compare


multiple possible
to


Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas

personalia

Finnish
28 August 1989 (30)
Jimmy Daywalt (28 August 1924)

statistics

6 (4.4%)
43 (31.6%)
10 (7.4%)
0 (0%)
1st
7
136
135
1237 (9.1 points per race avg)
7775
430 ) (5.5%)
12 (8.8%)
11 (8.1%)
2013 Australian Grand Prix
2019 Japanese 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.


source: Wikipedia

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

Bottas launched from third to first on the run to the first corner, passing both Ferraris as Leclerc got away slowly and poleman Vettel erred significantly, losing time by moving slightly before the lights went out.<br>That put Bottas into a lead he never relinquished, while Vettel avoided a jump-start penalty – despite replays clearly showing he moved before the red lights went out – to ...

read on

Hamilton holds a commanding 73-point lead over Mercedes teammate Bottas but cannot secure the title in this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.<br>However, he could wrap up a sixth championship in Mexico, if he extends his advantage by five points across the next two races.<br>Asked by Motorsport.com how he was looking at the drivers' championship, Bottas said: "I haven't thought in a way that 'that's ...

read on

Bottas was over three tenths down on Hamilton after the first sector of what would end up the fastest lap of Friday practice, the Finn overturning the deficit over the rest of the lap to end up a tenth clear.<br>"There's always time to find at this track, there's always areas that you're weak at. This is not, I would say, my strongest of circuits, and there's always areas you can improve," ...

read on

Bottas was preparing to start the first flying lap of his qualifying simulation runs when he looped his W10 through the kink that follows the final chicane.<br>He continued but could only lap just under half a second down on Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who set the pace on those first qualifying simulation runs despite having his own effort interrupted by Bottas' spin.<br>Hamilton improved ...

read on

Bottas edged his teammate Lewis Hamilton by less than a tenth, with Sebastian Vettel the best of the Ferraris but almost one second off the pace in third.<br>Mercedes started the session with a seven-lap run on medium tyres as most teams sought to make the most of the dry track running.<br>Saturday’s final hour-long practice and qualifying sessions have been cancelled out of precaution amid the ...

read on

Mercedes enjoyed a dominant run of form from the start of the season but has struggled to match the pace of the Ferrari since the F1 summer break.<br>The team has bought a small sidepod aero upgrade to the car for this weekend and Bottas is confident that it will improve the performance of the Mercedes in the final part of the season.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>First look: Mercedes' Japanese GP ...

read on

After the final safety car in Sochi Ferrari put Leclerc onto fresh soft tyres – as already used by both Mercedes drivers – in the expectation that he could get past Bottas and then potentially attack leader Lewis Hamilton.<br>However despite the superior straightline speed of the Ferrari Leclerc was not able to get past, thanks to the "perfect job" of defending that Bottas was able to do over ...

read on

A safety car after Sebastian Vettel retired allowed Lewis Hamilton to jump ahead of erstwhile leader Charles Leclerc, while Bottas was able to move up to second when Leclerc made an extra tyre stop.<br>As Hamilton drove to victory Leclerc pushed Bottas all the way to the flag, although he was not able to find a way past.<br>“They had a strong car today, good pace and, as we’ve seen this year ...

read on

While rival Ferrari enjoyed a resurgence in form to deliver a 1-2 finish, Mercedes had a more difficult weekend – with Bottas’ qualifying efforts compromised by teammate Lewis Hamilton, and then both drivers missing out on podium chances thanks to strategy calls in the race.<br>Bottas said that it is important that during a planned visit to the Mercedes factory on Tuesday the team goes through ...

read on

Bottas had been pitted earlier than Hamilton as the team tried to find a way to get past the lead Ferrari cars, but its decision to extend the world champion’s first stint opened up the risk of him falling behind his Finnish teammate.<br>Just before Hamilton’s stop, Mercedes strategist James Vowles was heard over the radio instructing Bottas to back off by several seconds and hold up the ...

read on

Mercedes had a particular issue with tyre warm-up, with the drivers requiring a faster out lap than most of their rivals in order to get tyres up to temperature.<br>In the build-up to his final run in Q3, Bottas was trying to make a gap for himself while keeping up sufficient speed to maintain tyre temperature when he was unexpectedly passed by Hamilton.<br>That forced him to slow to create a gap ...

read on

The Finn was ruled out of the opening practice early when he lost the rear of his W10 at Turn 19 and clattered the outside barrier with the left side of the car.<br>He ended that session four tenths behind teammate Lewis Hamilton, but would then trail the Briton by more than a second in FP2.<br>Speaking afterwards, Bottas admitted the rebuilt W10 didn't feel entirely right in FP2, as he reported ...

read on

The Finn's failure to launch a better challenge against Charles Leclerc at the recent Italian Grand Prix has highlighted an issue he has in extracting the most from his car when closely following a rival. <br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Car wake hurts Bottas more, says Wolff<br><br><br>Bottas admits that it is a factor of his performance that he needs to improve, which is why he is digging deep to get ...

read on

Verstappen used soft-compound Pirellis to knock Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel off top spot with just under half-an-hour remaining of the 90 minute session by 0.167s.<br>Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton had set the pace during the first 40 minutes when drivers were on their first set of tyres, setting a time of 1m41.469s to lead the way by 0.469s.<br>During this phase of running, Racing Point driver ...

read on

Poor air conditions in Singapore this week caused by Indonesian forest fires have prompted race organisers to be on alert for the need to take action, which could include the distribution of smog masks to spectactors if pollution levels increase too much.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Singapore GP organisers react to "unhealthy" air concerns<br><br><br>But despite potential health concerns for race ...

read on

The five-time grand prix winner has been retained by Mercedes for another season and 2020 will mark his fourth year with the title-winning team.<br>Bottas has yet to put together a full championship challenge but led the points earlier this year and is on course for his career-best finish as he is a comfortable second in the standings, 62 points behind team-mate Lewis Hamilton.<br>Asked by ...

read on

Leclerc won the Italian Grand Prix after a feisty drive in which he defended aggressively against Lewis Hamilton and then kept the championship leader's teammate Bottas at bay in the closing laps.<br>During the race, Leclerc picked up a black/white warning flag for moving under braking in his battle with Hamilton, a continuation of a more aggressive approach first seen in the British Grand ...

read on

The Finnish driver had hauled himself on to the tail of Leclerc in the closing stages of the Italian Grand Prix, but was unable to mount a proper attempt at a pass as he could not get quite close enough.<br>In the end, his hopes of a win were dashed when he misjudged his braking point slightly at the first corner and ran deep in to the chicane, costing himself valuable time.<br>Wolff says that the ...

read on

Kimi Raikkonen crashed at the end of the first runs in the final part of qualifying at Monza.<br>Several drivers had already crossed the line by the time the red flags and lights were deployed seconds later.<br>However, onboard video from Bottas's Mercedes shows he passes a red light just before completing his lap.<br>Bottas also received a warning on his dash immediately, before crossing the ...

read on

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said a decision on who would partner Lewis Hamilton next season would be made during the summer break, and admitted it was not easy to pick between Bottas and Ocon.<br>The team announced Bottas would stay for a fourth season on Thursday morning ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix.<br>Bottas has won five races since replacing retired world champion Nico Rosberg in ...

read on

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 ...

read on

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 ...

read on

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 ...

read on

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 ...

read on

Link to or share this page

share or save

Valtteri Bottas

Social media


Copy link

just click on the link and then copy it so you can use it on another website.