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  • Bottas nearly quit F1 after 2018
    • Bottas nearly quit F1 after 2018
    Valtteri Bottas almost walked away from Formula One after his second year with Mercedes in 2018 after falling into a "dark place" at his failure to challenge Lewis Hamilton for the championship....2022
  • • Slipstream Saturday: Charles Leclerc & Monaco, Valtteri Bottas & Fridays, and Daniel Ricciardo & McLaren
    Charles Leclerc has struggled on his home track of Monaco. Valtteri Bottas has found troubles on Friday. Daniel Ricciardo has yet to find his groove with McLaren. All three face unusual challenges as they head into the Monaco Grand Prix....2022
  • • F1 Midweek: Red Bull Versus Ferrari, George Russellʻs Mirage, Valtteri Bottasʻ Start
    Has Red Bull really closed the gap on Ferrari after Max Verstappenʻs win in Italy? Is George Russell a mirage? Will Valtteri Bottas be able to maintain his strong start?...2022
  • Verstappen gets time penalty, keeps 2nd
    • Verstappen gets time penalty, keeps 2nd
    Max Verstappen has received a ten-second penalty for causing a collision with Lewis Hamilton at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, but will still be classified in second place after finishing the race 15.3 seconds clear of Valtteri Bottas in third place....2021
  • • Lewis Hamilton Takes Pole, Red Bull Down on Pace in Qatar
    Lewis Hamilton made good work of Saturday’s (Nov. 20) qualifying session in Qatar to take his 102nd career pole position. Title rival Max Verstappen will start from second place, with Valtteri Bottas lining up third on the grid. Hamilton was quick to admit that his confidence wasn’t at a pole position level from the start ... Read more...2021
  • • Guanyu Zhou Confirmed to Alfa Romeo for 2022
    Guanyu Zhou will partner with Valtteri Bottas at Formula 1’s Alfa Romeo team for the 2022 season, the team announced on Tuesday (Nov. 16). Zhou will be the first full-time Chinese-born driver in F1. “I dreamt from a young age of climbing as high as I can in a sport that I am passionate about ... Read more...2021
  • Alfa Romeo signs Chinese driver Guanyu Zhou for 2022
    • Alfa Romeo signs Chinese driver Guanyu Zhou for 2022
    Guanyu Zhou will become the first Chinese Formula One race driver next season when he joins Alfa Romeo as Valtteri Bottas' teammate....2021
  • • FIA Stewards Juggle Tough Choices and Tough Words in Brazil
    After Valtteri Bottas failed to defend from Max Verstappen off the line at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, it was only a matter of time before Verstappen found himself confronted by the presence of Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton pushed himself past Sergio Perez on lap 19 of the 71-lap Grand Prix and set sail in pursuit ... Read more...2021
  • • Slipstream Saturday: Valtteri Bottas Takes Pole Position, Lewis Hamilton Slices His Way to 5th in Brazil
    At the Brazilian Grand Prix, Formula 1 ran its final experimental sprint race of the 2021 season, with a 30-minute, 24-lap race deciding the grid order for tomorrow’s (Nov. 14) full-length 71-lap Grand Prix. Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas won the sprint race, coming home ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. His championship rival Lewis Hamilton ... Read more...2021
  • • Lewis Hamilton Takes Sprint Race Pole, Red Bull Down on Pace in Brazil
    Lewis Hamilton nabbed the pole position for Saturday’s (Nov. 13) sprint race, which will set the grid for the 2021 Sao Paulo Grand Prix on Sunday (Nov. 14). Max Verstappen barely grabbed second place from Valtteri Bottas, with Sergio Perez set to line up in fourth place on Saturday. Despite this, Hamilton attained a five-place ... Read more...2021

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Valtteri Bottas injury and suspension

  • • Verstappen gets time penalty, keeps 2nd
    Max Verstappen has received a ten-second penalty for causing a collision with Lewis Hamilton at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, but will still be classified in second place after finishing the race 15.3 seconds clear of Valtteri Bottas in third place....2021
  • Wolff wanted Ricciardo penalty for Bottas clash
    • Wolff wanted Ricciardo penalty for Bottas clash
    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff was surprised the Mexican Grand Prix stewards did not even investigate Daniel Ricciardo for his first-lap collision with Valtteri Bottas....2021
  • Mercedes not ruling out another engine penalty for Hamilton
    • Mercedes not ruling out another engine penalty for Hamilton
    Mercedes would not rule out Formula One title contender Lewis Hamilton taking another engine penalty this season after team mate Valtteri Bottas incurred a five-place drop at the U.S. Grand Prix on Friday....2021
  • Bottas gets five-place grid penalty for U.S. Grand Prix
    • Bottas gets five-place grid penalty for U.S. Grand Prix
    Valtteri Bottas will take a five-place grid penalty from wherever he qualifies for the U.S. Grand Prix after Mercedes changed his car's internal combustion engine....2021
  • Bottas gets engine penalty, will start Italian GP at back of grid
    • Bottas gets engine penalty, will start Italian GP at back of grid
    Valtteri Bottas will start Saturday's sprint race from pole position but will be at the back of the grid for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix....2021
  • Tsunoda gets three-place penalty for blocking Bottas
    • Tsunoda gets three-place penalty for blocking Bottas
    Yuki Tsunoda has been given a three-place grid penalty for impeding Valtteri Bottas during qualifying for the Styrian Grand Prix....2021
  • Bottas: Complaining rivals to blame for grid penalty
    • Bottas: Complaining rivals to blame for grid penalty
    Valtteri Bottas believes his three-place grid penalty for spinning in the pit lane during practice for the Austrian Grand Prix was too harsh and suspects complaints from rival teams led to the decision....2021
  • Bottas given three-place grid penalty for pit lane spin
    • Bottas given three-place grid penalty for pit lane spin
    Valtteri Bottas has received a three-place grid penalty at the Austrian Grand Prix after spinning in the pit lane following a routine tyre change during second practice....2021
  • Russell says Wolff relationship stronger since Imola crash
    • Russell says Wolff relationship stronger since Imola crash
    Williams driver George Russell said his relationship with Mercedes Formula One boss Toto Wolff remained strong despite a costly collision with Valtteri Bottas at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix....2021
  • Russell asked Bottas:
    • Russell asked Bottas: "Are you trying to kill us both?"
    George Russell and Valtteri Bottas were adamant the other was to blame for their dramatic crash at Imola's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday....2021

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Valtteri Bottas trade, contract, salary rumors

  • Hamilton opens Mercedes contract talks
    • Hamilton opens Mercedes contract talks
    Seven times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday he had opened contract renewal talks with Mercedes and gave a ringing endorsement of Valtteri Bottas....2021
  • • Bottas talked to other teams before signing with Mercedes
    Valtteri Bottas said he talked with other F1 teams before signing with Mercedes for 2021 but ultimately decided a one-year extension with the world champions was the best deal on offer....2020
  • • Rosberg offers advice to Vettel and Bottas
    Lewis Hamilton's former teammate Nico Rosberg says both Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas have the potential to challenge the world champion this year....2019
  • • Bottas contract talks only took two weeks
    Valtteri Bottas has revealed he completed his new contract negotiations with Mercedes in the space of just two weeks after the team confirmed a one-year plus option deal on Friday....2018
  • • Bottas renews contract with Mercedes
    Valtteri Bottas has signed a new contract with Mercedes just one day after teammate Lewis Hamilton agreed a two-year deal....2018
  • • Bottas confident 2018 performances good enough for new contract
    Valtteri Bottas is confident he is doing enough to retain his drive at Mercedes next year, even though he is 59 points off teammate Lewis Hamilton in the drivers' standings....2018
  • • Bottas: At least everyone knows it was Vettel's fault
    Valtteri Bottas said Sebastian Vettel's penalty at the French Grand Prix offered some consolation after he went from second on the grid to seventh at the finish thanks to a collision with the Ferrari....2018
  • • 'A no brainer': Mercedes to extend Valtteri Bottas' contract
    MONZA, Italy (AP) Valtteri Bottas has been assured he will keep his seat at Mercedes for at least another year....2017
  • • Bottas still unsure if he will be a Mercedes driver in 2018
    SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) Valtteri Bottas still does not know if he will get a Mercedes contract next season....2017
  • • Mercedes remains uncommitted over future of Valtteri Bottas
    BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) Mercedes remains uncommitted as to when - or if - driver Valtteri Bottas will be given a new contract....2017

Valtteri Bottas stats and results

  • • F1 Slipstream Saturday: Valtteri Bottas Wins Sprint From 1st, Max Verstappen to Inherit Pole at Monza
    After announcing earlier this week that he will depart from Mercedes at the end of the year, Valtteri Bottas looked like he had a weight off his shoulders, zipping around Monza to claim first place in qualifying and then leading every lap of the sprint race to collect an extra three points for his championship. ... Read more...2021
  • • Nikola Vucevic reacts to Valtteri Bottas’ disaster at Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix
    Valtteri Bottas entered Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix at No. 3 in the Formula 1 standings. Unfortunately, Bottas ran into a disaster during the race due to a tyre change issue. The debacle knocked him out of the race. LAP 31/78 Drama in the pit lane! Mercedes cannot get the nut off the front right tyre… […] The post Nikola Vucevic reacts to Valtteri Bottas’ disaster at Formula...2021
  • • Bottas says he needs a miracle to stop Hamilton now
    Valtteri Bottas fell 69 points behind Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in the Formula One title battle on Sunday and said he needed a miracle to deny the Briton a seventh world championship....2020
  • • F1 Midweek: The Big Stories After the Russian Grand Prix
    It’s time for a roundup of the stories grabbing headlines in the world of Formula 1. After its stop in Sochi, Russia, the sport takes a one-week hiatus where Valtteri Bottas earned his second win of the 2020 season. While the drivers’ standings may have tightened a little, the constructors’ title is now looking like … The post F1 Midweek: The Big Stories After the Russian Grand Prix appeared...2020
  • • Bottas explains reason behind poor start
    Valtteri Bottas has revealed that he accidentally reacted to lights on his Mercedes' steering wheel at the start of the Hungarian Grand Prix, resulting in a slow start from second on the grid....2020
  • • Bottas puts Hamilton on the back foot as Ferrari flops
    We analyse the main talking points from the first competitive session of the 2020 season after Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton to pole position in Austria...2020
  • • Hamilton continues to raise the bar as champion
    ESPN rounds up the main talking points from the final qualifying session of 2018, where Lewis Hamilton claimed his 11th pole of the year ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas....2018
  • • Lewis rules out 'giving' Bottas a win in return for Russia result
    Lewis Hamilton is not planning to orchestrate a victory for teammate Valtteri Bottas at the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend if the two drivers find themselves leading the race....2018
  • • Talking points: Is Valtteri Bottas now Lewis Hamilton's wingman?
    As F1 heads for its summer break we reflect on some of the main talking points from the Hungarian Grand Prix and the 2018 season so far...2018
  • • Bottas receives penalty but keeps fifth-place finish
    Valtteri Bottas was given a ten-second penalty and two superlicence penalty points for his collision with Daniel Ricciardo at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday....2018

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  • • Why Bottas' winter rallying desrves respect
    Valtteri Bottas finished fifth at the weekend's Artic Lapland Rally in Finland, winning a stage along the way. Maurice Hamilton looks at why such achievements deserve respect and encourages Bottas to use the momentum to challenge Lewis Hamilton this year....2019
  • • Why Bottas' winter rallying deserves respect
    Valtteri Bottas finished fifth at the weekend's Arctic Lapland Rally, winning a stage along the way. Maurice Hamilton looks at why such achievements deserve respect and encourages Bottas to use the momentum to challenge Lewis Hamilton this year....2019
  • • The wrong Mercedes driver is leading the world championship
    Valtteri Bottas should have left Azerbaijan leading the Formula One championship for the first time in his career. Instead, he finds himself 30 points adrift of teammate Lewis Hamilton at a crucial moment in the most important season of his racing career....2018
  • • The wrong Mercedes driver is leading the world championship
    Valtteri Bottas should have left Azerbaijan leading the Formula One championship for the first time in his career. Instead, he finds himself 30 points adrift of teammate Lewis Hamilton at a crucial moment in the most important season of his racing career....2018

Top Valtteri Bottas news

  • • Horner: It's obvious Mercedes favours Hamilton over Bottas
    Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes Mercedes is clearly favouring Lewis Hamilton over his teammate Valtteri Bottas this year....2020
  • • Bottas beats Hamilton to pole as Ferrari flops in Austria
    Valtteri Bottas secured pole position for the opening race of the 2020 Formula One season, beating teammate Lewis Hamilton to pole position by 0.012s, while Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel failed to make it out of the second qualifying session....2020
  • Mercedes 'opened the sea' for Verstappen at T1
    • Mercedes 'opened the sea' for Verstappen at T1
    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton "seemed to open the sea" for Max Verstappen to lead into Turn 1 of the Mexican Grand Prix....2021
  • • Bottas says Mercedes was 'sleeping' when Verstappen got ahead
    Valtteri Bottas said Mercedes left the door wide open for Max Verstappen to win the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix....2020
  • • Ocon on his new start at Renault, his relationship with Verstappen and how close he came to a Mercedes drive
    New Renault driver Esteban Ocon talks to ESPN about his year on the sidelines, how close he came to taking Valtteri Bottas' drive at Mercedes this year and how he thinks he stacks up against the likes of Verstappen and Leclerc....2020
  • • Mercedes confirms Bottas will stay for 2021
    Mercedes has confirmed Valtteri Bottas will remain with the team in 2021....2020
  • • Racing on ice: Cross-karting with Valtteri Bottas
    Valtteri Bottas challenged ESPN to a race on his home turf in Finland. No prizes for guessing who won....2018
  • • Alfa Romeo signs Chinese driver Guanyu Zhou for 2022
    2021
  • Bottas, Russell still waiting on Mercedes' 2022 decision
    • Bottas, Russell still waiting on Mercedes' 2022 decision
    Valtteri Bottas and George Russell are still waiting on Mercedes to make a final decision on who will be Lewis Hamilton's teammate in 2022....2021
  • Bottas, Stroll get grid penalties for causing Hungary pile-up
    • Bottas, Stroll get grid penalties for causing Hungary pile-up
    Valtteri Bottas and Lance Stroll caused a multiple car pile-up at the start of the Hungarian Grand Prix, which eliminated multiple cars and relegated championship leader Max Verstappen down the order....2021
  • • Alfa Romeo lining up Bottas for 2022 - report
    Alfa Romeo has reportedly made Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas its top target to sign ahead of the 2022 Formula One season....2021
  • • Why Bottas is convinced he can beat Hamilton in 2018
    After spending one season as teammate to Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes last year, Valtteri Bottas is convinced he's ready to beat the four-time champion to the title this year....2018
  • What next for Valtteri Bottas?
    • What next for Valtteri Bottas?
    Valtteri Bottas faces competition from George Russell for his seat at Mercedes next year, but in an exclusive interview with ESPN he explains why he still believes he is the right man for the job....2021
  • • Mercedes not ruling out another engine penalty for Hamilton
    2021

Valtteri Bottas schedule, game

  • • F1 Review: Steady & Smooth Valtteri Bottas Wins Wet Turkish Grand Prix
    Valtteri Bottas nailed the start of the Turkish Grand Prix and then set sail on his way to claiming his 10th win in Formula 1. Bottas’ last win came at the Russian GP in 2020 and he had struggled through some poor performances in 2021, but after starting from pole, he put together a clean ... Read more...2021
  • • F1: Valtteri Bottas Awesome in Austrian GP Opener
    Valtteri Bottas managed to hold off his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to win the Austrian Grand Prix, the inaugural race of the Formula 1 2020 season. With the schedule re-worked many times over because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Austrian GP took the spotlight as the season opener and proved to be a delightful race. … The post F1: Valtteri Bottas Awesome in Austrian GP Opener appear...2020

Valtteri Bottas rumors, scandals

  • Bottas shoots down speculation about losing seat
    • Bottas shoots down speculation about losing seat
    Valtteri Bottas shot down media speculation on Thursday that he could be replaced as Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes teammate midway through the season and said such talk was just part of being in Formula One....2021

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