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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 11 December 2018

Valtteri Bottas to leave 'no stone unturned' in pursuit of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix victory

Mercedes driver starts behind teammate Lewis Hamilton on the front row of the grid at Yas Marina Circuit

Valtteri Bottas, left with teammate Lewis Hamilton following Saturday's qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Getty Images
Valtteri Bottas, left with teammate Lewis Hamilton following Saturday's qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Getty Images

Valtteri Bottas is confident he can beat Lewis Hamilton in Sunday's Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix despite being beaten to pole position by his Mercedes-GP teammate.

The Finn has yet to win in 2018, with Sunday his last chance to prevail this season, and he vowed he would give it his all when the race gets underway at 5.10pm.

"I'll try not to leave any stone unturned for the win," said Bottas, whose last win came in Abu Dhabi 12 months ago. "I will try to find a way. I will give it all I have and I believe there will be opportunities."

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With Ferrari and Red Bull Racing appearing to be close to Mercedes on speed in race conditions, Bottas believes it should create unpredictability with strategy, which could present a chance of leapfrogging Hamilton, who wrapped up his fifth title in October in Mexico.

"I think now that we have three teams not so far away in terms of race pace that usually can produce some opportunities when we are doing the pit stops and that can create something, so lets see," he said.