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Valtteri Bottas

personalia

Finnish
28 August 1989 (29)
Jimmy Daywalt (28 August 1924)

statistics

4 (3.3%)
33 (27%)
7 (5.7%)
0 (0%)
1st
7
122
121
1025 (8.4 points per race avg)
6946
332 ) (4.8%)
11 (9%)
10 (8.2%)
2013 Australian Grand Prix
2019 Chinese 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
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

news

Mercedes opted to give both drivers a second pitstop on lap 36 after Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel had pitted over the preceding two laps.<br>The Brackley team had to respond, knowing that Bottas was more vulnerable to being jumped, and that pitting him first might have unfairly disadvantaged race leader Hamilton. The decision was thus taken to double-stack them.<br>Bottas realised that ...

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Leclerc ran third in the opening stages of the race but was told to let Vettel through early on and then dropped behind Max Verstappen when the Red Bull pitted earlier.<br>He ran behind Verstappen throughout the second stint, which Ferrari extended so much that by the time he stopped for fresh tyres he was too far behind Verstappen to try to fight back at the end.<br>Speaking to Sky Sports F1 ...

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The Finn made an initially good getaway from his pole position slot but a bit of wheelspin during the acceleration phase cost him valuable momentum and allowed teammate Lewis Hamilton to sneak ahead on the run to the first corner.<br>Trapped in Hamilton's dirty air without a big pace advantage, Bottas was unable to challenge his teammate as he eventually came home second.<br>Speaking after the ...

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The Finn pipped Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton to top spot by just 23 thousandths of a second, with the lead Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel three tenths down.<br>Bottas held the advantage through much of qualifying, although Hamilton did set the pace in Q2 thanks to having a second run on medium Pirellis.<br>Vettel beat Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc to third by 0.017s, the duo jumping ahead of ...

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Practice was red-flagged with five minutes remaining when Alexander Albon ran wide at the exit of the final corner and smote his Toro Rosso against the barrier.<br>Honours were split in Friday practice as Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel went fastest in the first session and Bottas topped the second, while analysis of long-run times suggested the teams were closely matched on potential race ...

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The Mercedes driver was fourth fastest during the first runs when he used the hard-compound Pirellis, while teammate Lewis Hamilton was quickest using mediums – setting a time of 1m34.226s after a quick spin at Turn 3 on his out-lap.<br>Ferrari driver Vettel was the first of the frontrunners to set a time on the soft Pirellis, initially going fastest with a lap of 1m33.357s to outpace Hamilton ...

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Bottas leads the drivers' championship from Hamilton, with Mercedes leading the constructors' fight following one-two finishes in Australia and Bahrain.<br>However, Mercedes was surprised by the straightline speed deficit to Ferrari that emerged in Bahrain, where its rival should have won before its race imploded.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Ferrari's Bahrain edge goes beyond straightline ...

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Bottas inherited second place to complete a shock Mercedes one-two in Bahrain, where Ferrari had dominated before its race imploded with a spin for Sebastian Vettel and an engine cylinder problem for Charles Leclerc. <br>However, Bottas admitted he struggled for pace after slipping back from a superb first lap that launched him from fourth to second, as he immediately dropped back behind Leclerc ...

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Bottas, who took a dominant win in Melbourne, has indicated that his mindset is different after a winless 2018 campaign, but Hamilton has played down such suggestions.<br>"I don't think so, he's motivated every year," he said when asked he found Bottas more motivated than previously.<br>"I work with the guy and he's the same guy he was last year. So, no difference for me except he has a ...

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The Finn started off his 2019 campaign in perfect style with a dominant victory in the Australian Grand Prix, firmly putting to bed the frustrations of last year when he failed to take a win.<br>Having had a winter to reset himself to ensure he hit the ground running, Bottas just missed out on pole position in Melbourne and then charged away to a win after taking teammate Lewis Hamilton at the ...

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The shock of Mercedes’ dominant form in the season-opener was only matched by the surprise of a lack of a challenge from Ferrari and Red Bull, which both delivered strong performances in pre-season testing.<br>To discuss the top three, the midfield battle and the rest of the action in Melbourne, Edd Straw is joined by Andrew van Leeuwen.<br><br>More Melbourne insights:<br><br>Bottas ignored ...

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Wolff says he made it clear on Sunday morning that he didn't want his drivers to potentially lose a podium position by going for the fastest lap, which under new rules gets a bonus point if the driver finishes inside the top 10.<br>However, race winner Bottas was heard on team radio discussing his quest for the extra point, while his engineer warned him that there were "games going on" with other ...

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Having been congratulated by his engineer on the cool-down lap after taking the chequered flag in Melbourne, Bottas said: "To whom it may concern, f*** you."<br>The message was interpreted as echoing the frustration he felt in the face of criticism last season after he failed to win a race while teammate Lewis Hamilton won his fifth world championship,<br>Bottas insisted that the comment was made ...

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Bottas dominated the season opener after getting ahead of pole-man and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton on the run to the first corner at the start.<br>It marks his first win since the 2017 season finale in Abu Dhabi, after bad luck and poor form at the end of the year left him win-less in 2018.<br>Asked if he felt it was his best race in F1, Bottas said: "I think so. I don't know just what ...

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Hamilton headed Bottas in qualifying but lost his advantage almost immediately after a slower getaway.<br>He was able to resist pressure from Sebastian Vettel and latterly Max Verstappen to complete Mercedes' one-two, while Verstappen claimed Honda's first podium finish since the 2008 British GP on its maiden race with Red Bull.<br>Bottas outdragged Hamilton into Turn 1 and was left untroubled for ...

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Among the F1 rule tweaks for 2019 is a stipulation that a driver and their seat must weigh a minimum of 80kg.<br>Previously, driver weight was only included within the overall F1 car weight rules, meaning a lighter driver offered teams advantages in terms of balance placement or lower car weight overall if the design was over the minimum.<br>The rule change means that any team with a driver and ...

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Mercedes introduced a major aero update for the start of this week's second test, following a low-key start to its preparations at Barcelona last week.<br>But while Bottas is convinced that the revamped wing and nose have delivered a step forward in overcoming some of the handling issues that marred the first test, he thinks the team is not yet in a position where it can be confident of matching ...

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Bottas scored nine grand prix podiums for his first F1 outfit Williams, establishing himself as the team's lead driver despite sharing the garage with former title contender Felipe Massa.<br>Nico Rosberg's shock retirement in 2016 opened the door for Bottas to join F1's leading outfit Mercedes, and he soon scored a maiden race win with the Silver Arrows.<br>However, Bottas has been unable to match ...

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While Ferrari hit the ground running and enjoyed a strong first week of pre-season testing, Mercedes had a more low-key start that left it in no doubt it is currently on the back foot.<br>Speaking at an event with Mercedes title sponsor Petronas in Italy on Friday, Bottas revealed that the main issue for the team was finding a consistent balance for the car over a whole lap – with the W10 having ...

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Ferrari's new SF90 has reliably featured at the top end of the timesheets throughout the first week of the Barcelona test, as Sebastian Vettel headed the opening day and Charles Leclerc went quickest on the second.<br>In addition to the usual testing caveats over engine power and fuel load, Ferrari's performances have been flattered by the fact reigning champion Mercedes has left it late in the ...

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The Mercedes driver followed up a solid first since with the world championship-winning team with a winless campaign last year.<br>While bad luck played a part in the first half of the season Bottas suffered a slump in form in the second that culminated in a run of fifth-place finishes in the final four grands prix and dropped him to fifth in the final standings.<br>"I am very happy to start a new ...

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Bottas contested last weekend's Arctic Lapland Rally in an M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC in association with the Finnish governing body's Flying Finn project to support young drivers, the Finnish Rally Championship and AKK-Motorsport.<br>Run by M-Sport engineers and co-driven by two-time WRC champion Timo Rautiainen, Bottas recorded one stage win on his way to fifth overall.<br>Team principal Rich ...

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Rosberg beat Hamilton to the 2016 world championship when they were teammates at Mercedes and then announced his shock retirement at the end of the year.<br>Mercedes signed Bottas to replace him but a solid first season, in which he won three grands prix, was followed up by a winless 2018 campaign.<br>Sky F1 pundit Rosberg, speaking at a day of promotional filming for the channel, believes the ...

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Bottas, driving a car similar in spec to those currently being driven by M-Sport’s World Rally Championship drivers, was competing against Finnish championship regulars, who were piloting less-powerful R5-specification machinery used in the world championship’s WRC2 support category.<br>After a slow start with only seventh- and ninth-fastest times on the opening two stages of the event, Bottas ...

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Bottas is contesting the Arctic Rally in Finland in a Ford Fiesta WRC, co-driven by Timo Rautiainen - who won two world championships alongside Marcus Gronholm in the early 2000s.<br>Though Suninen will not be present at the Rovaniemi-based event as it clashes with the WRC season-opening Monte Carlo Rally, he has given Bottas tips on what to expect.<br>"I know him quite well, we have the same ...

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