Williams FW34 even better than it appears claims Bottas 23 August, 2012 Aug.23 (GMM) The Williams FW34, the team’s 2012 car, holds more potential than has been seen at recent grands prix. That is the claim of the British team’s Finnish reserve driver Valtteri Bottas, who is hotly tipped to step into a race seat in 2013. A vast improvement on last year’s Williams, the FW34 has even won a race from pole this season. But Bottas, 22, thinks the car is better than it has appeared more recently, with the best finish since Pastor Maldonado’s victory in Spain being Bruno Senna’s seventh place last time out in Hungary. “I think that we were really unlucky in the results of the last races,” Bottas is quoted by Brazil’s Globo Esporte. “We should have more points,” he added, referring to Williams’ seventh place in the constructors’ championship, placing the team between Sauber and Force India. “The car has more pace than it has seemed,” said Bottas. Results aside, he insists the team is on the right track in terms of car development. “We’re definitively developing and understanding the car much more since the beginning of the year,” said Bottas. “The direction has been right all of the time. “Of course the other teams have developed as well, but if we keep up the good work, even if all the others continue to develop, we can get some good points.” Subbed by AJN. Related NewsWilliams: The pace of the car wasn’t fantasticMassa unhappy to use old parts in HungaryWilliams: A difficult qualifying sessionWilliams: Our upgrades seem to be working wellSmedley: I did not expect such a quick Williams revivalMassa has no fear of rising star BottasLauda says Williams missed PR opportunity with WolffMagnussen pleads innocence as Massa blames him for crashBottas is now Formula 1′s top Flying FinnBottas: We always aim for more but for now we need to be happy muddles This guy seems to display a good attitude.