Valtteri Bottas

Born: August 28, 1989 (age 28)


Hometown: Nastola, Finland
Nationality: Finland Finnish

Team: Mercedes
Current Rank: No. 3 (234 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 of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates after winning the United States Formula One Grand Prix and the championship at Circuit of The Americas on October 25, 2015
Result: Lewis Hamilton on verge of Formula 1 title after victory in United States Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton claims a dominant victory at the United States Grand Prix but must wait at least another week to be crowned Formula 1 champion for a fourth time.
21:54
Former F1 driver David Coulthard talks to fans at a campsite appearance following qualifying for the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on June 29, 2013
David Coulthard: 'Valtteri Bottas must believe he can catch up'
Former F1 driver David Coulthard urges Valtteri Bottas to "work hard" to get back on terms with his teammate Lewis Hamilton.
Oct 16, 09:14
Toto Wolff the Mercedes GP Executive Director looks on from the pitwall during day four of Formula One Winter Testing at the Circuito de Jerez on January 31, 2014
Toto Wolff: 'Valtteri Bottas emerging from performance slump'
Toto Wolff says that Valtteri Bottas is starting to rebuild his confidence after a performance slump late in 2017.
Oct 9, 08:31
Felipe Massa of Williams poses for a portrait during day one of F1 winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 1, 2016
Felipe Massa: 'Professional Williams team would keep me'
Felipe Massa suggests that he is unhappy with the Williams team.
Oct 9, 08:05
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates with the trophy on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit on September 27, 2015
Result: Lewis Hamilton on verge of fourth Formula 1 title with victory at Japanese Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton is on the verge of the Formula 1 world title after victory in the Japanese Grand Prix while rival Sebastian Vettel retired early on in the race.
Oct 8, 09:16
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes walks in the paddock during previews to the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 12, 2016
Lewis Hamilton claims pole ahead of Japanese Grand Prix
Championship leader Lewis Hamilton claims the 71st pole position of his career, this time for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix.
Oct 7, 09:07
Niki Lauda watches the action during final practice ahead of the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 7, 2014
Niki Lauda: 'Valtteri Bottas struggle is Mercedes's fault'
Niki Lauda says that struggling Valtteri Bottas is not to blame for his collapse in form.
Oct 6, 08:11
Lewis Hamilton stands in the paddock during a press conference at the Circuit de Catalunya on February 25, 2016
Drivers admit 2017 Mercedes difficult to drive
Mercedes's two drivers admit that their 2017 car is difficult to drive.
Oct 6, 07:32
Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing puts his helmet on in the garage during previews to the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 12, 2016
Result: Max Verstappen wins Malaysian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton claims second place
Max Verstappen claims victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton extends his Formula 1 championship lead with second place.
Oct 1, 10:14
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes walks in the paddock during previews to the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 12, 2016
Lewis Hamilton earns pole for Malaysian Grand Prix
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton earns pole position for Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix, but Sebastian Vettel will start towards the back of the grid due to an engine problem.
Sep 30, 11:03
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes celebrates his win on the podium during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 12, 2016
Lewis Hamilton: 'Valtteri Bottas to make own team order decisions'
Lewis Hamilton says that he does not expect teammate Valtteri Bottas to be his 'number two' for the rest of the 2017 season.
Sep 29, 17:02
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes celebrates his win on the podium during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 12, 2016
Mercedes will not 'cage' polarising Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes says that they will continue to allow Lewis Hamilton to express his personality and opinions.
Sep 26, 13:00
Toto Wolff the Mercedes GP Executive Director looks on from the pitwall during day four of Formula One Winter Testing at the Circuito de Jerez on January 31, 2014
Toto Wolff: 'Valtteri Bottas not number two driver'
Toto Wolff says that he still will not designate Valtteri Bottas the 'number two' driver behind Lewis Hamilton.
Sep 19, 10:08
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton reacts after the qualifying race at the Hungaroring racetrack in Mogyorod, Hungary,on July 25, 2015
Lewis Hamilton: "I could not be happier"
Lewis Hamilton says that he is delighted after a first-round crash cleared the way for him to win the Singapore Grand Prix.
Sep 17, 16:59
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes celebrates his win on the podium during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 12, 2016
Result: Lewis Hamilton wins Singapore Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton opens up a 28-point lead at the top of the standings courtesy of victory in Singapore Grand Prix.
Sep 17, 16:21
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
Valtteri Bottas happy as Mercedes keep 'options open'
Valtteri Bottas says that he is comfortable with his new one-year Mercedes contract.
Sep 15, 13:37
Toto Wolff the Mercedes GP Executive Director looks on from the pitwall during day four of Formula One Winter Testing at the Circuito de Jerez on January 31, 2014
Toto Wolff: 'Mercedes keeping options open for 2019'
A new one-year contract for Valtteri Bottas sparks fresh speculation that Max Verstappen could be headed to Mercedes for 2019.
Sep 14, 11:53
Valtteri Bottas of Williams during previews ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on March 31, 2016
Valtteri Bottas signs new Mercedes deal for 2018
Valtteri Bottas signs a new deal keeping him with Mercedes for the 2018 season.
Sep 13, 12:26
Toto Wolff the Mercedes GP Executive Director looks on from the pitwall during day four of Formula One Winter Testing at the Circuito de Jerez on January 31, 2014
Toto Wolff admits having 'coffee' with Jos Verstappen
Toto Wolff admits that he met with Max Verstappen's father at Monza.
Sep 4, 10:08
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
Niki Lauda: 'Valtteri Bottas staying at Mercedes in 2018'
Mercedes are now poised to announce that Valtteri Bottas is staying put for 2018.
Sep 4, 09:46
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes celebrates his win on the podium during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 12, 2016
Result: Lewis Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix to take championship lead
Lewis Hamilton moves three points clear at the top of the Formula 1 driver rankings after winning the 2017 Italian Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon.
Sep 3, 14:45
Felipe Massa of Williams poses for a portrait during day one of F1 winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 1, 2016
Felipe Massa not ruling out Formula E switch
Felipe Massa is not ruling out a switch to Formula E in the future.
Sep 1, 19:31
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes celebrates his win on the podium during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 12, 2016
Lewis Hamilton admits wanting new Mercedes deal
Lewis Hamilton confirms reports that he wants to sign a new Mercedes contract.
Sep 1, 12:52
Niki Lauda watches the action during final practice ahead of the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 7, 2014
Niki Lauda: 'Valtteri Bottas should be number two driver now'
Valtteri Bottas looks set to be shuffled into de-facto 'number two' status for the remaining eight grands prix of 2017.
Aug 30, 08:52
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes walks in the paddock during previews to the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 12, 2016
Result: Lewis Hamilton wins Belgian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton moves to within seven points of Sebastian Vettel at the top of the Formula 1 driver rankings after winning the Belgian Grand Prix.
Aug 27, 14:45
Niki Lauda watches the action during final practice ahead of the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 7, 2014
Niki Lauda: 'Mercedes may re-think team orders issue'
Niki Lauda admits that Mercedes may take a different approach in future when it comes to 'team orders' between Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
Aug 24, 10:51
Nico Rosberg in action at the Spanish GP on May 14, 2016
Nico Rosberg: 'Rivals more consistent than Lewis Hamilton'
Valtteri Bottas has a real chance of winning the 2017 world championship, according to Nico Rosberg.
Aug 24, 10:40
Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP leads Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP into the first corner during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 10, 2015
Drivers unhappy with extra Halo weight
While most focus on the aesthetics, it is another feature of the controversial 'Halo' system that might actually have a more significant impact on F1.
Aug 14, 08:01
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
Nico Rosberg: 'Valtteri Bottas the perfect driver'
Valtteri Bottas might be close to being "the perfect driver", according to Nico Rosberg.
Aug 14, 07:57
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
Valtteri Bottas has no 'plan B' for 2018
Valtteri Bottas admits that does not have a 'plan B' in the event Mercedes do not re-sign him for 2018.
Aug 7, 10:15
Toto Wolff the Mercedes GP Executive Director looks on from the pitwall during day four of Formula One Winter Testing at the Circuito de Jerez on January 31, 2014
Mercedes deny Toto Wolff furious after Hungary
Mercedes deny that Toto Wolff was furious when Lewis Hamilton gave up a podium spot to Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in Hungary.
Aug 1, 10:32
Toto Wolff the Mercedes GP Executive Director looks on from the pitwall during day four of Formula One Winter Testing at the Circuito de Jerez on January 31, 2014
Toto Wolff: 'Team order decision may cost Lewis Hamilton championship'
Mercedes admit that a team decision in Hungary may cost Lewis Hamilton the world championship.
Jul 31, 11:39
Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of Singapore at Marina Bay Street Circuit on September 20, 2015
Result: Sebastian Vettel wins Hungarian Grand Prix
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel extends his lead at the top of the Formula 1 driver rankings to 14 points after winning the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon.
Jul 30, 14:55
Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari attends the post-race press conference after the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 15, 2015
Result: Sebastian Vettel scores pole position at Hungarian Grand Prix
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel records the fastest qualifying time at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Jul 29, 14:06
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes celebrates his win on the podium during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 12, 2016
Result: Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton wins the British Grand Prix for a record-equalling fifth time, while championship leader Sebastian Vettel finishes down in seventh.
Jul 16, 14:29
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton reacts after the qualifying race at the Hungaroring racetrack in Mogyorod, Hungary,on July 25, 2015
Lewis Hamilton thanks fans after securing pole position at British Grand Prix
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton pays tribute to his fans after turning in the fastest qualifying time at the British Grand Prix.
Jul 15, 14:49
Mercedes AMG Petronas British driver Lewis Hamilton flashes the sign for victory after winning the pole position for the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix following the qualification session at the Sakhir circuit in the desert south of the Bahraini capital,
Result: Lewis Hamilton claims record-equalling pole position at British Grand Prix
Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton turns in the fastest time in qualifying at the British Grand Prix.
Jul 15, 14:11
Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari looks on as he sits in the garage during final practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on September 5, 2015
Sebastian Vettel calls for jump start rules rethink
Sebastian Vettel calls for a rules rethink regarding jump starts in F1.
Jul 14, 11:12
Felipe Massa of Williams poses for a portrait during day one of F1 winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 1, 2016
Felipe Massa wants to stay at Williams
Felipe Massa says that he is happy to stay at Williams in 2018.
Jul 14, 11:08
Niki Lauda watches the action during final practice ahead of the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 7, 2014
Niki Lauda: 'Mercedes do not need Fernando Alonso'
Fernando Alonso's hopes of joining a winning Formula 1 team for 2018 appear to be waning.
Jul 12, 17:51