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Valtteri Bottas

personalia

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

statistics

3 (2.7%)
27 (24.5%)
5 (4.5%)
0 (0%)
1st
6
110
109
848 (7.7 points per race avg)
6259
249 (4%)
6 (5.5%)
10 (9.1%)
2013 Australian Grand Prix
2018 Hungarian 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
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

news

Bottas ran second to teammate and race winner Lewis Hamilton for most of the grand prix but fell to fifth late on as his tyres faded and he made contact with Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo. His stint on the soft tyres was 10 laps longer than Hamilton’s after an early stop to cover the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen. Allison, speaking in Mercedes’ post-race Pure Pitwall video debrief ... ...

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Bottas ran second to teammate and race winner Lewis Hamilton for most of the grand prix but fell to fifth late on as his tyres faded and he made contact with Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo.His stint on the soft tyres was 10 laps longer than Hamilton’s after an early stop to cover the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen.Allison, speaking in Mercedes’ post-race Pure Pitwall video debrief ...

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Both incidents were the subject of much debate after the race, suggesting neither was particularly clear cut, while there were even suggestions from some that Vettel and Ricciardo could have been seen as the aggressors, rather than the Finn, who was struggling to defend his position on heavily worn tyres.   In our latest video below, Autosport’s Glenn Freeman and Andrew van de Burgt debate ... ...

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Both incidents were the subject of much debate after the race, suggesting neither was particularly clear cut, while there were even suggestions from some that Vettel and Ricciardo could have been seen as the aggressors, rather than the Finn, who was struggling to defend his position on heavily worn tyres.  In our latest video below, Autosport’s Glenn Freeman and Andrew van de Burgt ...

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Vettel started the race on soft tyres compared to the Mercedes drivers running ultrasofts, but was poised to jump the early-stopping Bottas after a strong first stint.That would have given him a clear run at race leader Hamilton on fresher, softer tyres, but Vettel lost time near the end of his stint with traffic and then had a slow pitstop.Vettel, who went on to finish second after ...

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Mercedes F1 team boss Wolff called Bottas a "sensational wingman" for fending off the Ferraris as Lewis Hamilton escaped to victory at the Hungaroring, leading Bottas to tell TV crews being described that way "hurts".Bottas suggested he would seek talks with Mercedes over Wolff's comments, saying it remains too early in the season for him to be cast in a support role to championship ...

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Vettel had overtaken Bottas exiting the first corner with five laps to go but the Mercedes driver tried to fight back into Turn 2, locked up and hit the rear of the Ferrari.Bottas broke his front wing in the incident and fell to fifth, hitting Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull in the process in a later incident, while Vettel was able to continue and finish second."I felt, all of a sudden ...

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The punishment does not change Bottas's fifth-place result as he had a 23s cushion back to Pierre Gasly in sixth.Bottas was trying to limp to the finish on extremely worn tyres and with wing damage from a collision with Sebastian Vettel - which the stewards did not investigate - when he was caught for fourth place by Ricciardo.The Red Bull driver made a move down the outside of the ...

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The Finn was forced to play a defending role in the second half of the Hungaroring race, with teammate and race leader Lewis Hamilton's main title rival Sebastian Vettel stuck behind him.After holding off Vettel until just a few laps before the end to ensure Hamilton was clear in front for the win, Wolff told Sky that he admired the role Bottas played.Wolff said: "It feels a bit ...

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Hamilton took a comfortable win from pole position, with Vettel taking second despite being hit by Bottas when the Mercedes driver tried to fight back after being passed for second with five laps to go.Bottas slumped to fifth, making more contact on the way after colliding with Daniel Ricciardo, as Kimi Raikkonen stole the final podium position.Hamilton and Bottas maintained ...

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The Finn had been challenging his Mercedes teammate for the lead after the safety car restart at Hockenheim last week, and even managed to get alongside him on the run down to the hairpin.But before the end of the lap, Mercedes strategy chief James Vowles came on the radio and told Bottas to call off the fight and maintain his second position.The decision to impose team orders was ...

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After the restart following the safety car period, Valtteri Bottas initially pushed leader Lewis Hamilton, until the team intervened on the radio and told the Finn to hold station to the chequered flag.Asked if the decision was a sign that the team now has a clear number one and two, Wolff was adamant that it is not the case."No, absolutely not," he said. "If it had been the other ...

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Lewis Hamilton had managed to haul his way to the front of the field ahead of his teammate at a late safety car period, which had been called out when race leader Sebastian Vettel crashed out in damp conditions.At the restart, Bottas briefly challenged Hamilton – but almost immediately Mercedes' strategy chief James Vowles instructed the Finn to hold position.Speaking about the ...

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The Ferrari driver held pole position after the first runs in Q3, with all drivers on ultrasofts, but faced a challenge from the remaining Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas on the second runs.Bottas briefly claimed pole position with a lap of 1m11.416s, helped by a mighty run through the stadium section.But Vettel, who was faster in the first two sectors before losing a quarter of a second ...

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The news comes just a day after the announcement of Lewis Hamilton’s two-year extension, and gives the team valuable continuity until the final season of the current rules package.Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff made no secret of the fact that he has kept an eye on the driver market and explored other options, with Daniel Ricciardo the most obvious potential candidate.However ...

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A learned colleague remarked to me after the British Grand Prix that Valtteri Bottas could be leading this season's Formula 1 world championship with better luck.Of all the drivers in F1's big three teams, Bottas is undoubtedly the one who has walked under too many ladders in 2018. He is grand prix racing's equivalent of a crazy black cat lady – muttering to himself indignantly as he ...

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The Finnish driver missed out on wins in China and Azerbaijan thanks to a safety car and late puncture respectively, then retired thanks to a mechanical failure after starting from pole in Austria.Bottas entered the 2018 season needing to impress Mercedes to earn a new contract after being handed a one-year extension during his debut season with the team in 2017.Speaking in the ...

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Raikkonen received a 10-second penalty at Silverstone after tapping Hamilton into a spin at the start, while Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel was given a five-second punishment for colliding with Bottas at the start of the French GP.Villeneuve believes Raikkonen’s penalty highlights the inconsistency of officials in Formula 1, and he thinks the Finn would have received a smaller ...

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A pitstop during a late-race safety car, caused by Marcus Ericsson's crash at Abbey, left long-time leader Vettel running second behind Bottas, although the German had the advantage of running fresh soft tyres against Bottas' worn mediums.But Bottas rebuffed Vettel's attacks on the restart, and following another stoppage for a crash involving Romain Grosjean and Carlos Sainz, the Finn ...

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Although the cause for his retirement last time out at the Red Bull Ring was a hydraulic issue, the team has some concerns that after he stopped suddenly and parked on track, heat soak issues may have caused some problems for the power unit.There were similar worries about Lewis Hamilton’s car, after the world champion was halted by a fuel pressure problem, but his power unit has been ...

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Bottas beat teammate Lewis Hamilton to pole in qualifying but dropped to fourth after a poor start led to him getting crowded out at Turn 1.He regained second by passing Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen on the outside down to Turn 3, but retired during the opening stint with a loss of hydraulic pressure.Bottas said: "The luck I'm having this year feels like a bit of a bad joke at ...

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Bottas, whose last pole position came in last year's season finale in Abu Dhabi, hit the front in the Q3 top 10 shootout with a lap of 1m03.264s on his first run – almost half-a-second faster than nearest rival Kimi Raikkonen.Teammate Lewis Hamilton ran deep into the Turn 3 hairpin on his first run and ended up third on first runs, but the final runs turned into a shootout between the ...

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The reigning world champion hit the front early in the session with a lap of 1m04.579s using the soft-compound Pirellis.Although he did use the ultrasofts Pirellis later on, Hamilton did not improve but had done more than enough to ensure top spot.Valtteri Bottas slotted into second place early in the session using supersofts, subsequently improving by 0.012s on ultrasofts to end up ...

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The Ferrari Formula 1 driver made a better getaway than the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and Bottas on the front row, but he ended up tucked behind Hamilton in the braking zone for the first corner, where he locked up and slid into Bottas, spinning the Finn and damaging his own front wing.Vettel was given a five-second penalty for causing the incident and recovered to finish the race ...

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Hamilton finished comfortably clear of the Red Bull of Max Verstappen to move into a 14-point lead over Vettel, who finished off the podium in fifth.That was one place ahead of Bottas, who was spun around by Vettel at Turn 1 on a chaotic opening lap.Vettel got a great start and drew alongside Bottas on the run into the first corner, but backed out on the inside only to lock his ...

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