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'Bottas not a complete rookie'

Monday 11th February 2013

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'Bottas not a complete rookie'

'Bottas not a complete rookie'

Pastor Maldonado believes new team-mate Valtteri Bottas will benefit from last year's experience as a Friday driver for Williams.

While most test drivers barely spent time in the cars, Bottas took part in 15 Friday practice sessions where he not only got a feel for the car but also the circuits.

As such the 23-year-old played a role in developing both the FW34 and this year's FW35, prompting Maldonado to declare his team-mate ready for his debut season.

"Valtteri has been actively involved in the development and spent long days in the simulator," the Venezuelan driver told MTV3.

"He is not a complete rookie.

"I believe he will enjoy this season and immediately be competitive."

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