Valtteri Bottas delighted to return to the top 3

Best of the others behind the two Mercedes, the Finn Valtteri Bottas did not hide his satisfaction at returning to this level.

Published on 22/08/2015 à 17:11

Pierre Tassel

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Valtteri Bottas delighted to return to the top 3

As usual, the Williams FW37 by Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas began their weekend cautiously in free practice before gradually increasing the pace, focusing on the settings for qualifying.

On the Belgian track of Spa-Francorchamps, Grove's single-seaters have finally returned to a level more in line with their expectations, after a difficult Grand Prix in Hungary last July. « It’s good to be back in the top 3, comments Bottas. We knew after testing that we could do better, if we put everything together with the car. »

The Williams beat the Red Bull and Ferrari in the qualifying exercise, but uncertainty still hangs over the race. “We didn't have any long runs yesterday because of the red flags, but from what we saw yesterday, Nico and Lewis... will be a little out of reach if the race is normal, but after that, It's going to be really tight between us, Red Bull, even Force India seems fast, even Lotus but it's difficult to predict in detail. »

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