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Bottas to drive WRC car in Finnish event

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas is to contest the opening round of the Finnish Rally Championship next month when he competes in the Arctic Lapland Rally. The Finn will drive an M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC with two-time World Rally champion Timo Rautiainen as his co-driver. 'This is a unique opportunity to take a peek into the world of rallying,' said Bottas, 'and I would like to thank everyone who has made it possible. 'It's totally new territory for me too, as I have no prior experience of a World Rally Car,' he admitted. 'Still, being the race car driver that I am, you always go flat out whatever the vehicle you're driving in.' 'In my life, I've sat in a rally car with only three drivers,'...
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