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Valtteri Bottas

Born: August 28, 1989 (age 31)

Hometown: Nastola, Finland
Nationality: Finland Finnish

Team: Mercedes
Current Rank: No. 2 (197 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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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Bahrain Grand Prix on November 29, 2020
Hamilton's contract plan 'shattered' - Albers
Lewis Hamilton's plan to boost his financial and influential power at Mercedes has been "shattered".
06:05
Valtteri Bottas pictured at the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 5, 2020
Bottas won't take Rosberg's approach to beat Hamilton
Valtteri Bottas says he will continue to "drive fairly" rather than emulate Nico Rosberg's tactics in trying to beat Lewis Hamilton.
Jan 18, 05:59
Valtteri Bottas pictured at Imola on October 31, 2020
Covid opens World Rally window for Bottas
The ongoing covid crisis may provide Valtteri Bottas with the chance to contest Finland's forthcoming round of the World Rally championship.
Jan 18, 05:54
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Bahrain Grand Prix on November 29, 2020
Hamilton contract talks now 'a game of chess'
Mercedes is not commenting on reports about the status of Lewis Hamilton's reportedly difficult negotiations over a new contract.
Jan 15, 06:12
Valtteri Bottas pictured at Imola on October 31, 2020
'No reason to question' Bottas performance
There is "no reason to question" Valtteri Bottas' place at Mercedes, boss Toto Wolff insists.
Jan 11, 06:08
Racing Point's Sergio Perez celebrates winning the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 6, 2020
Marko eyes Bottas-like role for Perez
Sergio Perez should do a Valtteri Bottas-like job at Red Bull in 2021.
Jan 6, 06:02
Racing Point's Sergio Perez celebrates winning the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 6, 2020
Sergio Perez joins Red Bull for 2021 season
The 30-year-old Mexican impressed for Racing Point last season, claiming victory at the Sakhir Grand Prix.
Dec 18, 14:51
Racing Point's Sergio Perez celebrates winning the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 6, 2020
Verstappen-Perez a 'strong lineup' - Berger
F1 legend Gerhard Berger says Sergio Perez alongside Max Verstappen would be a "strong lineup" for Red Bull.
Dec 16, 06:03
Valtteri Bottas pictured at Imola on October 31, 2020
Bottas to do Arctic Lapland Rally in January
Valtteri Bottas plans to return to competition - in January.
Dec 15, 08:04
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Bahrain Grand Prix on November 29, 2020
Hamilton set for contract talks 'this week'
Lewis Hamilton is finally ready to sit down for talks about his 2021 contract.
Dec 14, 06:03
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Bahrain Grand Prix on November 29, 2020
Lewis Hamilton 'grateful to be alive' after returning to action
The seven-time world champion missed the only race of his 14-season F1 career at the Sakhir Grand Prix last weekend with coronavirus.
Dec 13, 17:50
Red Bull's Max Verstappen pictured winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on December 13, 2020
Result: Max Verstappen secures impressive win at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
World champion Lewis Hamilton finished third under the lights at Yas Marina.
Dec 13, 15:06
Valtteri Bottas pictured at the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 5, 2020
Bottas will be 'in our car' in 2021 - Wolff
Toto Wolff has put a sudden halt to speculation Valtteri Bottas may be ousted from Mercedes.
Dec 13, 01:12
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Turkish Grand Prix on November 15, 2020
Hamilton 'not 100 percent' after covid-19
Lewis Hamilton says he is still feeling the effects of his recent covid-19 infection.
Dec 13, 01:06
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Bahrain Grand Prix on November 29, 2020
Lewis Hamilton admits he is not at 100% after recovering from coronavirus
Lewis Hamilton will line up from third on the grid after Max Verstappen claimed the first non-Mercedes pole of the year.
Dec 12, 16:21
Max Verstappen pictured during practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in December 2020
Result: Max Verstappen on pole in Abu Dhabi, Hamilton third
Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton will start in third, with his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas qualifying second.
Dec 12, 14:34
Valtteri Bottas pictured at the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 5, 2020
Fourth title loss to Hamilton 'hard to accept' - Bottas
Valtteri Bottas has confirmed team boss Toto Wolff's suspicion that the Finn is not in top form after losing another world championship to Lewis Hamilton.
Dec 12, 05:29
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Bahrain Grand Prix on November 29, 2020
Lewis Hamilton insists he has nothing to prove following F1 return
The world champion missed the Sakhir Grand Prix due to coronavirus.
Dec 11, 17:26
Lewis Hamilton pictured during practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on December 11, 2020
Result: Valtteri Bottas pips Lewis Hamilton to top spot in Abu Dhabi practice
The seven-time world champion was sidelined from last weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix after he contracted coronavirus.
Dec 11, 15:13
Lewis Hamilton pictured during practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on December 11, 2020
Result: Lewis Hamilton finishes fifth in Abu Dhabi practice
Lewis Hamilton missed last weekend's penultimate round in Bahrain after contracting coronavirus.
Dec 11, 11:35
Jean Todt pictured on February 15, 2020
Schumacher 'treated' to return to 'normal life' - Todt
F1 legend Michael Schumacher is being "treated" so that he can "return to a more normal life".
Dec 11, 05:59
George Russell pictured on August 28, 2020
Russell, Bottas say 2021 contracts unchanged
George Russell and Valtteri Bottas have bucked the speculation by suggesting their respective contracts for 2021 will proceed as planned.
Dec 11, 05:50
Mercedes driver George Russell in action during the practice pool for the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 4, 2020
F1 commentator doubts Russell conspiracy theory
A Formula 1 commentator has hit back at conspiracy theories surrounding Mercedes' bungled pitstops that cost George Russell victory last weekend in Bahrain.
Dec 9, 06:16
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Turkish Grand Prix on November 15, 2020
Hamilton holds 2021 teammate 'trump card'
Lewis Hamilton holds "a trump card" when it comes to the identity of his teammate for 2021.
Dec 9, 06:14
Mercedes' Team Principal Toto Wolff pictured in August 2020
Wolff hints at 2021 race seat for Russell
Toto Wolff is no longer ruling out a sensational driver lineup change for Mercedes in 2021.
Dec 8, 06:36
George Russell pictured on August 28, 2020
Russell costs '50 million less' than Hamilton
While George Russell's Sakhir GP performance has put Valtteri Bottas under immense pressure, it is also an uncomfortable moment for Lewis Hamilton.
Dec 8, 06:35
Mercedes driver George Russell in action during the practice pool for the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 4, 2020
Russell form a 'wake-up call' for Red Bull
The availability of on-form drivers like George Russell and Sergio Perez is "a wake-up call" for Red Bull.
Dec 8, 06:30
Mercedes driver George Russell in action during the practice pool for the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 4, 2020
George Russell looks ahead to 2021 season with Mercedes
The 22-year-old British driver came close to pulling off a win while standing in for Lewis Hamilton at the Sakhir Grand Prix.
Dec 7, 13:31
Mercedes driver George Russell in action during the practice pool for the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 4, 2020
Toto Wolff on George Russell: "A new star is born"
The Briton had looked on course for a win on his Mercedes debut.
Dec 7, 08:38
Valtteri Bottas pictured at the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 5, 2020
Bottas' 'shares have collapsed' after Sakhir GP
Valtteri Bottas put himself under a spotlight in Sunday's Sakhir GP - for the wrong reasons.
Dec 7, 06:02
Mercedes driver George Russell in action during the practice pool for the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 4, 2020
Russell boosts 'market value' in Hamilton's car
George Russell has upped his market value "enormously" with his performance at the wheel of the ill Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes in Bahrain.
Dec 6, 06:14
Mercedes driver George Russell in action during the practice pool for the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 4, 2020
George Russell admits he is "gutted" to miss out on Sakhir pole
The 22-year-old Briton is deputising for Covid-19 victim Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes.
Dec 5, 21:11
Valtteri Bottas pictured at the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 5, 2020
Result: Valtteri Bottas beats George Russell to Sakhir pole by 0.026 seconds
George Russell is deputising for Lewis Hamilton following the seven-time world champion's positive Covid-19 test.
Dec 5, 18:36
Max Verstappen pictured during practice for the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 5, 2020
Result: Max Verstappen quickest in final Sakhir practice, George Russell seventh
George Russell is standing in for Lewis Hamilton.
Dec 5, 15:27
Mercedes driver George Russell in action during the practice pool for the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 4, 2020
Russell can 'win immediately' - Verstappen
Max Verstappen thinks George Russell can "win immediately" this weekend and put big pressure on Mercedes' regular driver Valtteri Bottas.
Dec 5, 05:33
George Russell pictured on August 28, 2020
George Russell impresses in absence of 'bedridden' Lewis Hamilton
Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton is recovering at home after testing positive for coronavirus on Monday.
Dec 4, 17:32
Valtteri Bottas pictured at Imola on October 31, 2020
Defeat to Russell 'wouldn't look good' - Bottas
Valtteri Bottas has acknowledged the pressure on him in Bahrain, admitting it is "an important weekend" for his status and future in Formula 1.
Dec 4, 06:14
George Russell pictured on August 28, 2020
George Russell admits to "sleepless night" following Mercedes break
The Briton discovered he would be replacing Lewis Hamilton in Sakhir this weekend in a 2am call.
Dec 3, 17:51
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Bahrain Grand Prix on November 29, 2020
How good is Mercedes without Hamilton? - Schumacher
Bahrain this weekend will show whether Lewis Hamilton is "worth every penny" to Mercedes.
Dec 3, 06:40
Romain Grosjean is helped away after his horror crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix on November 29, 2020
F1 defends decision to show Grosjean crash replays
Formula 1 has hit back at criticism of the way the sport handled the television replays of Romain Grosjean's horror crash in Bahrain last Sunday.
Dec 1, 06:00

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