Williams signs Valtteri Bottas as test driver

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas 

 

Williams F1 announced today that it has signed Valtteri Bottas as the team's reserve and test driver. The 20 year-old finnish driver was third in last years F3 Euro Series, and will continue in the series this season, staying at the top running ART team.

Valtteri said, "This is a great way to start 2010. I am very honoured to have been selected by a team as prestigious as AT&T Williams, one of the most significant names in the sport. This is an important step in my career but now the real work starts to get to the top. I am sure I will learn a lot with the team and I trust that together we will achieve great results for the years to come. This opportunity gives me even more positive energy to improve as a driver and achieve my future targets as my ultimate goal will be to become Formula One World Champion one day. I take the opportunity to thank Sir Frank Williams and the senior management of the team and also to thanks my management and my sponsors for all their work and support so far."

Frank Williams said, "Valtterri's CV is very impressive, with a long list of success in the right junior formulae. We hope that the role of official test driver in our squad will provide him with another step in his development. We wish him all the best in the Formula Three Euroseries this season."

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