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Valtteri Bottas

personalia

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

statistics

9 (5.7%)
57 (35.8%)
16 (10.1%)
0 (0%)
1st
9
159
158
1528 (9.6 points per race avg)
9514
740 (7.8%)
16 (10.1%)
14 (8.8%)
2013 Australian Grand Prix
2021 Emilia Romagna 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

Bottas collided with Williams driver Russell while battling for ninth place in Sunday’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, resulting in a big crash that caused the race to be red flagged.<br>Bottas and Russell were quick to blame each other for causing the crash on the approach to Turn 2, but the stewards deemed it to be a racing incident.<br>Mercedes team boss Wolff was left to manage a collision ...

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The Williams driver was left furious with Bottas after believing that the Mercedes driver had deliberately squeezed him off the track as they battled for position at Imola and came together in a 200mph accident.<br>In the wake of their incident, Russell angrily marched to Bottas' car to let his feelings be known. He later suggested that his Finnish rival had behaved differently to him because they ...

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Williams driver Russell retired from the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix after colliding with Bottas at high-speed on the approach to Turn 2 as they battled over ninth position.<br>Russell and Bottas blamed each other for causing the crash in the aftermath of the incident, which sparked a red flag and almost wrote off Bottas’s Mercedes car.<br>Russell said Bottas broke a gentleman’s agreement ...

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Bottas and Russell crashed out of Sunday's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix after colliding on the approach to Turn 2 when battling over ninth position.<br>Russell was gaining rapidly on Bottas down the main straight and moved to the right-hand side of the track to try and overtake, only to hit a wet patch and lose control of his car.<br>Russell's Williams speared to the left and into the Mercedes of ...

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Bottas and Russell crashed out of Sunday’s race at Imola after colliding on the approach to Turn 2 when battling over ninth position.<br>Russell was gaining rapidly on Bottas down the main straight and moved to the right-hand side of the track to try and overtake, only to hit a wet patch and lose control of his car.<br>Russell’s Williams speared to the left and into the Mercedes of Bottas ...

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Russell and Bottas crashed out while battling for ninth place halfway through Sunday's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, colliding at high-speed on the approach to Turn 2.<br>Russell gained on Bottas using DRS and moved to the right-hand side of the track to try and overtake, only for Bottas to make a slight move to the right.<br>It caused Russell to lose control of his car and spear into Bottas's ...

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Bottas and Russell collided on the run to the first chicane halfway through on Sunday at Imola, causing both cars to be eliminated from the race instantly.<br>The collision left debris strewn across the track and caused a red flag that suspended the race with 30 laps remaining.<br>Russell was gaining rapidly on Bottas down the main straight, and moved to the right-hand side of the track to try a ...

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Williams driver Russell collided with Bottas when trying to overtake for ninth place at high-speed during Sunday’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, resulting in a sizeable crash.<br>The incident left debris strewn across the track and caused the race to be red-flagged, and sparked angry reactions from both Russell and Bottas, who blamed each other.<br>Mercedes team principal Wolff said that while ...

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Russell and Bottas collided while battling for position on the run to the first chicane, causing a significant crash that left debris strewn across the track.<br>Race control took the decision at first to deploy the safety car before issuing a red flag on Lap 34 of the 63-lap race at Imola.<br>The crash was the latest in a string of incidents leading up to the red flag as drivers made the switch ...

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After losing out to Red Bull in the fight for pole at the Bahrain Grand Prix three weeks ago, Mercedes struck back at Imola as Lewis Hamilton topped qualifying on Saturday.<br>But teammate Bottas endured a more difficult end to qualifying as he faded to eighth place in the final classification, finishing almost half a second off Hamilton’s lap time.<br>It marked a big setback ...

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Bottas topped both FP1 and FP2 on Friday for Mercedes, and said he felt “a lot happier” with the W12 car after battling rear-end instability through pre-season testing and the opening race weekend in Bahrain.<br>But the Finn slumped to a disappointing eighth-place finish in qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, ending the session almost half a second off team-mate Lewis Hamilton on ...

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Both Friday practice sessions have each been cut to one hour in 2021, instead of the usual 90 minutes each. FP1 was topped by Bottas, and he repeated the feat in FP2 – but only by 0.01s from teammate Lewis Hamilton.<br>Red Bull's Max Verstappen hit trouble when his driveshaft snapped in FP2, while Ferrari's Charles Leclerc hit the wall late on.<br>Emilia Romagna Grand Prix FP1 results: Bottas ...

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The second one-hour session of Friday day at Imola featured a number of unusual developments, as the Mercedes drivers did not find major gains using the soft tyres on their mid-session qualifying simulation runs, while Ferrari's Charles Leclerc actually set FP2's best time, but had it deleted for a track limits offence.<br>Leclerc then brought the session to an early end when he crashed at the ...

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Lewis Hamilton finished second, with Max Verstappen third for Red Bull – the top three covered by just 0.058s.<br>In bright conditions at Imola, the majority of the pack headed out early on in the one-hour session, with several drivers enjoying time in the top spot during a frenetic opening 15 minutes.<br>Ocon set the initial fastest time at 1m26.246s, but the benchmark was quickly lowered as ...

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Despite Lewis Hamilton's victory in the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, Mercedes thinks it is behind rival Red Bull in pace terms, and knows it needs to make improvements to its W12 in order to continue its unbeaten run of titles in the turbo hybrid era.<br>With the new car having suffered from balance issues, and a particularly tricky rear end, the outfit is convinced that finding a good setup ...

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Mercedes sparked controversy at the 2018 Russian Grand Prix when it asked Bottas to move aside for teammate Lewis Hamilton in a bid to protect its 1-2 finish.<br>Bottas was left visibility disappointed and unhappy by the call from Mercedes, and claimed during the most recent series of Drive to Survive on Netflix that the incident made him consider quitting F1.<br>"That was tough, tough to accept," ...

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Bottas finished a distant third behind winner Hamilton and Red Bull's Max Verstappen, opting to take a third pitstop near the end of the race to claim the point for the fastest lap.<br>But any chance for Bottas to win the opening round of the 2021 F1 season was lost after he was passed for third by the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc at the start.<br>By the time Bottas had reclaimed the position, his ...

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Verstappen's best lap of 1m31.294s is 2.334s slower than the 1m28.960s he set to top pre-season testing at the Sakhir track earlier this month, but that was set in much cooler conditions than the cars ran in the mid-afternoon sun in Bahrain on Friday afternoon.<br>Alpine's Fernando Alonso led the pack out of the pits at the start of the one-hour session, with both Friday practice sessions reduced ...

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Mercedes suffered setbacks on both of the first two days of running in Bahrain, leaving the team at the bottom of the mileage chart heading into the final day.<br>Bottas was able to set the fastest time of testing so far on Saturday evening, giving Mercedes a boost after a difficult day that saw Lewis Hamilton spin into the gravel and cause a red flag in the morning.<br>Bottas said that although ...

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The afternoon got off to a slow start in Sakhir, with most teams initially opting for longer runs.<br>Alfa Romeo's Antonio Giovinazzi was the first driver to improve on his morning time, while Mick Schumacher, Lance Stroll, Lando Norris and Gasly made their first appearance of the day.<br>Just under an hour into the afternoon session, Bottas took over the Mercedes W12 from Lewis Hamilton after ...

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Bottas was handed the first run-out in Mercedes' new W12 car on Friday morning, but was limited to just six laps through the early session after a gearshift issue forced the team into a gearbox change.<br>Teammate Lewis Hamilton took over in the car for the afternoon, but managed just 42 laps as he struggled in low-grip conditions following a sandstorm, going off-track a number of times.<br>It ...

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Bottas is entering his fifth season racing for Mercedes in 2021, having helped the team win the constructors’ championship in each of his past four years alongside Lewis Hamilton.<br>But the Finn has always been re-signed on rolling one-year contracts at Mercedes, with his existing deal set to expire at the end of this season.<br>With teammate Hamilton also on a one-year deal currently, Mercedes ...

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Bottas will enter the 2021 season looking to finally beat Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in the drivers’ championship battle, having been defeated in each of their four years together so far.<br>During the brief off-season since the end of the 2020 campaign in December, Bottas split his time between Finland and Monaco, allowing him to train in both hot and cold weather.<br>Bottas said ...

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Bottas will embark on his fifth season with Mercedes in 2021, but is yet to defeat teammate Lewis Hamilton in a title battle, finishing as runner-up in each of the past two years.<br>Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff acknowledged at the end of last year that the team needed to give Bottas more support following discussions with the Finn, resulting in an added radio message in Abu Dhabi ...

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The Finn is heading in to his fifth season as Hamilton's teammate in 2021, and has yet to beat the Briton in the points standings since they have raced alongside each other.<br>The level of Hamilton's dominance at times has left Bottas facing criticism about the occasions when he should be doing better, but it is something that he says no longer bothers him.<br>He says that the response ...

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