Mar.26 (GMM/ Williams on Thursday confirmed Valtteri Bottas’ return to action in Malaysia.

The Finn sat out the Melbourne season opener with a torn disc in his lower back, but has since been working on his recovery with a physiotherapist.

“Following final approval by the FIA medical team in Malaysia today, we are pleased to confirm that Valtteri will be back in the FW37 this weekend for the Malaysian grand prix,” the British team said in a media statement on Thursday.

The outcome of McLaren-Honda driver Fernando Alonso’s FIA checks on Thursday is not yet known.