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Valtteri Bottas

Born: August 28, 1989 (age 30)


Hometown: Nastola, Finland
Nationality: Finland Finnish

Team: Mercedes
Current Rank: No. 2 (326 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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Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium with the third place trophy on November 17, 2019
Lewis Hamilton not threatened by plans to 'slow him down'
The British driver believes the mooted rule change is a bid to bring the field closer together.
18:56
Toto Wolff pictured in September 2019
Toto Wolff vows Mercedes will come back stronger after Silverstone defeat
Red Bull's Max Verstappen won on Sunday.
Aug 10, 08:35
Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrates winning the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix
Result: Max Verstappen beats Lewis Hamilton to win 70th Anniversary Grand Prix
The Dutchman took advantage as his Mercedes rivals endured tyre struggles.
Aug 9, 16:44
Spanish GP 2014
Racing Point co-owner "appalled" by behaviour from rivals
Racing Point are much improved this season, with stand-in driver Nico Hulkenberg starting third for Sunday's race at Silverstone.
Aug 9, 15:25
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the British Grand Prix on August 2, 2020
Sunday's Formula 1 news roundup: Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez, Sebastian Vettel
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Sunday, August 9.
Aug 9, 11:38
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the British Grand Prix on August 2, 2020
Lewis Hamilton fears tyre explosions ahead of 70th Anniversary Grand Prix
The world champion has warned he must keep a grip at Silverstone.
Aug 8, 18:59
Toto Wolff pictured in September 2019
Racing Point vow to clear name in "cheat" scandal
Otmar Szafnauer insists his team 'did nothing wrong' but rival teams feel their 15-point penalty is too lenient.
Aug 8, 18:52
Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes pictured during qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix on July 4, 2020
Valtteri Bottas edges out Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to claim pole at Silverstone
Lewis Hamilton appeared on course to take his 92nd career pole but Valtteri Bottas snatched the spoils at the death.
Aug 8, 15:34
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in action during practice for British Grand Prix on August 1, 2020
Lewis Hamilton fastest in final practice session at Silverstone
Lewis Hamilton saw off his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas by 0.163 seconds in the final action before qualifying.
Aug 8, 13:23
Lewis Hamilton looks at his tyre puncture during the British Grand Prix on August 2, 2020
Saturday's Formula 1 news roundup: Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez, Sebastian Vettel
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Saturday, August 8.
Aug 8, 11:44
Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes pictured during qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix on July 4, 2020
Valtteri Bottas fastest in opening practice for 70th Anniversary Grand Prix
Mercedes continued their imperious form which has seen them win all four rounds so far.
Aug 7, 13:54
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the British Grand Prix on August 2, 2020
Friday's Formula 1 news roundup: Lewis Hamilton, Nico Hulkenberg, Charles Leclerc
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Friday, August 7.
Aug 7, 11:38
Valtteri Bottas celebrates winning the Austrian Grand Prix on July 5, 2020
Hamilton's contract talks 'more complicated' - Bottas
Valtteri Bottas insists he is not frustrated that he has been given only a further one-year Mercedes contract.
Aug 7, 07:59
Valtteri Bottas celebrates winning the Austrian Grand Prix on July 5, 2020
Valtteri Bottas will again drive for Mercedes next season
Next season will mark Valtteri Bottas' fifth campaign with the Silver Arrows.
Aug 6, 12:20
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the British Grand Prix on August 2, 2020
Wolff wants Hamilton to sign three-year deal
Lewis Hamilton's boss says he would like to sign up the six-time world champion for the next three years.
Aug 6, 08:14
Max Verstappen poses on March 12, 2020
Wednesday's Formula 1 news roundup: Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Wednesday, August 5.
Aug 5, 11:37
Lewis Hamilton looks at his tyre puncture during the British Grand Prix on August 2, 2020
Pirelli reveals reasons behind punctures at British Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton took the chequered flag for Mercedes despite having to navigate the final lap with a puncture.
Aug 4, 16:10
Charles Leclerc pictured on August 2, 2020
Tuesday's Formula 1 news roundup: Charles Leclerc, Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Tuesday, August 4.
Aug 4, 11:37
Adrian Newey pictured in July 2017
Newey's design dominance may be over - Albers
Max Verstappen should re-focus his target for 2020 and instead aim to be runner-up behind Mercedes' dominant champion Lewis Hamilton.
Aug 4, 08:12
Toto Wolff pictured in September 2019
Wolff hints Mercedes 'foursome' staying together
Mercedes will soon announce that its 'dream team' is staying together for another season.
Aug 4, 08:11
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the British Grand Prix on August 2, 2020
Monday's Formula 1 news roundup: Lewis Hamilton, Charles Leclerc, Sebastian Vettel
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Monday, August 3.
Aug 3, 11:37
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the British Grand Prix on August 2, 2020
Lewis Hamilton relieved to escape high-speed accident at Silverstone
The six-time world champion took the chequered flag on three wheels for his seventh British Grand Prix win.
Aug 3, 08:55
Lewis Hamilton celebrates after qualifying in pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix
Hamilton will win 2020 championship - Verstappen
When asked if anyone other than Lewis Hamilton can win the 2020 world championship, Max Verstappen's answer was simple.
Aug 3, 08:05
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in action during practice for British Grand Prix on August 1, 2020
Lewis Hamilton opens up on dramatic British Grand Prix win
The world champion looked to be en route to a straightforward victory until the final-lap drama.
Aug 2, 19:29
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the British Grand Prix on August 2, 2020
Result: Lewis Hamilton holds on to secure seventh British Grand Prix win
The world champion had looked on course for a straightforward triumph until the final lap.
Aug 2, 16:26
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in action during practice for British Grand Prix on August 1, 2020
Lewis Hamilton takes a knee ahead of British Grand Prix
As in previous weeks, some drivers remained standing while others took the knee.
Aug 2, 14:20
Sebastian Vettel pictured on March 12, 2020
Sunday's Formula 1 news roundup: Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Sunday, August 2.
Aug 2, 11:41
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Hungarian Grand Prix on July 19, 2020
Lewis Hamilton to draw on past success at British Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton becomes the first driver to take seven pole positions at his home grand prix.
Aug 1, 17:38
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in action during practice for British Grand Prix on August 1, 2020
Lewis Hamilton secures pole position for British Grand Prix
The reigning world champion claimed the 91st pole of his career.
Aug 1, 16:36
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in action during practice for British Grand Prix on August 1, 2020
Lewis Hamilton behind Valtteri Bottas in final practice for British Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas beat his Mercedes team-mate to top spot at Silverstone by 0.138 seconds.
Aug 1, 12:33
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Styrian Grand Prix on July 12, 2020
Saturday's Formula 1 news roundup: Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Sergio Perez
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Saturday, August 1.
Aug 1, 11:48
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Hungarian Grand Prix on July 19, 2020
Red Bull suspects Mercedes hiding true pace
Red Bull suspects Mercedes is hiding its true superiority so far at Silverstone.
Aug 1, 07:59
Max Verstappen during practice on November 30, 2019
Lewis Hamilton beaten to top spot by Max Verstappen in opening practice
Championship leader Lewis Hamilton, bidding to win at the British Grand Prix for a seventh time on Sunday, trailed Red Bull's Max Verstappen by 0.474 seconds.
Jul 31, 13:25
Valtteri Bottas celebrates winning the Austrian Grand Prix on July 5, 2020
Bottas expects to sign 2021 contract 'soon'
Valtteri Bottas says talks to extend his contract with Mercedes have already begun.
Jul 31, 08:30
Carlos Sainz Jr pictured on July 25, 2019
Thursday's Formula 1 news roundup: Carlos Sainz, Sergey Sirotkin, Charles Leclerc
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Thursday, July 30.
Jul 30, 11:37
Charles Leclerc pictured on February 28, 2020
Wednesday's Formula 1 news roundup: Nick Heidfeld, Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Wednesday, July 29.
Jul 29, 11:37
Toto Wolff pictured in September 2019
Wolff says talks with Mercedes 'on right track'
Toto Wolff says his talks with Daimler over his future at the top of Mercedes' works team are "on the right track".
Jul 29, 08:29
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Hungarian Grand Prix on July 19, 2020
Lando Norris tips Lewis Hamilton to win every remaining race this season
The world champion has been tipped by his fellow Briton to win the remainder of the races.
Jul 27, 22:04
Red Bull's Helmut Marko pictured in July 2020
Red Bull will not develop own 'DAS' system - Marko
Red Bull has decided against developing a Mercedes-like 'DAS' steering system.
Jul 27, 08:00
Sebastian Vettel pictured on February 21, 2020
Vettel says Mercedes cruising to 2020 title
After just three races in 2020, Mercedes does not appear to have a viable challenger for the world championship.
Jul 21, 08:07

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