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Valtteri Bottas, F1 driver

personalia

Finnish
28 August 1989 (33)
Jimmy Daywalt (28 August 1924)

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statistics

12 (5.8%)
70 (33.8%)
21 (10.1%)
0 (0%)
1st
10
207
199
1787 (8.6 points per race avg)
12046
841 (7%)
19 (9.2%)
22 (10.6%)
2013 Australian Grand Prix
2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
2017 Russian Grand Prix
2021 São Paulo 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,

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 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Mercedes
11 2021 Turkish Grand Prix round 16 Mercedes
12 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 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Mercedes
19 2021 Turkish Grand Prix round 16 Mercedes
20 2021 Mexico City Grand Prix round 18 Mercedes
21 2021 São Paulo Grand Prix round 19 Mercedes

teams & teammates Valtteri Bottas

season teammate
2013 Pastor Maldonado
Williams compare 2013
2014 Felipe Massa
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2015 Felipe Massa
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2016 Felipe Massa
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2017 Lewis Hamilton
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2018 Lewis Hamilton
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2019 Lewis Hamilton
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2020 Lewis Hamilton
George Russell
Mercedes compare 2020
2021 Lewis Hamilton
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2022 Guanyu Zhou
Alfa Romeo compare 2022

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Former McLaren team principal Seidl has replaced Fred Vasseur, who has left to replace Mattia Binotto at Ferrari.
Seidl has come in solely as CEO in order to focus on the bigger picture of all the companies in the Sauber Group as the organisation continues to grow ahead of the planned transition to the full Audi identity in 2026, and as such he won't attend all the races.
Managing director ...

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Bottas joined Alfa Romeo on a multi-year deal in 2022 after a five-season stint at Mercedes, and helped the Swiss-based team secure its best championship result since 2012 as it finished sixth in the constructors’ standings.
The Finn has previously spoken about the importance of the stability offered by having a multi-year deal in place after previously only getting one-season extensions at ...

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Zhou graduated to F1 last year with Alfa Romeo, forming an all-new line-up at the Swiss-based squad alongside Bottas, who joined from Mercedes.
While Bottas was responsible for 49 of Alfa Romeo’s 55 points in 2022, Zhou drew praise for his performances through his rookie campaign, scoring a best result of eighth place at the Canadian Grand Prix.
Bottas agreed with the ...

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Last month, Audi officially confirmed it would join forces with Sauber as its power unit manufacturer in 2026, when a new engine formula will kick in.
After Alfa Romeo's sponsorship deal with the Hinwil team lapses at the end of 2023, it is expected Audi will gradually start ramping up its involvement as it becomes a shareholder in the Swiss outfit.
For current Alfa Romeo driver Bottas ...

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Bottas managed to pick up his first point since the Canadian Grand Prix in June by finishing 10th at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on Sunday, but had looked set for a bigger haul after lining up sixth on the grid.
Bottas dropped to eighth at the start, but managed to keep Alpine?s Esteban Ocon at bay through the opening stint before making the switch to hard tyres on Lap 39.
Bottas was ...

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The 10-time Formula 1 race winner, who missed the 2022 event due to a late commitments clash, will team up with two-time F1 world champion Mika Hakkinen to form Team Finland in the ROC Nations Cup, while also competing in the individual contest at Sweden?s Pite Havsbad on the 28-29 January next year.
The Finnish duo join the already announced line-up which includes Sebastian Vettel, Johan ...

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The Alfa Romeo driver split the two works Ferraris in qualifying, outpacing the troubled Charles Leclerc for a spot on the third row of the grid.
A good result on Sunday would be hugely valuable in his team?s fight with Aston Martin for sixth in the championship, which the Hinwil outfit leads by just three points.
Bottas showed good pace from the start of the Mexican weekend, taking ...

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Leclerc was one of three drivers to run two of the 2022 Pirelli compounds ? along with Valtteri Bottas and Daniel Ricciardo ? because he sat out FP1 with Robert Shwartzman driving his F1-75 as part of the rookie practice running mandated in the 2022 rules. 
As the rest of the field completed set run plans dictated by Pirelli on two of its prototype compounds for next year ? given to ...

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It emerged on Thursday of the United States Grand Prix that the FIA had opened negotiations with Red Bull over the terms of an Accepted Breach Agreement - this reflects the governing body alleging the 2021 runner-up team to have overspent last season. 
Then, a Red Bull press conference expected on Friday to address the charge had to be scrapped owing to Christian Horner not having met FIA ...

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Alfa Romeo started the season as one of the leading midfield teams, regularly fighting with Alpine and McLaren, but has since slipped back to sixth in the constructors? standings.
The Swiss-based team is now facing pressure from Aston Martin in the fight for P6. Aston Martin has outscored Alfa Romeo 29-1 since the Canadian Grand Prix in June, narrowing the gap to just seven points with four ...

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While the Hinwil-based squad has made good progress in 2022, and showed impressive speed early on in the campaign, more recent inconsistent form and reliability dramas have hurt its points tally.
Bottas, who arrived at the squad from Mercedes, reckons that the team was unable to keep up its early season promise because it lacked the right resource ? something that is now being ...

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Bottas enjoyed a strong start to the 2022 F1 campaign upon his move from Mercedes to Alfa, regularly scoring points.
But since he finished seventh in Canada, one place ahead of teammate Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo has failed to score a point.
Bottas says it's "a bit of everything" that has led to Alfa Romeo's struggles, but pins the key issue on reliability.
"It's been a little bit of ...

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At the Dutch GP, the Alfa Romeo driver parked at the end of the pit straight as he started lap 54, triggering a safety car period.
Bottas still has two useable Ferrari engines in his pool, but the Swiss team now knows that he'll need another example and doesn't want to risk having to fit a fresh one at either of the upcoming events in Singapore and Suzuka, where overtaking is difficult and thus ...

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Audi has today announced in a press conference at Spa that it will enter F1 as a powertrain manufacturer from the start of the new-for-2026 engine rules cycle, whereby the MGU-H will be eliminated, and fully sustainable fuel adopted.
Although official confirmation is still pending, it is widely expected that Audi will enter in collaboration with Sauber and that the cars' chassis will be built ...

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Bottas joined Alfa Romeo for the 2022 season after spending five years with Mercedes, scoring 10 wins for the Silver Arrows and helping it win the constructors' championship in all five seasons.
But the Finn was never able to compete on a regular basis with teammate Lewis Hamilton, who won the drivers' title in all but one of their seasons together.
Bottas has taken up more of a senior team ...

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Bottas joined Alfa Romeo at the beginning of the season following a five-year stint with Mercedes that saw him score 10 grand prix victories and twice finish as runner-up in the drivers' championship to teammate Lewis Hamilton.
While the Finn has taken a step back from the regular front-running form he enjoyed at Mercedes, he has spearheaded Alfa Romeo's efforts in the midfield this season ...

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Two-time Austria race winner Bottas took a fresh engine, turbocharger, MGU-H, MGU-K and control electronics ahead of opening practice at the Red Bull Ring on Friday, triggering the penalty.
For each of the elements, Bottas exceeded the season limit in place by the FIA, meaning he is handed an automatic back-of-grid penalty for Sunday.
Bottas will start Saturday?s sprint race from wherever ...

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The Alfa Romeo driver was battling the Ferraris of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc for much of the hour-long practice, taking third place with his first attempt, a 1m46.056s.
Leclerc led early on, with Sainz then taking the top spot, before Bottas demoted the pair, setting a 1m42.249s with just five minutes left on the clock.
The session was ended prematurely after Aston Martin's Lance ...

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Bottas noted that at his previous team he didn?t always enjoy driving what was supposedly the fastest set-up ? one presumably usually influenced by the preferences of teammate Lewis Hamilton ? because it didn?t suit his style.
The Finn says that the Alfa provides him with a good starting point which he is then able to improve upon.
"I feel like in the past quite often the set-up that ...

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Bottas endured a frustrating weekend in Baku after his pace completely vanished from Saturday onwards. In the race, he was a sitting duck, finishing a lapped 11th while teammate Zhou Guanyu was on course for points until he retired with a technical issue.
On Friday, Bottas finished one tenth ahead of Zhou in each practice session. After swapping to Alfa's new specification on Saturday morning ...

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The Hinwil-based team has a limited supply of the latest upgrades and opted not to put them on the cars of Bottas and Zhou Guanyu on Friday so as not to risk sustaining any damage.
Bottas expects the upgraded spec car to be faster on Saturday, and added that his best lap in FP2 was spoiled by a lock-up, costing time that would have put him on the edge of the top 10.
"I don't think it's the ...

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Ten-time grand prix winner Bottas joined Alfa Romeo for 2022 after leaving Mercedes following a five-season stint, signing a multi-year deal with the Swiss-based squad.
Bottas has helped Alfa Romeo enjoyed a significant upward swing so far this season. After scoring just 13 points and finishing ninth in the standings last year, the team has already more than tripled that total in ...

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Bottas suffered a Ferrari MGU-K failure on his very first lap in FP1, before he had set a time.
He managed to the car back to the pits, but the MGU-K issue meant that he broke the speed limit by 21.9km/h as he came in, earning himself a ?1000 fine.
He was forced to sit out the rest of the FP1 session before finally getting some laps in FP2 after his team changed both the MGU-K and the ...

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Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Bottas stayed in the United States following the Miami Grand Prix, taking time to travel with his partner and professional cyclist, Tiffany Cromwell.
Bottas posted a picture to his Instagram showing him swimming in a stream in Aspen, Colorado, with his bare bottom poking out of the water.
The stir it caused on social media ...

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Bottas continued his impressive start to life at Alfa Romeo in 2022 by finishing sixth at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Sunday, ensuring the team retained P5 in the constructors' standings.
But the Finn had been running as high as third at one point, benefitting from the hectic first half of the race that saw Lewis Hamilton and Carlos Sainz drop back, and early leader Charles Leclerc ...

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