner the experienced Felipe Massa.

He feels that the dramatic changes for next season will help him as all 22 drivers on the grid will have the same amount of experience driving the 2014-spec machinery.

“The positive thing next year is that there are so many changes, [so] even [for] drivers with a lot of experience there will be a lot more new things for them,” he told AUTOSPORT.

“In the end, I see it as a good thing. For me, and especially for the team, it’s a good thing to catch up.

“We have a lot to think about, especially at the beginning of the season, getting comfortable with everything, and I do look forward to that. It will also be interesting to feel the turbo engines and how they behave. It’s very interesting, especially for a driver. There are a lot of new things.”

The former GP3 champion is confident that he will be able to adapt quickly to the new cars: I’m sure myself that I will be quite adaptable and be able to adapt quickly to different kinds of cars and different set-ups. When we’ve tried something radical with the car, it has never been a problem to adapt to it – the same with new tracks.

“I don’t see myself being in any problems when there’s something new to adapt to.”

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