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2015-06-03 08:04

READY TO GRAB POINTS: Williams will field upgraded cars at the 2015 Canadian GP. Image: AP / Claude Paris

ALAN BALDWIN

LONDON, England –Williams is hoping for a haul of points at the 2015 Canadian GP on June 7 after drawing a blank in Monaco in May.

The team, third overall in the Constructors' championship, set the fastest lap in Canada in 2014 with Felipe Massa before he crashed on the last lap while fighting for fourth.

IMPROVED WILLIAMS

Williams’ head of performance engineering Rob Smedley said: "Regardless of the result in Monaco, Canada should very much suit the Williams car. We’re confident we can get good points."

Valtteri Bottas, seventh in Canada in 2014, said the Mercedes power unit and car's aerodynamic efficiency were a strong combination for the circuit’s characteristics.

Bottas, who qualified fourth at the 2014 Canadian GP with Massa fifth on the grid, said: "With the improvements to the car that we are taking to Montreal, I think we will be able to fight for a strong points finish.”

MASSA OPTIMISTIC

Massa agreed: "The Montreal circuit is completely different to Monaco and we fully expect our performance to be back to where it was at the start of the season.

"We should be able to start getting closer to Ferrari and have a real battle with them and the other teams around us.”

Bottas and Massa were 14th and 15th respectively in Monaco after qualifying 17th and 14th before penalties imposed on other drivers moved them up the grid.

Only the Manor Marussias were behind them at the finish - the team said then that Monaco did not suit its cars.

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