Valtteri Bottas information & statistics

Valtteri Bottas, Williams Martini Racing.

NameValtteri Bottas
CountryFinland Finland
Place of BirthNastola
Date of BirthAug 28th 1989 - 27 years old
First RaceMar 24th 2013 Malaysian F1 GP result
Last RaceNov 27th 2016 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result
Best Qualifying2 - (3 times)
Best Result2 - (2 times)
First PodiumJun 22nd 2014 Austrian F1 GP result
Last PodiumJun 12th 2016 Canadian F1 GP result

Valtteri Bottas races car number 77 for Mercedes

Valterri Bottas F1 statistics

Race Starts77
Drivers' Titles0
Fastest Laps1

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Valtteri Bottas Biography

Williams team celebration after podium in Austria

Williams team celebration after podium in Austria

After a super 2014, Valtteri Bottas underlined his potential as as a future world champion with an impressive year in 2015.

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

Last season he added two more to his collection, and held off Massa to secure fifth in the championship.

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.

The 2014 F1 season was a good one for Bottas. He scored 6 podium's for Williams, finished 4th in the drivers championship and defeated his highly profiled new team mate Felipe Massa, who had to make room at Ferrari.

2015 Mexican podium : 1. Rosberg 2. Hamilton 3. Bottas

2015 Mexican podium : 1. Rosberg 2. Hamilton 3. Bottas

Next season the Williams still was fast compared to the competition Ferrari and Red Bull. Bottas agains scored some podiums and outrun his team mate again to finish 5th in the drivers championship. The top teams look to have interested in him. But maybe his low profile kind of character is why the top teams don't contract him.

With seats at big teams possibly opening up for 2016, Bottas is at the front of the queue. Another fine season would all but confirm his progress up the grid. The Williams is now clearly beaten by Red Bull, Ferrari and even Force India is faster this season. The Fin had an ok 2016 F1 season at Williams. He took a podium in Canada and scored 32 more points then his teammate Felipe. He outscored him for the 3rd consecutive time.

After Nico Rosberg won the 2016 F1 drivers champioship , he annouced his F1 exit a few days after he won  the last F1 race of the season for Mercedes, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Valtteri Bottas ;

Valtteri Bottas ;

His exit was a complete surprise for the Mercedes F1 team an it's said that all the F1 drivers where knocking on Mercedes their door to get the hot seat.

Names like Fernando Alonso who's adventure at McLaren is again becoming a difficult story, was named next to Pascal Wehrlein and Valtteri Bottas on the short list of the silver arrow team.

Mercedes choose Bottas, who used to be managed by team principal Toto Wolff...

It will be very interesting to see him perform next to 3 times World Champion Lewis Hamilton during the 2017 F1 season.

Will he be able to beat him or not, that will be an interesting fact to see.

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, finished 17th in the F1 drivers championship
  • 2014 Williams F1 driver, 6 podiums, 1 fastest lap and finished 4th in the F1 drivers championship
  • 2015 Williams F1 driver, 2 podiums and finished 5th in the F1 drivers championship
  • 2016 Williams F1 driver, 1 podium and finished 8th in the F1 drivers championship
  • 2017 Mercedes F1 driver



Valtteri Bottas Helmets



Valtteri Bottas F1 Championship Results

YearTeamEngineRaces1st2nd3rdPodiumsPolesLapsFastestAvg PtsPoints
2016 United Kingdom Williams Mercedes2100110115204.0585
2015 United Kingdom Williams Mercedes1800220103707.56136
2014 United Kingdom Williams Mercedes1902460111419.79186
2013 United Kingdom Williams Renault1900000107400.214



Valtteri Bottas F1 GP Race Results

7820162016 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes11Ret0
7720162016 Brazilian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes11110
7620162016 Mexican F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes884
7520162016 US F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes8160
7420162016 Japanese F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes11101
7320162016 Malaysian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes11510
7220162016 Singapore F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes10RetTechnical0
7120162016 Italian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes658
7020162016 Belgian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes484
6920162016 German F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes892
6820162016 Hungarian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes1092
6720162016 British F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes6140
6620162016 Austrian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes792
6520162016 European F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes868
6420162016 Canadian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes7315
6320162016 Monaco F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes10120
6220162016 Spanish F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes7510
6120162016 Russian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes2412
6020162016 Chinese F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes5101
5920162016 Bahrain F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes692
5820162016 Australian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes884
5720152015 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes6130
5620152015 Brazilian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes5510
5520152015 Mexican F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes6315
5420152015 US F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes16RetDamper0
5320152015 Russian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes3RetCollision Raikkonen0
5220152015 Japanese F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes3510
5120152015 Singapore F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes7510
5020152015 Italian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes6412
4920152015 Belgian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes392
4820152015 Hungarian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes6130
4720152015 British F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes4510
4620152015 Austrian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes6510
4520152015 Canadian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes4315
4420152015 Monaco F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes16140
4320152015 Spanish F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes4412
4220152015 Bahrain F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes5412
4120152015 Chinese F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes568
4020152015 Malaysian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes8510
3920152015 Australian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes6DNSBack injury0
3820142014 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes3330
3720142014 Brazilian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes4101
3620142014 United States F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes3510
3520142014 Russian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes3315
3420142014 Japanese F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes368
3320142014 Singapore F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes8110
3220142014 Italian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes3412
3120142014 Belgian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes6315
3020142014 Hungarian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes384
2920142014 German F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes2218
2820142014 British F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes14218
2720142014 Austrian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes2315
2620142014 Canadian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes476
2520142014 Monaco F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes13RetEngine0
2420142014 Spanish F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes4510
2320142014 Chinese F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes776
2220142014 Bahrain F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes384
2120142014 Malaysian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes1584
2020142014 Australian F1 GP result77WilliamsMercedes15510
1920132013 Brazilian F1 GP result17WilliamsRenault13RetCollision0
1820132013 United States F1 GP result17WilliamsRenault984
1720132013 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result17WilliamsRenault15150
1620132013 Indian F1 GP result17WilliamsRenault15160
1520132013 Japanese F1 GP result17WilliamsRenault13170
1420132013 Korean F1 GP result17WilliamsRenault17120
1320132013 Singapore F1 GP result17WilliamsRenault16130
1220132013 Italian F1 GP result17WilliamsRenault18150
1120132013 Belgian F1 GP result17WilliamsRenault20150
1020132013 Hungarian F1 GP result17WilliamsRenault16RetGearbox0
920132013 German F1 GP result17WilliamsRenault17160
820132013 British F1 GP result17WilliamsRenault16120
720132013 Canadian F1 GP result17WilliamsRenault3140
620132013 Monaco F1 GP result17WilliamsRenault14120
520132013 Spanish F1 GP result17WilliamsRenault16160
420132013 Bahrain F1 GP result17WilliamsRenault15140
320132013 Chinese F1 GP result17WilliamsRenault16130
220132013 Australian F1 GP result17WilliamsRenault16140
120132013 Malaysian F1 GP result17WilliamsRenault18110



Valtteri Bottas F1 Pole Positions


Teammate Comparison


Valtteri Bottas Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
2013WilliamsPastor Maldonado810410000811127
2014WilliamsFelipe Massa221861340001109136
2015WilliamsFelipe Massa331361210000910118
2016WilliamsFelipe Massa3585530000129174



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