Bottas out of Australian GP

Date published: March 15 2015

Valtteri Bottas will not contest the Australian GP after the FIA medical delegate has declared him unfit to drive.

Bottas was seen clutching his back in the wake of Saturday's qualifying and was seen by the FIA's medical delegate.

Bottas then went to hospital for further checks where it emerged he had suffered soft tissue damage.

He returned to the track on Sunday with Williams revealing that "further precautionary scans which revealed that Valtteri had sustained some soft tissue damage in his lower back."

Hours later, it emerged that he will not contest the Australian GP after the FIA medical delegate has declared him unfit to drive.

In the wake of the announcement Williams tweeted: "The team respect's the FIA's decision."