Valtteri made the most of the summer break, finding time to relax. But, he also hosted his second Duathlon event, which was raising money for charity.
"For the second year in a row, I had the duathlon in my home town in Nastola, Finland," he explained. "It was a great success, again, with a nice event for all levels of athletes.
"Even if you haven't done any sports before, you can attend. There were families, a nice atmosphere. We did it for charity and raised 10,000 Euros for Starlight, with around 200 participants and around 3,300 spectators.
"For a small town, it was a good event. It's run, bike, run. A 5km run, 20km bike and 2km run. I competed again and this year I was 10th and improved my time.
"Again, I have a new target time for next year! Mika [Häkkinen] participated as well but only in the cycling bit, we had fun and it was great the Häkkinen family could attend and enjoy it."