Bottas: Room for improvement at Williams
Valtteri Bottas says there is “room for improvement” at Williams following today’s two practice sessions at the Hockenheimring.
The Finn sat out of first practice to allow the team’s development driver Susie Wolff to complete more running in the FW34, before finishing 10th in the afternoon session.
“The track was very hot today which affected the tyres a lot,” he said. “It wasn’t easy on the supersoft on the long runs and that’s a point we have highlighted needs more work.
“It has been interesting to work on the mechanical changes we have made in the suspension, and that has given a lot of data to analyse. We still have room for improvement and will work hard to make sure that improvement happens.”
Felipe Massa was more upbeat about his running in today’s practice sessions. The Brazilian was 11th fastest in the morning, after managing 19 laps, before completing 36 laps and finishing sixth in practice two.
“We have had a good day today,” he said. “We have done a lot of work on the set-up especially after the suspension changes we have had to make.
“I hope we can carry on the improvements throughout the weekend. We made a good step-up between the first and second sessions which is good.”
He added: “We will have to be cautious about the rain on Sunday and we will be thinking ahead with a view to prepare the car for that.”
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