Williams on Thursday confirmed Valtteri Bottas’ return to action in Malaysia.
The Finn sat out the Melbourne season opener with a torn disc in his lower back, but has since been working on his recovery with a physiotherapist.
“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,” the British team said in a media statement on Thursday.
The outcome of McLaren-Honda driver Fernando Alonso’s FIA checks on Thursday is not yet known.
Statement from Williams Regarding Valtteri Bottas – “Following the injury that Bottas sustained to his lower back during qualifying for the Australian GP, he has been with a leading physiotherapist who has been working with Bottas 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 Bottas 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 Bottas will be back in the FW37 this weekend for the Malaysian Grand Prix.”(GMM/ThisisF1)