Injured driver Valtteri Bottas looks on track to making a return to the grid at next weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

The Williams driver was declared unfit to race at last weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix after injuring his lower back in qualifying for the race at Albert Park. The team confirmed that the Finn suffered an annular tear in a disc in his lower back.

This week, he has taken to social media to keep fans posted on his recovery efforts, posting a picture on Twitter performing physiotherapy routines in a swimming pool.

Valtteri Bottas

“Progress is being made and every day is a good step forward. Can’t wait for Malaysia!” he wrote.

Images via Valtteri Bottas and Williams Racing / LAT

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.