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Valtteri Bottas

personalia

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

statistics

3 (2.6%)
30 (26.1%)
6 (5.2%)
0 (0%)
1st
6
115
114
923 (8 points per race avg)
6523
267 (4.1%)
8 (7%)
10 (8.7%)
2013 Australian Grand Prix
2018 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.


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seasons

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,

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

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After showing well in Sochi, where he had to hand victory to his teammate, Bottas struggled to match Hamilton’s pace in Suzuka. “I think we have to remind ourselves that for a race driver who is channelling all his efforts into winning races and the championship,” Wolff said of Bottas' Japanese Grand Prix when asked by Motorsport.com. “If you take that ability away from him, it will ...

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Bottas was on a slow lap when Ericsson, on his second push lap in Q1, went round the Mercedes in the long Turn 7 left-hander. Although Ericsson confirmed Bottas was well out of the way and off the racing line, meaning he had no problem with what the Mercedes driver did, the disturbance to the airflow cost him downforce. This led to him understeering onto the grass having lost front-end grip ... ...

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Mercedes told net race leader Bottas to let Hamilton by before mid-distance, citing a blister on Hamilton's left-rear tyre and the proximity of his title rival Sebastian Vettel as the reason for the move. It claimed it had not anticipated that situation arising and Bottas suggested the problem was "maybe down to communications during the race and also before the race". Asked by ... ...

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Bottas took his second top grid spot of the season at Sochi on Saturday, with teammate Lewis Hamilton helping secure a front row lock out for Mercedes. With Hamilton pushing to extend his points advantage over Sebastian Vettel, there would be clear benefits to telling Bottas to play a supporting role on Sunday. But with Bottas having dug deep to secure pole, Wolff admits that it may be hard ... ...

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Bottas held a slender advantage over teammate Lewis Hamilton of just 0.004s after the first runs in Q3, with everyone using the hypersoft Pirellis. But on the second run, Hamilton was forced to abort his lap after setting the fastest time in the opening sector thanks to running wide in the middle sector. This gave Bottas a clear run to post a 1m31.387s lap to take pole by ... ...

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Bottas was second to Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in second practice, the faster of the two Friday sessions, whereas Ferrari ended the day behind not only the Silver Arrows but also Red Bull. Mercedes has won every Russian GP since the power-sensitive Sochi track joined the F1 calendar in 2014 - but it was expected to face a stern challenge from Ferrari this weekend given the gains the ... ...

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Bottas took three grand prix wins, 10 other podium finishes and four poles in his first campaign with Mercedes last year. He expected 2018 to be a step forward, given the short-notice nature of his call-up after world champion Nico Rosberg's sudden retirement the previous year. But he has not won a race since the 2017-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, has just six podiums so far this year and is ... ...

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Trailing teammate Lewis Hamilton by 97 points, Bottas said he was open to helping the Briton in the run-in of this year's title campaign. And the Finn, who lost a surefire victory in Azerbaijan earlier this year when he ran over debris and suffered a puncture, concedes that an early resolution to the title race would make it easier for him to pursue an end to his winless treak. “For me ... ...

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Bottas had trailed Verstappen for third place throughout the opening stint, and the Dutchman was warned for gaining an advantage by cutting across Turn 1 under pressure from his rival early on. Mercedes then opted to leave Bottas out to hold up race leader Kimi Raikkonen and allow eventual winner Lewis Hamilton to close in before Bottas finally pitted from the lead on lap 36 of 53. Bottas ... ...

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Bottas has trailed Hamilton all weekend and on his final run in Q3 he lapped 0.35s slower than the Briton, who will start one place ahead of him in third. That was Bottas’s smallest deficit to Hamilton in the dry all weekend, even though the Finn did not run in anybody’s slipstream on that last run. Bottas said: “It was almost all lost in the straights, compared to Lewis. “I also ... ...

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Bottas is still waiting for his first win of the season after 13 races, as a variety of setbacks have all but eliminated his own title hopes. The Finn is 87 points adrift of championship leader Hamilton and is also behind the Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, and Mercedes will consider employing team orders after this weekend's Italian Grand Prix. "If the situation is clear ... ...

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Both drivers share equal status at Mercedes but amid increasing pressure from Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari, the Brackley-based team may be forced to change its stance Bottas is currently 87 points behind Hamilton in the standings with eight races to go – and potentially 200 points still available. With Vettel only 17 points adrift of Hamilton at the top of the table, and the prospect of ... ...

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Bottas piled into the back of Sirotkin's FW41 on the approach to La Source after the start, damaging his own front wing in the collision. A safety car brought out by the big crash involving Nico Hulkenberg, Fernando Alonso and Charles Leclerc at the same corner allowed Bottas to pit for repairs without losing too much time, and the Finn was able to fight his way through the pack to finish ... ...

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Vandoorne came across Bottas at the top of the hill after Eau Rouge, and opted to pass on the left just as the Mercedes driver moved in that direction. The Belgian put all four wheels on the grass before spinning over to the right, where he just clipped the barrier. Bottas had just been passed by Vandoorne's teammate Fernando Alonso, and the two McLaren drivers were practising slipstreaming ... ...

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Mercedes will give works drivers Bottas and Lewis Hamilton, plus its two customer teams Williams and Racing Point Force India, new engines for the first weekend after F1's summer break. Bottas had already reached his seasonal limit for engine components after taking a fresh engine in Britain following a retirement in Austria caused by a hydraulic problem. He will take a new internal ... ...

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Bottas ran second to teammate and race winner Lewis Hamilton for most of the grand prix but fell to fifth late on as his tyres faded and he made contact with Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo. His stint on the soft tyres was 10 laps longer than Hamilton’s after an early stop to cover the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen. Allison, speaking in Mercedes’ post-race Pure Pitwall video debrief ... ...

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Bottas ran second to teammate and race winner Lewis Hamilton for most of the grand prix but fell to fifth late on as his tyres faded and he made contact with Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo.His stint on the soft tyres was 10 laps longer than Hamilton’s after an early stop to cover the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen.Allison, speaking in Mercedes’ post-race Pure Pitwall video debrief ...

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Both incidents were the subject of much debate after the race, suggesting neither was particularly clear cut, while there were even suggestions from some that Vettel and Ricciardo could have been seen as the aggressors, rather than the Finn, who was struggling to defend his position on heavily worn tyres.   In our latest video below, Autosport’s Glenn Freeman and Andrew van de Burgt debate ... ...

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Both incidents were the subject of much debate after the race, suggesting neither was particularly clear cut, while there were even suggestions from some that Vettel and Ricciardo could have been seen as the aggressors, rather than the Finn, who was struggling to defend his position on heavily worn tyres.  In our latest video below, Autosport’s Glenn Freeman and Andrew van de Burgt ...

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Vettel started the race on soft tyres compared to the Mercedes drivers running ultrasofts, but was poised to jump the early-stopping Bottas after a strong first stint.That would have given him a clear run at race leader Hamilton on fresher, softer tyres, but Vettel lost time near the end of his stint with traffic and then had a slow pitstop.Vettel, who went on to finish second after ...

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Mercedes F1 team boss Wolff called Bottas a "sensational wingman" for fending off the Ferraris as Lewis Hamilton escaped to victory at the Hungaroring, leading Bottas to tell TV crews being described that way "hurts".Bottas suggested he would seek talks with Mercedes over Wolff's comments, saying it remains too early in the season for him to be cast in a support role to championship ...

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Vettel had overtaken Bottas exiting the first corner with five laps to go but the Mercedes driver tried to fight back into Turn 2, locked up and hit the rear of the Ferrari.Bottas broke his front wing in the incident and fell to fifth, hitting Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull in the process in a later incident, while Vettel was able to continue and finish second."I felt, all of a sudden ...

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The punishment does not change Bottas's fifth-place result as he had a 23s cushion back to Pierre Gasly in sixth.Bottas was trying to limp to the finish on extremely worn tyres and with wing damage from a collision with Sebastian Vettel - which the stewards did not investigate - when he was caught for fourth place by Ricciardo.The Red Bull driver made a move down the outside of the ...

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The Finn was forced to play a defending role in the second half of the Hungaroring race, with teammate and race leader Lewis Hamilton's main title rival Sebastian Vettel stuck behind him.After holding off Vettel until just a few laps before the end to ensure Hamilton was clear in front for the win, Wolff told Sky that he admired the role Bottas played.Wolff said: "It feels a bit ...

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Hamilton took a comfortable win from pole position, with Vettel taking second despite being hit by Bottas when the Mercedes driver tried to fight back after being passed for second with five laps to go.Bottas slumped to fifth, making more contact on the way after colliding with Daniel Ricciardo, as Kimi Raikkonen stole the final podium position.Hamilton and Bottas maintained ...

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