F1 »

Bottas targets F1 for 2012

Williams tester Valtteri Bottas targets a drive in F1 for the 2012 season
Williams test driver Valtteri Bottas says he is looking to make the step up into an F1 race seat – but not until the 2012 season.

The F3 Euroseries racer secured the reserve role with Williams this season and has conducted straightline testing with the team as well as work in the Grove factory.

While unlikely to find himself in a race seat with Williams for 2011, Bottas revealed he is confident of securing a drive for the following year while continuing his apprenticeship next season.

“Williams is not likely to change drivers for next season, but 2012 might be different,” he told the Finnish publication Turun Sanomat. “After the season, I would like to do the young drivers test in Abu Dhabi. The next step [beyond F3] would be GP2 for 2011. Williams will probably be involved with the decision about the team when the time comes.”

Bottas admitted that working with Mika Hakkinen – who acts as his manager – was proving to be beneficial in helping his career move forwards.

“My career is in good hands,” he said, “and I would never have reached this point without them.”


Tagged as: Williams , bottas , Hakkinen

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Valtteri Bottas (FIN) ART Grand Prix Dallara Mercedes
Valtteri Bottas (FIN) ART Grand Prix Dallara Mercedes
Valtteri Bottas (FIN) ART Grand Prix Dallara Mercedes
19.04.2015 - Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW37 and Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus F1 Team E23
19.04.2015 - Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW37 leads Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34
19.04.2015 - Race, Roberto Merhi (ESP) Manor Marussia F1 Team and William Stevens (GBR) Manor Marussia F1 Team
19.04.2015 - Race, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW37
19.04.2015 - Race, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW37
19.04.2015 - Race, Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus F1 Team E23 and Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW37
Valtteri Bottas - Williams
19.04.2015 - Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW37 and Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-30
19.04.2015 - Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW37 leads Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-30
19.04.2015 - Race, William Stevens (GBR) Manor Marussia F1 Team leads Roberto Merhi (ESP) Manor Marussia F1 Team
19.04.2015 - Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF15-T leads Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW37
19.04.2015 - Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF15-T leads Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW37
19.04.2015 - Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW37 leads Max Verstappen (NED) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10
19.04.2015 - Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW37 leads Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sahara Force India F1 VJM08
19.04.2015 - Race, William Stevens (GBR) Manor Marussia F1 Team and Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Red Bull Racing RB11

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2015 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.