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Valtteri Bottas

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Finnish
28 August 1989 (31)
Jimmy Daywalt (28 August 1924)

statistics

9 (6%)
53 (35.1%)
14 (9.3%)
0 (0%)
1st
8
151
150
1450 (9.6 points per race avg)
9043
702 ) (7.8%)
15 (9.9%)
13 (8.6%)
2013 Australian Grand Prix
2020 Eifel Grand Prix

about Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Viktor Bottas (Finnish pronunciation: [???lt?e?i ?bot??s]; born 28 August 1989) is a Finnish racing driver currently competing in Formula One with Mercedes. Bottas previously drove for Williams from 2013 to 2016. He currently resides in Monaco. In his first four races for Mercedes, Bottas achieved his first Formula One pole position (at the 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix) and took his first victory at the following event, the 2017 Russian Grand Prix.


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seasons

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020,

finishing positions

grid positions

teams & teammates

season teammate
2013 Pastor Maldonado
Williams compare 2013
2014 Felipe Massa
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2015 Felipe Massa
Williams compare 2015
2016 Felipe Massa
Williams compare 2016
2017 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes compare 2017
2018 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes compare 2018
2019 Lewis Hamilton
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2020 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes compare 2020

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The Finn had looked on course to take the top spot at the Algarve circuit, but was pipped in the closing seconds by Mercedes F1 teammate Hamilton, who had opted to do two timed laps at the end of Q3.<br>Reflecting on how the session had panned out, Bottas reckoned that his call to just go for a single lap with the medium compound was the wrong one.<br>“The medium actually felt a tiny bit quicker ...

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Max Verstappen qualified third for Red Bull, ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.<br>At the end of the qualifying session at Portimao, which was delayed by 30 minutes so a drain cover at Turn 14 that had been dislodged at the end of FP3 was repaired, the Mercedes drivers made the unusual decision to go for their final runs on the medium tyres.<br>Bottas led the way on the 1m16.986s that he had set ...

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Bottas headed the timesheets in both FP1 and FP2 at Portimao, and was able to maintain his advantage over Hamilton in the final practice session on Saturday morning.<br>After both Mercedes drivers reported a lack of grip and struggles getting up to speed at Portimao on Friday, they were quickly able to beat the benchmark set during a messy second practice session that was interrupted by red flags ...

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Bottas finished ahead of Verstappen and Lando Norris, with Lewis Hamilton sixth after having his first run on the soft tyres disrupted by traffic.<br>The first 30 minutes of the session were dedicated to running Pirelli's prototype C1 rubber that the manufacturer is working on for use in 2021, with all the drivers heading out early-on to try the unmarked tyres.<br>Hamilton and Romain Grosjean, who ...

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Ahead of the first F1 race in Portugal for 24 years this weekend, opening practice saw a number of drivers report struggles with a lack of grip at the Autodromo Internacional Algarve.<br>But Bottas was able to set the pace for Mercedes in FP1, heading up a 1-2 finish for the German team ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the sister W11 car.<br>Bottas had sat third on the timesheets after the initial runs ...

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Bottas was forced to retire from the race at the Nurburgring two weeks ago after suffering a loss of power due to an issue on his power unit.<br>Mercedes initially believed the fault was related to the MGU-H, but confirmed earlier this week that it had defined the issue as being electrical. Mercedes confirmed ahead of Friday’s practice running for the Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimao that the ...

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Pole-sitter Bottas managed to boldly defend the lead from Hamilton on the opening lap and open a small gap of over a second through the opening stages of the race.<br>But a lock-up at Turn 1 on lap 13 caused Bottas to run wide, handing Hamilton the lead and forcing the Finn to come into the pits after flat-spotting his tyres.<br>A Virtual Safety Car period then left Bottas far behind Hamilton and ...

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Hamilton was able to briefly take the lead of the race from pole-sitter Bottas after making a better start from the grid, lunging up the inside at Turn 1 at the Nurburgring.<br>Hamilton ran a bit wide at the corner, forcing Bottas off track briefly, but the Finn was able to lunge back ahead after running across the kerb when rejoining the track, getting the inside line for Turn 2.<br>Hamilton said ...

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Bottas arrived at the Nurburgring off the back of his second win of the year in Russia two weeks ago that had seen him cut Hamilton's lead to 44 points.<br>Bottas beat Hamilton to pole position and led the early part of the race, but slipped behind his teammate after a lock-up at Turn 1 in light rain caused him to run wide.<br>A Virtual Safety Car period gave Hamilton and Red Bull's Max Verstappen ...

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FP1 and FP2 were abandoned on Friday as the medical helicopter was unable to travel to its designated receiving hospitals in the event of an emergency due to low cloud and heavy fog, with the Nurburgring soaked by rain throughout the day. <br>After the FIA implemented a new trauma transfer plan overnight, as reported by Motorsport.com, the event was able to get underway on Saturday, with only ...

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Mercedes maintained its 100% record in qualifying so far in 2020, but faced stiff competition from Red Bull's Max Verstappen, who had topped Q1 and was just adrift of Hamilton at the head of the times in Q2.<br>Verstappen even led the way after the first runs in Q3, but Bottas prevailed as the Mercedes drivers fired back on their second efforts.<br>Bottas ended up with the fastest middle sector on ...

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After rain and fog prevented any running from taking place on Friday at the Nurburgring, teams were left to condense all of their programmes into the final one-hour practice session ahead of qualifying.<br>The FIA had altered its protocols to ensure the sessions could go ahead even in a repeat of Friday’s weather conditions, only for bright sunshine to greet the drivers ahead of Saturday's ...

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Bottas echoed the radio call he made after winning the 2019 Australian Grand Prix when he repeated the message after winning Sunday's race in Sochi, which he began with "nice moment to thank my critics".<br>When asked to explain his words in the post-race press conference, and to explain if criticism of his results this year against teammate Lewis Hamilton had been playing on his mind, Bottas ...

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The Finn had got a good slipstream after the start and was set up to try to get around the outside of his Mercedes teammate at the first braking zone.<br>But in the end he went in too deep, revealing that he had been distracted when a large insect smashed into his visor.<br>"I obviously tried," said Bottas, who in the end went on to claim victory after Hamilton was hit with two five-second ...

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Hamilton completed two practice starts on his reconnaissance laps to the grid at Sochi including one towards the end of the pitlane exit, which was against the instructions issued in the pre-event race director’s notes issued by the FIA’s Michael Masi.<br>The world champion therefore went into the race under investigation, with the ruling issued during the first stint as he tried to defend his ...

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Max Verstappen showed pace to trouble the Mercedes drivers but did not complete his final qualifying simulation run for Red Bull. <br>Daniel Ricciardo finished 10th after setting the second and third fastest times in the two Friday practice sessions as a bizarre mirror issue appeared to cost him time on his final lap. <br>At the start of the one hour session, Lando Norris established the ...

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The Finn outpaced teammate Lewis Hamilton by 0.267s in FP2 after both men had scrappy days on a track that saw many drivers make mistakes.<br>"We got actually a lot of running, and I still didn't quite get all the sectors right on my fastest lap. So there's still definitely more to come," said Bottas.<br>"Actually, quite tricky conditions today. And that's why we saw many people making ...

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Both Mercedes drivers lost time on their final runs on the soft tyres, with Hamilton having to abandon his lap after going off and nearly hitting the barriers in the runoff area at Turn 13.<br>Max Verstappen was the fastest Red Bull driver in seventh, but he also spun while attempting a second qualifying simulation in the 90-minute session.<br>After Romain Grosjean and Lando Norris had set the ...

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Although the times at the top of the table changed little, the session featured several spins and crashes – with Williams driver Nicholas Latifi's accident bringing out the red flags – as the drivers got up to speed in Sochi.<br>Unusually, the Mercedes pair claimed the top spots during the early installation running as they opted to head out at the start of the session instead of waiting in ...

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Following a safety car period for a crash on the opening lap, the race at Mugello was red flagged on lap nine following a multi-car incident on the start/finish straight.<br>Antonio Giovinazzi, Kevin Magnussen, Nicholas Latifi and Carlos Sainz were all caught up in the collision that saw many of the drivers further back accelerate earlier for the restart than the cars ahead.<br>Romain Grosjean ...

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Bottas entered qualifying at Mugello off the back of leading all three practice sessions, and was able to set the pace for Mercedes in Q1.<br>But Bottas trailed Hamilton for the first time in the weekend after their maiden runs in Q3, with the Finn sitting 0.059 seconds off the provisional pole time.<br>Hamilton was unable to improve on his final qualifying lap, opening the door for Bottas to ...

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Italian GP winner Pierre Gasly suffered a shock elimination in Q1, which meant he scored his worst qualifying result of the 2020 season so far.<br>Pole was ultimately settled by the first runs in Q3 as Esteban Ocon's off on his sole run late in the final segment brought out the yellow flags.<br>Therefore Hamilton's 1m15.144s – a new Mugello F1 track record – stood as the quickest time, even ...

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Bottas set the initial place at an unusually early point in FP3, as he quickly headed out onto to further explore the Mugello track on the soft tyres.<br>His 1m17.437s came in well before 10 minutes had been completed, which was followed by a lengthy lull in action.<br>After 10 more minutes had passed, the pack emerged, with Hamilton finally appearing for the first time – immediately on the ...

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In first practice, the inaugural official grand prix session outside of the F1 tests that have been held here previously, Bottas was fastest with a lap of 1m17.879s.<br>The Finn was 0.048s faster than Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc – using a new chassis this weekend – a further three tenths back in third as the celebration of the Scuderia’s 1000th GP ...

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Both Ferrari cars had spins in the third sector at what is the squad's own track, but it was Lando Norris's crash just before half distance and Sergio Perez tagging Kimi Raikkonen late on that caused the two stoppages.<br>Under clear skies and strong sun, the F1 field continued to find the limit at Mugello – where Norris' off led to the first disruption of the weekend.<br>The McLaren driver had ...

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