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Bottas overjoyed at scoring first F1® points 17 Nov 2013

Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams.
Formula One World Championship, Rd17, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Race Day, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Sunday, 3 November 2013 Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams FW35.
Formula One World Championship, Rd18, United States Grand Prix, Qualifying, Austin, USA, Texas, Saturday, 16 November 2013

Williams’ Valtteri Bottas has expressed his joy after finally scoring his first points in Formula One racing at the 18th time of asking. The Finn came home in eighth place in Austin to score four world championship points and climb above team mate Pastor Maldonado in the drivers’ standings.

“I'm very happy to get my first points in Formula One today,” said the 24-year-old rookie. “The whole weekend has been good from setting up the car in practice through to the strategy and pit stops in the race. We managed the tyres well today and I had good feedback from my engineers on them throughout.

“We did have a bit of pressure from (Mercedes’ Nico) Rosberg at the end but I was able to keep pushing and hold the position. I want to say a big thanks to everyone in the team and at the factory as they have all been working so hard and really deserve this result.”

Bottas is the seventh Finnish driver to score points in Formula One racing, following in the wheeltracks of Keke Rosberg, Mika Hakkinen, JJ Lehto, Mika Salo, Kimi Raikkonen and Heikki Kovalainen.

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