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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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Sergio Perez pictured on April 11, 2019
Racing Point continue strong start as Sergio Perez leads way in Barcelona
The Silverstone-based team have modelled their new car on last year's Mercedes.
12:36
Toto Wolff pictured on September 28, 2019
Drivers hail 'unimaginable' speed of 2020 cars
Formula 1 is stepping into a higher gear in 2020, with many drivers noticing on the first day of winter testing that the cars are faster than last year.
06:01
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates with a trophy after winning the race on December 1, 2019
Lewis Hamilton 'not feeling any pressure' as Mercedes unveil new car
The British driver is this year bidding to equal Michael Schumacher's record.
Feb 14, 10:53
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates pole after qualifying with second place Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas on June 22, 2019
Bottas helped Hamilton improve in 2019 - Villeneuve
Jacques Villeneuve thinks Valtteri Bottas deserves to be regarded as one of the best drivers in Formula 1.
Feb 12, 06:15
Paul Ricard French Grand Prix
Saturday's Formula 1 news roundup: Paul Ricard, Toto Wolff, Mario Isola
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Saturday, February 1.
Feb 1, 10:37
Valtteri Bottas pictured on November 28, 2019
F1 sponsor says Mercedes exit rumours 'not new'
Valtteri Bottas' former long-time sponsor says rumours Mercedes could quit Formula 1 have been circulating in the paddock for "a couple of years".
Jan 31, 06:09
Toto Wolff pictured on September 28, 2019
Monday's Formula 1 news roundup: Chase Carey, Toto Wolff, Charles Leclerc
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Monday, January 20.
Jan 20, 10:37
Valtteri Bottas pictured on November 28, 2019
Bottas not surprised top teams signing drivers for 2021
Valtteri Bottas says he is not surprised that top teams Ferrari and Red Bull are leading the way with the 2021 driver 'silly season'.
Jan 20, 06:33
Helmut Marko pictured on April 26, 2019
Tuesday's Formula 1 news roundup: Helmut Marko, Charles Leclerc, Lewis Hamilton
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Tuesday, January 14.
Jan 14, 10:37
Valtteri Bottas pictured on November 28, 2019
Bottas confident ahead of 2021 'silly season'
Valtteri Bottas is not expecting to be weighed down by this year's contractual uncertainty.
Jan 14, 06:15
Max Verstappen during practice on November 30, 2019
Monday's Formula 1 news roundup: Max Verstappen, Flavio Briatore, Robert Kubica
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Monday, January 13.
Jan 13, 10:37
Valtteri Bottas pictured on November 28, 2019
Bottas thinks performance 'hasn't peaked yet'
Valtteri Bottas is sounding bullish about the 2020 season.
Jan 13, 06:06
Nicholas Latifi pictured for Williams in November 2019
Tuesday's Formula 1 news roundup: Claire Williams, Nicholas Latifi, Toto Wolff
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Tuesday, January 7.
Jan 7, 10:37
Lewis Hamilton during the Abu Dhabi GP on December 1, 2019
Engineer switch helped Bottas in 2019 - Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton says losing a key engineer to his teammate's side of the garage hurt his performance at the start of 2019.
Jan 7, 06:17
Toto Wolff pictured on September 28, 2019
Mercedes seat not worth 'risk' for Ocon - Wolff
Signing up Esteban Ocon to be Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes teammate in 2020 was ruled out by Toto Wolff because of the "risk".
Jan 7, 06:12
Claire Williams pictured on April 26, 2019
Wednesday's Formula 1 news roundup: Claire Williams, Paddy Lowe, Sebastian Vettel
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Wednesday, December 18.
Dec 18, 10:37
Esteban Ocon pictured on October 4, 2018
Ocon 'not disappointed' to miss Mercedes seat
Esteban Ocon insists he is not "disappointed" to be returning to F1 in 2020 with Renault rather than Mercedes.
Dec 18, 06:11
Valtteri Bottas pictured on November 28, 2019
Bottas 'open' to team move for 2021
Valtteri Bottas says he wants to stay at Mercedes for 2020.
Dec 18, 06:11
Valentino Rossi pictured in November 2018
Valentino Rossi eyes four-wheel switch
MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi says he sees the next phase of his career on four wheels rather than two.
Dec 17, 06:26
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

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