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Bottas earns Williams seat

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Valtteri Bottas aims to continue the illustrious lineage of ‘Flying Finns’ in Formula One after being named Bruno Senna’s replacement at Williams.

The 23-year-old earned a seat for next season following a string of impressive outings in free practice this year as the stable’s reserve driver.

Senna – the 29-year-old nephew of the late triple world champion Ayrton – struggled to a 16th position overall finish this year with 6th place in Malaysia his best result. He is now linked to move to Caterham next season.

At Williams Bottas joins Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado as he looks to follow in the footsteps of his world-title winning countrymen Keke Rosberg, Mika Hakkinen and Kimi Raikkonen. An idea that will surely keep Spanish Grand Prix winner Maldonado on his toes next year as he looks to better his 15th place finish.