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Valtteri Bottas

personalia

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

statistics

8 (5.6%)
48 (33.3%)
12 (8.3%)
0 (0%)
1st
8
144
143
1347 (9.4 points per race avg)
8272
539 ) (6.5%)
13 (9%)
12 (8.3%)
2013 Australian Grand Prix
2020 British 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,

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
Mercedes compare 2020

news

Bottas managed to deny Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton back-to-back pole positions at Silverstone by going six hundredths of a second faster with his final lap in Q3.<br>It marked an impressive turnaround for Bottas, who had finished three tenths of a second adrift of Hamilton in qualifying for the British Grand Prix last Saturday at Silverstone.<br>"From last weekend to this week, we've been ...

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The softer tyres for this weekend's race at Silverstone led to an intriguing and unusual qualifying session, with all the top 10 runners making it through to Q3 on the medium tyres, apart from Verstappen, who will start the race on the hard rubber.<br>Mercedes also switched the rubber on their cars midway through the final segment of the session, after Hamilton had led the way on the first flying ...

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Under cloudy skies at a nevertheless hot Silverstone, Hamilton wound up fastest on the medium Pirelli rubber, 0.176s quicker than his teammate's effort on the soft tyres.<br>The session was ended with just over two minutes to go after late mechanical problems caused Sebastian Vettel and Antonio Giovinazzi to stop on track.<br>Kevin Magnussen and Daniil Kvyat set the early pace on the medium tyres ...

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Mercedes eased to a 1-2 finish in first practice as drivers got their first chance to sample Pirelli's softer tyre selection for the second Silverstone race weekend.<br>All drivers opted to complete all of their of running on the C4 tyre, which is the soft compound for this race and was not used at the British Grand Prix last weekend.<br>Many reported high wear on the soft compound as the track ...

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Mercedes announced on Thursday that Bottas had signed a new contract keeping him with the team until the end of next season, extending his spell at Brackley into a fifth year.<br>Bottas said back in February that he wanted to avoid “unnecessary talk outside the team” during the negotiations after Mercedes publicly weighed up junior driver Esteban Ocon for his seat last year.<br>Asked by ...

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Mercedes announced on Thursday ahead of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone that Bottas would be remaining with the team for 2021.<br>The Finn joined Mercedes in 2017, partnering Lewis Hamilton, and has played a role in winning the constructors' championship in each of his three seasons to date with eight wins in that period.<br>Motorsport.com revealed last month that a new deal for ...

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Bottas was set to finish second in Sunday's British Grand Prix before suffering a front-left tyre failure with four laps to go, forcing him to crawl back to the pits.<br>The failure dropped Bottas outside of the points, and he was unable to pass Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in a late scrap for for 10th, leaving him 11th at the chequered flag.<br>Mercedes teammate Hamilton held on to take victory ...

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Racing Point, which set the pace on Friday, ended up fourth with Lance Stroll, while Alex Albon's disrupted build-up to the first Silverstone race of the season continued as he missed much of FP3 while Red Bull investigated a suspected electric issue on his RB16.<br>As predicted, the temperatures at Silverstone were much cooler than the 37-degree heat in which FP2 took place, with the 60-minute ...

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The Finn made a poor getaway at the last race in Hungary after saying he was thrown by a light coming on in his cockpit. That caused him to nudge forward in his grid spot and go into anti-stall before he was able to get going.<br>Asked by Motorsport.com about what the light was that distracted him, Bottas said it was simply a rev light that flashed on when he wasn't expecting it.<br>"We've done ...

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After dropping to sixth on the opening lap following a near-jump start, Bottas managed to fight his way back up to third nearing the final 20 laps of the race.<br>Bottas put pressure on Red Bull driver Verstappen in second after closing up a seven-second gap, only to be called into the pits for a third stop at the end of Lap 49.<br>The decision to pit Bottas dropped him more than 20 seconds back ...

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The Mercedes driver edged forward at the start before stopping and going again when distracted by a light on his dash, leading Sebastian Vettel to tell his Ferrari team that Bottas had jumped the start.<br>Video evidence appeared to confirm that, but the key to an official transgression is the detection system that is built into the track.<br>Vettel had similarly escaped punishment at the Japanese ...

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Bottas edged forward slightly at the start before bogging down, leading rival Sebastian Vettel to tell his Ferrari team that the Finn had jumped the lights.<br>However, he did not receive a penalty as he did not trigger the FIA detection system.<br>After dropping to an initial sixth place he recovered to second place behind Lewis Hamilton.<br>He was pushing Max Verstappen for second place when the ...

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Mercedes dominated Saturday’s Formula 1 qualifying session at the Hungaroring as Hamilton led a front row lock-out for the team, edging out Bottas in the final moments of Q3.<br>Bottas finished over eight-tenths clear of Racing Point’s Lance Stroll in third place, but his lap was not enough to deny Hamilton pole, who went 0.107 seconds quicker.<br>Bottas explained after qualifying that he ...

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Despite a few drops of raining falling early on, the predicted rain for the one-hour FP3 session stayed away, with Bottas returning Mercedes to the top spot after yesterday's wet second practice, while Red Bull again struggled.<br>After Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen set the early pace, Red Bull's Alex Albon took first place before the Ferraris – led by FP2 pacesetter Sebastian Vettel – ...

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Sources indicated to Motorsport.com this week that Bottas is set to remain with Mercedes beyond the end of the year after agreeing a new deal in principle. A further indication that Bottas will remain with Mercedes arrived on Thursday when Williams confirmed that George Russell would be remaining with the team next year. <br>Russell is a Mercedes junior driver, and ...

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Hamilton beat Bottas by 0.086s in the Friday morning session, with Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll in the Racing Points – which are racing under protest this weekend following Renault’s objection lodged after the Styrian GP last week – third and fourth.<br>Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo was fifth fastest, ahead of the Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc, with Max Verstappen ...

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From fourth on the grid, Bottas spent the latter part of the race chasing down Verstappen and, having stopped 10 laps later, his tyres were in better shape.<br>Although he couldn't make his first attempt to pass stick, Bottas successfully got by the Red Bull driver on lap 67 to claim runner-up spot.<br>Bottas admitted that he had anticipated that Verstappen would be harder to pass, but the tyre ...

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While a final contract has yet to be signed off, both team and driver have agreed terms for their partnership to continue at least in to next year on the back of the Finn's strong start to the campaign.<br>The agreement, which has been put together in the last few days, came after Mercedes CEO Ola Kallenius gave his blessing, during a visit to the Austrian Grand Prix to an unchanged line-up for ...

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After winning last weekend’s season-opener at the Red Bull Ring, Bottas could only qualify fourth in wet conditions on Saturday after struggling with a glazed brake, as Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton took pole position.<br>By the time Bottas passed McLaren’s Carlos Sainz for third place early in the race, both Hamilton and Max Verstappen had already pulled a gap that he could not close ...

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Bottas, who won the Austrian GP from pole last weekend, says a glazed front brake knocked his confidence in the tricky conditions.<br>In Q3 he was 1.428s slower than teammate Lewis Hamilton, who topped the times today. The pair were split by the Red Bull of Max Verstappen, and the McLaren of Carlos Sainz.<br>“It was not easy, I didn't look to be fourth on the grid but obviously tricky conditions ...

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In a session that could end up setting the grid for should qualifying be cancelled due to forecast rain, 2019 Austrian Grand Prix winner Verstappen managed to edge out Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas for top spot in the timesheets.<br>Verstappen recorded a best laptime of 1m03.660s to take top spot for Red Bull, making the most of extended qualifying simulation running through FP2.<br>The session was ...

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The Finn and his Ferrari rival Charles Leclerc were under investigation by the FIA’s COVID-19 delegate to see if they had breached the Code of Conduct when they travelled back home after the first Red Bull Ring race.<br>While there is no restriction on where F1 drivers and personnel can travel to between events, everyone attending closed-door races is required to stick within their strict sub ...

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After Mercedes was hampered by a build-up of electrical noise – stemming from vibration caused by the Red Bull Ring's kerbs – the team explained the issue was a "complex problem" with no quick fix that would reoccur if the W11 was run in the same arrangement as the season opener.<br>It is understood that Mercedes will bring new parts to its 2020 challenger to try and fix the issue, as well as ...

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In the closing laps of the race Hamilton was running second when he was handed a five-second penalty for his clash with Alex Albon, and he was thus desperate to stay sufficiently clear of his immediate pursuers.<br>However he had to run at the pace of race leader Bottas immediately ahead, as given the fraught circumstances of the final laps Mercedes opted not to issue orders and ask the Finn to ...

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Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton were leading the season opener, but both were facing critical gearbox issues that Mercedes feared could cause them to retire from the race.<br>As well as both drivers being warned to keep off the kerbs, there was a great deal of intrigue when Bottas was given the radio message: "Urgent Chassis Default Two One."<br>That message prompted memories of the Multi 21 ...

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