Bottas and Sims: Win or bust in GP3

Bottas and Sims: Win or bust in GP3

Valtteri Bottas and Alexander Sims both know that they need to win the GP3 Series this year to prevent their single-seater careers running out of steam. Glenn Freeman spoke to both of them ahead of this weekend's Istanbul season-opener

The 2010 F3 Euro Series title fight was supposed to be all about two drivers. Valtteri Bottas and Alexander Sims had been the standout rookies in the series the year before, and they were paired up at F3 powerhouse ART Grand Prix for their title assaults.

Meanwhile, the driver that had only been a distant fourth best of the rookies; Esteban Gutierrez, sloped off to drive for ART in GP3. The Mexican was not in the same league as Bottas and Sims in 2009, so the new championship was a chance to relaunch his career and recover the momentum he had built up in Formula BMW prior to trying F3.

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