Valtteri Bottas

Born: August 28, 1989 (age 27)


Hometown: Nastola, Finland
Nationality: Finland Finnish

Team: Mercedes
Current Rank: No. 3 (169 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
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Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP leads Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP into the first corner during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 10, 2015
Drivers unhappy with extra Halo weight
While most focus on the aesthetics, it is another feature of the controversial 'Halo' system that might actually have a more significant impact on F1.
Aug 14, 08:01
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
Nico Rosberg: 'Valtteri Bottas the perfect driver'
Valtteri Bottas might be close to being "the perfect driver", according to Nico Rosberg.
Aug 14, 07:57
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
Valtteri Bottas has no 'plan B' for 2018
Valtteri Bottas admits that does not have a 'plan B' in the event Mercedes do not re-sign him for 2018.
Aug 7, 10:15
Toto Wolff the Mercedes GP Executive Director looks on from the pitwall during day four of Formula One Winter Testing at the Circuito de Jerez on January 31, 2014
Mercedes deny Toto Wolff furious after Hungary
Mercedes deny that Toto Wolff was furious when Lewis Hamilton gave up a podium spot to Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in Hungary.
Aug 1, 10:32
Toto Wolff the Mercedes GP Executive Director looks on from the pitwall during day four of Formula One Winter Testing at the Circuito de Jerez on January 31, 2014
Toto Wolff: 'Team order decision may cost Lewis Hamilton championship'
Mercedes admit that a team decision in Hungary may cost Lewis Hamilton the world championship.
Jul 31, 11:39
Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of Singapore at Marina Bay Street Circuit on September 20, 2015
Result: Sebastian Vettel wins Hungarian Grand Prix
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel extends his lead at the top of the Formula 1 driver rankings to 14 points after winning the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon.
Jul 30, 14:55
Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari attends the post-race press conference after the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 15, 2015
Result: Sebastian Vettel scores pole position at Hungarian Grand Prix
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel records the fastest qualifying time at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Jul 29, 14:06
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes celebrates his win on the podium during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 12, 2016
Result: Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton wins the British Grand Prix for a record-equalling fifth time, while championship leader Sebastian Vettel finishes down in seventh.
Jul 16, 14:29
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton reacts after the qualifying race at the Hungaroring racetrack in Mogyorod, Hungary,on July 25, 2015
Lewis Hamilton thanks fans after securing pole position at British Grand Prix
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton pays tribute to his fans after turning in the fastest qualifying time at the British Grand Prix.
Jul 15, 14:49
Mercedes AMG Petronas British driver Lewis Hamilton flashes the sign for victory after winning the pole position for the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix following the qualification session at the Sakhir circuit in the desert south of the Bahraini capital,
Result: Lewis Hamilton claims record-equalling pole position at British Grand Prix
Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton turns in the fastest time in qualifying at the British Grand Prix.
Jul 15, 14:11
Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari looks on as he sits in the garage during final practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on September 5, 2015
Sebastian Vettel calls for jump start rules rethink
Sebastian Vettel calls for a rules rethink regarding jump starts in F1.
Jul 14, 11:12
Felipe Massa of Williams poses for a portrait during day one of F1 winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 1, 2016
Felipe Massa wants to stay at Williams
Felipe Massa says that he is happy to stay at Williams in 2018.
Jul 14, 11:08
Niki Lauda watches the action during final practice ahead of the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 7, 2014
Niki Lauda: 'Mercedes do not need Fernando Alonso'
Fernando Alonso's hopes of joining a winning Formula 1 team for 2018 appear to be waning.
Jul 12, 17:51
Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP leads Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP into the first corner during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 10, 2015
Charlie Whiting defends FIA jump start system
Charlie Whiting says that there is nothing wrong with F1's jump start system.
Jul 11, 11:14
Toto Wolff the Mercedes GP Executive Director looks on from the pitwall during day four of Formula One Winter Testing at the Circuito de Jerez on January 31, 2014
Toto Wolff looking ahead to 2019 driver market
Mercedes look set to keep Valtteri Bottas on board for 2018.
Jul 11, 10:42
Lewis Hamilton stands in the paddock during a press conference at the Circuit de Catalunya on February 25, 2016
Lewis Hamilton: 'Valtteri Bottas in fight for 2017 title'
Valtteri Bottas is in the hunt for the 2017 world championship, according to Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.
Jul 10, 18:24
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
Result: Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian Grand Prix
Mercedes's Valtteri Bottas wins the Austrian Grand Prix ahead of Sebastian Vettel, with Lewis Hamilton missing out on a place on the podium.
Jul 9, 14:28
Valtteri Bottas of Williams during previews ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on March 31, 2016
Valtteri Bottas claims pole for Austrian Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas qualifies in pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix ahead of Ferrari pair Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.
Jul 8, 14:09
Felipe Massa of Williams poses for a portrait during day one of F1 winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 1, 2016
Williams: 'Ferlipe Massa could stay in 2018'
Felipe Massa could stay in Formula 1 beyond the end of this year, according to Claire Williams.
Jul 7, 21:59
Romain Grosjean of Haas F1 in the paddock ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit on April 17, 2016
Romain Grosjean admits eye on Ferrari vacancy
Romain Grosjean is not ruling out a change of scene for 2018.
Jun 29, 10:17
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
Valtteri Bottas not worried about Mercedes future
Valtteri Bottas insists that he is still not worried about his future at Mercedes.
Jun 27, 09:48
Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari looks on as he sits in the garage during final practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on September 5, 2015
Sebastian Vettel under fire after Lewis Hamilton clash
Sebastian Vettel is under fire amid accusations that he deliberately rammed championship rival Lewis Hamilton while behind the safety car in Baku.
Jun 26, 10:12
Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing in the garage during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on April 28, 2016
Result: Daniel Ricciardo wins Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo wins the Azerbaijan Grand Prix ahead of Valtteri Bottas, while Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton finish fourth and fifth respectively.
Jun 25, 16:11
Lewis Hamilton stops on circuit during qualifying for the European Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on June 18, 2016
Lewis Hamilton qualifies on pole in Baku, Sebastian Vettel fourth
Lewis Hamilton edges out Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to finish on pole ahead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Jun 24, 15:15
Lewis Hamilton stands in the paddock during a press conference at the Circuit de Catalunya on February 25, 2016
Lewis Hamilton: 'Valtteri Bottas has earned Mercedes seat'
Lewis Hamilton says that Valtteri Bottas has "earned his place" at Mercedes.
Jun 23, 09:55
Toto Wolff the Mercedes GP Executive Director looks on from the pitwall during day four of Formula One Winter Testing at the Circuito de Jerez on January 31, 2014
Toto Wolff: 'No hurry to sign new Valtteri Bottas deal'
Toto Wolff says Mercedes will 'take their time' in deciding whether to keep Valtteri Bottas for 2018.
Jun 21, 16:42
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
Valtteri Bottas wants 'long-term' Mercedes deal
Valtteri Bottas says that he is balancing his ambitions to win races against his desire to secure a "long-term contract" with Mercedes.
Jun 20, 13:52
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
Valtteri Bottas: 'Still too early for contract talk'
Valtteri Bottas says that it is still "too early" to talk about the possible extension of his contract.
Jun 14, 10:50
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes celebrates his win on the podium during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 12, 2016
Lewis Hamilton: 'Valtteri Bottas much better teammate than Nico Rosberg'
Lewis Hamilton says that his relationship with new teammate Valtteri Bottas is working perfectly.
Jun 13, 11:32
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes celebrates his win on the podium during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 12, 2016
Result: Lewis Hamilton wins Canadian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton wins the Canadian Grand Prix for a sixth time to close the gap on Sebastian Vettel in the drivers' championship.
Jun 11, 20:43
Valtteri Bottas of Williams during previews ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on March 31, 2016
Mika Salo: 'Valtteri Bottas getting under Lewis Hamilton's skin'
Valtteri Bottas is getting under Lewis Hamilton's skin at Mercedes, according to Mika Salo.
Jun 10, 11:00
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
Valtteri Bottas: 'Lance Stroll needs time and patience'
Valtteri Bottas joins those who think that struggling F1 rookie Lance Stroll needs more time to prove himself.
Jun 8, 18:08
Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Ferrari walks across the paddock during practice for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 17, 2015
Kimi Raikkonen claims pole position in Monaco
Kimi Raikkonen claims his first pole in almost a decade at the Monaco Grand Prix, while Lewis Hamilton will start the race back in 13th.
May 27, 14:58
Toto Wolff the Mercedes GP Executive Director looks on from the pitwall during day four of Formula One Winter Testing at the Circuito de Jerez on January 31, 2014
Toto Wolff hints at same drivers for 2018
Toto Wolff hints that Mercedes will not make any changes to their driver lineup for 2018.
May 26, 14:24
Toto Wolff the Mercedes GP Executive Director looks on from the pitwall during day four of Formula One Winter Testing at the Circuito de Jerez on January 31, 2014
Toto Wolff: 'Sponsor enabled Valtteri Bottas switch'
One sponsor could have made the difference when it came to Valtteri Bottas securing the Mercedes seat for 2017, says Toto Wolff.
May 25, 11:04
Niki Lauda watches the action during final practice ahead of the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 7, 2014
Niki Lauda: 'Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton's rivals can't keep up'
Niki Lauda hails the Ferrari versus Mercedes duel for the 2017 world championship.
May 23, 10:41
Niki Lauda watches the action during final practice ahead of the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 7, 2014
Niki Lauda: 'Fernando Alonso not on Mercedes wish list'
Niki Lauda deals a blow to Fernando Alonso's chances of switching to Mercedes next year.
May 23, 10:34
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
Mercedes: 'Long wheelbase to hurt in Monaco'
Mercedes are concerned that Ferrari could have the upper hand this weekend in Monaco.
May 23, 10:29
Felipe Massa of Brazil and Williams is interviewed in the paddock during previews to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 13, 2014
Felipe Massa could stay at Williams in 2018
Felipe Massa says that he would consider staying in Formula 1 beyond the end of this season.
May 22, 09:40
Toto Wolff the Mercedes GP Executive Director looks on from the pitwall during day four of Formula One Winter Testing at the Circuito de Jerez on January 31, 2014
Toto Wolff: 'Trailing Valtteri Bottas still not number two'
Toto Wolff says that Mercedes remain committed to not designating Valtteri Bottas the 'number two' driver for 2017.
May 19, 09:11



TeamPoints
1Mercedes357
2Ferrari318
3Red Bull184
4Force India101
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso39
7Haas29
8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
DriversTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelFerrari202
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes188
3Valtteri BottasMercedes169
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari116
6Max VerstappenRed Bull67
7Sergio PerezForce India56
8Esteban OconForce India45
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso35
10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren10
16Pascal WehrleinSauber5
17Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0
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