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Valtteri Bottas

Born: August 28, 1989 (age 30)


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 706 articles about Valtteri Bottas. Articles 1 to 40:
Lewis Hamilton during the Abu Dhabi GP on December 1, 2019
Monday's Formula 1 news roundup: Lewis Hamilton, Helmut Marko, Daniel Ricciardo
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Monday, December 9.
Dec 9, 10:37
Valtteri Bottas pictured on November 28, 2019
Webber questions Bottas 'hunger'
Valtteri Bottas may be lacking the "hunger" to beat Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes.
Dec 9, 06:05
Romain Grosjean pictured on May 22, 2019
2020 tyres 'not what we dreamed about' - Grosjean
Romain Grosjean has joined those who do not think Pirelli's proposed tyres for 2020 are an improvement.
Dec 4, 06:11
Lewis Hamilton during the Abu Dhabi GP on December 1, 2019
Result: Lewis Hamilton signs off title-winning season with Abu Dhabi victory
Hamilton led from start-to-finish in a commanding display as he secured the 84th win of his career.
Dec 1, 15:07
Lewis Hamilton during Abu Dhabi qualifying on November 30, 2019
Lewis Hamilton takes pole in Abu Dhabi
The Mercedes driver grabs pole position under the lights at Abu Dhabi.
Nov 30, 14:29
Max Verstappen during practice on November 30, 2019
Verstappen edges out Hamilton in final Abu Dhabi practice
Verstappen finished just 0.074 seconds clear of Hamilton.
Nov 30, 11:19
Valtteri Bottas pictured on November 28, 2019
Raikkonen, Bottas, undecided about 2021
F1's two Finnish drivers aren't sure what they will be doing in 2021.
Nov 30, 06:01
Valtteri Bottas pictured on November 28, 2019
Valtteri Bottas fastest in Abu Dhabi practice despite Romain Grosjean crash
Both drivers will appear before the stewards on Friday evening.
Nov 29, 15:55
Valtteri Bottas pictured on November 28, 2019
Valtteri Bottas fastest in first Abu Dhabi practice
The Mercedes driver is set to start Sunday's race from the back of the field following an engine change.
Nov 29, 11:31
Alex Albon pictured on September 28, 2019
Honda engine now 'on par with Mercedes' - Albon
Red Bull driver Alex Albon thinks Honda is now "on a par with Mercedes".
Nov 29, 06:03
Lewis Hamilton (44) of Great Britain celebrates winning his sixth world championship after the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas on November 3, 2019
Relationships 'tough' for F1 drivers - Hamilton
Six time world champion Lewis Hamilton says having personal relationships outside of Formula 1 is difficult for the drivers.
Nov 29, 06:00
Valtteri Bottas celebrates winning the Japanese GP on October 13, 2019
Honda 'even better than expected' - Bottas
F1 looks set to be heading for a three-team battle for the 2020 championship.
Nov 25, 07:29
Charles Leclerc pictured on November 3, 2019
Drivers deny battle for third about Ferrari hierarchy
Ferrari's two drivers are determined to be crowned 'best of the rest' in 2020.
Nov 17, 07:02
Helmut Marko pictured on April 26, 2019
Red Bull tells Mercedes to protest Ferrari engine
Ferrari's rivals in Brazil held fire on lodging an official protest against the Maranello team's engine.
Nov 17, 06:53
Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrates finishing in pole position on November 16, 2019
Max Verstappen beats Sebastian Vettel to pole in Brazil
Lewis Hamilton will start third on the grid.
Nov 16, 21:40
Lewis Hamilton pictured on November 14, 2019
Lewis Hamilton leads way in final practice at Brazilian Grand Prix
Hamilton saw off Red Bull's Max Verstappen by just 0.026 seconds.
Nov 16, 16:40
Max Verstappen pictured on November 2, 2019
Verstappen vows to push for third place in 2019
Max Verstappen has vowed to push to finish third overall in the 2019 drivers' world championship.
Nov 13, 06:04
Max Verstappen pictured on October 25, 2019
Thursday's Formula 1 news roundup: Max Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas, Toto Wolff
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Thursday, November 7.
Nov 7, 10:37
Valtteri Bottas celebrates winning the Japanese GP on October 13, 2019
Wolff vows to re-assess Bottas' one-year deals
Toto Wolff has vowed to look into the way Valtteri Bottas' contract uncertainty affects his mid-season performance.
Nov 7, 06:10
Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport driver Lewis Hamilton (44) of Great Britain during practice for the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas on November 1, 2019
Result: Lewis Hamilton secures sixth world title in United States
Second-placed finish enough for Briton to be crowned champion for a sixth time.
Nov 3, 20:59
Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport driver Lewis Hamilton (44) of Great Britain during practice for the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas on November 1, 2019
Title-chasing Lewis Hamilton to start fifth in US as Valtteri Bottas takes pole
Valtteri Bottas secured pole position.
Nov 2, 23:10
Max Verstappen pictured on October 25, 2019
Lewis Hamilton finishes fifth in final US practice
The Briton only needs to finish eighth at the Circuit of the Americas on Sunday to be certain of securing his sixth crown.
Nov 2, 20:04
Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport driver Lewis Hamilton (44) of Great Britain during practice for the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas on November 1, 2019
Title-chasing Lewis Hamilton fastest in second practice for US Grand Prix
The Mercedes driver is expected to clinch his sixth world title this weekend.
Nov 1, 22:29
Max Verstappen pictured on October 25, 2019
Ricciardo, Bottas defend under-fire Verstappen
Two of Max Verstappen's rivals have defended the Dutchman amid a wave of criticism.
Nov 1, 06:07
Max Verstappen pictured on September 28, 2019
Hamilton, Vettel 'threatened' by Verstappen - Jos
Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel feel "threatened" by Max Verstappen, according to the young Dutch driver's father.
Oct 30, 06:03
Max Verstappen pictured on September 28, 2019
Father Jos says Verstappen should have kept quiet
Max Verstappen's father says the Red Bull driver should not have commented on the yellow flag situation following Valtteri Bottas' qualifying crash in Mexico.
Oct 29, 06:03
Max Verstappen pictured on September 28, 2019
Masi to speak to Verstappen about 'safety'
Race director Michael Masi has denied reports that stewards only decided to penalise Max Verstappen after the Red Bull driver's controversial post-qualifying comments.
Oct 29, 06:03
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race on the podium whilst wearing a sombrero on October 27, 2019
Result: Lewis Hamilton on verge of sixth F1 title after stunning win in Mexico
Hamilton needs to finish only eighth next weekend to secure a sixth world title.
Oct 27, 21:29
Max Verstappen pictured on September 28, 2019
Max Verstappen stripped of pole position at Mexican Grand Prix
Verstappen was dealt a three-place grid penalty for failing to slow under yellow flags.
Oct 27, 09:21
Lewis Hamilton pictured on October 13, 2019
Lewis Hamilton calls for Max Verstappen to be punished for not slowing down
The Dutchman has been summoned by the FIA on the charge of ignoring the safety instruction.
Oct 27, 09:19
Max Verstappen pictured on September 28, 2019
Verstappen a 'bad role model' - Villeneuve
1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says Max Verstappen is a "bad role model".
Oct 27, 06:14
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in action during practice on October 26, 2019
Ferrari take top two positions in final practice for Mexico Grand Prix
Championship leader Lewis Hamilton will win his sixth title if he outscores Valtteri Bottas by 14 points on Sunday.
Oct 26, 17:51
Sebastian Vettel in action at the Mexican GP on October 25, 2019
Vettel fastest in second practice at Mexican GP
The Briton could clinch a sixth world title this weekend.
Oct 25, 21:59
Lewis Hamilton pictured on October 13, 2019
Mexican Grand Prix: The key talking points
Lewis Hamilton has his eyes on the top prize.
Oct 24, 14:02
Kimi Raikkonen pictured in July 2019
Raikkonen slump 'a little weird' - Salo
Mika Salo says fellow Finn Kimi Raikkonen's current performance slump is "a little weird".
Oct 23, 06:06
Lewis Hamilton pictured on October 13, 2019
Mercedes has best driver lineup in F1 - Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes' driver pairing is "absolutely" the best in Formula 1.
Oct 15, 06:04
Valtteri Bottas pictured on June 22, 2019
Valtteri Bottas admits he "will need to be very lucky" to catch Lewis Hamilton
Bottas won the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, but team-mate Hamilton is 64 points clear.
Oct 14, 18:01
Valtteri Bottas celebrates winning the Japanese GP on October 13, 2019
Bottas used old Hamilton chassis at Suzuka
Valtteri Bottas has revealed he raced to victory at Suzuka in a monocoque used previously by his teammate Lewis Hamilton.
Oct 14, 06:09
Lewis Hamilton pictured on October 13, 2019
Lewis Hamilton left angry after Japanese Grand Prix
The Mercedes driver felt his team failed to help him push for a race win in Japan.
Oct 13, 13:07
Valtteri Bottas celebrates winning the Japanese GP on October 13, 2019
Result: Valtteri Bottas wins in Japan as Mercedes clinch title
The British driver was third and argued with his mechanics on team radio throughout the race.
Oct 13, 11:49

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