Valtteri Bottas

Born: August 28, 1989 (age 28)


Hometown: Nastola, Finland
Nationality: Finland Finnish

Team: Mercedes
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
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Sports Mole has 424 articles about Valtteri Bottas. Articles 1 to 40:
Spanish GP 2014
Nico Rosberg: 'Lewis Hamilton not in form in 2018'
Valtteri Bottas targets the 2018 world championship, just as his high-profile teammate Lewis Hamilton begins to struggle.
Apr 16, 12:55
Hass F1 - Feb testing barcelona day 1
Result: Daniel Ricciardo victorious in drama-filled Chinese Grand Prix
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo secures a thrilling victory at the Chinese Grand Prix.
Apr 15, 09:15
Lewis Hamilton pictured in May 2017
Lewis Hamilton fourth in Chinese Grand Prix qualifying
Lewis Hamilton finishes fourth in qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix, unable to get to within a second of Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel.
Apr 14, 09:14
Spanish GP 2014
Toto Wolff names Carlos Sainz as Mercedes candidate
Toto Wolff names more candidates as speculation about the Mercedes driver lineup of the future ramps up.
Apr 12, 20:42
Spanish GP 2014
Pierre Gasly admits Bahrain could help Formula 1 career
Pierre Gasly admits that his weekend in Bahrain will not have hurt his quest for a top seat in Formula 1.
Apr 10, 13:32
Spanish GP 2014
Flavio Briatore: 'Ferrari can win 2018 title'
Ferrari really can win the 2018 world championship, according to Flavio Briatore.
Apr 10, 11:39
Hass F1 - Feb testing barcelona day 1
Result: Sebastian Vettel holds off Valtteri Bottas to win Bahrain Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel holds off Valtteri Bottas to win the Bahrain Grand Prix on his 200th Formula 1 start.
Apr 8, 17:56
Hass F1 - Feb testing barcelona day 1
Sebastian Vettel fastest in Bahrain GP qualifying, Lewis Hamilton penalised
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel claims pole position at the Bahrain Grand Prix while Lewis Hamilton is pegged back by a penalty.
Apr 7, 19:18
Spanish GP 2014
Sponsor backs Mercedes or Ferrari seat for Valtteri Bottas
Valtteri Bottas's sponsor thinks that the Finnish driver will continue to race with a top team beyond 2018.
Mar 28, 13:41
Hass F1 - Feb testing barcelona day 1
Result: Sebastian Vettel leapfrogs Lewis Hamilton to win Australian Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel takes advantage of a Mercedes miscalculation relating to a caution period to win the season-opening Australian Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton.
Mar 25, 09:12
Lewis Hamilton pictured in May 2017
New lap record gives Lewis Hamilton pole for Australian Grand Prix
Four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton sets a new lap record to take pole position for Sunday's Australian Grand Prix.
Mar 24, 10:11
Spanish GP 2014
Felipe Massa thinks Mercedes could win again
Felipe Massa suspects that Mercedes will dominate in 2018.
Mar 21, 06:48
Spanish GP 2014
Esteban Ocon admits eyeing Mercedes future
Esteban Ocon admits that he is quietly eyeing a future at Mercedes.
Mar 19, 08:02
Spanish GP 2014
Sebastian Vettel not worried about winter testing results
Sebastian Vettel says that he has faith in Ferrari ahead of the 2018 season.
Mar 14, 17:44
Spanish GP 2014
Valtteri Bottas: 'Mercedes not one second ahead'
Valtteri Bottas denies that Mercedes is a full second per lap ahead of Formula 1's other top teams heading into this month's Australian Grand Prix.
Mar 10, 09:24
Spanish GP 2014
Toto Wolff: 'No excuses for Valtteri Bottas in 2018'
Toto Wolff says that Valtteri Bottas has "no excuses" this year as he pushes for a new Mercedes contract.
Mar 2, 17:54
Spanish GP 2014
No extra test day in freezing Barcelona
Formula 1's first winter test in freezing conditions is going ahead as originally planned.
Feb 28, 13:26
Spanish GP 2014
Nico Rosberg tips Lewis Hamilton to win again
World champion Nico Rosberg thinks that Mercedes will this year beat Ferrari yet again.
Feb 16, 12:31
Spanish GP 2014
Valtteri Bottas not targeting Fernando Alonso's 'triple crown'
Valtteri Bottas says that he has no plans to add the 'triple crown' target to his itinerary anytime soon.
Feb 15, 06:53
Spanish GP 2014
German Grand Prix boss says grid kids 'a nice idea'
A German Grand Prix boss says that he is not opposed to the 'grid kids' idea.
Feb 12, 06:58
Spanish GP 2014
Valtteri Bottas happy if Lewis Hamilton stays at Mercedes
Valtteri Bottas says that he intends to argue for a 2019 contract at Mercedes by winning races this year.
Feb 12, 06:41
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

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