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Valtteri Bottas

Born: August 28, 1989 (age 32)

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 1,182 articles about Valtteri Bottas. Articles 1 to 40:
Guanyu Zhou pictured on May 9, 2022
Zhou 'not worried' about 2023 rumours
Chinese rookie Guanyu Zhou says he isn't sure if he will keep his Alfa Romeo seat for 2022.
Jun 7, 08:22
George Russell pictured on May 6, 2022
Wolff denies Hamilton now number 2 driver
Toto Wolff denies that George Russell has already taken over as Mercedes' number 1 driver.
May 19, 08:00
Kimi Raikkonen pictured in February 2020
'Tired' Raikkonen's exit gave Alfa Romeo boost
Kimi Raikkonen's retirement only partly explains the big step forward made by Alfa Romeo in 2022.
May 18, 07:32
Charles Leclerc pictured on April 9, 2022
Charles Leclerc heads Ferrari one-two in Miami Grand Prix qualifying
Championship leader Charles Leclerc takes pole at the Miami Grand Prix, starting ahead of his Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz Jnr.
May 7, 23:07
Lewis Hamilton pictured on April 22, 2022
Hamilton's F1 career 'could be over' - Berger
Lewis Hamilton's racing career could be speeding towards the finish line, according to Formula 1 legend Gerhard Berger.
Apr 29, 07:16
Lance Stroll pictured on March 20, 2022
F1 broadcaster calls Lance Stroll 'quite arrogant'
Lance Stroll is not enjoying a sunny start to his 2022 campaign in Formula 1.
Apr 4, 09:03
Stefano Domenicali pictured on March 27, 2022
F1 'will stay' in Saudi Arabia - Domenicali
Formula 1 will be returning to Saudi Arabia, the sport's CEO Stefano Domenicali insists.
Apr 1, 07:22
Helmut Marko pictured in September 2021
F1 to confirm Saudi Arabia GP contract safe
Formula 1 intends to keep racing in Saudi Arabia.
Mar 30, 08:39
Max Verstappen celebrates winning the Saudi GP on March 27, 2022
F1 must discuss Saudi GP future - Verstappen
World champion Max Verstappen says Sunday's chequered flag will not end the conversation about Saudi Arabia and its place on the Formula 1 calendar.
Mar 27, 07:20
Smoke is seen during practice for the Saudi Arabia GP on March 25, 2022
Five drivers pushed for Saudi boycott - report
Qualifying day may have been explosion-free, but it is clear that the discussions about whether Saudi Arabia should even be on the F1 calendar will run and run.
Mar 27, 07:19
Smoke is seen during practice for the Saudi Arabia GP on March 25, 2022
F1 credibility 'evaporated like black smoke'
The smell of oil dollars was mixed with Formula 1 exhaust fumes on Friday after a missile and drone attack on a nearby oil facility operated by race title sponsor Aramco.
Mar 26, 05:45
Alex Albon in action during Bahrain GP qualifying on March 19, 2022
Albon not surprised about Ferrari's early pole
Alex Albon is not surprised that Formula 1's new era kicked off in Bahrain with pole position for Ferrari.
Mar 20, 05:10
Valtteri Bottas pictured on December 5, 2021
Bottas gives thumbs-up to F1 rule reforms
Valtteri Bottas has given the thumbs-up to Formula 1's reform process after the highly controversial 2021 season finale.
Mar 18, 07:24
Valtteri Bottas pictured on December 5, 2021
Bottas admits Hamilton 'better than me'
After five years alongside Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes, Valtteri Bottas has a frank admission.
Mar 17, 06:30
Valtteri Bottas pictured on December 5, 2021
Bottas admits struggling with 'dominant' Hamilton
Valtteri Bottas admits he struggled to compete with the "dominant" character of seven time world champion Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes.
Mar 16, 07:19
Max Verstappen pictured on March 10, 2022
Four F1 drivers slam official Netflix series
Four more drivers are speaking out about the latest edition of the official Netflix series about Formula 1.
Mar 16, 07:14
Jan Monchaux pictured in February 2020
Boss admits lightweight 2022 Alfa 'extreme'
Aspects of Alfa Romeo's car design for 2022 are "extreme", technical boss Jan Monchaux has admitted.
Mar 10, 07:13
Valtteri Bottas pictured on December 5, 2021
New rules hurting 'slipstream' effect - drivers
The all-new regulations for 2022 may actually have made overtaking more difficult, according to three prominent Formula 1 drivers.
Feb 28, 07:41
George Russell celebrates after qualifying second for the Belgian Grand Prix on August 28, 2021
Mercedes must 'calibrate' new driver pairing
The jury is out as to how hard team newcomer George Russell will be able to push Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes this year.
Feb 23, 07:51
Spanish GP 2014
Alfa Romeo more independent under 2022 rules
Alfa Romeo is taking a "step by step" approach to take more control of its own destiny in Formula 1.
Feb 23, 07:45
Lewis Hamilton pictured on November 12, 2021
Hamilton has not quit Formula 1
It's now official - Lewis Hamilton has not quit Formula 1.
Feb 14, 07:35
Kimi Raikkonen in action for Alfa Romeo in April 2019
Zhou not bothered by 'pay driver' jibe
Guanyu Zhou is confident he belongs in Formula 1.
Feb 10, 06:36
Valtteri Bottas pictured on December 5, 2021
Alfa Romeo denies 2022 car running late
Alfa Romeo has played down fears its 2022 car is running late.
Feb 8, 07:27
Lewis Hamilton pictured on December 12, 2021
No 'truth' to Hamilton quit threats - Marko
Lewis Hamilton's post-defeat "silence" was all "part of the drama" of the incredible and intense 2021 world championship climax, finale and aftermath.
Jan 31, 08:32
Valtteri Bottas pictured during the Italian Grand Prix on September 10, 2021
Hamilton title loss also cost Bottas money
Valtteri Bottas admits Lewis Hamilton's world championship defeat last year also cost him a lot of money.
Jan 27, 07:13
Valtteri Bottas pictured during the Italian Grand Prix on September 10, 2021
Bottas 'knew' 2022 Mercedes deal was unlikely
Valtteri Bottas says he headed into the 2021 season a year ago knowing that his chance of staying at Mercedes beyond one more single-season contract was unlikely.
Jan 25, 08:05
Frederic Vasseur pictured in September 2019
Ferrari driver partnership still alive - Vasseur
Alfa Romeo's cooperation with Ferrari remains alive and well.
Jan 24, 08:38
Helmut Marko pictured in September 2021
Russell could make winning 2022 title easier - Marko
Mercedes' driver lineup change for 2022 may actually make it easier for Max Verstappen to win back-to-back titles.
Dec 22, 06:22
Spanish GP 2014
China's Zhou tunes out to F1 'haters'
2022 rookie Guanyu Zhou has fended off criticism of his impending Formula 1 debut.
Dec 15, 06:30
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix on December 5, 2021.
'Normal' for Mercedes to fight title outcome - Danner
The Formula 1 paddock is split down the middle as the sport collectively digests the incredible last-lap climax to the 2021 world championship.
Dec 13, 06:38
Valtteri Bottas pictured during the Italian Grand Prix on September 10, 2021
Bottas to test Alfa Romeo on Tuesday
Valtteri Bottas has confirmed rumours that he will get his first taste of life in an Alfa Romeo cockpit within days.
Dec 12, 07:19
Max Verstappen on December 4, 2021
Max Verstappen on pole for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton second
Red Bull's Max Verstappen secures pole position for Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, comfortably edging out title rival Lewis Hamilton into second spot.
Dec 11, 14:04
Valtteri Bottas pictured during the Italian Grand Prix on September 10, 2021
Bottas received second offer for 2022 F1 seat
Valtteri Bottas has admitted he received a second solid offer to keep racing in Formula 1 next year.
Dec 9, 06:40
Valtteri Bottas pictured during the Italian Grand Prix on September 10, 2021
Bottas preparing to leave Mercedes 'pressure chamber'
Valtteri Bottas is looking forward to "less pressure" but "more responsibility" as he leaves behind his five-year stint at Mercedes.
Dec 6, 06:32
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix on December 5, 2021.
Lewis Hamilton wins enthralling Saudi Arabia Grand Prix
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Saudi Arabia Grand Prix, moving level on points with Championship leader Max Verstappen with one race remaining.
Dec 5, 19:41
Frederic Vasseur pictured in September 2019
Vasseur hits out at departing Alfa-Sauber chairman
Frederic Vasseur has hit out after the chairman of Alfa Romeo's team owner quit.
Dec 5, 06:27
Max Verstappen pictured on December 2, 2021
Verstappen warns of 'serious accident' at Jeddah
A "serious accident" could be just around the corner at Saudi Arabia's new Jeddah street circuit - literally.
Dec 5, 06:25
Lewis Hamilton pictured on November 12, 2021
Max Verstappen error hands Lewis Hamilton pole in Saudi Arabia
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will start the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix on pole position after a late error in qualifying by Max Verstappen.
Dec 4, 18:03
Frederic Vasseur pictured in September 2019
Management turmoil at Alfa-Sauber as chairman quits
There is turmoil behind the scenes at the Formula 1 team known as Alfa Romeo.
Dec 3, 06:39
Red Bull Racing Honda driver Max Verstappen (33) of Team Netherlands celebrates winning the United States Grand Prix Race at Circuit of the Americas
2022 Red Bull may have Honda logo
Honda logos may still feature on Red Bull's cars next year, a spokesman for the Japanese engine manufacturer admitted in Saudi Arabia.
Dec 3, 06:37

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