Valtteri Bottas

Born: August 28, 1989 (age 27)


Hometown: Nastola, Finland
Nationality: Finland Finnish

Team: Mercedes
Current Rank: No. 3 (93 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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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.
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
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: 'Too early for contract talks'
Valtteri Bottas's hopes of hanging on to his seat at Mercedes appear to have taken a step forward.
May 16, 15:57
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 not ruling out Fernando Alonso for Mercedes
Toto Wolff is not ruling out making a bid to sign Fernando Alonso for 2018.
May 16, 15:47
Max Verstappen poses for a photo on January 2, 2017
Max Verstappen committed to Red Bull contract
Max Verstappen says that he is happy at Red Bull despite the team's early struggles this year.
May 15, 07:36
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates with the trophy on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit on September 27, 2015
Result: Lewis Hamilton beats Sebastian Vettel to triumph in Spanish Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton wins the Spanish Grand Prix following a pulsating head-to-head duel with Sebastian Vettel.
May 14, 15:01
Nico Rosberg of Mercedes during practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on April 29, 2016
Mercedes upgrade bigger than Red Bull's
Mercedes reveal the most striking car upgrade among their top team rivals in Barcelona.
May 12, 10:22
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 thinking about 2017 title
Valtteri Bottas insists that he is not letting his mind jump ahead amid his aim of winning the 2017 world championship.
May 12, 10:15
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: 'Calm no advantage over Lewis Hamilton'
Valtteri Bottas denies that his personality could give him the edge in his battle with teammate Lewis Hamilton this year.
May 11, 08:45
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 brutal team orders at Mercedes'
Toto Wolff says that Mercedes are reluctant to issue any "brutal" team orders this year.
May 10, 12:34
Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner at Old Truman Brewery on February 17, 2016
Christian Horner: 'Red Bull can catch top teams'
Team boss Christian Horner says that Red Bull still have a chance of catching title contenders Ferrari and Mercedes in 2017.
May 9, 11:30
Niki Lauda watches the action during final practice ahead of the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 7, 2014
Mercedes admit Ferrari 'still ahead'
Niki Lauda says that Mercedes have work to do to catch up with Ferrari.
May 9, 10:51
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
Giancarlo Minardi: 'Races not boring in 2017'
Giancarlo Minardi hits back at claims the new Formula 1 regulations have made the races boring.
May 9, 08:37
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 admits Ferrari 'clearly ahead'
Mercedes need to make "two steps forward" to catch up with Ferrari next time out in Barcelona, according to Niki Lauda.
May 5, 12:00
Little Fernando Alonso of McLaren laughs evilly in the drivers press conference during previews to the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 12, 2016
Niki Lauda: 'Ferrari, Mercedes moves for Fernando Alonso unlikely'
Niki Lauda plays down Fernando Alonso's chances of leaping to the front of the grid for 2018.
May 2, 11:20
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: 'Number two talks no motivation'
Valtteri Bottas denies that being called a de-facto 'number two' driver had something to do with his motivation to win in Russia.
May 2, 11:13
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 claims first Formula 1 race win with Russian Grand Prix triumph
Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes seals his first Formula 1 race win after triumphing in the Russian GP ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.
Apr 30, 14:43
Lewis Hamilton stands in the paddock during a press conference at the Circuit de Catalunya on February 25, 2016
Lewis Hamilton open to Mercedes team orders
Lewis Hamilton says that team orders are simply a fact of life at Mercedes in 2017.
Apr 28, 09:34
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: 'Mercedes dominance not good for Formula 1'
Toto Wolff admits that the end of Mercedes's utter dominance is good for the sport.
Apr 26, 11:45
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: 'Ferrari trigger Mercedes alarm bells'
Ferrari have set off "alarm bells" at triple back-to-back world champions Mercedes, according to Niki Lauda
Apr 20, 08:29
Lewis Hamilton stands in the paddock during a press conference at the Circuit de Catalunya on February 25, 2016
Mercedes drivers admit tyre problems
Mercedes's two drivers admit that the team are struggling with tyre problems in 2017.
Apr 19, 10:12
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 beats penalised Lewis Hamilton at Bahrain Grand Prix
Germany's Sebastian Vettel establishes a seven-point lead at the top of the Formula 1 standings with victory in the Bahrain GP for Ferrari.
Apr 16, 17:43
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes walks in the paddock during previews to the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 12, 2016
Lewis Hamilton predicts close Bahrain GP race between Mercedes and Ferrari
Lewis Hamilton admits that he does not expect Mercedes to be able to maintain their qualifying superiority over Ferrari at the Bahrain GP.
Apr 16, 10:11
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 doesn't want 'team orders'
Lewis Hamilton says that he does not want 'number one' status at Mercedes.
Apr 14, 09:22



TeamPoints
1Mercedes222
2Ferrari214
3Red Bull112
4Force India71
5Toro Rosso29
6Williams-Mercedes22
7Renault18
8Haas15
9Sauber4
10McLaren0
DriversTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelFerrari141
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes129
3Valtteri BottasMercedes93
4Kimi RaikkonenFerrari73
5Daniel RicciardoRed Bull67
6Max VerstappenRed Bull45
7Sergio PerezForce India44
8Esteban OconForce India27
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso25
10Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes20
11Nico HulkenbergRenault18
12Romain GrosjeanHaas10
13Kevin MagnussenHaas5
14Pascal WehrleinSauber4
15Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
16Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes2
17Fernando AlonsoMcLaren0
18Marcus EricssonSauber0
19Jolyon PalmerRenault0
20Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
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