Bottas cleared to race in Malaysia

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Valtteri Bottas has been cleared to take part in the Malaysian Grand Prix following a back injury.

The Finn suffered pain during qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix, and after a night in hospital he was ruled out of the opening race in Melbourne having failed to pass FIA tests on the morning of the grand prix.

Following a week of recovery and training in Indonesia, Bottas has now been passed fit by the FIA medical delegate at Sepang, and will be able to race alongside team-mate Felipe Massa this weekend.

"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," Williams said in a statement.

"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."

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