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Valtteri Bottas
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Valtteri
Bottas
FI
FINLAND
DRIVER STANDING
2nd (188 points)
TEAM
Mercedes
1st (438 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 2014
Period
14 - 16 Mar
28 - 30 Mar
03 - 06 Apr
17 - 20 Apr
08 - 11 May
22 - 25 May
05 - 08 Jun
19 - 22 Jun
03 - 06 Jul
17 - 20 Jul
24 - 27 Jul
21 - 24 Aug
04 - 07 Sep
18 - 21 Sep
02 - 05 Oct
09 - 12 Oct
30 - 02 Nov
06 - 09 Nov
20 - 23 Nov
Points: 186