Valtteri Bottas said the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was one of his best performances of the 2019 season, having carved through the field from 10th to finish fourth.
Bottas began the weekend knowing he would start from the back of the grid due to engine penalties, and his charge from the back was hampered by an 18-lap wait for DRS to be enabled on the Yas Marina Circuit, one of F1's least overtaking-friendly venues.
The Finn caught third-placed Charles Leclerc towards the end of the race, but just ran out of laps to sign off 2019 with a podium.
"It was a really tough race, I was giving it everything I could, but I have to say it was pretty good fun, coming from the back," Bottas said.
"We had a really strong car today but it wasn't the easiest of races. In the beginning we did nearly the first 20 laps without DRS and that made it more difficult to make progress through the field.
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