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GP Week : Issue 206
Different ends of the spectrum As at silverstone two weeks earlier, there were smiles and grimaces at Williams. Another almost perfect performance from Valtteri Bottas – surely the developing star of the year – contrasted with a second opening lap disaster for the experienced Felipe Massa. “I am really happy with the way the race went today,” concluded Bottas. “As a team we have been unlucky not to have both drivers on the podium as we had the pace. To keep a Mercedes behind at the end of the race was promising showing that it is possible, and the car is very strong. The engineers shared a lot of information with me about the tyres and where Hamilton was – teamwork was the key to the good result.” Massa, clearly, wasn’t happy: “luckily I am okay but I am not happy. I was in front going into the corner, and so to have another race ended by another driver is not easy. I am doing my best, the team are doing their best, and we just aren't getting the chances we need. “Going into the first corner I was near to Valtteri but had to back off to stop an accident – sadly some others didn't do the same. I am obviously very disappointed. Well done to Valtteri, it shows we have the car to get on the podium.” And in charge of all that, Rob smedley pointed out one very poignant thing in relation to the Constructors Championship: “We have only one car home today, so we are not as happy as we could be. However, Valtteri did a fantastic job and the guys on the pitwall were exceptional. We kept calm and did what we needed to do. “Our strategy at times was different to others, but we kept our confidence and Valtteri pushed when we needed him to. “We have overtaken Ferrari in the Constructors' Championship which is the reward for our continuing improvements. We just need that bad luck for Felipe to stop as our aim now is to get both cars on the podium.” It got this close: With right-hand barge-board missing, Bottas holds Hamilton at bay. key 34 GPWEEK.com // 34 GPWEEK.com // F1 >>> HOCKENHAIM PARTNERS: