Valtteri Bottas

Born: August 28, 1989 (age 28)


Hometown: Nastola, Finland
Nationality: Finland Finnish

Team: Mercedes
Current Rank: No. 3 (305 points)
Valtteri Bottas of Williams in the paddock during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on April 28, 2016
Sports Mole has 403 articles about Valtteri Bottas. Articles 1 to 40:
Spanish GP 2014
Valtteri Bottas expects 2018 car to suit him better
Valtteri Bottas says that he expects this year's Mercedes car to suit him better.
Jan 15, 18:38
Niki Lauda pictured in 2013
Niki Lauda: 'Valtteri Bottas decision right for Mercedes'
F1 legend Niki Lauda says that Valtteri Bottas has done a good job since replacing Nico Rosberg at Mercedes.
Dec 21, 07:34
Spanish GP 2014
Toto Wolff denies Mercedes eyeing Esteban Ocon for 2019
Toto Wolff plays down claims that Mercedes are already eyeing Valtteri Bottas's 2019 replacement.
Dec 12, 19:54
Spanish GP 2014
Valtteri Bottas 'not really happy' with 2017
Valtteri Bottas says that he feels disappointed at the end of his first season with Mercedes.
Dec 6, 08:31
Lewis Hamilton pictured in May 2017
Marc Surer: 'Lewis Hamilton could quit at any time'
Lewis Hamilton will quit Formula 1 when his "private life" becomes more important to him, according to Marc Surer.
Dec 1, 09:39
Spanish GP 2014
Drivers happy with new Pirelli 'hyper soft'
Top Formula 1 drivers give a thumbs-up to Pirelli's softer new tyres for 2018.
Nov 30, 08:38
Spanish GP 2014
Dieter Zetsche happy with Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes
Daimler chief Dieter Zetsche says that Mercedes are happy with their Formula 1 driver pairing.
Nov 28, 18:43
Spanish GP 2014
Jean Todt denies Halo will be scrapped
Jean Todt dismisses rumours that the controversial Halo concept will be scrapped ahead of the 2018 season.
Nov 27, 09:39
Spanish GP 2014
Drivers not keen on new Formula 1 logo
Top F1 drivers react coolly to the unveiling of the sport's new logo.
Nov 27, 09:29
Spanish GP 2014
Result: Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton finish strongly at Abu Dhabi season close
Mercedes drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton secure a one-two finish in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as the team finish the season strongly.
Nov 26, 15:26
Spanish GP 2014
Nico Rosberg: 'Lewis Hamilton did not improve in 2017'
Nico Rosberg does not think that Lewis Hamilton upped his game in 2017.
Nov 25, 12:07
Max Verstappen poses for a photo on January 2, 2017
Liberty eyes track changes to improve racing
Max Verstappen does not think that Liberty Media should push for fundamental changes to be made to the circuits.
Nov 24, 08:04
Spanish GP 2014
Valtteri Bottas must 'prove' he deserves Mercedes seat
Valtteri Bottas admits that he needs to again "prove" he deserves the Mercedes seat he occupies.
Nov 22, 09:30
Spanish GP 2014
Mayor: 'Sao Paulo not losing grand prix'
Sao Paulo mayor Joao Doria dismisses as "speculation" reports Interlagos is set to lose the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Nov 20, 17:00
Spanish GP 2014
Nico Rosberg open to fixing Lewis Hamilton friendship
Outgoing world champion Nico Rosberg says that he is open to rekindling his old friendship with Lewis Hamilton.
Nov 15, 09:03
Spanish GP 2014
Daniel Ricciardo not sure Ferrari 'dream' Formula 1 move
Daniel Ricciardo is not sure that Ferrari could be his next team in Formula 1.
Nov 15, 08:47
Spanish GP 2014
Result: Sebastian Vettel wins Brazilian GP as Lewis Hamilton claws back fourth place
Sebastian Vettel wins the Brazilian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton surges from the back of the grid to claim fourth place.
Nov 12, 17:51
Spanish GP 2014
Valtteri Bottas not ruling out Lewis Hamilton 'team orders'
Valtteri Bottas is targeting second place behind his teammate Lewis Hamilton in the 2017 world championship.
Nov 10, 11:04
Spanish GP 2014
Sergio Perez 'surprised' by teammate Esteban Ocon's 2017 pace
Sergio Perez admits that he was impressed by the performance of his rookie Force India teammate Esteban Ocon this year.
Nov 6, 08:05
Spanish GP 2014
Niki Lauda: '2018 Mercedes will suit Valtteri Bottas better'
Mercedes are promising to build a car more suitable for Valtteri Bottas's driving style in 2018.
Nov 1, 07:09
Spanish GP 2014
Result: Lewis Hamilton wins fourth world title in Mexico
Lewis Hamilton becomes a four-time world champion following a dramatic Mexican Grand Prix, despite finishing down in ninth place.
Oct 29, 20:42
Spanish GP 2014
Lewis Hamilton wants title with Mexico win
Lewis Hamilton says that he has no intention of playing it safe with a mathematical game in the Mexican Grand Prix.
Oct 27, 09:56
Spanish GP 2014
Can Lewis Hamilton claim world title in style at Mexican Grand Prix?
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton requires a top-five finish to win a fourth drivers' title at the Mexican Grand Prix, but can the Brit achieve another world crown in style?
Oct 25, 09:05
Spanish GP 2014
Result: Lewis Hamilton on verge of Formula 1 title after victory in United States Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton claims a dominant victory at the United States Grand Prix but must wait at least another week to be crowned Formula 1 champion for a fourth time.
Oct 22, 21:54
Spanish GP 2014
David Coulthard: 'Valtteri Bottas must believe he can catch up'
Former F1 driver David Coulthard urges Valtteri Bottas to "work hard" to get back on terms with his teammate Lewis Hamilton.
Oct 16, 09:14
Spanish GP 2014
Toto Wolff: 'Valtteri Bottas emerging from performance slump'
Toto Wolff says that Valtteri Bottas is starting to rebuild his confidence after a performance slump late in 2017.
Oct 9, 08:31
Spanish GP 2014
Felipe Massa: 'Professional Williams team would keep me'
Felipe Massa suggests that he is unhappy with the Williams team.
Oct 9, 08:05
Spanish GP 2014
Result: Lewis Hamilton on verge of fourth Formula 1 title with victory at Japanese Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton is on the verge of the Formula 1 world title after victory in the Japanese Grand Prix while rival Sebastian Vettel retired early on in the race.
Oct 8, 09:16
Spanish GP 2014
Lewis Hamilton claims pole ahead of Japanese Grand Prix
Championship leader Lewis Hamilton claims the 71st pole position of his career, this time for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix.
Oct 7, 09:07
Spanish GP 2014
Niki Lauda: 'Valtteri Bottas struggle is Mercedes's fault'
Niki Lauda says that struggling Valtteri Bottas is not to blame for his collapse in form.
Oct 6, 08:11
Spanish GP 2014
Drivers admit 2017 Mercedes difficult to drive
Mercedes's two drivers admit that their 2017 car is difficult to drive.
Oct 6, 07:32
Spanish GP 2014
Result: Max Verstappen wins Malaysian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton claims second place
Max Verstappen claims victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton extends his Formula 1 championship lead with second place.
Oct 1, 10:14
Spanish GP 2014
Lewis Hamilton earns pole for Malaysian Grand Prix
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton earns pole position for Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix, but Sebastian Vettel will start towards the back of the grid due to an engine problem.
Sep 30, 11:03
Spanish GP 2014
Lewis Hamilton: 'Valtteri Bottas to make own team order decisions'
Lewis Hamilton says that he does not expect teammate Valtteri Bottas to be his 'number two' for the rest of the 2017 season.
Sep 29, 17:02
Spanish GP 2014
Mercedes will not 'cage' polarising Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes says that they will continue to allow Lewis Hamilton to express his personality and opinions.
Sep 26, 13:00
Spanish GP 2014
Toto Wolff: 'Valtteri Bottas not number two driver'
Toto Wolff says that he still will not designate Valtteri Bottas the 'number two' driver behind Lewis Hamilton.
Sep 19, 10:08
Spanish GP 2014
Lewis Hamilton: "I could not be happier"
Lewis Hamilton says that he is delighted after a first-round crash cleared the way for him to win the Singapore Grand Prix.
Sep 17, 16:59
Spanish GP 2014
Result: Lewis Hamilton wins Singapore Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton opens up a 28-point lead at the top of the standings courtesy of victory in Singapore Grand Prix.
Sep 17, 16:21
Spanish GP 2014
Valtteri Bottas happy as Mercedes keep 'options open'
Valtteri Bottas says that he is comfortable with his new one-year Mercedes contract.
Sep 15, 13:37
Spanish GP 2014
Toto Wolff: 'Mercedes keeping options open for 2019'
A new one-year contract for Valtteri Bottas sparks fresh speculation that Max Verstappen could be headed to Mercedes for 2019.
Sep 14, 11:53

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