Valtteri Bottas

Following Valtteri Bottas’ departure to Alfa Romeo Racing, George Russell will be team-mate to Lewis Hamilton from 2022

September 7 2021 , 10:51 am

The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team today confirmed that George Russell will become team-mate to reigning seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, beginning from the 2022 Formula One season as the sport enters a new era of technical regulations. This confirmation follows the news that Valtteri Bottas will join Alfa Romeo Racing next year, after five highly […]

Valtteri Bottas joins Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN in multi-year deal

September 7 2021 , 10:48 am

Valtteri Bottas will join Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN for the 2022 season and beyond, the Finnish driver signing a multi-year deal with the Hinwil-based team. Bottas, a nine-time Grand Prix winner, joins the team as it embarks on the crucial transition to the new era of Formula One, with sweeping regulation changes providing a unique […]

Toto Wolff says Bottas partly to blame for wheel nut fiasco

May 25 2021 , 8:52 am

To all the world, it looked like Valtteri Bottas’ exit from the Monaco Grand Prix was zero per cent his fault – but Toto Wolff disagrees. Bottas was running in a solid second position behind Max Verstappen when he came in for his scheduled one and only pit stop. But when the Finn ground to […]

Mercedes clarifies Bottas’s ‘Wuhan bat’ comment in Chinese social media post

November 19 2020 , 12:31 am

A joke made by Valtteri Bottas about the Covid-19 pandemic prompted a clarification from Mercedes on one of China’s largest social media platforms. Bottas made the comment following Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix. He finished the race 14th, a lap down, after sustaining first-lap damage which contributed to six spins over the course of the race. […]

Valtteri Bottas on Pole for the Eifel Grand Prix

October 10 2020 , 9:20 pm

Valtteri Bottas took pole position for the Eifel Grand Prix in a fight with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Bottas grabbed top spot with his final lap to take pole by 0.256 seconds after Verstappen set the pace on the first runs in final qualifying. It was the closest Mercedes have […]

Valtteri Bottas Wins Russian Grand Prix

September 28 2020 , 1:30 pm

Bottas challenged Hamilton at the start, just failing to overtake his team-mate around the outside of the first corner after drafting him down the straight. He said he had a “massive bee” on his visor on the run to Turn Two, which made it hard for him to pick his braking point, and he ran […]

Valtteri Bottas takes 70th Anniversary pole position

August 9 2020 , 9:20 am

Valtteri Bottas beat Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to pole position at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. The Finn pipped Hamilton by just 0.063 seconds on his final lap at Silverstone to take his first pole since the season opener in Austria last month. It could be an important moment for Bottas, who needs to try […]

Valtteri Bottas wins an incident-packed Austrian Grand Prix

July 6 2020 , 11:36 am

Valtteri Bottas survived reliability worries to win an incident-packed Austrian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton took fourth after a penalty. Four months after the scheduled first race, called off because of the coronavirus crisis, Mercedes’ win was anything but the cruise that had been expected. Gearbox concerns slowed the cars and Hamilton was penalised five […]

Valtteri Bottas beats Lewis Hamilton to Austrian Grand Prix pole

July 6 2020 , 11:30 am

Mercedes seemed unbeatable as the season re-started after a four-month delay as a result of the coronavirus. The cars, painted black this year to reflect Mercedes’ support for anti-racism, were half a second clear. The fastest Ferrari of Charles Leclerc was in seventh as the sheer scale of their lack of performance became clear. Team-mate […]

Valtteri Bottas wins Japanese GP, Mercedes secure constructors’ title

October 13 2019 , 2:28 pm

Valtteri Bottas won the Japanese Grand Prix with team-mate Lewis Hamilton third behind Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, securing a Formula 1 record sixth straight World Championship double for Mercedes. The result sealed the constructors’ title with four races to go and, while Hamilton is not quite world champion yet, only Bottas can catch him. It breaks […]