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Valtteri Bottas

personalia

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

statistics

9 (5.5%)
59 (36.2%)
17 (10.4%)
0 (0%)
1st
9
163
162
1559 (9.6 points per race avg)
10003
778 (7.8%)
17 (10.4%)
15 (9.2%)
2013 Australian Grand Prix
2021 Azerbaijan 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, 2021,

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
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2018 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes compare 2018
2019 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes compare 2019
2020 Lewis Hamilton
George Russell
Mercedes compare 2020
2021 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes compare 2021

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After troubled practice sessions for both Mercedes driver in Baku, Lewis Hamilton found extra speed for both qualifying and the race, but Bottas was never able to recover.<br>He qualified only 10th having contributed to second place for Hamilton by giving him a tow.<br>Although he maintained 10th early on he faded to 14th at the red flag, claiming 12th by the finish after Hamilton went off at the ...

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World champion Hamilton ended up 11th fastest in second free practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, with Bottas down in 16th spot – ahead of only the Williams and Haas drivers.<br>Both Mercedes men said there their cars did not feel terrible to drive but were simply not quick enough.<br>“It was very, very tricky for us today and clearly we were lacking pace,” said Bottas. “It feels like ...

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Mercedes driver Bottas underwent "extreme" winter training with a particular focus on mindset as he looked to mount a challenge to teammate Lewis Hamilton for this year's drivers' championship.<br>But Bottas has suffered two retirements in the opening five races, with the most recent DNF at Monaco coming as a result of a pit stop issue that denied him second place.<br>It has left Bottas fourth in ...

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The pair had collided at high-speed while battling over ninth place in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, which put them both out – wrecking their respective FW43B and W12 cars. <br>Russell them remonstrated with Bottas in the gravel trap at the Tamburello chicane and initially gave fiery interviews to the media explaining his view of the incident before he issued a statement and ...

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The Finn was forced to retire from the Monaco GP after Mercedes was unable to get his right front tyre off during a stop.<br>The wheel nut face had been machined off after the gun was attached at an angle, and the team was only able to remove the wheel after it returned to its Brackley base.<br>Mercedes suggested that the slight angle caused by how Bottas had arrived at his pit was a factor in the ...

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Bottas has endured a difficult start to the 2021 season, retiring from two of the five races so far to leave him fourth in the drivers' championship, 58 points off leader Max Verstappen.<br>Bottas was on course to finish second in Monaco two weeks ago, only for a pit stop issue to force him to drop out of the race.<br>The Finn has faced regular scrutiny about his ability to fight for an F1 title ...

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F1 teams regularly churn out stops in around two seconds, so it was quite a shock to find that Mercedes had to wait until the car was back in the factory on Tuesday morning to get the wheel off. That was more than 43 hours after the pitstop began.<br>So, what went wrong for Mercedes and what's so special about the equipment that teams are using that enable them to break the two-second ...

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The team released a short video clip showing a mechanic working on the car in the Brackley factory on Tuesday morning, shortly after the transporters returned.<br>The wheel became stuck after Bottas pitted during the race and the nut was stripped by the airgun, making it impossible to remove.<br>Rather than work further on the car on Sunday night the team opted to save the job for the return to ...

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Bottas ran second through the opening stint of Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix, sitting five seconds behind leader Max Verstappen when he came into the pits on Lap 30 to change tyres.<br>But Mercedes was unable to get the front-right tyre off Bottas’s car, leaving him stuck in the pits. Despite the team’s best efforts, it was forced to retire the car, bringing the Finnish driver’s day to an ...

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Bottas had hoped to take the fight to Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in Monaco after seeing polesitter Charles Leclerc fail to start, promoting the Mercedes driver to second for lights out.<br>Bottas maintained the position after Verstappen defended well at Turn 1, opening up a five-second gap over the Finn through the opening stint.<br>But when Mercedes brought Bottas into the pits at the end of lap ...

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Bottas sat third overall after the first runs in Q3, 0.255 seconds off provisional pole-sitter Charles Leclerc’s lap time and as the lead Mercedes after Lewis Hamilton could only manage seventh.<br>But as Bottas looked to hook up his final lap in Q3, a red flag was brought out when Leclerc crashed at the exit of Swimming Pool, inadvertently sealing the Ferrari driver pole in the ...

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Bottas is currently in his fifth season racing for Mercedes in F1, having routinely agreed one-year contract extensions with the team, the most recent of which expires at the end of the 2021 campaign.<br>Mercedes is set to be a focal point of the driver market silly season for next year as both Bottas and teammate Lewis Hamilton are out of contract, as is Mercedes junior George Russell, who ...

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The Ferrari driver had qualified fourth t Barcelona and was right behind Bottas after the start as they came out of the opening sequence of corners.<br>However, he seized a brilliant opportunity to go around the outside of Bottas at Turn 3 in a move that was reminiscent of a similar effort that Fernando Alonso pulled off on Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton in 2013.<br>But rather than Leclerc ...

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The seven-time F1 champion scored his third win of the year in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix to extend his lead at the top of the F1 drivers' championship, pulling off an audacious two-stop strategy to beat Red Bull rival Max Verstappen.<br>Hamilton dropped behind Bottas into third place after making his second pitstop, but Mercedes gave Bottas the call to not hold his teammate up as they were on ...

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In conditions that were hotter and windier than Friday's earlier FP1 session, the second 60-minute practice running was initially led by Alfa Romeo's Antonio Giovinazzi.<br>The Italian's 1m20.691s was set on the medium tyres, which all the drivers appeared on for their first runs in the session's opening quarter.<br>But Giovinazzi's leading time from the first minutes was soon beaten by a flurry ...

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Under clear skies and in warm temperatures, Robert Kubica, running place of Kimi Raikkonen at Alfa Romeo for FP1, set the initial P1 benchmark at 1m27.006s on the hard tyres.<br>But Kubica was almost immediately demoted by Bottas's 1m21.899s, also set on the white-walled rubber.<br>Just after Nikita Mazepin lost the rear of his Haas accelerating out of the fast Turn 7 left, spearing off left ...

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Bottas has failed to beat Lewis Hamilton in any of the first three races of the season, leaving him 37 points behind his Mercedes teammate in the standings.<br>The Finn's current contract expires at the end of the season, with his future being a regular talking point, particularly amid the rise of Mercedes junior George Russell and his stand-in performance for the team last year in Sakhir.<br>But ...

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Bottas and Hamilton have been Mercedes teammates since the start of the 2017 season, winning the constructors’ championship in each of the past four years together.<br>Bottas finished as runner-up to Hamilton in the championship in both 2019 and 2020, but has struggled to match his teammate’s form through the early part of the new season.<br>Hamilton has scored two race wins and leads the ...

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Mercedes team principal Wolff has been heard giving messages of encouragement to Bottas at a number of recent races after a request for more feedback from the Finn last year.<br>Bottas was in pursuit of Verstappen while running third in Sunday's Portuguese Grand Prix when Wolff was heard on the radio saying: "Hunt him down, Valtteri, you're the quickest car."<br>An exhaust sensor issue ultimately ...

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Bottas led the opening stages of the race after qualifying on pole position, but was overtaken by Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton during the first stint of the race.<br>The Finn slipped to third after Red Bull's Max Verstappen was able to get the undercut and make a pass, only for the Mercedes driver to catch back up towards the end of the race. But after the gap dropped below two seconds, Bottas ...

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Such was Hamilton's commanding position approaching the finish, Verstappen and Bottas stopped for an extra stop to chase the fastest lap bonus point, which inflated his gap at the chequered flag.<br>At the start, Bottas leapt off the front row best, with the polesitter then racing down to the rapid right-hand Turn 1 to extend his advantage as Verstappen had a half look at passing the Hamilton ...

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Bottas will start ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull's Max Verstappen after the one-hour qualifying session, which is split into three segments with five cars each being knocked out in Q1 and Q2 before the top-10 shootout of Q3.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Portuguese GP: Bottas denies Hamilton pole by 0.007s<br>Bottas says work addressing tyres "weak point" led to ...

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Bottas failing to warm up his tyres sufficiently in Q3 last time out at Imola meant he slumped to eighth on the grid, and further struggles with retaining tyre temperature in the Emilia Romagna race meant he was lapped before half distance, just before he was eliminated in his enormous accident with George Russell.<br>The issue of good tyre warm-up has been a central theme to the Portimao weekend ...

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F1's top two teams opted for different tyre strategies for the final runs in Q3, with the Mercedes drivers returning to medium tyres with which they had dominated in Q2, and used to top qualifying at Portimao in 2020, while Verstappen stuck with the softs throughout.<br>But the tyre change did not work for either of the Black Arrows drivers, as Bottas's 1m18.38s that was set on the first Q3 runs ...

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Both Friday practice sessions have each been cut to one hour in 2021, instead of the usual 90 minutes each. FP1 was topped by Bottas, while teammate Lewis Hamilton was fastest in FP2 – but his laptime was slower than the pace set in the morning session.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Wolff: Door still open for Volkswagen to enter F1 with Red Bull<br>Horner: Switch to F1 secret ballot voting would be ...

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