Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas has set his sights on a strong recovery drive on Sunday at the Italian Grand Prix, as he aims to progress from the back of the field.
Bottas is set to start tomorrow’s race from last place after being handed a grid drop for taking on a fourth power unit earlier this weekend.
The Finn triumphed at the F1 Sprint on Saturday to claim three championship points, however with his penalty applied, Max Verstappen claimed pole at Monza.
“It has been a perfect weekend so far and now I have a grid penalty,” Bottas said.
“That happens, but it’s good to see that we have good speed from the car here, good pace, and I’ll be fighting tomorrow, going as high as I can tomorrow.
“Anything is possible. If you at the race last year, what happened, you never know so I’ll keep pushing.
“For sure it [the penalty] is annoying. We’ve done good last two days, with good performance and then you kind of re-set completely for the day after and you start from the back.
“Those are things that are out of my hands, so I’m not going to waste too much energy or be too negative about it because there’s absolutely nothing I can do about it.
“The only thing I can do is try my best and go full gas tomorrow. At least, I got a few points, every point count for me personally and for us as a team.”
Bottas’ team-mate Lewis Hamilton is set to start the race in fourth place, behind Verstappen and the McLaren duo of Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris.