Valtteri Bottas

Born: August 28, 1989 (age 26)


Hometown: Nastola, Finland
Nationality: Finland Finnish

Current Rank: No. 9 (19 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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Fernando Alonso of McLaren Honda in the paddock during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on April 28, 2016
Fernando Alonso: 'Formula 1 drivers to discuss race start crashes'
Fernando Alonso says that Formula1 drivers will discuss the recent series of messy race starts in 2016.
May 3, 11:24
Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Ferrari walks across the paddock during practice for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 17, 2015
Kimi Raikkonen unsure about future beyond 2016
The pressure on Kimi Raikkonen is mounting.
May 2, 12:51
Lewis Hamilton stands in the paddock during a press conference at the Circuit de Catalunya on February 25, 2016
Mercedes boss: "No explanation" for Lewis Hamilton engine failure
Lewis Hamilton finishes 10th in qualifying for Sunday's Russian Grand Prix, which Mercedes boss Toto Wolff admits caught him by surprise.
Apr 30, 19:13
Valtteri Bottas of Williams during previews ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on March 31, 2016
Valtteri Bottas admits to eyeing Mercedes seat
Valtteri Bottas admits that he would not say no if a seat opened up for him at the works Mercedes team.
Apr 25, 10:31
Valtteri Bottas of Williams during previews ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on March 31, 2016
Valtteri Bottas gets turn with new Williams nose
Valtteri Bottas will get his turn with Williams's new front nose and wing this weekend in China.
Apr 15, 12:55
Mercedes lewis Hamilton day 1 feb 2016 testing
Mercedes: 'Gearbox failure risk too high'
Mercedes says that leaving Lewis Hamilton's broken gearbox in his car in China was too great a "risk".
Apr 14, 14:24
Lewis Hamilton stands in the paddock during a press conference at the Circuit de Catalunya on February 25, 2016
Penalty blow for Lewis Hamilton in China
Nico Rosberg's bid to extend his winning streak to six races this weekend gets an early boost as Lewis Hamilton receives a grid penalty.
Apr 14, 11:37
Valtteri Bottas of Williams during previews ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on March 31, 2016
Valtteri Bottas to keep approach despite Lewis Hamilton crash
Valtteri Bottas insists that he will not alter his racing style, even though he crashed with reigning champion Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain.
Apr 13, 08:15
F1 personnel, teams and media mill around on the starting grid before the start of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on November 29, 2015.
Stefan Johansson: 'GPDA letter a mistake'
F1 veteran Stefan Johansson blasts today's drivers for their recent open letter.
Apr 11, 14:32
Valtteri Bottas of Williams gets ready for the final practice session of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 19, 2016
Valtteri Bottas: 'Too early for silly season to start'
Valtteri Bottas refuses to rule out playing a starring role in this year's 'silly season'.
Apr 8, 13:04
Nico Rosberg celebrates winning the Bahrain GP with some sparkling wine on April 3, 2016
Result: Nico Rosberg makes it two from two with Bahrain Grand Prix win
Nico Rosberg wins the Bahrain Grand Prix comfortably to continue his perfect start to the 2016 Formula 1 season.
Apr 3, 18:01
Valtteri Bottas of Williams gets ready for the final practice session of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 19, 2016
Valtteri Bottas hopes new nose boosts Williams
Valtteri Bottas says that it is too early to become overly disappointed with the pace of Williams's 2016 car.
Mar 23, 08:41
Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams attends the drivers press conference during previews for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on October 31, 2013
Valtteri Bottas: 'Silly season not more important in 2016'
Valtteri Bottas plays down claims that he might be caught up in a more hectic than usual 'silly season' later this year.
Mar 15, 14:41
Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams attends the drivers press conference during previews for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on October 31, 2013
Valtteri Bottas not among dieting Formula 1 drivers
Valtteri Bottas counts himself as not among those drivers who are dieting hard ahead of the 2016 season.
Mar 2, 08:33
Felipe Massa of Brazil and Williams is interviewed in the paddock during previews to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 13, 2014
Felipe Massa: 'Williams a lot different to 2015 car'
Felipe Massa takes issue with reports Williams has been too conservative with the design of its 2016 car.
Feb 24, 11:25
Felipe Massa of Brazil and Williams is interviewed in the paddock during previews to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 13, 2014
Felipe Massa: 'Williams not ruling out 2016 wins, title'
Williams are not entering 2016 targeting another third-place finish in the constructors' championship, according to Felipe Massa.
Feb 17, 10:50
Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Ferrari walks across the paddock during practice for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 17, 2015
Kimi Raikkonen: 'We can only do our best against Mercedes'
Kimi Raikkonen admits that he may struggle to take on Mercedes in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Nov 28, 17:51
Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams attends the drivers press conference during previews for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on October 31, 2013
Valtteri Bottas: 'We expected more in qualifying'
Valtteri Bottas claims that he can still finish the 2015 season on a high, despite starting the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from sixth on the grid.
Nov 28, 16:25
Mercedes' Formula One German driver Nico Rosberg (C) celebrates after winning the Brazilian Grand Prix, at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, on November 15, 2015
Result: Nico Rosberg wins Brazilian Grand Prix
Nico Rosberg wins the Brazilian Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.
Nov 15, 17:37
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 tops final practice ahead of Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying
World champion Lewis Hamilton goes fastest in third practice at the Brazilian Grand Prix as he chases another Formula 1 victory.
Nov 14, 14:18
Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams attends the drivers press conference during previews for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on October 31, 2013
Valtteri Bottas hit with three-place grid penalty ahead of Brazilian Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas is given a three-place grid penalty after an illegal overtake during the second practice session of the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Nov 13, 20:41
Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on November 1, 2015
Result: Nico Rosberg claims victory at Mexican Grand Prix
Nico Rosberg sees off the challenge of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to win the Mexican Grand Prix.
Nov 1, 20:48
Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP celebrates in parc ferme after winning the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco on May 24, 2015
Result: Nico Rosberg fastest in P2
Mercedes's Nico Rosberg sets the fastest time in second practice for the Mexican Grand Prix.
Oct 30, 21:49
Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Ferrari walks across the paddock during practice for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 17, 2015
Kimi Raikkonen defends Valtteri Bottas overtake
Kimi Raikkonen defends his attempt to pass Valtteri Bottas near the end of the Russian Grand Prix, which cost the Finn a 30-second penalty.
Oct 11, 19:07
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 wins Russian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton is just two points off the Formula 1 World Championship after winning the Russian Grand Prix.
Oct 11, 13:56
Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams attends the drivers press conference during previews for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on October 31, 2013
Valtteri Bottas unhappy with Williams pace at Suzuka
Valtteri Bottas claims that his Williams did not produce the level of performance that he expected at the Japanese Grand Prix.
Sep 27, 14:48
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: 'Mercedes back to usual level in Japan'
Sebastian Vettel claims that Mercedes has returned to their "usual level of competitiveness" at the Japanese Grand Prix.
Sep 26, 18:02
Mercedes-AMG's German driver Nico Rosberg celebrates in the parc ferme after the qualifying session at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on November 23, 2014
Nico Rosberg secures pole for Japanese Grand Prix
Nico Rosberg secures pole for the Japanese Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton completes the front row for tomorrow's race.
Sep 26, 08:16
Sebastian Vettel in action during the Italian GP practice on September 4, 2015
Setastian Vettel tops final practice at Singapore Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel tops the final practice of the Singapore Grand Prix as Ferrari finish with a one-two ahead of qualifying.
Sep 19, 12:24
Pat Symonds of Williams looks on during a press conference after practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring on June 19, 2015
Pat Symonds: 'Williams may not use upgraded Mercedes engine in 2015'
Williams chief technical officer Pat Symonds is unsure whether the team will use the upgraded Mercedes engine in 2015.
Sep 12, 15:34
 Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP lifts the trophy on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on September 6, 2015
Result: Lewis Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix as Nico Rosberg retires early
Lewis Hamilton cruises to a dominant victory in the Italian Grand Prix, but faces an investigation relating to tyre pressure issues.
Sep 6, 14:41
Lewis Hamilton in action during the Italian GP practice on September 4, 2015
Lewis Hamilton fastest in third practice
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton records the fastest time in the third and final practice session ahead of the Italian Grand Prix.
Sep 5, 11:03
Felipe Massa of Brazil and Williams is interviewed in the paddock during previews to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 13, 2014
Williams retain Valtteri Bottas, Felipe Massa for 2016 F1 season
Williams announce that drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa will remain with the team for the 2016 Formula 1 season.
Sep 3, 11:40
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton waves after taking the pole position in the pits after the qualifying session at the Spa-Francorchamps ciruit in Spa on August 22, 2015
David Coulthard: 'Lewis Hamilton qualifying lap was perfect'
David Coulthard says that Lewis Hamilton produced an "assured" lap in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix.
Aug 22, 15:16
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton waves after taking the pole position in the pits after the qualifying session at the Spa-Francorchamps ciruit in Spa on August 22, 2015
Lewis Hamilton on pole for Belgian Grand Prix
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will be on pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix.
Aug 22, 14:08
Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams attends the drivers press conference during previews for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on October 31, 2013
Valtteri Bottas talks with Williams 'ongoing'
Talks with Williams over the future of Valtteri Bottas have been "positive", according to his agent Didier Coton.
Aug 19, 23:05
Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Ferrari walks across the paddock during practice for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 17, 2015
Kimi Raikkonen to remain with Ferrari during 2016 season
Ferrari announce that Kimi Raikkonen will remain as their driver next season.
Aug 19, 16:30
Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams attends the drivers press conference during previews for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on October 31, 2013
Valtteri Bottas: 'Williams wiser after British Grand Prix'
Williams will be more "clever" with race tactics after letting a lead slip at the British Grand Prix, according to Valtteri Bottas.
Aug 2, 14:51
Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams attends the drivers press conference during previews for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on October 31, 2013
Valtteri Bottas 'frustrated' by Ferrari speculation
Valtteri Bottas admits that media reports linking him with a switch to Ferrari are "disturbing".
Jul 31, 04:48
Felipe Massa of Brazil and Williams is interviewed in the paddock during previews to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 13, 2014
Felipe Massa shrugs off poor performance in Hungarian Grand Prix
Williams will not struggle like they did at the Hungarian Grand Prix for the rest of the season, insists Felipe Massa.
Jul 30, 05:21