Williams can challenge Red Bull – Bottas

Valtteri Bottas maintains Williams can challenge Red Bull as the ‘best of the rest’ during this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix.

At the previous race in Monte Carlo, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo finished on the podium whilst Bottas’ Williams team-mate were the only of the Grove team’s car to reach the chequered flag, in seventh place.

Bottas’ race was ended after his Williams encountered a problem with the Energy Recovery System that resulted in engine failure, but the Finn remains confident that they will perform much better in Montreal.

“I think we can still fight [Red Bull],” Bottas told Autosport.

“It’s not easy – they are really improving, [but] Monaco was probably their strongest place of the season.

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