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Valtteri Bottas
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Valtteri
Bottas
FI
FINLAND
DRIVER STANDING
2nd (221 points)
TEAM
Mercedes
1st (505 points)
Mercedes
Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas Biography

It was a case of right place, right time for Valtteri Bottas when Nico Rosberg shocked Formula 1 by retiring in the midst of his title win in 2016, paving the way for Bottas to join Mercedes from Williams. Bottas enjoyed an impressive junior career, following pair of third-place finishes in European Formula 3 with a title triumph in the 2011 GP3 Series, paving his way to F1.

Signing for Williams and modest success

Williams signed Bottas as test driver in 2010, a role he held for three season, including a year of full-time reserve duties in 2012 behind Pastor Maldonado and Bruno Senna. Bottas partnered Maldonado the following year after replacing Senna in the race line-up, scoring four of the paltry five points scored by Williams that season with an eighth-place finish in the United States Grand Prix. Despite a year of struggle, Bottas generally outperformed his more experienced, if erratic team-mate, retaining his place on the team for 2014.

Full biography

Races

Races 2013
Period
15 - 17 Mar
22 - 24 Mar
12 - 14 Apr
19 - 21 Apr
10 - 12 May
23 - 26 May
07 - 09 Jun
28 - 30 Jun
05 - 07 Jul
26 - 28 Jul
23 - 25 Aug
06 - 08 Sep
20 - 22 Sep
04 - 06 Oct
11 - 13 Oct
25 - 27 Oct
01 - 03 Nov
15 - 17 Nov
22 - 24 Nov
Points: 4