Suzuka: Valtteri Bottas could claim truthfully to have been the fastest runner around the Suzuka Formula One circuit this weekend but on race day the Williams reserve was just a spectator.
The highly-rated young Finn, a protege of McLaren's double world champion Mika Hakkinen, may not have to endure the situation for much longer however.
There is no doubting his fitness, with Bottas quick on his feet on Saturday evening in a regular race weekend run for charity undertaken by Formula One paddock regulars (www.runthattrack.info).
The 23-year-old, the GP3 series winner in 2011 whose girlfriend swam for Finland in this year's London Olympics, is also race ready and yearning to show what he can do....more
11:21 AM, Oct 07, 2012