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Valtteri Bottas

personalia

Finnish
28 August 1989 (32)
Jimmy Daywalt (28 August 1924)

statistics

9 (5.3%)
64 (37.4%)
17 (9.9%)
0 (0%)
1st
9
171
170
1653 (9.7 points per race avg)
10376
786 (7.6%)
17 (9.9%)
16 (9.4%)
2013 Australian Grand Prix
2021 Italian 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, 2021,

finishing positions

grid positions

teams & teammates

season teammate
2013 Pastor Maldonado
Williams compare 2013
2014 Felipe Massa
Williams compare 2014
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
Mercedes compare 2019
2020 Lewis Hamilton
George Russell
Mercedes compare 2020
2021 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes compare 2021

news

The Mercedes driver will not be officially credited with pole for the Monza event after the FIA decided that the accolade would usually go to the winner of F1 sprint events, which are being trialled at three events this season.<br>But Mercedes’ decision to give Bottas his fourth engine of 2021 ahead of Friday evening qualifying – something team trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin ...

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Daniel Ricciardo finished third for McLaren ahead of his teammate Lando Norris, who kept Hamilton at bay for the duration of the race, which was disrupted by a first-lap crash for 2020 Monza winner Pierre Gasly.<br>The result means Verstappen will start Sunday's grand prix from the front of the grid, with Ricciardo alongside him on the front row, as Bottas will drop to the rear of the field for ...

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News emerged during qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix on Friday evening that Bottas would be starting Sunday's race from the back of the grid after a strategic move by Mercedes to change some power unit elements.<br>Bottas duly set the fastest time at the end of Q3 to deliver a qualifying 1-2 for Mercedes, pipping teammate Lewis Hamilton to top spot.<br>Bottas will start Saturday's sprint race ...

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Hamilton's title rival Max Verstappen qualified third for the sprint race, which will set Sunday's grand prix grid, but finished 0.411s adrift of Bottas, who was running a newly fitted fresh engine for the Q1-Q2-Q3 session.<br>After the first runs in Q3, it was Hamilton who led the way with a 1m19.949s, where Verstappen trailed in second just 0.17s adrift.<br>But although Hamilton followed Bottas ...

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Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff said earlier on Friday that all teams were “struggling” with their power unit allocation for the season, and that the team had “thoughts” of taking a penalty at Monza to add to its pool for the remainder of the season.<br>During qualifying on Friday evening, the FIA issued a bulletin confirming that Mercedes had taken a number of new power unit elements on ...

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Bottas announced on Monday that he would be leaving Mercedes at the end of the 2021 season after five years at Brackley, ending his long-running partnership with Lewis Hamilton.<br>The team's decision to sign George Russell for 2022 prompted Bottas to reunite with former F3 and GP3 team boss Frederic Vasseur, who is in charge of Alfa Romeo's F1 operation.<br>Bottas revealed on Thursday at Monza ...

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Bottas announced on Monday that he would be joining Alfa Romeo for 2022 after signing a multi-year deal, paving the way for George Russell to be announced as his replacement at Mercedes.<br>The exit of Bottas brings to an end a highly successful partnership with Hamilton at Mercedes over the past five seasons that has yielded four constructors’ championships.<br>Hamilton has frequently talked up ...

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Bottas, who looks set to be replaced by George Russell for next season, announced on Monday that he would be moving to Alfa Romeo on a multi-year deal.<br>Reflecting on their time together, Wolff paid tribute to the contribution the Finn had made during his time there – and suggested that he had done enough for the squad to be more than happy to keep him.<br>However, all the indications ...

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The Finn's departure from Mercedes has been expected for some weeks, and a return to Williams was also a potential option before it became clear that his destination was Alfa Romeo.<br>Kimi Raikkonen's retirement announcement on Wednesday was the first in a series as the pieces of the driver market puzzle fall into place.<br>Confirmation from Mercedes that George Russell is to join the world ...

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Bottas was called in for a precautionary pitstop on "safety" grounds at Zandvoort on lap 67 of 72, switching from medium to soft tyres, and promptly set the fastest first two sectors of the race.<br>But the Finn was instructed to slow down in the final sector, which allow Hamilton's stop for softs on lap 70 to be rewarded with a point for fastest lap - setting a 1m11.097s to Bottas' ...

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Mercedes has been weighing up whether to continue with Bottas for a sixth season next year or whether to replace the Finn with George Russell, who is widely expected to get the nod.<br>Should Bottas leave Mercedes, a move to Alfa Romeo is thought to be on the cards after the team placed him at the top of its shortlist for 2022 if he became available.<br>Mercedes is expected to make an announcement ...

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Mercedes has been weighing up for some time who will partner Hamilton at the team in 2022, considering current Williams driver Russell as a replacement for Bottas.<br>Russell has been part of Mercedes' young driver programme since 2017, and has starred throughout his time at Williams in F1 since debuting for the team in 2019.<br>Russell and Bottas were coy about any decision ahead of last ...

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Mercedes is yet to reveal whether Russell will be promoted from Williams to drive alongside Hamilton next season, or if it will choose to keep Valtteri Bottas on for what would be a sixth straight year with an unchanged driver line-up since Nico Rosberg's shock departure at the end of 2016.<br>Russell and Bottas remained tight-lipped on progress regarding Mercedes' decision when F1 reconvened for ...

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Mercedes has been considering for a number of months who will partner Lewis Hamilton next season, having agreed a new two-year deal with the seven-time world champion earlier this year.<br>Bottas has raced for Mercedes since 2017 and helped the team win four constructors' championships, but could be replaced for next year by Russell, who has starred during his time with Williams and is a member of ...

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Rain falling in the hours ahead of the session starting meant there was no early scramble to get out of the pits, with the majority of the field waiting a few minutes before emerging to undertake several slow and untimed laps on the intermediates.<br>After 10 minutes had passed it became clear that the track was dry across its long length and the drivers switched to the dry rubber – led by ...

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Hamilton and Bottas have raced together at Mercedes since the start of 2017, winning four constructors’ championships in that period, with Hamilton taking the drivers’ title in all those years as well.<br>Mercedes is currently weighing up whether to continue with Bottas as Hamilton’s teammate for next year or promote junior driver George Russell into the seat from Williams.<br>Hamilton has ...

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Russell is vying to replace Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes next year after starring during his time at Williams since debuting in F1 in 2019, having also been part of Mercedes' young driver programme in that time.<br>Mercedes boss Toto Wolff previously said the team would look to make a decision on who would partner Lewis Hamilton next year during the summer months, but no announcement has yet been ...

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Mercedes is currently weighing up whether to continue with Bottas as Lewis Hamilton’s teammate for next season, or promote junior driver George Russell into the senior team.<br>Russell has been part of Mercedes’ young driver programme since 2017, and has impressed in F1 since making his debut with Williams in 2019. He scored his first points for the team in Hungary last weekend ...

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On a damp track Bottas made a bad start with lots of wheelspin on his intermediates, and after dropping to fifth from his front-row starting spot, lost control under braking for the first corner.<br>He slammed into McLaren driver Lando Norris, who subsequently hit Red Bull's Max Verstappen, while Bottas also made contact with Sergio Perez. Of the four, only Verstappen was able to take the restart ...

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Bottas slid into the rear of McLaren's Lando Norris under braking in damp conditions at the first corner, losing control of his Mercedes.<br>This sent Norris into the path of Max Verstappen's Red Bull car, while Bottas careered into Verstappen's teammate, Sergio Perez.<br>The collision eliminated Bottas and Perez from the race immediately before the race was red flagged due to the amount of debris ...

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Norris made a great start from sixth place on the grid in damp conditions to move ahead of Bottas on the run down to Turn 1 after the entire field started on intermediate tyres.<br>But a mistake by Bottas saw the Finn career into the back of Norris's McLaren, sending the orange car into the path of Max Verstappen in the Red Bull.<br>The incident eliminated Bottas at Turn 1, and while Norris was ...

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After a rain shower hit the track with 25 minutes to go before lights out, all drivers opted to start the race on intermediate tyres in the low-grip conditions.<br>While pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton managed to retain his lead, Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas misjudged his braking into Turn 1, losing control and running into the rear of McLaren's Lando Norris.<br>This sent Norris into the path of ...

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After the British Grand Prix’s sprint format debut, practice reverted to a pair of one-hour Friday sessions in Budapest.<br>Red Bull's Max Verstappen was fastest ahead of Bottas in FP1 but he struggled with his car's balance in FP2, and Bottas led teammate Lewis Hamilton in setting the fastest times of the day overall.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Hungarian GP: Verstappen leads Bottas, Hamilton in ...

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The Finn bolted to the top of the times towards the halfway stage of the one-hour stint when he ran to a 1m17.012s benchmark on soft tyres to put himself two hundredths clear.<br>While Hamilton was able to recover time through the final sector compared to his teammate, a quicker opening half of the lap from Bottas ensured he remained on top as the times dropped by 1.2s when the field switched to ...

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Robert Kubica, in for Kimi Raikkonen at Alfa Romeo for FP1, established the first place benchmark at 1m25.259s on the hard tyres, but was quickly shuffled down the order by a flurry of faster laps as the majority of the pack set their initial times on the white-walled rubber.<br>Daniel Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas and Pierre Gasly all enjoyed a brief moment at the head of the times, with the ...

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