Mar.14 (GMM/ A limping Valtteri Bottas ended qualifying with a sore back.

The 25-year-old Finn, who qualified three places behind his Williams teammate Felipe Massa in Melbourne, was seen limping in the paddock after the decisive session on Saturday evening.

“Valtteri was suffering with his back,” the official Australian grand prix Twitter account quoted Williams engineer Rob Smedley as saying.

“Don’t know what it is,” Smedley added, “whether he’s jarred his back or something.”