Williams F1 driver Bottas hates his points-without-a-win record

Valtteri Bottas says he hates the fact that he holds the record for scoring the most points without taking a Formula 1 victory

Williams F1 driver Bottas hates his points-without-a-win record

The Finn made his F1 debut with Williams in 2013 and has since scored nine podiums, including two second places.

But as he approaches the end of his fourth full season, with 75 race starts and 411 points under his belt, he has yet to reach the top step of the podium.

Sergio Perez is currently second in the 'most points without a win' list with 351, one point ahead of his Force India team-mate Nico Hulkenberg.

Bottas, who will remain at Williams next season with rookie Lance Stroll as his team-mate, says his aim for 2017 is to capitalise on the regulation overhaul and rid himself of that statistic.

"I still have a feeling we have to achieve more together than what we have done so far," he said.

"I currently have a stat that I have the most points without a win, which I hate, so that's our plan together - it would be very special to have my first win with Williams.

"It is also for me like a family, like home, so it was natural for me to continue.

"I do believe next year, with the rule changes, it's a good opportunity to catch up, and to make better results."

Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams said it was an "easy" decision to to keep the Finn for another season.

"We wanted some stability going into next year with the regulations, so we wanted to keep Valtteri with us," she said.

"He's a great talent and such an exciting driver to watch in F1 and he always delivers for us.

"So it was an easy choice to keep him in the line-up next year."

MOST FORMULA 1 POINTS WITHOUT A GRAND PRIX VICTORY

The points system introduced in 2010 and led by 25 points for a win shapes this list, with Martin Brundle (equal 77th of the all-time points scorers) the only interloper, having raced in the old nine- and 10-point eras.

Stefan Johansson and Chris Amon, with 88 and 83 points respectively, join Brundle on the 'old points system' podium.

1. Valtteri Bottas 411
2. Sergio Perez 351
3. Nico Hulkenberg 350
4. Romain Grosjean 316
5. Nick Heidfeld 259
6. Daniil Kvyat 128
7. Kamui Kobayashi 125
8. Adrian Sutil 124
9. Paul di Resta 121
10. Martin Brundle 98

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