Canadian GP: Bottas stuns and delights for Williams

Until Saturday's rain-hit qualifying session at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Bottas's best qualifying performance had been in taking 14th place on the grid at the Monaco Grand Prix two weeks ago.

updated: June 09, 2013 11:09 IST
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Montreal, Canada: Finnish rookie Valtteri Bottas delivered joy and shock in equal measures on Saturday when he stunned the Formula One paddock and delighted his Williams team by qualifying in third place for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.

The 23-year-old from Nastola, in only his seventh Grand Prix, felt he had achieved a great feat by progressing to the top ten shootout for the first time.

But in treacherous wet and slippery conditions, he then went out and outpaced many far more experienced drivers from the leading teams to thrill the Williams team, who are without a point this season.

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