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Valtteri Bottas, F1 driver

personalia

Finnish
28 August 1989 (34)
Jimmy Daywalt (28 August 1924)

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statistics

10 (4.1%)
67 (27.8%)
20 (8.3%)
0 (0%)
1st
12
241
225
1799 (7.5 points per race avg)
14696
841 (5.7%)
1 (0.4%)
25 (10.4%)
2013 Australian Grand Prix
2024 Japanese Grand Prix
2017 Russian Grand Prix
2021 Turkish 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, 2022, 2023, 2024,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins Valtteri Bottas

# event constructor
1 2017 Russian Grand Prix round 4 Mercedes
2 2017 Austrian Grand Prix round 9 Mercedes
3 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 20 Mercedes
4 2019 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Mercedes
5 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix round 4 Mercedes
6 2019 Japanese Grand Prix round 17 Mercedes
7 2019 United States Grand Prix round 19 Mercedes
8 2020 Austrian Grand Prix round 1 Mercedes
9 2020 Russian Grand Prix round 10 Mercedes
10 2021 Turkish Grand Prix round 16 Mercedes

sprint race wins Valtteri Bottas

# event constructor
1 2021 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Mercedes
2 2021 São Paulo Grand Prix round 19 Mercedes

pole positions Valtteri Bottas

# event constructor
1 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix round 3 Mercedes
2 2017 Austrian Grand Prix round 9 Mercedes
3 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix round 19 Mercedes
4 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 20 Mercedes
5 2018 Austrian Grand Prix round 9 Mercedes
6 2018 Russian Grand Prix round 16 Mercedes
7 2019 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 Mercedes
8 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix round 4 Mercedes
9 2019 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Mercedes
10 2019 British Grand Prix round 10 Mercedes
11 2019 United States Grand Prix round 19 Mercedes
12 2020 Austrian Grand Prix round 1 Mercedes
13 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix round 5 Mercedes
14 2020 Eifel Grand Prix round 11 Mercedes
15 2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix round 13 Mercedes
16 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix round 16 Mercedes
17 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix round 3 Mercedes
18 2021 Turkish Grand Prix round 16 Mercedes
19 2021 Mexico City Grand Prix round 18 Mercedes
20 2021 São Paulo Grand Prix round 19 Mercedes

teams & teammates Valtteri Bottas

season teammate
2013 Pastor Maldonado
Williams compare 2013
2014 Felipe Massa
Williams compare 2014
2015 Felipe Massa
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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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2020 Lewis Hamilton
George Russell
Mercedes compare 2020
2021 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes compare 2021
2022 Guanyu Zhou
Alfa Romeo compare 2022
2023 Guanyu Zhou
Alfa Romeo compare 2023
2024 Guanyu Zhou
Sauber compare 2024

news

The Sauber squad has arrived at Suzuka for this weekend’s 2024 Japanese GP after pitstop issues blighted each of its showings in the opening three rounds of the new season.The problem concerns wheelnuts getting crossthreaded during changes, which meant the team made adjustments to its procedures for the Melbourne round last time out.But a reoccurrence of the problem at Bottas’s first stop ...

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Ex-Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas moved to Sauber for 2022 with a firm two-year contract until the team activated a clause to retain the Finn alongside stablemate Zhou Guanyu for this term.Bottas has said that any subsequent renewal with Sauber will be indicative of him having a secured an Audi seat, as the manufacturer completes a 100% buyout of the Swiss squad.While there has been ...

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Following problems with wheelnuts for Bottas in Bahrain and team-mate Zhou Guanyu in Saudi Arabia, the former endured another lengthy stop in the Australian GP at a stage when he had a chance to score points.Bottas eventually crossed the line in 14th place, and Alunni Bravi immediately got on the radio to offer the Finn a public apology for the pit issue, while promising that it would be ...

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Ahead of this weekend's Australian Grand Prix, Sauber driver Bottas has recorded an entertaining TV promo for Uber during which he expresses his love for Australian culture, food, and fashion.The advert, which the Finn recorded in six hours soon after landing in the country, has been well-received as mullet-sporting Bottas leans into his new-found Australian identity - which follows his ...

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The Swiss outfit has twice been hit by expensive pitstop issues, with Bottas delayed in Bahrain and his team-mate Zhou Guanyu affected in Saudi Arabia.In addition the C44 is not putting enough energy into its tyres which has compromised one-lap performance in qualifying and also left Bottas struggling on the hard compound during the Jeddah race."I think it needs to be a wake-up call,” said ...

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Hamilton's shock decision to leave Mercedes has energised the driver market ahead of 2025, just when it appeared to be stalling as Ferrari and McLaren moved to tie Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris to long-term deals.Sauber driver Bottas drove for Mercedes from 2017 to 2021 as Hamilton's team-mate, but the team decided to replace the Finn with George Russell from the 2022 season.Hamilton's ...

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In its final year under the Alfa Romeo identity, the team had a disappointing season, finishing only ninth in the world championship, with Valtteri Bottas logging two eighth places and his team-mate Zhou Guanyu never bettering ninth.Having observed the process of change that the Swiss outfit is undergoing ahead of the entry of Audi in 2026, Bottas is expecting an improved performance this year ...

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Bottas left Mercedes to join the Sauber-run Alfa Romeo team (now renamed Stake) for the return of ground effect in 2022. He enjoyed a strong start to the campaign, scoring points in seven of the opening nine grands prix, as the Swiss squad pipped rivals by hitting the new 798kg minimum car weight limit out of the box. But the team and driver fell back thereafter by losing out in the development ...

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Audi is in the process of taking over Bottas’s current employer Sauber ahead of its long-awaited grand prix return in two years’ time. Until then, the Swiss squad will run under the Stake F1 Team moniker. Bottas, who moved from Mercedes to Sauber for 2022, is entering the final year of his contract. The team retained the 10-time GP winner for 2024 by activating a one-year extension ...

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Following the shock retirement of newly crowned F1 world champion Nico Rosberg, Bottas left Williams to join Mercedes for 2017. He remained alongside Hamilton until a 2022 move to Sauber (then branded Alfa Romeo). During their time together, Hamilton won 50 grands prix and four drivers’ titles while Bottas scored 10 victories. To keep competing against his team-mate, Bottas now believes that ...

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In its last season under the Alfa Romeo name, the Swiss outfit slumped from sixth to ninth in the world championship, scoring only 16 points.Bottas says the team realised that it had reached the end of the line with its 2023 car and that an all-new approach was needed as a revised design team starts to gel under technical director James Key.“I'm glad that it's over now,” said the Finn of the ...

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The calendar resulted from the interest in prints Bottas sold last year and was put together by photographer Paul Ripke.An initial run of 10,000 was quickly sold out via www.bottass.com, so more were printed.Bottas has also admitted that his mother was initially confused by his decision to strip until she was assured that the aim was to raise funds for charity, specifically prostate cancer ...

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Bottas and team-mate Zhou Guanyu both made Q3 and qualified ninth and 10th respectively, putting them in a strong position to score crucial points in the tight battle amongst the four teams at the bottom of the constructors' championship.The Finn showed good pace throughout the weekend, earning fourth place in FP2 on Friday, and then sailed through the first two parts of qualifying in fifth and ...

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Bottas and team-mate Zhou Guanyu finished eighth and ninth at Losail, with the latter jumping the penalised Sergio Perez in the final results.The six points earned move the Hinwil outfit above Haas to eighth place in the constructors’ table, leaving it just seven behind Williams.Alfa has brought a stream of new parts over recent races, culminating in a beam wing that was introduced in Qatar, and ...

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While Bottas continuing with the Swiss outfit was a formality, there had been some question marks over Zhou.However, the Chinese driver has now been signed for a third year with the team, which is expected to revert to the Sauber identity for the next two years, ahead of the full transition to the Audi name in 2026.Current FIA F2 championship leader Theo Pourchaire will also remain in his reserve ...

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After leaving Mercedes at the end of 2021, Bottas has been enjoying the relaxed atmosphere at what is currently the Alfa Romeo team.Last weekend, during the summer break, Bottas competed in a cycling event in Colorado dressed as Simpson's character Duff Man - for which he won the best costume award, winning his weight in beer and subsequently donating it to spectators and competitors.The Finn ...

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The Swiss outfit has managed just nine points over the opening 12 races of the season, having managed 51 points at the same interval last season. Bottas's eighth place at the season opener in Bahrain remains the high water mark this year.Explaining where the team has fallen short, Bottas felt that the team started the season from a weaker position compared to last year, and has been unable to ...

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The Finn has an option to stay at the current Alfa Romeo titled team in to 2024 as part of an original two plus-one year contract that he signed with the squad ahead of the 2022 campaign.But despite some early promise after his switch from Mercedes, Alfa Romeo has slipped down the midfield order and currently lies ninth in the constructors’ championship.This also comes at a time when it is ...

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The Swiss outfit surprised the paddock when both cars were consistently fast throughout qualifying, with Zhou Guanyu topping Q1 and eventually earning fifth place.Bottas was as high as fourth in Q2 and then took seventh in Q3, split from his team-mate by the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc.Alfa has been bringing new parts to the C43 on a regular basis recently, with a major floor package introduced at ...

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Alfa started the 2023 season on the front foot with four points for Bottas' eighth place in Bahrain and team-mate Zhou Guanyu has also shown marked improvement compared to his 2022 rookie campaign.But amid F1's extremely tight midfield battle, the Sauber-run team found itself on the wrong side of the points more often than not, having only scavenged points in four of 10 grands prix.In Silverstone ...

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Exclusion from qualifying is the standard outcome for the offence, with Alex Albon the last driver to get such a penalty at last year’s Australian GP.
Bottas stopped on track in Q1, reporting no power, having already done enough to progress through to Q2 in 11th place.
He was not able to take part in the second session, and thus without setting a time he was classified 15th after ...

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Max Verstappen led the pack out of the pits at the start of the one-hour session and he set the first place benchmark at 1m20.154s in his RB19 which was fitted with an aerodynamic load-measuring device.
He was quickly shuffled back in the standings as the rest of the drivers that had headed out when the track went live posted their opening times, with Bottas's 1m18.728s the best of the very ...

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The Hinwil outfit currently lies eighth in the constructors' championship, with Bottas only logging points when he finished eighth in the opening race in Bahrain.
Bottas admits he has re-evaluated his goals for this season, and switched his focus from achieving specific results to helping the team make progress in what he says is a "challenging" year.
"[We're] definitely we're not where we ...

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The track project was originally conceived in 2007 and by 2019 was ready to host a small MotoGP test ahead of a full motorcycle grand prix the following season as part of a five-year contract with promoter Dorna Sports.
But the first two attempts at running the event were lost to the COVID-19 pandemic and any plans to run the race behind closed doors was hurt by incomplete construction of the ...

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The Hinwil team had a new front wing in Australia and a revised beam wing in Miami, but Bottas says that more is needed in order to move the C43 further up the grid.
Bottas has highlighted race pace as a weakness, the Finn having finished 13th in the Miami event after making Q3.
"For some reason on a single lap on the soft tyre, we were strong, but then in the long run, I think that's where ...

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