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Valtteri Bottas

personalia

Finnish
28 August 1989 (31)
Jimmy Daywalt (28 August 1924)

statistics

9 (5.7%)
56 (35.7%)
16 (10.2%)
0 (0%)
1st
8
157
156
1512 (9.6 points per race avg)
9428
740 (7.8%)
15 (9.6%)
13 (8.3%)
2013 Australian Grand Prix
2020 Abu Dhabi 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
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2014 Felipe Massa
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2015 Felipe Massa
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2016 Felipe Massa
Williams compare 2016
2017 Lewis Hamilton
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2018 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes compare 2018
2019 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes compare 2019
2020 Lewis Hamilton
George Russell
Mercedes compare 2020

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The Finn is heading in to his fifth season as Hamilton's teammate in 2021, and has yet to beat the Briton in the points standings since they have raced alongside each other.<br>The level of Hamilton's dominance at times has left Bottas facing criticism about the occasions when he should be doing better, but it is something that he says no longer bothers him.<br>He says that the response ...

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During their four seasons together at Mercedes, Rosberg and Hamilton endured a fraught relationship off track and sometimes clashed on it too.<br>But while some have suggested that Bottas could stand to benefit from adopting a similar tough stance in a bid to unsettle Hamilton, the Finn thinks that going down that route would actually backfire.<br>He thinks that, as well as causing unnecessary ...

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Bottas finished as runner-up in the F1 drivers’ championship for the second time in 2020, but failed to maintain a sustained challenge to Mercedes teammate Hamilton for the title.<br>Hamilton won 11 races en route to his seventh world title, while Bottas could claim just two victories, leaving him a distant 124 points behind in the championship ...

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But as Valtteri Bottas was left licking his wounds after being outpaced by Mercedes debutant Russell, the Finn also had his race ruined by some awful luck.<br>It was the latest in a long line of unlucky moments for Bottas in 2020. Although they may not have been enough to turn the tide in the F1 title race against Lewis Hamilton, it would certainly put his season in a different light.<br>So where ...

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Bottas confirmed himself as runner-up in the 2020 drivers’ standings by finishing second in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday.<br>The result clinched Bottas second place by nine points from Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, but the Finn ended the year a distant 124 points off Hamilton at the top of the standings.<br>Asked after the race in Abu Dhabi how satisfied he was to secure second in the ...

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Russell’s superb performance in last weekend’s Sakhir GP led to suggestions that Mercedes might try to engineer a swap that would see Bottas return to Williams next year and the British driver make a permanent step up.<br>However, Wolff stressed that he remains loyal to Bottas, and made it clear that Russell’s time will come.<br>“He's going to be in our car,” said Wolff. “I'm hereby ...

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Shortly before the final runs in Q3 for the F1 season finale in Abu Dhabi, Wolff was heard giving Bottas a message of encouragement with: "All you have Valtteri."<br>Such in-session communication between the team boss and drivers is not usual, with Wolff normally only getting involved if there are difficult matters to sort or post race messages.<br>However, explaining why he spoke to Bottas in ...

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Bottas spoke on Thursday about the need to “do better” after a difficult run of form that has seen him struggle to match the sister Mercedes car.<br>Hamilton clinched his seventh world title at the Turkish Grand Prix, and has won 11 races to Bottas’s two this year to sit over 100 points clear at the top of the drivers’ standings.<br>Hamilton missed the Sakhir Grand Prix after testing ...

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Lewis Hamilton finished second ahead of FP1 pacesetter Max Verstappen.<br>But all three leading drivers failed to set their best times on the soft compound tyre as a Turn 1 off, track limits and encountering slower traffic cost the trio respectively.<br>In the only representative practice session for the 2020 season finale, the opening 20 minutes was dedicated to running the prototype C4 compound ...

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Seven-time world champion Hamilton was forced to miss last weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix after testing positive for COVID-19 one day after his victory in Bahrain.<br>Hamilton returned to the cockpit of his Mercedes W11 F1 car in first practice at the Yas Marina Circuit on Friday afternoon after returning two negative test results, and fulfilling the entry requirements to make his comeback.<br>But it ...

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Bottas entered the 2020 season aiming to challenge Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton for the world championship, but struggled to compete with the Briton throughout the year.<br>Bottas has not finished on the podium since the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix four races ago, and was outpaced by Hamilton's stand-in, George Russell, in Bahrain last weekend.<br>The Finn revealed that he avoided looking at any ...

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Williams regular Russell was drafted in by parent team Mercedes for last weekend's race after seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19.<br>Russell qualified second behind Mercedes teammate Bottas, but seized the lead off the line and opened up an eight-second lead shortly after the first round of pit stops.<br>But a mistake in the pits by Mercedes followed by a late ...

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Russell and Bottas were running one-two when a crash for Jack Aitken left debris on the track at the exit of the last corner, and triggered a safety car.<br>Both Mercedes drivers were called into the pits to give them fresh tyres for the restart, thus protecting them from any cars behind that pitted and fitted new rubber.<br>Russell had a normal pitstop and exited safely, but after the stacked ...

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In his first Mercedes appearance deputising for Lewis Hamilton following his positive test for COVID-19, Russell managed to qualify second for the Sakhir Grand Prix on Saturday, narrowly missing out on pole to teammate Bottas.<br>The 22-year-old said he felt “gutted” to have lost pole by just 0.026 seconds, but exceeded Mercedes’ expectations after the team told him ahead of qualifying it ...

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The Finn edged out new teammate George Russell by just 0.026 seconds on the Bahrain outer loop track to allow the Mercedes duo to lock out the front row of the grid. Both cars will also start on the medium tyre after using it to get out of Q2.<br>On a weekend where Bottas has been under pressure not to be outperformed by Russell, who is standing in for Lewis Hamilton, he said he was happy he did ...

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With Bahrain GP polesitter and race winner Lewis Hamilton absent after his positive COVID-19 test last week, the story of qualifying was whether Russell could beat Bottas to pole or suffer the first qualifying defeat to a teammate in his short F1 career so far.<br>After the duo had been the only drivers to get through Q2 on the medium tyres, which they will use at the start of Sunday's race ...

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After seeing Mercedes debutant Russell lead both practice sessions on Friday at the Bahrain International Circuit, Verstappen was able to lead Red Bull to the head of the timesheets in FP3 on Saturday evening.<br>Verstappen spent the first half of the session focusing on hard tyre running, leaving him half a second behind early pace-setter Bottas, who ran almost four-tenths of a second clear of ...

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Russell will make his Mercedes debut this weekend after being drafted in from Williams to replace Lewis Hamilton following his positive test for COVID-19.<br>Russell has been part of Mercedes’ junior programme since the end of 2016, and has been widely tipped throughout his impressive F1 career to date to go on to race for the works team in the future.<br>The 22-year-old’s contract with ...

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Max Verstappen finished second for Red Bull ahead of Sergio Perez, with Bottas ending up down in 11th as none of his soft tyre runs stood.<br>Romain Grosjean's replacement at Haas, Pietro Fittipaldi, established the P1 benchmark at 57.855s on the medium tyres, which he quickly brought down to a 56.949s as he completed the early running solo on the Bahrain track.<br>Kimi Raikkonen then took the top ...

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Bottas and Russell will form Mercedes line-up after Lewis Hamilton announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 following his victory in last weekend's Bahrain GP.<br>Russell will be making his F1 race debut for the manufacturer – where he has been a junior driver since 2017 – after being allowed to make the short-term switch by his regular F1 employer, Williams.<br>When asked what it might ...

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Bottas finished eighth in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix after sustaining two punctures during the race, the first occurring under the safety car in the opening stages after hitting debris, dropping the Finn to the rear of the pack.<br>A second puncture occurred under the final safety car, but Bottas was able to get the car home at reduced speed and not lose any positions.<br>It marked the latest ...

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It was the Finn's second consecutive disastrous Sunday after his 14th place in the rain-affected event in Turkey, where he spun six times.<br>Mercedes went into the race with less of a safety net than rivals, as both Bottas and teammate Lewis Hamilton had one set of hards and two sets of mediums left, while most of their rivals had a second set of hards<br>Bottas got away badly at the original ...

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Bottas qualified 0.289s behind Hamilton after gaining on Red Bull's Max Verstappen on the final runs in Q3 and will start alongside his Mercedes teammate on the front row for Sunday's race.<br>Mercedes' weekend so far has featured an unusual programme for an event that has had its full allocation of track time, as the team opted not to do any set-up work in Friday practice to spending more time ...

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After Verstappen had led final practice, Hamilton hit back to top all three segments of qualifying, leading the way on the first runs in Q3 with a 1m27.677s.<br>The world champion then found time in all three sectors on his second run on the soft tyres, ending up with a new track record of 1m27.264s.<br>Verstappen had been second after the first runs in Q3, after which he complained he did not ...

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Hamilton clinched his seventh F1 world championship with victory at the Turkish Grand Prix two weeks ago, moving into an unassailable lead over Bottas with three races to spare in the season.<br>Bottas has struggled to match Hamilton's form throughout 2020, winning just two races compared to his teammate's tally of 10, and was lapped by Hamilton in Turkey.<br>2009 F1 world champion Jenson Button ...

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