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Valtteri Bottas

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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
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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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2019 Lewis Hamilton
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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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Bottas has been retained by Mercedes for 2020, which will extend his spell with the team to at least four seasons, but was made to wait on a decision by Wolff over whether to keep Bottas or promote Esteban Ocon alongside Lewis Hamilton.<br>Since joining Mercedes in 2017, Bottas’s future has been decided on a year-by-year basis, and he admitted it has had an effect on him after missing out on ...

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Poleman Bottas passed Hamilton on track with five laps remaining after falling behind because he committed to a two-stop strategy while Mercedes kept Hamilton on a one-stopper.<br>A fourth victory of 2019 was not enough to keep Bottas in championship contention, as Hamilton wrapped up his sixth crown with two races remaining, but his second win in three races has guaranteed him the runner-up ...

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Hamilton jumped both Ferrari drivers on the opening lap and was then only one among the leaders to execute a one-stop strategy, which elevated him above Bottas and Max Verstappen.<br>However, poleman Bottas caught and passed Hamilton with five laps remaining to take victory.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Bottas: Denying Hamilton win/title combo "feels good"<br><br><br>Hamilton's sixth world ...

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The Mercedes driver's first run in Q3, during which he posted a lap of 1m32.029s, was good enough to be sure of pole.<br>Neither he nor Sebastian Vettel, who was just 0.012 seconds slower, were able to improve on their second attempts but the Ferrari driver's first-run pace was also good enough for a place on the front row.<br>Red Bull driver Max Verstappen did improve on the second attempt to ...

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The Finn ran wide and hit the concrete wall and slid along it before making a heavy impact with what he called the “nasty” blunt end of the Tecpro barrier, opening it up and causing considerable damage to his Mercedes.<br>Asked by Motorsport.com if he would bring up the subject with the FIA, Bottas made it clear that he would.<br>“Yes, definitely, we should try and avoid those kind of Tecpro ...

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Bottas crashed at the final corner on his last run in Q3 after running wide and sliding into the concrete wall, where he sustained relatively little damage until his car hit the end of a TecPro barrier hard, which brought him to a sudden stop and caused considerable damage.<br>Despite the initial pain, Bottas was otherwise unhurt in the heavy impact and he was later given the all clear at the ...

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Verstappen was already on provisional pole position after the initial runs in Q3 when Bottas shunted heavily at the final corner on his final lap at the end of the session.<br>That prompted a single yellow flag to be waved at the marshal post on the outside of the entry to the final corner, which Verstappen encountered while on an even faster lap.<br>He completed the lap with a new fastest final ...

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The Red Bull driver set the fastest time on the first runs in Q3, 0.114s faster than Leclerc.<br>He then improved to a 1m14.758s on his final attempt to consolidate pole position - although his first lap would have been good enough to secure top spot - completing his lap after Valtteri Bottas had a big crash at the final corner and brought out double waved yellow flags.<br>Leclerc held onto second ...

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While Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel edged Red Bull's Max Verstappen by a tenth to end Friday as the pace-setter, Bottas was six tenths off the pace in the quicker of the two Mercedes cars.<br>Mercedes was defeated in the past two F1 races at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, and the team came into the weekend expecting the grand prix to be "the most difficult" of the 2019 season's remaining ...

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The Finn surged from third on the grid to take the lead on the charge away from the line in Suzuka a fortnight ago, having been helped by pole position man Sebastian Vettel’s stop-start getaway.<br>Reflecting on the key moment of the race, the Mercedes driver said: “The race start helped a lot, it was the key thing getting into the lead on that kind of track. My reaction time was rather quick ...

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Bottas launched from third to first on the run to the first corner, passing both Ferraris as Leclerc got away slowly and poleman Vettel erred significantly, losing time by moving slightly before the lights went out.<br>That put Bottas into a lead he never relinquished, while Vettel avoided a jump-start penalty – despite replays clearly showing he moved before the red lights went out – to ...

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Hamilton holds a commanding 73-point lead over Mercedes teammate Bottas but cannot secure the title in this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.<br>However, he could wrap up a sixth championship in Mexico, if he extends his advantage by five points across the next two races.<br>Asked by Motorsport.com how he was looking at the drivers' championship, Bottas said: "I haven't thought in a way that 'that's ...

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Bottas was over three tenths down on Hamilton after the first sector of what would end up the fastest lap of Friday practice, the Finn overturning the deficit over the rest of the lap to end up a tenth clear.<br>"There's always time to find at this track, there's always areas that you're weak at. This is not, I would say, my strongest of circuits, and there's always areas you can improve," ...

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Bottas was preparing to start the first flying lap of his qualifying simulation runs when he looped his W10 through the kink that follows the final chicane.<br>He continued but could only lap just under half a second down on Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who set the pace on those first qualifying simulation runs despite having his own effort interrupted by Bottas' spin.<br>Hamilton improved ...

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