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Williams banish the ghosts of dismal 2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Valtteri Bottas scored twice as many points in Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix than Williams managed in all of last year but the Finn and his Formula One team still left Melbourne knowing they could have done better. The 24-year-old finished fifth, thanks to the disqualification of Red Bull's second placed Australian Daniel Ricciardo hours after the race, in a car that showed pre-season`optimism was not misplaced.

INTERVIEW-Motor racing-The waiting is almost over for Bottas

By Alan Baldwin JEREZ, Spain, Feb 6 (Reuters) - New Williams Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas can hardly wait for the waiting to be over. The Finn, advised by retired double world champion and compatriot Mika Hakkinen, spent last season learning the ropes as the team's reserve and now he is six weeks away from his race debut in Australia.
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