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Valtteri Bottas

personalia

Finnish
28 August 1989 (32)
Jimmy Daywalt (28 August 1924)

statistics

10 (5.7%)
66 (37.5%)
20 (11.4%)
0 (0%)
1st
9
176
175
1715 (9.7 points per race avg)
10754
841 (7.8%)
19 (10.8%)
16 (9.1%)
2013 Australian Grand Prix
2021 São Paulo 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

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Bottas, Carlos Sainz and title contender Max Verstappen were all summoned after qualifying for improving their lap times while yellow flags were out at the end of Q3 in Losail.<br>Double-waved yellow flags were shown after Pierre Gasly’s AlphaTauri car stopped on the start/finish straight after he sustained damage while running wide over the kerb at Turn 15.<br>Verstappen passed the double-waved ...

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Like Max Verstappen, who is also under investigation, both drivers were on their final runs in Q3 when Pierre Gasly had stopped on the start-finish straight.<br>Having struck a kerb that ripped off the AlphaTauri's front wing and gave him a right front puncture, Gasly had driven slowly around the final corner before stopping near the pit wall.<br>Verstappen passed a set of double waved yellow ...

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The Finn had made a strong start to the weekend in Friday practice, and was again on top of the standings in Saturday morning’s final session before qualifying.<br>However, he said that from the start of the day’s running he had not felt as comfortable as before with his car – and that explained why he couldn’t match teammate Lewis Hamilton who took pole position.<br>“It's been a good ...

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The warm afternoon session got off to a false start, being immediately red-flagged for Nikita Mazepin's Haas coming to a halt on pit exit. It led to the Russian remaining in the garage after also sitting out FP2.<br>With a five-minute delay the lights sprang to green again for Qatar's final practice session ahead of Saturday night qualifying.<br>Given the daytime conditions being less ...

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In early September Mercedes announced it had signed Williams' George Russell to partner Lewis Hamilton for 2022 and beyond, with Valtteri Bottas moving to Alfa Romeo on a multi-year deal.<br>Ever since the deal was announced, Bottas has seemingly been flourishing, taking his first win of the campaign in Turkey and scoring three poles in addition to two sprint race wins.<br>Bottas admitted that his ...

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Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was fastest in FP1 but it was Bottas who set the quickest time of the day – under the floodlights in FP2 – at 1m23.148s.<br>Pierre Gasly was an impressive second fastest in both sessions for AlphaTauri.<br>Read Also:<br><br>Hamilton feeling "a little bit slow" after Qatar F1 Friday practice<br>Mercedes denies F1 rear wing has score marks<br><br><br>Qatar Grand Prix ...

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Just after darkness had fallen at the Losail circuit, Friday's second session got underway, with Kimi Raikkonen leading the pack out of the pits and setting the opening time during the early running on the harder compounds.<br>Raikkonen's 1m41.721s was immediately beaten by Carlos Sainz's opening time of 1m26.364s – a full effort compared on that hard tyres to the Alfa's early installation ...

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Bottas scored his second sprint race win of the season on Saturday in Brazil, leading all 24 laps following a Turn 1 pass on pole-sitter Max Verstappen on the opening lap.<br>The result came as a boost to Mercedes after Lewis Hamilton was excluded from qualifying due to a technical infringement on his DRS, leaving him at the back of the grid.<br>But Hamilton was able to fight his way back through ...

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Bottas grabbed the lead away from the startline and was helped further as Red Bull’s Max Verstappen – who started on pole – was pushed back to third by Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz. The Dutchman recovered and quickly repassed Sainz to chase down Bottas.<br>But Verstappen couldn’t beat the Finn, and the win officially gives Bottas the Brazilian GP pole position accolade. His teammate Lewis ...

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At the start, Bottas's soft tyres appeared to give him considerably better grip off the line, as he powered alongside Verstappen despite appearing to react slightly slower to the lights going out.<br>The Finn was alongside the polesitter at the apex of Turn 1 and surged ahead, as Verstappen quickly came under pressure from Carlos Sainz, who had also been given softs for the start and used them to ...

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Brazil's second practice session got underway without a long-awaited decision on Lewis Hamilton's rear wing case or Verstappen's parc ferme dalliance, potential penalties for either title contender hanging over the Interlagos weekend - and the 2021 title fight at large - like a dark cloud.<br>Kimi Raikkonen opened the session with a 1m14.604s on medium tyres as all four Alfa Romeo and Haas cars ...

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The Finn has just signed a multi-season deal to join Alfa Romeo from next year, giving him for the first time some proper long term job security.<br>And having endured throughout his Mercedes career the permanent need to prove himself each season to keep hold of his seat, he says the different scenario with Alfa Romeo has opened his eyes to what he was missing before.<br>“It probably had a ...

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The Finn did not get away brilliantly from pole position in Mexico City last weekend, as Verstappen, who started right behind him, was able to drag up alongside him down a gap left on the outside of the track.<br>That opening was enough to allow Verstappen to outbrake Bottas and his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton at the first corner, and snatch a lead he would hold on to until the end of the ...

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The McLaren driver got tangled up with Bottas as they touched at the tight Turn 1 in Mexico City. Bottas was spun around while Ricciardo broke his front wing and had to pit for repairs.<br>During the race, Ricciardo said he was kicking himself for feeling that he had caused the incident, but he says watching a video replay afterwards gave him a different view.<br>"My memory of turn one was that ...

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With the world championship battle between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton so close, their teammates have been used at races this year to try to take away fastest lap points.<br>In Mexico, with Valtteri Bottas outside of the points following his Turn 1 incident, Mercedes made a late switch to softs for the Finn to take the fastest lap away from Verstappen.<br>But, during his first attempt to set ...

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Bottas has already visited the Hinwil factory and had a seat fitting in anticipation of a deal being reached.<br>Usually in such situations, complex commercial arrangements have to be addressed. However, the date of the 18-inch tyre test – on December 14-15 – is so late in the calendar year that it falls close to the end of any relevant contracts.<br>A Mercedes spokesperson told Motorsport.com ...

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Polesitter Bottas and Hamilton had locked out the front row for Mercedes, with the team hoping to use that opportunity to exert control on the Mexico City race early on.<br>The two were three-wide heading into the first corner with Verstappen, who swept around the outside and claimed the lead of the race with Hamilton in pursuit - while Bottas was left facing the opposite direction after contact ...

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Bottas claimed pole for Sunday’s race at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, with Hamilton joining him on the front row as Red Bull’s expected dominance with Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez fell apart in Q3.<br>The Mexico City track has the longest run from the grid to the first braking zone of any circuit on the F1 calendar.<br>It is comparable to the start at Sochi – where Turn 2 is the ...

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Bottas will start in front of Hamilton and Red Bull's Max Verstappen after the one-hour qualifying session, which is split into three segments with five cars each being knocked out in Q1 and Q2 before the top-10 shootout of Q3.<br>Read Also:<br><br>Mexican GP: Bottas takes pole as Mercedes stuns Red Bull<br><br><br>Mexican Grand Prix qualifying results: Bottas on pole from ...

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On a weekend when Red Bull had looked to be in a class of its own, Mercedes turned the tables on it main F1 rival in qualifying with Bottas and Lewis Hamilton locking out the front row of the grid.<br>Having struggled to extract pace from the Mercedes over a single lap throughout practice, Bottas got it spot on exactly when it mattered to snatch provisional pole position after the first runs in ...

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Sergio Perez took fourth in front of his home crowd, with the Red Bull duo having their final laps ruined when coming across stablemate Yuki Tsunoda off the track in the runoff at Turn 10.<br>But Red Bull, which had dominated in FP3, was already under pressure as Bottas had grabbed provisional pole on the first run in Q3 with a 1m5.875s, with Hamilton slotting in 0.145s behind.<br>Perez led ...

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After finishing one tenth of a second behind pace-setter Bottas in FP1 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Verstappen struck back by comfortably topping FP2 for Red Bull.<br>Verstappen set the early pace on the medium compound tyre in the session, running over a second clear of the field at one stage and ending the initial runs with a 0.7 second margin to Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez in ...

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Verstappen's teammate Sergio Perez, missed much of the one-hour session after crashing at the Peraltada corner in the early stages and breaking his rear wing, just as Ferrari's Charles Leclerc had done likewise.<br>The early running at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez featured considerable levels of dust as the cars swept the track surface, with drivers pointing out the reduced visibility ...

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Bottas took his sixth new Mercedes V6 at the US GP, which landed him a five-place penalty, dropping him from fourth to ninth on the grid. In the race he was only able to recover to sixth place.<br>It was his third penalty of the year after going to the back of the grid in Italy and taking 15 places in Russia.<br>“I really hope we're done for now,” he said after the Austin race. “I think both ...

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The Finn qualified only fourth at COTA on Saturday after a “messy” final lap, and goes back five places to ninth after taking a new engine.<br>To get involved in the battle at the front between his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton and the two Red Bull drivers, he has to pass the AlphaTauri of Pierre Gasly and both cars from the McLaren and Ferrari teams.<br>"They're not the easy cars to ...

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