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Valtteri Bottas

personalia

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

statistics

3 (3.1%)
22 (22.4%)
4 (4.1%)
0 (0%)
1st
5
98
97
716 (7.3 points per race avg)
5573
192 (3.4%)
3 (3.1%)
8 (8.2%)
2013 Australian Grand Prix
2017 Abu Dhabi 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,

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
Williams compare 2015
2016 Felipe Massa
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2017 Lewis Hamilton
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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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At Interlagos, the Finn left space for Sebastian Vettel to slip through on the inside, and that proved a decisive move as the Ferrari driver went on to win the race.On Sunday Bottas will have teammate Lewis Hamilton right behind him as he seeks his third victory of the 2017 season."His confidence has been coming back in the last races," said Wolff. "And we saw a really great ...

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Hamilton led the way throughout free practice at the Yas Marina circuit, and was fastest in Q2 as well, but Bottas was fractionally quicker than Hamilton in Q1 and got back ahead during the first runs in Q3, taking provisional pole with a 1m36.231s lap.That proved enough for top spot when neither Mercedes driver found time on their second runs, Hamilton falling short by 0.172 ...

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Hamilton set the fastest lap of the weekend so far to end up 0.273s ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas at the chequered flag.The hour-long daytime session was incident-free for the most part but featured a memorable virtual safety car interruption midway through, initiated after wind had left an umbrella on the racing line at the Turn 8 left-hander.Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen set the ...

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Bottas secured pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix, but he was beaten to the race victory and ended up just 2.7 seconds ahead of his pitlane-starting teammate Lewis Hamilton.With little to separate Mercedes and Ferrari in pace terms, Bottas effectively lost his best chance of the win when he got too much wheelspin away from the line and lost the lead at the first corner to ...

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Bottas claimed his third pole of the season but was passed by Vettel on the opening lap and failed to reclaim the position.He crossed the line 2.7 seconds adrift of Vettel but only 2.7s ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who started from the pits."It was a great drive from Vettel, he won it at the start," Villeneuve told Motorsport.com. "He was aggressive."When you see what ...

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The Mercedes driver had claimed his third pole position of the season, and his first front-row start in 10 races, at Interlagos, but was passed by Vettel into Turn 1.Bottas came close to retaking the lead after stopping one lap earlier than the Ferrari, but Vettel rejoined ahead and kept Bottas at arm's length for the rest of the grand prix.Having not won since July's Austrian Grand ...

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Bottas was left to carry the hopes of the Brackley-based team after Lewis Hamilton crashed at the start of Q1, relegating the newly-crowned world champion to last on the grid.In the face of strong competition from Sebastian Vettel, Bottas stole position on his second run, with the Ferrari driver admitting that he was too cautious on the brakes.Wolff and fellow Mercedes bos ...

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Bottas’s driving is analysed in unique detail in the latest video from Motorsport TV’s weekly programme The Flying Lap.Thanks to four cameras mounted in Bottas's AMG Mercedes C63, renowned driver coach Rob Wilson is able to examine the Finn’s driving style in never-before-seen detail. He explains what his expert eye is seeing to host Peter Windsor. ...

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Hamilton was one of the favourites for pole after leading Friday practice and trailing Mercedes F1 teammate Bottas by just 0.003 seconds in FP3, but the Briton crashed heavily at the high-speed Ferradura right-hander on his first flying lap in qualifying.Hamilton lost the rear of the car suddenly mid-corner and slammed hard into the barriers rear first. He apologised to his team on ...

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The Mercedes driver clocked a 1m09.281s to finish just 0.003s clear of teammate Lewis Hamilton at Interlagos.Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was 0.045s off the pace in third, with teammate Sebastian Vettel only a further 0.013s adrift in fourth.Cool and overcast conditions greeted the teams on Saturday, with Ferrari focusing on the supersoft tyres and Mercedes the softs early on.Raikkonen ...

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The four-time world champion clocked a 1m09.515s on the supersoft Pirelli tyres to finish 0.048 seconds clear of Bottas at Interlagos.Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo offered the greatest threat to Mercedes, finishing 0.228s adrift in third, with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel a further tenth back.Hamilton led the way early in the session with the Briton clocking a 1m09.742s on the soft ...

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Bottas joined Hamilton at the title-winning F1 team for 2017 after the shock retirement of last year’s world champion Nico Rosberg.The pair have built a strong and friendly working relationship, which is in stark contrast to Hamilton’s previous partnership with Rosberg.Speaking to Motorsport.tv’s weekly programme The Flying Lap, Bottas said: “I always knew he was a good driver, but I ...

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Bottas came up on a slowing Verstappen on approach to the Turn 13 left-hander on his first flying lap in the final qualifying segment, and locked up on corner entry after avoiding the Red Bull.He abandoned the lap and subsequently suggested Verstappen should be penalised for "ruining" his effort.However, after the stewards investigated the incident and heard from the Dutchman ...

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Verstappen, who was narrowly beaten to pole position by Sebastian Vettel at the end of the session, backed out of his first attempt in Q3, meaning he was caught by Bottas entering the final stadium section of the lap.The Red Bull driver stayed to the left of the track exiting the Turn 12 right-hander that takes the cars into the stadium, but Bottas came very close to making contact ...

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Bottas clocked a 1m17.824s on the ultrasofts to finish 0.466s clear of Hamilton, with Red Bull's Max Verstappen a further tenth adrift in third.Bottas set the early pace on the supersofts, clocking a 1m19.614s, only to be deposed by Verstappen on the softs by half a tenth.Hamilton moved to the top of the timesheet briefly before Sebastian Vettel became the first driver to dip into ...

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Bottas won two grands prix during the first part of the F1 season, but hasn’t out-qualified teammate Lewis Hamilton since July’s Hungarian GP, and endured another difficult time at last weekend’s US Grand Prix – qualifying nearly half a second adrift before finishing a distant fifth.Bottas has delivered flashes of pace and some strong stints in races since August, but has struggled ...

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