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personalia

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

statistics

5 (3.8%)
39 (29.8%)
10 (7.6%)
0 (0%)
1st
7
131
130
1151 (8.8 points per race avg)
7512
379 ) (5%)
12 (9.2%)
11 (8.4%)
2013 Australian Grand Prix
2019 Hungarian 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
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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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After a flying start, Bottas's form has slipped in recent races. Although his qualifying form against Hamilton remains strong, Ocon’s performances with Force India (now Racing Point) in 2017 and '18 mean his stock is still high despite not competing in F1 this year.<br>Motorsport.com has evaluated Bottas’s and Ocon’s strengths and weaknesses, and asks who would you place with Hamilton for ...

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Team boss Toto Wolff has confirmed that Bottas is in a straight fight with Esteban Ocon for the seat alongside Lewis Hamilton next season, with a decision due to be made during the summer break.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Should Mercedes choose Ocon or Bottas?<br>What Wolff is thinking in Mercedes' driver quandary<br><br><br>The Finn says he knows he has to have at least one alternative plan in ...

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Bottas followed team protocol and left Hamilton space on the outside at Turn 2, which cost him some momentum. He felt that the world champion was then “a bit on the limit” when Hamilton subsequently slipped by at Turn 3, and the pair made contact.<br>Seconds after that Bottas clashed with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, the incident giving him front wing damage that ruined his race.<br><br>Read ...

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Bottas was unhappy after the race over what he said was an "unnecessary" swipe towards him by Leclerc, with the contact having damaged the Finn's front wing and effectively ruined his race.<br>“When I saw the onboard, and when I saw Vettel’s onboard, it was clear that I was just going straight ahead, he was on the right, and he would have been anyway ahead of me before Turn 4 going ...

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Bottas suffered a damaged front right endplate after Leclerc’s Ferrari clipped him as the Monegasque went past on the run up to Turn 4.<br>The Mercedes driver kept going for a few laps but he was forced to pit at the end of lap 5 for a new front wing, which dropped him to the rear of the field.<br>“I was on the outside of [Max] Verstappen, so I tried to brake late, tried to go for the ...

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The Red Bull driver took control on the first runs in Q3 with a lap of 1m14.958s, which put him 0.178s ahead of the lead Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas.<br>While Bottas was able to eclipse Verstappen's time at the second attempt, Verstappen then banged in a 1m14.572s to clinch pole position by just 0.018s thanks to his pace in the final sector.<br>Lewis Hamilton was two tenths off the pace in third ...

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The Finn lost a chance to bag a podium and close the gap to world championship leader Lewis Hamilton when he crashed out of the race in the closing stages.<br>Bottas conceded that the timing wasn’t ideal given that he has yet to be confirmed at Mercedes for 2020, with reserve driver Esteban Ocon also vying for the seat and team boss Toto Wolff having said that a decision will be taken in the ...

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Hamilton headed a three-team fight at the top of the times in the Hungaroring's first 90-minute session, besting the Red Bull of Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari.<br>The trio was covered by 0.166s of a second around the 2.7-mile circuit as Pierre Gasly completed the top four.<br>Charles Leclerc was out of position in the second Ferrari in sixth and that, combined with Bottas's ...

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Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport driver Valtteri Bottas has achieved his best ever start to a Formula 1 season, taking several poles and a couple of wins from his World Champion teammate and laying down some blisteringly quick laps.<br>Frequently in the world of Formula 1 we hear about the ‘drive to succeed’, the ‘focus on and off the track’ which is keeping Mercedes at the top of the ...

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After Ferrari, which had topped all three practice sessions at Hockenheim, suffered a nightmare first two thirds of qualifying – with a turbo airflow problem stopping Sebastian Vettel running in a Q1 and a fuel system issue putting Charles Leclerc out without a Q3 time – the fight for pole was blown wide open.<br>Hamilton eventually prevailed ahead of Verstappen, with Bottas ending up 0.362 ...

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While the Finnish driver has shown progress this year, especially with his qualifying performance, he has not always been able to convert that potential into race wins.<br>That has left Mercedes with the choice of choosing to keep him or taking reserve driver Esteban Ocon instead. In the background, Max Verstappen is also in the mix, with his Red Bull future understood to still not be totally ...

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Rosberg, who beat Hamilton to the 2016 World Championship just days before announcing his retirement, said recently that he visited a psychologist “every second day” that season to help him cope with the pressure of the intense battle with Hamilton.<br>Bottas is adamant that he doesn’t want that kind of support structure, and would prefer to rely on friends and his own judgement.<br>“I ...

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Bottas made his competitive rallying debut aboard a Ford Fiesta WRC in January’s Arctic Rally and has since tested M-Sport’s Fiesta R5.<br>Toyota Gazoo Racing sporting director Kaj Lindstrom told Motorsport.com that Bottas’ outing in the Yaris was just for fun.<br>Lindstrom joked: “There is no contract. He was happy in the Arctic Rally, but we have the best car and he wanted to try ...

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The 2019 edition of the British Grand Prix will go down as one of it's feistiest of all time, and it served up one of this season's most entertaining battles for a race lead, picking up from where an engrossing Austrian Grand Prix left off.<br>With Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas taking pole position ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton by the finest of margins on Saturday, fans were left hoping for an ...

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Hamilton managed to squeeze past race leader Bottas at Brooklands on the fourth lap, but Bottas then surged back past heading into Copse.<br>Hamilton said had he been fighting a driver from a different team, he would have taken more risks.<br>“It’s no secret that Valtteri wants to beat me and I want to beat him,” said Hamilton. “And that fighting spirit is stronger than anything ...

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The Finn led the opening stages of the race and appeared to have everything under control as he made the first of two scheduled stops.<br>But Hamilton turned things around by extending his opening stint – and then was helped by a safety car call giving him an effective free pitstop and the chance to get to the end without another tyre change.<br>On a day when the Mercedes drivers were given more ...

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Hamilton has a 31-point advantage over teammate Valtteri Bottas in the championship and has been ahead in the standings since round five in Spain.<br>The five-time world champion will line up behind Bottas for Sunday’s British Grand Prix, after his four-race winning streak was ended at the previous race in Austria.<br>But Hamilton, who was outqualified by Bottas by 0.006s, said he is always ...

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Bottas set the pace on the first runs in Q3 at Silverstone, although Hamilton’s time was compromised by the rear stepping out at Brooklands, which meant he ran wide at the exit of the corner.<br>Although Bottas was unable to improve on his second run in Q3, Hamilton fell just short of grabbing pole position having not been able to match his first-sector pace from the first run.<br>Ferrari driver ...

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With their Mercedes outfit so dominant, the fight for the F1 title already appears to be a straight fight between the Finn and his British teammate.<br>But with Hamilton having opened up a 31-point advantage in the standings, Bottas knows that he needs to step up his form and close down the gap swiftly to keep his title hopes alive.<br>There has been little separating the performance of the two ...

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Bottas set a searing pace in the early part of the session, almost eight tenths clear of Max Verstappen’s Red Bull, which was initially next fastest on the medium compound Pirelli tyre.<br>Hamilton was 1.225s down on Bottas on that tyre, after a run that included a brief off-track moment at high speed.<br>But Bottas struggled to beat his own benchmark after bolting on the softest compound. He ...

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Bottas and teammate Lewis Hamilton both had to manage their power unit temperatures, making extensive use of a lift-and-coast strategy.<br>Having run second early on, Bottas eventually finished third behind Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc, just managing to stay clear of a charging Sebastian Vettel at the flag.<br>The Finn called it the "hardest" race he's ever done in terms of looking after his ...

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Ferrari appears to have overtaken Mercedes as F1's engine benchmark but also has a different aerodynamic philosophy to its rival that prioritises a higher top speed at the expense of more downforce.<br>That has given it better straightline speed performance this year but so far Mercedes has been able to overcome that with superior pace through the corners.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Wolff questions ...

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Bottas was dumped from second to fourth at the end of the top-10 shootout at the Red Bull Ring, as teammate and title rival Lewis Hamilton and the Red Bull of Max Verstappen overhauled him.<br>The Finn revealed on Saturday evening that he compromised his final run by being too close to poleman Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari because he thought he would run out of time to start his lap before the ...

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The Finn crashed heavily against the barriers after losing control of his Mercedes at Turn 6, the car snapping right and sending Bottas head-on into the wall.<br>Although the accident meant Bottas damaged his car heavily and was unable to return to the track, the Mercedes driver admitted he prefers tracks like the Red Bull Ring, where going off-limits punishes errors.<br><br>Read ...

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Bottas set the pace early on using medium Pirellis thanks to a lap of 1m05.417s, with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton a tenth behind.<br>But as the field started to switch onto softs for qualifying simulation runs, the first red flag was caused by Max Verstappen crashing in the last corner.<br>Verstappen, who was still on his first set of mediums, lost the rear just before the apex and backed ...

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