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Pujolar impressed with adaptable Bottas

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Valtteri Bottas has tended to have the upper hand on Pastor Maldonado so far this season © Sutton Images
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Williams chief race engineer Xevi Pujolar believes Valtteri Bottas is proving himself to be more adaptable than team-mate Pastor Maldonado.

Bottas secured a remarkable third place on the grid for the Canadian Grand Prix during a wet qualifying session in Montreal while Maldonado could only line-up in 13th. Both went backwards in the race, but Pujolar believes that while both drivers have similar styles Bottas has the advantage of being able to be quick in most conditions.

"You could say that they're both quite aggressive," Pujolar said. "Pastor is a bit more specific and Valtteri I would say maybe is able to adapt himself more towards what is happening at each moment, but they are both quite aggressive.

"At the same time then in the race both can be quite similar looking after the tyres, it's just that Pastor has got some requirements that would sometimes give him an advantage in qualifying it's just that he needs to feel it."

"All the problems we had with the car we were struggling more with him than with Valtteri, but now with all the improvements we are doing with the car is just to go in one direction and both drivers asked to go in the same direction with the car."