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The Finishing Line - with Williams' Valtteri Bottas 17 Oct 2013

Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams.Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams.
Formula One World Championship, Rd7, Canadian Grand Prix, Preparations, Montreal, Canada, Thursday, 6 June 2013 Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams FW35 on the grid.
Formula One World Championship, Rd3, Chinese Grand Prix, Race Day, Shanghai, China, Sunday, 14 April 2013 Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams Third Driver with his girlfriend Emilia Pikkarainen (FIN) Olympic swimmer.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 13, Italian Grand Prix, Qualifying, Monza, Italy, Saturday, 8 September 2012 Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams FW35.
Formula One World Championship, Rd6, Monaco Grand Prix, Practice, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Thursday, 23 May 2013 Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams, signs autographs for fans.
Formula One World Championship, Rd3, Chinese Grand Prix, Preparations, Shanghai, China, Thursday, 11 April 2013 Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams FW35.
Formula One World Championship, Rd7, Canadian Grand Prix, Practice, Montreal, Canada, Friday, 7 June 2013 Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams FW35.
Formula One World Championship, Rd1, Australian Grand Prix, Practice, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Friday, 15 March 2013

Williams’ rookie Valtteri Bottas may still be awaiting his first points finish in Formula One racing, but there’s no doubt he’s made a strong impression, not least with his performance in Canada where he qualified a brilliant third. Now it’s time for the 24-year-old Finn to tackle our special ‘Finishing Line’ quiz; a set of questions specially designed to help you get to know the world’s greatest drivers a little better…

The sportsperson I most admire is…
Valterri Bottas:
My girlfriend Emilia (a Finnish, Olympic swimmer).

The best actor in the world is…
VB:
Bruce Willis - because he looks like my dad! (laughs)

The most memorable overtaking move of my career was…
VB:
One that I made in China this year on the second to last lap - overtaking my team mate, Pastor (Maldonado).

My favourite song of all time is…
VB:
I don’t have one and never have.

The best thing about the off-season is…
VB:
Being able to recharge the batteries.

The last time I lost my temper was…
VB:
Never. I never lose my temper. That’s the Finnish genes! (laughs)

My first pet was…
VB:
A labrador by the name of Rene.

The last time I overslept was…
VB:
Just before the race at Monza - and it was oversleeping without consequences.

The greatest feeling in the world is…
VB:
Winning a race.

My most treasured possession is …
VB:
My health.

The funniest person I know is…
VB:
My girlfriend.

My favourite drink is…
VB:
Sparkling water.

You would never catch me wearing…
VB:
A dress.

The best excuse to give your team boss after crashing the car is…
VB:
I had a puncture in one of the tyres.

The last time I lost something was…
VB:
I lost my sunglasses in Spa - but they came back to me.

My favourite holiday destination is…
VB:
Finland.

My favourite time of the day is…
VB:
Sunday, two o’clock in the afternoon. Race start.

The strangest rumour I’ve ever read about myself is…
VB:
That dates back to 2012 and said that I would be racing for McLaren this year.

The best present I’ve been given by a fan is…
VB:
An ink calligraphy print by a fan in China.

The best cure for a hangover is…
VB:
A Finn would probably say ‘have another drink’. But salty food also does the trick.

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