IN WORDS: Sights Set on Second in Standings – Valtteri

IN WORDS: Sights Set on Second in Standings – Valtteri

Valtteri Bottas says he has his sights firmly set on second place in the Drivers' Championship, ahead of the penultimate round of the 2017 Formula One season in Brazil this weekend.

'It's definitely a good target'

Having returned to the podium at the last round in Mexico with a second-place finish, Valtteri is now just 15 points behind Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the standings.

With two races left to go, Valtteri is fully focused on taking the runner-up spot in the Drivers' Championship, but he knows that it won't be easy.

"It's definitely a good target for us as a team," the Finn explained. "Obviously, we secured the Drivers' Championship for Lewis and the Constructors' Championship; it's always good to have a target to aim for.

"For me, personally, of course second is always better than third - but, it's not first. As a team, we really want to be one-two in the Championship.

"It isn't going to be easy, for sure. We have seen Ferrari has been really quick everywhere and Sebastian has been strong all season.

"We really need to perform well if we want to get that kind of result."

'I learned massively'

Following a few trickier race weekends, Valtteri bounced back in the USA and Mexico, admitting he learned a lot from both rounds.

"I think in general, Austin and Mexico have been pretty good, performance-wise," he said. "All weekend in Mexico, I was pretty close with Lewis, so that's good.

"As I said before, in those races I definitely learned massively. The hard work analysing all that and trying to improve will eventually pay off. I think that's why Austin and Mexico were better."

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