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Valtteri Bottas

personalia

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

statistics

5 (4%)
36 (28.6%)
9 (7.1%)
0 (0%)
1st
7
126
125
1096 (8.7 points per race avg)
7211
363 ) (5%)
12 (9.5%)
10 (7.9%)
2013 Australian Grand Prix
2019 Canadian 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
Williams compare 2015
2016 Felipe Massa
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2017 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes compare 2017
2018 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes compare 2018
2019 Lewis Hamilton
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Bottas has fallen to 29 points adrift of teammate Lewis Hamilton, who took his fifth win from the first seven races of the season in controversial circumstances in Montreal.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Bottas "quite limited" by temperature "trouble" in Canada<br><br><br>While Hamilton inherited victory thanks to a penalty for Sebastian Vettel, Bottas finished fourth after only qualifying sixth – ...

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Bottas finished off the podium for the first time in the 2019 Formula 1 season after qualifying sixth and falling behind the second Renault of Nico Hulkenberg on the first lap. <br>He struggled to make progress in the first stint but worked his way through to fourth and picked up a bonus point for fastest lap after a second pitstop near the end of the race.<br>Asked by Motorsport.com how satisfied ...

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Bottas had only qualified sixth after a spin on his first Q3 run in Montreal, while Ricciardo secured the best grid spot of his Renault career so far in fourth.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Ricciardo feels he's settled into Renault "habits"<br><br><br>The Mercedes arrived on the fifth placed Renault's tail soon after Bottas made his pitstop, but spent six laps stuck behind it - during which title ...

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Hamilton used medium tyres to set a 1m12.767s, lapping 0.147s faster than teammate Valtteri Bottas managed on the soft-compound Pirellis. That left Mercedes almost a second clear of the best Ferrari and Red Bull could manage, as it gave its new-specification engine its debut in FP1.<br>The majority of the drivers completed their initial runs on medium-compound Pirellis but Mercedes opted to use ...

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Ahead of this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix, Mercedes confirmed that its works team plus customer outfits would all be running its improved Phase 2 power unit.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Mercedes brings upgraded engine to Canada<br><br><br>And although the prospect of a fresh and improved engine should be a boost for Mercedes at the power sensitive Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Bottas says he is under ...

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The Finn had looked strong throughout practice for the Monaco Grand Prix, but lost out in the fight for pole position when dealing with traffic on his out-lap in Q3 meant his tyres were not in the best shape.<br>His hopes of challenging Lewis Hamilton for the win in the race were then dashed when he clashed with Max Verstappen in the pits and suffered a puncture.<br>Having slipped to 17 points ...

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Mercedes planned a double-stacked stop for Hamilton and Bottas when the safety car came out early in the Formula 1 race, and the Finn backed off to give himself a gap and delay Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel, who were behind him.<br>However, Mercedes strategy director James Vowles has revealed that on leaving the pits Hamilton hit an airgun, and recovering from that triggered a slight delay in ...

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Bottas was running second behind teammate Lewis Hamilton when the safety car was triggered early in the Monte Carlo race, and a slightly faster pitstop meant Red Bull released Verstappen into Bottas's path in the pitlane.<br>The two made contact and Bottas was forced to nudge the wall on his right-hand side, breaking his wheel and forcing him to make a second stop.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Monaco ...

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While Lewis Hamilton managed to eke out his best lap of the weekend on his final run in Q3 to grab the top spot, both Bottas and Verstappen had to abort their runs after tyre temperature woes hit them.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Monaco GP: Hamilton on pole as Leclerc goes out in Q1<br><br><br>Both men had far from ideal out-laps as they had to work their way through traffic, and that meant their ...

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The Finn has twice this season lost his pole position advantage on the run to the first corner, having had troubled starts in both the Chinese and Spanish Grands Prix.<br>While the problem in Shanghai was believed to have been triggered by his rear wheels spinning on the white painted start-finish line, the issue in Spain was felt to be more down to an inconsistent clutch.<br>Bottas says that the ...

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Bottas reported some “strange” clutch behaviour immediately after Sunday’s race, having crucially lost his pole position advantage to teammate Lewis Hamilton at the first corner. <br>He said the team was still investigating the start on Sunday evening, and while Mercedes will continue to take “a good look” at it this week the team believes it was simply a matter of grip. <br>In the ...

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The Mercedes driver had headed the morning running, but improved his time in the afternoon using the Pirelli C5 tyres, which are two steps softer than the softs used during the grand prix but will be available in Monaco next weekend.<br>He set a time of 1m15.511s, just 0.105s slower than his record pole position pace from Saturday.<br>Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc set his best time with five ...

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Bottas set a best time of 1m16.625s using the C3 Pirelli tyres, which were the designated softs for last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, shortly before midday.<br>This consolidated his advantage at the top of the timesheets over Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc, who had earlier topped the times.<br>Leclerc improved his time shortly afterwards using the Pirelli C1 tyres, the hards last weekend, to ...

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Bottas started on pole for the third race in a row but Hamilton pulled alongside him after a better getaway and gained track position on the inside into Turn 1. <br>Hamilton then raced into a commanding lead and kept Bottas comfortably behind after a late safety car restart as well, to move back ahead in the title battle. <br>Immediately after the race, Bottas said: “It was pretty tight but I ...

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Bottas’s 0.634s margin over Hamilton is the furthest the five-time world champion has been behind a teammate since his struggles in Singapore in 2016. <br>While there have been much bigger margins, these have all come amid extenuating circumstances.<br>Hamilton was officially 19.196s slower than Nico Rosberg in Baku in 2016 after crashing at the start of qualifying and 3.466s slower in 2014 ...

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Bottas had the edge on Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton throughout qualifying, ending up a massive 0.634s quicker.<br>None of the top four were able to improve their times on their second runs on soft Pirellis in Q3, ensuring Mercedes kept hold of the front-row lockout it had taken earlier in the final segment of qualifying.<br>Sebastian Vettel was third and 0.866s off the pace, less than a tenth ...

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Bottas, who also set the pace in the morning session, was fastest in the early stages when using medium-compound Pirellis, seven tenths faster than Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel.<br>Vettel and teammate Charles Leclerc then traded top spot as the first frontrunners to use the soft Pirellis, with the latter eventually winning the intra-team battle with a lap 0.088s quicker than Vettel.<br>But at ...

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The Mercedes driver traded times with Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel before establishing himself at the head of the order with two laps good enough to end the session quickest.<br>Bottas was left out of the car in the final half hour, though, as Mercedes stripped down his W10 to understand what was initially described as a hydraulic problem.<br>Mercedes determined an oil leak had caused a ...

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Bottas leads the championship after winning two of the first four races, a scenario that led team boss Toto Wolff to admit to seeing a glimpse of the battles between Hamilton and Rosberg from 2014 to 2016.<br>Hamilton clashed several times with Rosberg on track and off it during their exclusive fights for the world championship.<br>However, Hamilton has enjoyed a much more constructive ...

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Valtteri Bottas took his second win of 2019 despite the late-race pressure from team-mate Lewis Hamilton to retake the lead in the drivers' championship by just a single point. <br>The Azerbaijan Grand Prix proved to be a hard-fought victory for the Finn, who resisted the intimidation from his five-time world champion team-mate and secured the win that eluded him twelve months earlier.<br>Bottas' ...

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Hamilton made a good getaway from second on the grid to pull alongside pole position man Bottas on the run to Turn 1, as the pair ran around the first corners side-by-side.<br>Bottas eventually managed to get in front, and Hamilton suggested he could have made life tougher on a weekend when his teammate had the upper hand.<br>"I didn't get the job done in qualifying, he [Bottas] did," Hamilton ...

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Twelve months after being denied victory by a late puncture, Bottas held his nerve under pressure to lead Hamilton home and regain the lead of the championship.<br>As Mercedes clinched its fourth one-two in four races at the start of the 2019 season, Sebastian Vettel could only finish third again for Ferrari.<br>Vettel's teammate Charles Leclerc recovered to fifth, behind Max Verstappen's Red ...

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The Finn lapped 0.059s faster than teammate Lewis Hamilton, who was in the tow behind him, on the final runs in Q3 to grab top spot, with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel three tenths down in third place.<br>Red Bull driver Max Verstappen only had one run in Q3 and ended up fourth, almost three tenths behind Vettel and well clear of fifth fastest Sergio Perez.<br>Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat ended up sixth ...

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The Finn says his experience from China, when wheelspin at the start allowed teammate Lewis Hamilton to jump ahead of him, showed how there are still big consequences when stuck behind another car.<br>"Even being three or four seconds behind you're sliding more, which overheats the tyres more, and then it's more difficult," he said.<br>"But that's how F1 has been for a long time. Whoever is in the ...

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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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