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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Romain Grosjean is helped away after his horror crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix on November 29, 2020
'No doubt' that F1 dodged a fatality - Salo
Mika Salo says a simple driver miscalculation caused Romain Grosjean's horror and fiery crash in Bahrain last Sunday.
Dec 1, 05:57
Romain Grosjean is helped away after his horror crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix on November 29, 2020
Wolff backs TV replays of horror Grosjean crash
Toto Wolff has backed Formula 1's decision to broadcast multiple replays of the horrifying Romain Grosjean crash on Sunday.
Nov 30, 06:12
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Turkish Grand Prix on November 15, 2020
Lewis Hamilton eyes 100th pole to cap off "incredible year"
Lewis Hamilton moved to within two of the landmark after scoring his 10th pole of the season for Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix .
Nov 28, 17:33
Lewis Hamilton celebrates after sealing pole position in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix on November 28, 2020
Result: Lewis Hamilton tops Bahrain qualifying
This marked Mercedes' 11th front-row lockout of the campaign.
Nov 28, 15:33
Lewis Hamilton pictured during practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on November 27, 2020
Result: Max Verstappen fastest in final Bahrain practice, Hamilton second
The Red Bull driver finished 0.263 seconds quicker than world champion Lewis Hamilton.
Nov 28, 13:07
Lewis Hamilton pictured during practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on November 27, 2020
F1 drivers slam Pirelli's proposed 2021 tyre
Top Formula 1 drivers have slammed Pirelli's proposed new tyres for 2021.
Nov 28, 06:02
Lewis Hamilton pictured during practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on November 27, 2020
Stray dog interrupts Bahrain qualifying as Lewis Hamilton sets pace
A canine track invader caused a further delay under the floodlights in Manama.
Nov 27, 18:11
Valtteri Bottas pictured at Imola on October 31, 2020
Mercedes apologises after Bottas' covid joke
Mercedes has apologised to Chinese fans after Valtteri Bottas made a joke about coronavirus following last Sunday's grand prix in Istanbul.
Nov 19, 06:11
Lewis Hamilton pictured during practice for the Turkish GP on November 13, 2020
Lewis Hamilton struggles to hold back emotions after landing seventh title
The Briton equalled Michael Schumacher's all-time record with victory in the Turkish Grand Prix.
Nov 15, 16:17
Lance Stroll pictured during qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix on November 14, 2020
Turkish delight for Lance Stroll as Lewis Hamilton qualifies in sixth
Racing Point driver benefits from tyre choice in Q3.
Nov 14, 16:42
Lance Stroll pictured during qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix on November 14, 2020
Result: Lance Stroll tops qualifying in rain-soaked Turkish Grand Prix
Lance Stroll is a surprise presence at the front of the grid.
Nov 14, 14:17
Lewis Hamilton pictured during practice for the Turkish GP on November 13, 2020
Hamilton bemoans "shocking" conditions as Verstappen tops final practice
Lewis Hamilton could secure a seventh world championship on Sunday.
Nov 14, 10:34
Lewis Hamilton pictured during practice for the Turkish GP on November 13, 2020
Lewis Hamilton criticises "s*** with a capital s" Turkish GP track
The Briton was unimpressed by the surface in practice on Friday.
Nov 13, 17:02
Lewis Hamilton pictured during practice for the Turkish GP on November 13, 2020
Lewis Hamilton finishes fourth in Turkish GP practice
Red Bull's Max Verstappen completed a practice double on Friday.
Nov 13, 14:13
Lewis Hamilton pictured during practice for the Turkish GP on November 13, 2020
Lewis Hamilton down in 15th in opening practice for Turkish Grand Prix
The Briton is looking to secure a seventh world title if he wins the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday.
Nov 13, 10:49
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in action at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on November 1, 2020
Hamilton could retire after 2021 - Chilton
Lewis Hamilton could retire after becoming F1's first ever eight time world champion.
Nov 11, 05:58
Charles Leclerc pictured on August 2, 2020
No interest in Mercedes switch or engine - Leclerc
Charles Leclerc says he has no interest in moving to Mercedes - or even enjoying the superior power of the reigning world champions' dominant F1 engine.
Nov 5, 06:15
Mercedes' Team Principal Toto Wolff pictured in August 2020
Verstappen better than Red Bull car - Wolff
Max Verstappen is the only driver capable of mixing it with Mercedes' dominant cars in 2020.
Nov 5, 06:13
Spanish GP 2014
Costa thinks Mercedes will continue to dominate
Aldo Costa says he doubts Mercedes can be beaten by any rival Formula 1 team any time soon.
Nov 4, 06:16
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in action at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on November 1, 2020
Mercedes 'expect Lewis Hamilton to sign new deal'
The six-time world champion suggested on Sunday that this might be his final season in the sport.
Nov 2, 14:56
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in action at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on November 1, 2020
Result: Lewis Hamilton wins Emilia Romagna Grand Prix to close in on record-equalling seventh world championship
He can clinch the title with a win at the Turkish Grand Prix in two weeks' time.
Nov 1, 14:04
Lewis Hamilton pictured at the Portuguese GP on October 24, 2020
Lewis Hamilton frustrated with "p***-poor" performance in Imola qualifying
Lewis Hamilton was beaten by 0.097 seconds by his Mercedes team-mate.
Oct 31, 16:33
Valtteri Bottas pictured at Imola on October 31, 2020
Result: Valtteri Bottas beats Lewis Hamilton to Imola pole
Red Bull's Max Verstappen was third.
Oct 31, 14:27
Lewis Hamilton pictured during practice at Imola on October 31, 2020
Result: Lewis Hamilton fastest in Imola practice
Lewis Hamilton finished three tenths clear of Red Bull's Max Verstappen with Valtteri Bottas third.
Oct 31, 11:01
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Portuguese Grand Prix on October 25, 2020
Portimao won by 'Mercedes, not by Hamilton'
Opinions remain split over how much credit Lewis Hamilton deserves for racing past Michael Schumacher's all-time F1 record for race victories in Portimao.
Oct 27, 06:03
Lewis Hamilton pictured at the Portuguese GP on October 24, 2020
Damon Hill labels Lewis Hamilton the greatest of all time
Lewis Hamilton passed Michael Schumacher's record of 91 grand prix victories in Portugal on Sunday.
Oct 26, 08:23
Lewis Hamilton in action during the Portuguese Grand Prix on October 25, 2020
Result: Lewis Hamilton creates more history by winning Portuguese Grand Prix
Briton is clear of Michael Schumacher.
Oct 25, 15:04
Lewis Hamilton pictured at the Portuguese GP on October 24, 2020
Result: Lewis Hamilton pips Bottas to pole position at Portuguese GP
The Briton is looking to surpass Michael Schumacher's all-time record and claim his 92nd race win in Portimao on Sunday.
Oct 24, 17:51
Lewis Hamilton pictured at the Portuguese GP on October 24, 2020
Lewis Hamilton to start from pole position at Portuguese Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton drew level with Michael Schumacher on 91 wins at the Eifel Grand Prix in Germany earlier this month.
Oct 24, 16:15
Valtteri Bottas pictured during the final practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix on October 24, 2020
Result: Valtteri Bottas edges Lewis Hamilton in final practice for Portuguese GP
The Finn edged out his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in FP3.
Oct 24, 13:21
Max Verstappen pictured during practice for the Portuguese GP on October 23, 2020
Max Verstappen furious with Lance Stroll after collision in Portugal practice
An eventful second practice session in the Algarve also saw Pierre Gasly forced to leap from his burning car.
Oct 23, 17:19

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