|Place of Birth||Nastola|
|Date of Birth||Aug 28th 1989 - 24 years old|
|First Race||Mar 24th 2013 Malaysian F1 GP result|
|Last Race||Apr 20th 2014 Chinese F1 GP result|
|Best Qualifying||3 - (2 times)|
|Best Result||5 - Mar 16th 2014 Australian F1 GP result|
The latest product of Finland’s famed racing schools, Valtteri Bottas is tipped highly by many to go far in Formula One. Bottas is one of several new names on the grid for 2013 and the Williams driver will be hoping to maximize his talent in the cut throat sport of F1.
Like many of the young drivers in recent years, the 24 year old has a strong CV. Two championships in Formula Renault in 2008 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 beating off competition from the likes of Sauber and Force India.
Last 2013 season Bottas participated in several practice sessions, continuing his education as the British team supplied him with the chance to impress. And impress he has done as when the decision came Valterri Bottas was elected to partner Pastor Maldonado for 2013 as Bruno Senna’s replacement. A cool customer behind the wheel, Bottas is the perfect partner for Maldonado’s aggression.
Valtteri Bottas will be hoping that 2014 is the year where he can fully display his undoubted talents. The Finnish driver had a poor start to his F1 career, although that was largely down to a woeful car last year. Williams was a unhappy place to be but a string of changes has reinvigorated one of the more illustrious teams on the grid. Bottas has been joined by the experienced Felipe Massa and the new rule changes seem to have suited Williams, who many are predicting may be dark horses this year. Bottas will relish the chance to show what he has got after a successful junior career.
Bottas will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of the likes of his countrymen Heikki Kovalainen, Keke Rosberg, Mika Hakkinen, and Kimi Raikkonen and progress rapidly to the top of the sport and become world champion.
Race career achievements
|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|