Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Bottas happy with the Williams Martini Racing Team's stance on team orders which allow him and Massa to race each other

(© Ben Johnston 2015)

Williams Martini Racing’s Valtteri Bottas has stated that he is happy that the team are allowing him and team mate Felipe Massa to race each other this season.

The Finn’s comments come following last weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix in which he finished the race just ahead of Massa in fifth place after pulling of a fantastic overtaking manoeuvre on the Brazilian in the closing stages of the Grand Prix.

During last year’s race the pair were battling each other on track when a radio call came through for Felipe Massa to let Bottas through as the Finn was faster than the Brazilian and would have been able to challenge McLaren’s Jenson Button for sixth place in the race however the Brazilian ignored the radio call.

This season the race was a completely different story for the pair and they were allowed to race each other. As a result of their fifth and sixth place the Grove based outfit are currently in third place in the Constructors championship on thirty points following the opening two Grand Prix of the season when at the same point last year the outfit had scored 20 points.

The Grove based outfit head to the next race in China in just under two week’s hoping to continue their points scoring run. Williams have scored points in the last 21 consecutive Grand Prix.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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