Valtteri Bottas (as of 2013)
Valtteri Bottas presenting the Williams F1 racing car
The Oris WilliamsF1 Team 600th Race Limited Edition
The Finnish Race Driver Valtteri Bottas began his career racing karts at the age of six. Over the next decade he amassed countless race wins, many championships and a seven-year stint in Finland’s National Karting squad.
After winning three prestigious kart titles in 2006, Valtteri moved into single-seaters. He won both the 2008 Formula Renault Eurocup and the 2008 Formula Renault Northern European Cup.
In 2009, Valtteri claimed two poles and secured third in the Formula 3 Euroseries. In June of the same year he won the Masters of Formula 3 at Zandvoort, a title he won again in 2010 and he remains the only driver ever to have won the title twice.
He was assigned test driver for Williams in 2010 and 2011, before becoming Official Reserve Driver in 2012 taking part in 15 practice sessions over the course of the season. After impressing the team, he was duly promoted to Race Driver and competed in his debut FIA Formula One World Championship season with the Williams F1 Team in 2013.