Thursday, 26 March 2015

Bottas passed fit to race in Malaysia

(Williams Martini Racing Team)

Williams Martini Racing Team’s Valtteri Bottas has been passed fit to race this weekend at the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Finn sat out the opening race of the season in Australia two weeks ago after suffering a back injury following qualifying for the race.

Bottas who had qualified in sixth place for the opening race of the season, spent the night in hospital for checks and underwent an FIA medical check on Sunday which he failed and he travelled to Indonesia following the race weekend which had been planned but he spent time there acclimatizing to the heat in Malaysia.

The Grove based outfit released the following statement on Thursday:

Following the injury that Valtteri sustained to his lower back during qualifying for the Australian GP, he has been with a leading physiotherapist who has been working with Valtteri and his trainer to make sure he received the best treatment possible ahead of this weekend’s race. The team has always been fully supportive of Valtteri and his determination to return to the cockpit and following final approval by the FIA medical team in Malaysia today, we are pleased to confirm that Valtteri will be back in the FW37 this weekend for the Malaysian Grand Prix.’

© Ben Johnston 2015

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