2016 Italian Grand Prix - Driver ratings

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Italian Grand Prix - Practice Day - Monza, Italy

Valtteri Bottas - 6th place, 8 points - 8/10

Bottas may have been jumped by Ricciardo late on, but he was again impressive at getting the most out of his Williams. The car was much more competitive than at recent races but pipping both Red Bulls - Ricciardo by just 0.001s - in qualifying was a good performance. Converted that into a strong race, holding off Hamilton for a few laps in the opening stint. Had to push hard to try and keep Ricciardo at bay late on and was expecting the Red Bull’s supersofts to go off later on but the eventual five-second margin highlighted a pace difference.