Following a complete power unit change ahead of qualifying, however, Bottas drops to the rear of the field for the grand prix.
After struggling to keep on pace with Verstappen and team-mate Lewis Hamilton this season, the Finn followed up his fastest qualifying time from Friday with the victory in the sprint to which he said: "It felt good.
"Feels like it has been a while since I finished first in a race.
"Unfortunately, I start from the back tomorrow but the speed is there so I will be fighting. I will be coming as high as I can but today I enjoyed the race. We had a good pace."
As to whether there was a tinge of disappointment over his situation given his display so far this weekend, he added: "What can I say?
"It has been a perfect weekend so far and then I have a grid penalty. That happens. I will be fighting to get as high as I can."
On his prospects for the grand prix given the difficulty drivers had in overtaking during the sprint, Bottas insisted: "It is not going to be easy, that's for sure.
"It is not easy but strategy-wise, I still have a free choice of tyres so let's see if we can do something. I will give all I have, I can promise that."
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