Valtteri Bottas, Williams, Albert Park, 2015

FIA clears Bottas to race in Malaysian Grand Prix

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Valtteri Bottas, Williams, Albert Park, 2015Valtteri Bottas has been given the go-ahead to compete in this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix, Williams has announced.

Bottas withdrew from the Australian Grand Prix on medical grounds having injured his back during qualifying.

Williams issued the following statement:

“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.”

Fernando Alonso is also awaiting approval from the FIA to participate in this weekend’s race following his accident in pre-season testing.

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3 comments on “FIA clears Bottas to race in Malaysian Grand Prix”

  1. Finally we can hope for good racing between the Williams and Ferrari drivers this weekend.

  2. Yep, Massa doesn´t have … big enough.

  3. Hope he does well. An F1 race car seems like the worst place to be with a back injury.

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