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Valtteri Bottas information & statistics

Valtteri Bottas
Name Valtteri Bottas
Country Finland Finland
Place of Birth Nastola
Date of Birth Aug 28th 1989 - 26 years old
First Race Mar 24th 2013 Malaysian F1 GP result
Last Race Aug 23rd 2015 2015 Belgian F1 GP result
Best Qualifying 2 - (2 times)
Best Result 2 - (2 times)
First Podium Jun 22nd 2014 Austrian F1 GP result
Last Podium Jun 7th 2015 2015 Canadian F1 GP result

Valterri Bottas F1 statistics

Races 49
Race Starts 48
Drivers' Titles 0
Victories 0
Poles 0
Podiums 7
Points 269
Fastest Laps 1
Laps 2806

Biography

Valtteri Bottas Biography

Williams team celebration after podium in Austria

Williams team celebration after podium in Austria

Although Mercedes dominated at the front last season, Valtteri Bottas turned heads with some brilliant performances at Williams, suggesting that race wins and word championships could be round the corner.

Bottas scored six podiums in 2014, while his highly-regarded team-mate, Felipe Massa, scored just three.

Bottas is quick, clever, composed and consistent. No wonder bigger teams are interested in his services.

When the Finn arrived in 2013 he was expected to do well, but Williams struggled and provided him with an awful car.

Bottas had a dismal year but his stock remained high, thanks, in part, to his stellar junior career.

Williams going strong in Canada

Williams going strong in Canada

Like many of the young drivers in recent years, the 25-year-old has a strong junior CV. Two championships in Formula Renault and a GP3 world title in 2011 can’t disguise his potential.

That GP3 season caught the eye of the legendary Sir Frank Williams, and Bottas was quickly signed as the team’s reserve driver.

After one season in that role, he was promoted to race alongside Pastor Maldonado. The Venezuelan had the better of Bottas in 2013, but it was he who left the team at the end of that season.

Bottas will be under pressure to emulate his 2014 success this year, but it would take a brave man to back against him improving again as Williams target race wins in 2015.

Race career achievements

  • Finnish Champion in ICAJ, ICA and Formula-A class
  • 2004 ICAJ European Champion Qualification winner in Belgium Spa
  • 2005 ICA Viking Trophy winner in Hanstholm Denmark
  • 2006 FA Winning Series Karting winner
  • 2006 FA World Champion 8th
  • 2007 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 3rd
  • 2007 Formula Renault 2.0 Winter Serie UK
  • (4 finals; three times 1st and once 2nd)
  • 2007 Formula Renault 3.5 World Series test in Paul Ricard
  • 2008 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 1st
  • 14 races, 5 wins, 7 pole positions, 10 podiums, 4 fastest laps
  • 2008 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 1st
  • 14 races, 12 wins, 13 pole positions, 12 podiums, 12 fastest laps
  • 2009 Formula 3 Euroseries with ART, 3rd place, 2 pole positions, 6 second places, 62 points
  • 2009 Formula 3 Masters, Zandvoort, polesitter and winner
  • 2010 Formula 3 Euroseries with ART, 3rd place, 1 pole position, 8 podiums, 74 points
  • 2010 Formula 3 Masters, winner
  • 2010 Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix with Prema Powerteam 3rd
  • 2010 AT&T Williams official test driver
  • 2011 GP3 1st
  • 2011 AT&T Williams official test driver
  • 2012 Williams official test driver
  • 2013 Williams F1 driver

Championship Results

Valtteri Bottas

 F1 Championship Results

Year Team Engine Races 1st 2nd 3rd Podiums Poles Laps Fastest Avg Pts Points
2015 United Kingdom Williams Mercedes 10 0 0 1 1 0 618 0 7.90 79
2014 United Kingdom Williams Mercedes 19 0 2 4 6 0 1114 1 9.79 186
2013 United Kingdom Williams Renault 19 0 0 0 0 0 1074 0 0.21 4

Race Results

Valtteri Bottas F1 GP Race Results

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
49 2015 2015 2015 Belgian F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 3 9 2
48 2015 2015 2015 Hungarian F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 6 13 0
47 2015 2015 2015 British F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 4 5 10
46 2015 2015 2015 Austrian F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 6 5 10
45 2015 2015 2015 Canadian F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 4 3 15
44 2015 2015 2015 Monaco F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 16 14 0
43 2015 2015 2015 Spanish F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 4 4 12
42 2015 2015 2015 Bahrain F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 5 4 12
41 2015 2015 2015 Chinese F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 5 6 8
40 2015 2015 2015 Malaysian F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 8 5 10
39 2015 2015 2015 Australian F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 6 DNS Back injury 0
38 2014 2014 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 3 3 30
37 2014 2014 Brazilian F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 4 10 1
36 2014 2014 United States F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 3 5 10
35 2014 2014 Russian F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 3 3 15
34 2014 2014 Japanese F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 3 6 8
33 2014 2014 Singapore F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 8 11 0
32 2014 2014 Italian F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 3 4 12
31 2014 2014 Belgian F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 6 3 15
30 2014 2014 Hungarian F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 3 8 4
29 2014 2014 German F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 2 2 18
28 2014 2014 British F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 14 2 18
27 2014 2014 Austrian F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 2 3 15
26 2014 2014 Canadian F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 4 7 6
25 2014 2014 Monaco F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 13 Ret Engine 0
24 2014 2014 Spanish F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 4 5 10
23 2014 2014 Chinese F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 7 7 6
22 2014 2014 Bahrain F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 3 8 4
21 2014 2014 Malaysian F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 15 8 4
20 2014 2014 Australian F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 15 5 10
19 2013 2013 Brazilian F1 GP result 17 Williams Renault 13 Ret Collision 0
18 2013 2013 United States F1 GP result 17 Williams Renault 9 8 4
17 2013 2013 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result 17 Williams Renault 15 15 0
16 2013 2013 Indian F1 GP result 17 Williams Renault 15 16 0
15 2013 2013 Japanese F1 GP result 17 Williams Renault 13 17 0
14 2013 2013 Korean F1 GP result 17 Williams Renault 17 12 0
13 2013 2013 Singapore F1 GP result 17 Williams Renault 16 13 0
12 2013 2013 Italian F1 GP result 17 Williams Renault 18 15 0
11 2013 2013 Belgian F1 GP result 17 Williams Renault 20 15 0
10 2013 2013 Hungarian F1 GP result 17 Williams Renault 16 Ret Gearbox 0
9 2013 2013 German F1 GP result 17 Williams Renault 17 16 0
8 2013 2013 British F1 GP result 17 Williams Renault 16 12 0
7 2013 2013 Canadian F1 GP result 17 Williams Renault 3 14 0
6 2013 2013 Monaco F1 GP result 17 Williams Renault 14 12 0
5 2013 2013 Spanish F1 GP result 17 Williams Renault 16 16 0
4 2013 2013 Bahrain F1 GP result 17 Williams Renault 15 14 0
3 2013 2013 Chinese F1 GP result 17 Williams Renault 16 13 0
2 2013 2013 Australian F1 GP result 17 Williams Renault 16 14 0
1 2013 2013 Malaysian F1 GP result 17 Williams Renault 18 11 0

Podium Finishes

Valtteri Bottas F1 Podium Finishes

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
7 2015 2015 2015 Canadian F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 4 3 15
6 2014 2014 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 3 3 30
5 2014 2014 Russian F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 3 3 15
4 2014 2014 Belgian F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 6 3 15
3 2014 2014 German F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 2 2 18
2 2014 2014 British F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 14 2 18
1 2014 2014 Austrian F1 GP result 77 Williams Mercedes 2 3 15

Pole Positions

Valtteri Bottas F1 Pole Positions

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts

Teammate Comparison

Valtteri Bottas Teammate Comparison

Season Team Team Mate Best Pos Points Wins Poles Position Qualifying
2013 Williams Pastor Maldonado 8 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 8 11 12 7
2014 Williams Felipe Massa 2 2 186 134 0 0 0 1 10 9 13 6
2015 Williams Felipe Massa 3 3 79 82 0 0 0 0 5 6 5 6

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