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Valtteri Bottas

personalia

Finnish
28 August 1989 (30)
Jimmy Daywalt (28 August 1924)

statistics

7 (5%)
45 (32.1%)
11 (7.9%)
0 (0%)
1st
7
140
139
1289 (9.2 points per race avg)
8008
461 ) (5.8%)
13 (9.3%)
12 (8.6%)
2013 Australian Grand Prix
2019 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, 2018, 2019,

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
Williams compare 2016
2017 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes compare 2017
2018 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes compare 2018
2019 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes compare 2019

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Bottas has signed one-year contract extensions in each of the past three years with Mercedes, and is currently a free agent for the 2021 season.<br>Mercedes publicly considered replacing Bottas with junior driver Esteban Ocon for 2020, but ultimately deciding to re-sign the Finn at the end of August.<br>Ocon landed a seat at Renault, having served as Mercedes’ reserve driver through ...

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During the first half of the day, Bottas hustled his C5-shod Mercedes to a time just three tenths shy of his pole time in qualifying last year, cementing a particularly ominous Mercedes advantage.<br>Lewis Hamilton took the reins of the W11 for the afternoon and, while his best effort was also set on the softest tyre in Pirelli’s range, the six-time champion was 0.784s off his teammate's ...

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Mercedes sparked intrigue in the Formula 1 paddock when it debuted its new DAS system on the second day of pre-season testing in Barcelona.<br>The system allowed Bottas and teammate Lewis Hamilton to adjust the toe angle of the Mercedes W11 car by pulling the steering wheel towards them in the cockpit.<br>The team is confident of its legality, while the FIA has not expressed any safety concerns ...

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Vettel had managed what was then a field-high 40 laps by the time he stopped at Turn 12 just after two hours and a half of running, bringing out the second red flag of the test.<br>The session remained suspended for 20 minutes as the stricken SF1000 was covered in multiple blankets and transported back to pitlane, from which it wouldn't emerge until the chequered flag.<br>Ferrari has confirmed it ...

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On a fine and sunny day at the Barcelona track, Bottas – who will hand over the W11 to Lewis Hamilton for this afternoon's running – set the best time of 1m17.313s on the C3 Pirelli rubber, the middle compound in the manufacturer's range for testing, as he completed 79 laps.<br>Bottas had put Mercedes at the top of the times shortly after Williams driver George Russell had led the field out of ...

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Including onboard footage, see Bottas on track before handing over to Hamilton – wearing his new purple helmet colours for the season ahead.<br>Team boss Toto Wolff is watching over things from the pitlane as his new challenger is put through its paces ahead of testing next week in Barcelona.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Mercedes Formula E project now helping F1, after ‘initial ...

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Bottas finished second to Hamilton in 2019 – the best championship result of his F1 career so far – but although he showed strong form in the early and late parts of the campaign, a dip in the middle part of the season cost him in the title fight.<br>When asked what he needs to do to finally get ahead of Hamilton in 2020, Bottas, who scored four wins, five poles, 11 other podiums in 2019 ...

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Bottas won last year's season-opening Australian Grand Prix in commanding fashion, beating Mercedes teammate Hamilton by more than 20 seconds, though damage that Hamilton sustained during the race contributed to that gap.<br>That victory, plus fastest lap, came in response to a lacklustre end to the 2018 season for Bottas, whose "To whom it may concern, f*** you" message over team radio after the ...

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The 30-year-old Finn replaced retiring Nico Rosberg at F1's benchmark team back in 2017, and has been getting by on one-year deals since, helping Mercedes to three successive constructors' championships despite struggling to mount a sustained drivers' title challenge of his own.<br>Most recently, he was preferred to Mercedes protege Esteban Ocon for the 2020 seat alongside Hamilton, with Ocon ...

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Bottas needed a new race engineer this season after Tony Ross moved across to Mercedes' fledgling Formula E entry, and the decision was taken to replace him with Hamilton's performance engineer Riccardo Musconi.<br>At the start of 2019 Bottas won two of the first four races and led the points, and though he eventually faded from title contention and was defeated by Hamilton he had stronger form ...

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Six-time world champion Hamilton and multiple race winner Bottas have been paired together since 2017, when Bottas was picked to replace retired world champion Nico Rosberg.<br>Bottas and Hamilton have a very amicable relationship, helped by Bottas not challenging Hamilton over a full season in the way Rosberg was able to – while still doing more than enough to secure Mercedes’ three straight ...

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Bottas failed to win a grand prix in 2018 as teammate Lewis Hamilton swept to the title, but put up a stronger fight this season and led the points early on in a year he won four races.<br>Mercedes spent the summer deliberating between the Finn and Esteban Ocon, who has since signed for Renault after Mercedes decided to continue with Bottas for 2020.<br>Bottas told Motorsport.com that his improved ...

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Though Bottas was eventually defeated in the title battle by Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, the Finn kickstarted his season by winning the first round in Melbourne and still led the points after four races.<br>Bottas beat poleman Hamilton away at the start to score victory in Australia, where he also earned a bonus point for fastest lap and won by more than 20 seconds as Hamilton battled some ...

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Having played second fiddle to teammate Lewis Hamilton over the first two seasons of his Mercedes tenure - with the latter half of 2018 proving particularly difficult - Bottas took an imperious win in this year's season opener in Melbourne.<br>The victory, paired with a seemingly different attitude and a perceived rise in confidence, triggered widespread references to 'Bottas 2.0' - and though he ...

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Bottas, driving a Citroen DS3 WRC as one of five entrants in WRC-spec machinery, topped five of the nine stages to finish the event 50 seconds clear of his nearest rival, sometime European Rally Championship driver Robert Consani in a Skoda Fabia R5.<br>Consani had held a narrow lead after the 7km opener, but Bottas took over out front after the off-circuit second stage and methodically increased ...

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Ocon replaces Nico Hulkenberg alongside Daniel Ricciardo in Renault’s driver line-up for next season and got behind the wheel of the team’s 2019 car for the first time on Tuesday.<br>He clocked 77 laps and set the eighth-fastest time, 2.8s off the pace.<br>That was set by Mercedes driver Bottas, who was the busiest driver early on before ending the day with a 138-lap tally – only Max ...

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The Finn, whose chances of a strong result were dashed before the weekend started when he needed an engine change, said after qualifying that he had started feeling worse since he landed in Abu Dhabi.<br>Bottas finished qualifying in second place behind teammate Lewis Hamilton, but will start from the back of the grid following two power unit changes ahead of the grid-deciding session.<br>"Well ...

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The Finn was already going into the Yas Marina event facing a back-of-the-grid start after Mercedes had to fit his fourth engine of the campaign in the wake of the failure he suffered at the Brazilian Grand Prix.<br>But that fourth power unit hit trouble in Friday practice when Mercedes discovered a pneumatic leak that could not be fixed.<br>A decision was taken by Mercedes on Friday night to ...

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Haas driver Grosjean ended the day fastest of Formula 1's midfield runners in seventh place, but was wiped out by Valtteri Bottas in a crash in FP2 that Bottas has since been reprimanded for.<br>Grosjean, who expected to run a floor used in winter testing this weekend, began Friday with "the Race 15 package" and stuck with it throughout the day.<br>However, the damage inflicted by the Bottas ...

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FP2 pacesetter Bottas was on a long run late in the session when he made an aggressive dive to the inside of Grosjean at the end of the second of the Yas Marina circuit’s two back straights.<br>Grosjean appeared not to see the Mercedes and the Haas driver turned in, the two collided and Grosjean was turned around.<br>Both drivers initially blamed each other for the clash and they were summoned ...

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The Mercedes driver was second fastest, a tenth slower than Red Bull's Max Verstappen, in the early running when both were using medium-compound Pirellis.<br>He was the first of the frontrunners to post a qualifying simulation time, setting a time of 1m36.256s on his first flier in the floodlit session.<br>That was enough to give him top spot by 0.310s from teammate Lewis Hamilton, with the ...

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Bottas headed the order at the halfway mark of the session after switching to medium tyres, which elevated him 0.6s clear of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.<br>It appeared the order would change with the usual late-session improvements, but with half an hour to go the session was interrupted for more than 10 minutes following Ricciardo's failure, and when it resumed, drivers were forced to go ...

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The Finn retired from the last race in Brazil with an engine problem that was triggered as the result of high oil consumption.<br>The broken power unit was flown back to Mercedes’ engine headquarters in Brixworth for checks to see if it could be used again, but it was discovered that it could not be saved.<br>With Bottas’ other power units at the end of their mileage so unable to get him ...

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The engine that he used in Interlagos will be returned to the HPP facility in Brixworth on Tuesday evening, and will stripped and analysed. A final decision on the plan for Abu Dhabi will be made early next week.<br>Bottas had to park up on lap 53 in Brazil after smoke was seen coming from the rear of the car over the previous lap.<br>“I think there was a bit of smoke,” he said. “I didn’t ...

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The Finn remained in title contention until the last race in the United States, but Hamilton's second place was enough for the Briton to take his sixth crown.<br>Asked ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix if he needed to adopt a bit of psychological warfare with Hamilton like his Mercedes predecessor Nico Rosberg did if he was to come out on top, Bottas said: "To be honest, I am slightly already ...

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