Valtteri Bottas

Bottas on Hamilton’s greatest strength after their 5 years as Mercedes team mates

January 25 2022 , 1:07 pm

Lewis Hamilton is aiming this season for a record eighth championship – but how has the Mercedes driver managed to stay at the head of the pack for so long? His former team mate Valtteri Bottas gave his thoughts on the matter before leaving the Silver Arrows. Bottas spent five years alongside Hamilton at Mercedes, […]

Lewis Hamilton takes superb win in Sao Paulo after Max Verstappen overtake

November 14 2021 , 11:58 pm

Lewis Hamilton passed title rival Max Verstappen after an intense battle to take one of his greatest victories and win the Sao Paulo Grand Prix. Hamilton took the lead with 12 laps to go after fighting up from 10th place on the grid and cut Verstappen’s advantage in the championship to 14 points. His move […]

Max Verstappen wins in Mexico City

November 8 2021 , 9:35 am

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took a dominant victory in the Mexico City Grand Prix to strengthen his chances of a first World Championship. Verstappen’s title rival Lewis Hamilton was second, the Mercedes driver holding off a charge from Verstappen’s team-mate Sergio Perez in the closing laps. Perez was on Hamilton’s tail on the last lap […]

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 […]