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Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas

personalia

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

statistics

3 (2.9%)
26 (24.8%)
4 (3.8%)
0 (0%)
1st
6
105
104
802 (7.6 points per race avg)
6004
231 (3.8%)
5 (4.8%)
9 (8.6%)
2013 Australian Grand Prix
2018 Canadian 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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While confusion caused by the chequered flag being waved early meant the race result was taken at the end of lap 68, the drivers completed the full race distance, and Bottas crossed the line at the end of lap 70 just one tenth of a second ahead of Verstappen in third.Their close finish – caused by Bottas lifting off at the line because he feared he was going to run out of fuel – was ...

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Vettel led every lap of the race, quickly building a comfortable lead over Valtteri Bottas and controlling the gap from there.The most eventful part of Vettel's race after that came at the start of the final lap, when the chequered flag was shown more than one lap early.Vettel was aware enough of the error to complete the full distance at racing speed, although after he crossed the ...

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Vettel set the pace throughout the Q3 top 10 shootout, posting at time of 1m10.776s on his first run to take top spot.He then shaved 0.012s off that time on his second run using the hypersoft Pirellis to make sure of pole position.Valtteri Bottas was second fastest for Mercedes, but was unable to improve on his first-run lap, having lost time in the first and second sectors.Red Bull ...

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The team tried to avoid using the hypersoft in the race by running both cars on the ultrasofts in Q2.The cars did not have the pace to progress to Q3, however, so Bottas and team-mate Lewis Hamilton had to use hypersofts, which meant that they had to join the rest of the top 10 qualifiers in starting on them.Hamilton dumped his hypersofts as early as lap 12 of the race, while Bottas ...

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Several drivers use Monaco to adopt a special helmet design, and ahead of Thursday's opening practice session Bottas unveiled his own to honour his compatriot.It bears Hakkinen's classic stripes down the side in three shades of blue, atop a white base.Hakkinen won in Monaco for the only time 20 years ago, and Bottas said he wanted to honour that success and the Finn's first world ...

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The Finn has been far more consistent this year, although thus far he has failed to win a race, logging second places in Bahrain, China and Spain and suffering a late puncture in Baku while in the lead."I think this year I have been meeting more or less my targets with the performance for the beginning of the year," said Bottas."I think I've been able to really continue good ...

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The Finnish driver won three races in 2017 after Mercedes signed him from Williams on a one-year deal to replace Nico Rosberg.He earned a contract extension for 2018 but he and teammate Lewis Hamilton both need to negotiate new deals to remain with Mercedes.Bottas said that he was in "no rush" to secure his future and that talks had not started in earnest."I would like to stay with ...

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The Mercedes driver used supersoft Pirellis for his nest time after he and Ferrari's Antonio Giovinazzi swapped places several times in the hour before lunch.Giovinazzi did not improve on his morning laptime, so ended up 0.068s behind Bottas with his time set on hypersofts and completed more laps than anyone with 148.McLaren's Lando Norris claimed third with his final lap of the day ...

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Bottas stopped for medium tyres on lap 19 in Barcelona - six laps before teammate and race winner Lewis Hamilton - and had to run 47 laps to the chequered flag.Mercedes opted not to bring Bottas in for new tyres when Vettel pitted under the late Virtual Safety Car, preferring to jump the Ferrari and gain track position, which ultimately paid off in securing second place."It's fair to ...

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Bottas hit the front half-an-hour into the session, and later consolidated his position by setting his best lap of the morning using soft compound Pirellis.But Ferrari's Antonio Giovinazzi, who drove for Sauber yesterday, then knocked him off top spot with 20 minutes of the morning remaining with a lap of 1m16.972s on hypersofts.Bottas then reclaimed the position by 0.068s five ...

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Hamilton was fastest after the first runs in the Q3 top 10 shootout, and like teammate Bottas opted for another set of supersoft Pirellis for his second run.He banged in a lap of 1m16.173s to shave just over three tenths off his earlier time to secure top spot.Bottas was a shade faster than Hamilton in the first and third sectors, but Hamilton's mighty pace in the second sector meant ...

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The Finn lapped 0.849s faster than teammate Lewis Hamilton, with Sebastian Vettel another tenth back in the best Ferrari despite using supersofts to the Mercedes drivers' softs.Max Verstappen split the Ferraris on medium tyres, but his Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo had an early finish after going off at Turn 4.Bottas and Hamilton established a Mercedes one-two early in the first ...

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The Finn was leading in Baku with only three laps to go when he suffered a tyre blow out after running over debris – costing him both a win and the chance to lead the world championship.But despite the deep disappointment of what happened, Bottas has not let the events get him down – and instead thinks he will come back in better form.“Of course i ...

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Bottas looked set for victory in the Baku race before he suffered a puncture to his right rear tyre after he hit debris following the final restart.The FIA said it had not seen the debris Bottas hit, and while Mercedes revealed it did spot it, the team admitted it was too late to do anything about it.Mercedes trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin said that the team had ...

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Bottas suffered a heartbreaking puncture after he hit a piece of debris with three laps to go, having taken the lead from Sebastian Vettel due to making his pitstop under safety car conditions, and then surviving an attack from the Ferrari on the restart.Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said "these things shouldn't be on the track when we have six laps behind the safety car", claiming the ...

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Hamilton was only third at the late safety car restart, but gained one position when Sebastian Vettel ran wide trying to pass Bottas for the lead and was then handed the victory when Bottas picked up a dramatic rear puncture.“I have very mixed emotions for today,” said Hamilton. “It's really quite a humbling experience.“Ultimately, Valtteri deserved to win. He did an exceptional job ...

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The Ferrari driver – who led the race comfortably until a safety car period allowed Bottas’s Mercedes to make a pitstop and emerge still ahead – locked up trying to retake the lead on a restart with four laps to go, ultimately dropping to fourth.“I’m happy that I tried, I’m not happy that it didn’t work, but I have to try,” said Vettel.“I don’t think it was overly optimistic to jump ...

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Bottas had managed the final restart of the race, having jumped ahead of Sebastian Vettel by pitting under the safety car when Red Bull teammates Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen collided.The Finn steered around Vettel when the Ferrari man overshot the first corner, and looked set to take his first win of the season when he picked up a right-rear puncture due to debris on the ...

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The Mercedes driver caught Vettel in the closing laps at Sakhir, but when he had the chance to make an aggressive move at Turn 1 at the start of the final lap, he didn't take it.Asked what he would do in the same circumstances, he admitted that he might take a different approach."That's a good question," said the Finn. "I was not happy at all with a second place, even though ...

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Bottas edged the other Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo by just 0.035s in Baku despite having to use ultrasoft tyres to the Australian's supersofts.However, Verstappen's sideways slide into the Turn 5 barriers meant Red Bull's encouraging start to the street circuit event had a sour note as well.The first half of the session was a two-by-two affair as first the Mercedes duo jostled over ...

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Four of the drivers in Formula 1's big three teams are out of contract at the end of the season, and while there's no doubt Lewis Hamilton has a Mercedes deal waiting for him to sign if he wants it, there remain question marks over where the other three will ply their trades in 2019. Of those, one stands head and shoulders above the rest in terms of what they offer to a team.While ...

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Ricciardo stormed to an unlikely win in China, making the most of a set fresh of soft-compound rubber in the closing stages thanks to a strategic gamble from his Red Bull crew.It was a spectacular charge too, with impressive moves on Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, and Sebastian Vettel before an inch-perfect play for the lead down the inside of Bottas into Turn 6 with 12 laps to ...

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The Ferrari driver held on in a grandstand finish as Bottas, on mediums to Vettel's fading softs, just failed to steal the victory.Lewis Hamilton recovered from a grid penalty to complete the podium after Kimi Raikkonen's hopes were dashed during a horror pitstop that left a Ferrari mechanic hurt.Vettel held the lead at the start as Bottas mugged Raikkonen into Turn 1, and built a ...

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Ricciardo leapt to the top of the leaderboard late in the opening 90-minute session at the Sakhir circuit to go three tenths clear of Valtteri Bottas.Kimi Raikkonen lapped within a tenth of the lead Mercedes, with Sebastian Vettel just 0.012s further back in the daylight session.As qualifying and the race will be held after sunset, teams were happy to wait to get proper running under ...

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The Finnish driver crashed heavily early in the final part of qualifying and could only recover to eighth from 15th on the grid on Sunday.Last season Bottas's campaign lost momentum as he started to struggle against teammate Lewis Hamilton and became distracted while trying to regain his form.Asked by Motorsport.com if he was happy with his mental process in dealing with his ...

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