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Valtteri Bottas

personalia

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

statistics

3 (3%)
24 (23.8%)
4 (4%)
0 (0%)
1st
6
101
100
756 (7.5 points per race avg)
5744
213 (3.7%)
4 (4%)
8 (7.9%)
2013 Australian Grand Prix
2018 Chinese 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,

finishing positions

grid positions

teams & teammates

season teammate
2013 Pastor Maldonado
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2014 Felipe Massa
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2015 Felipe Massa
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2016 Felipe Massa
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2017 Lewis Hamilton
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2018 Lewis Hamilton
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Ricciardo stormed to an unlikely win in China, making the most of a set fresh of soft-compound rubber in the closing stages thanks to a strategic gamble from his Red Bull crew.It was a spectacular charge too, with impressive moves on Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, and Sebastian Vettel before an inch-perfect play for the lead down the inside of Bottas into Turn 6 with 12 laps to ...

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The Ferrari driver held on in a grandstand finish as Bottas, on mediums to Vettel's fading softs, just failed to steal the victory.Lewis Hamilton recovered from a grid penalty to complete the podium after Kimi Raikkonen's hopes were dashed during a horror pitstop that left a Ferrari mechanic hurt.Vettel held the lead at the start as Bottas mugged Raikkonen into Turn 1, and built a ...

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Ricciardo leapt to the top of the leaderboard late in the opening 90-minute session at the Sakhir circuit to go three tenths clear of Valtteri Bottas.Kimi Raikkonen lapped within a tenth of the lead Mercedes, with Sebastian Vettel just 0.012s further back in the daylight session.As qualifying and the race will be held after sunset, teams were happy to wait to get proper running under ...

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The Finnish driver crashed heavily early in the final part of qualifying and could only recover to eighth from 15th on the grid on Sunday.Last season Bottas's campaign lost momentum as he started to struggle against teammate Lewis Hamilton and became distracted while trying to regain his form.Asked by Motorsport.com if he was happy with his mental process in dealing with his ...

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Mercedes driver Bottas started the race from 15th place on the grid after needing a new gearbox following his crash during the third segment of qualifying on Saturday.Although Mercedes appeared to have the fastest car in Melbourne, Bottas could not progress much, finishing down in eighth position, behind four Renault-powered cars.The Finn struggled to overtake his rivals and revealed ...

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Mercedes has changed the control electronics and energy store in Bottas’s car, as well as its gearbox, after the Finn crashed heavily exiting Turn 1 in Q3 on Saturday.Although a three engine per season rule has been imposed for 2018, the limit for the control electronics and energy store has gone down to two.This means the use of a third item at any of the remaining 20 races will ...

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Bottas’ shunt in Q3 in Melbourne has come on a weekend when he has been unable to match the pace of teammate Lewis Hamilton.And with the Finn’s contract up for renewal at the end of the year, a difficult start to the campaign will have done him few favours in proving he is the right man for the job.Wolff is adamant however that he has full faith in his driver, even though he accepts ...

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The Finn made an error at Turn 1 during his first run in Q3, bouncing across the kerbs and losing control as he rejoined the track, swiping the barriers on the right hand side of the track.Although the damage to the car was extensive, investigations by his team after qualifying confirmed that the chassis did not need replacing, but his gearbox could not be used any more so a new one ...

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Hamilton looked under pressure after the first Q3 runs, but put in a stunning final lap to take pole position by 0.664s from Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen.Sebastian Vettel had been just 0.034s behind Hamilton after the first runs, but couldn't find enough time on his final run to keep his teammate at bay nor pressure the Mercedes driver - suggesting he had pushed too hard in Turn 13 on his ...

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Bottas is preparing for his second year with Mercedes since replacing 2016 champion Nico Rosberg alongside Lewis Hamilton.He won three grands prix in 2017 to earn a single-year extension by mid-September, and Bottas hopes he will not have to wait too long before getting an answer this season."For sure there will be a deadline to get to know what the future is going to hold," he said ...

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There's an old adage in motor racing that says 'you're only as good as your last race'. And thankfully for Valtteri Bottas, he heads to Melbourne as the man in form, courtesy of victory in the previous world championship grand prix, in the twilight desert of Abu Dhabi last November.Earlier that month, Bottas was in the UK for a Monster Energy event at Mercedes-Benz World, on the site ...

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Both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas were present for the event, while Mercedes also had its F1 showcar on display.Furthermore, Hamilton and Bottas performed donuts in a Mercedes roadcar.Here are the best pictures from the event

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Lewis Hamilton set Mercedes' fastest time over two weeks at Barcelona, but was 1.3s slower than Sebastian Vettel's pace-setting Ferrari, with Bottas another tenth behind.However, Mercedes came out on top during the race simulations and Bottas said its focus on long runs means it will not have an indicator of its pure pace until qualifying in Australia in two weeks."The long runs and ...

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After Wednesday's running was written off by snow and persistent rain, conditions on Thursday morning were little better, but the higher temperatures at least meant some teams attempted meaningful runs on full wet tyres.By 12.30pm local time, conditions had improved enough to make intermediates the tyre of choice, and half an hour later the track had dried sufficiently to make slick ...

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Nico Rosberg admitted that he put a lot of effort into trying to get under Hamilton's skin as part of his strategy to defeat his then-teammate, before retiring after becoming world champion in 2016.However, his replacement Bottas insists that he will just focus on himself and winning races and not try to exploit any weaknesses in the man who could be his main title rival."I just want ...

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Bottas put in the fastest time of 1m20.325s just before 1pm local time on soft tyres, going 0.055s faster than Vandoorne managed on the new hypersoft compound.With temperatures barely above zero, there was very little action in the first three hours, with a short soft-tyre run from Carlos Sainz's Renault offering the only representative lap time of 1m25.059s.Then shortly before ...

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The Mercedes driver told the latest episode of Motorsport.tv’s The Flying Lap that he didn’t notice the controversial new cockpit protection device once he’d got used to it.Watch the full video:“In the simulator I’ve done a race simulation already with the Halo, and I have to say during the race I never noticed it anymore,” says Bo ...

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A mistake amid a run of glowing results can bring a career to its knees. A moment of brilliance amid a dire succession of failures can offer a lifeline. Small details can define sporting careers. That is why elite athletes are constantly striving for perfection. And it is why Valtteri Bottas was disappointed with his maiden season with Mercedes.His first half was nothing to be ashamed ...

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While teammate Lewis Hamilton took control of the championship battle with four wins from five grands prix after last year's summer break, Bottas started struggling to get the Mercedes to his liking and fell off the pace.He arrested that slide with pole for the penultimate race in Brazil and then a win in the Abu Dhabi season finale, but admits his run of poor performances had been ...

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Mercedes had a difficult time managing the dynamic between Hamilton and 2016 F1 world champion Nico Rosberg, as their recent battles for the championship became increasingly vitriolic.Multiple controversies developed between the two, concerning engine modes, strategy, on-track collisions, personnel swaps between the garages, rules of engagement, and how the team managed their rivalry ...

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The Mercedes driver said the winning design, which will be selected by him personally, will be used for the "majority" of grands prix for the upcoming campaign.It follows teammate Lewis Hamilton's decision to use a fan-designed helmet for the 2017 season after holding a competition that garnered more than 8,000 entries.Jenson Button also used a fan vote to determine his design for ...

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The Finn scored the third victory of his first season with Mercedes in the 2017 season finale in Abu Dhabi, having started from pole for the second successive race.Bottas admits that he had a tough time in the second half of the year, until he was able to turn things around near the end."Next year the target is to win more," he said. "Now with the points system we have, you need to ...

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Hamilton was outqualified by Bottas at the Hungaroring, but was allowed to overtake in the race to try to attack the leading Ferraris.Unable to make progress, Hamilton handed third back to Bottas at the finish.Hamilton said that was a turning point partly for helping Mercedes' harmony, but also because it made him determined to prevent further team orders dilemmas."We did a great ...

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The 2017 F1 season could hardly have come to a better conclusion for Valtteri Bottas in Abu Dhabi.Having endured a shaky period in the second half of the year, a fortnight ago Bottas was faced with the frustration of losing out to Sebastian Vettel in Brazil, having done the difficult bit and earned pole.That encouraged the suggestion that he lacked the 'killer instinct', and had ...

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Bottas retained the lead from pole at the start and though he lost it briefly when he pitted first, he absorbed pressure from Hamilton to secure his third win of the season.World champion Hamilton crossed the line 3.8 seconds adrift, with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel completing the podium in third.Once Bottas got through Turn 1 in the lead, he quickly opened up a one-second lead over ...

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