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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 2017
Period
24 - 26 Mar
07 - 09 Apr
14 - 16 Apr
28 - 30 Apr
12 - 14 May
25 - 28 May
09 - 11 Jun
23 - 25 Jun
07 - 09 Jul
14 - 16 Jul
28 - 30 Jul
25 - 27 Aug
01 - 03 Sep
15 - 17 Sep
29 - 01 Oct
06 - 08 Oct
20 - 22 Oct
27 - 29 Oct
10 - 12 Nov
24 - 26 Nov
Points: 305