Bottas re-signed by Williams for 2011
25 October 2010 – As well as confirming its Young Driver test line-up of Dean Stoneman and Pastor Maldonado on Monday, Williams F1 has also announced that Finn Valtteri Bottas will continue in the role of official reserve driver next season.
Hailing from Nastola in the province of Southern Finland, 21-year-old Bottas was appointed Williams reserve driver this season and now heads into a second campaign.
“Valtteri fought hard for his third place in this year's Formula 3 Euroseries, taking two wins and six podiums in a very competitive year,” Team Principal Sir Frank Williams commented.
“He also set a record with his second consecutive victory in the Formula 3 Masters. He has worked hard both on and off the track and learnt a great deal.
"We continue to see talent, discipline and dedication and are happy to help foster that further in 2011.”