Valtteri Bottas believes Australia was just the start of Williams’ revival although mistakes meant the team could not show their true potential.
With Felipe Massa setting the pace in the final pre-season test, much was expected from Williams in Melbourne – and Bottas delivered.
Despite tagging the wall and breaking his wheel rim, resulting in an unscheduled pit stop, the Finn raced to fifth place scoring ten World Championship points.
It was a marked improvement on last season as in doing so he netted double the points scored by Williams the whole of last season.
“There are 18 races to prove what we can do,” said Bottas told Autosport