Bottas fit to race in Malaysia
Valtteri Bottas has been passed fit to return to racing this weekend at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Bottas had to miss the first race of the season after injuring his back during qualifying. He suffered soft tissue damage in his lower back while braking on a quick lap and was unable to pass the necessary tests in Melbourne to race. However, after working with a physiotherapist over the last two weeks, he is now fit to drive.
"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."