Bottas to miss Australian Grand Prix

By on Sunday, March 15, 2015
Williams Martini Racing

Williams Martini Racing

Williams has confirmed that Valtteri Bottas will not participate in the Australian Grand Prix on medical grounds.

Bottas complained of back pain after qualifying in sixth position and following a precautionary trip to a nearby hospital, Bottas returned to his hotel to recover.

But on Sunday morning Bottas was ruled out of action, meaning that Williams will field just one car in Sunday's race.

"It can be confirmed that the scans revealed that Valtteri had suffered has a very small tear in the annular part of a disc in his lower back," read a Williams statement.

"Valtteri has since been evaluated by the FIA’s medical team and following a series of tests the FIA Medical Delegate has deemed Valtteri unfit to take part in this afternoon’s race.

The team respect the FIA’s decision and will now work with Valtteri ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix to ensure he receives the treatment required to get him back to full fitness."

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