Valtteri Bottas1989-08-28 (age 31)
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The Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is under a red flag with 30 laps remaining after a sizeable crash between Valtteri Bottas and George Russell.
Mercedes believes a tyre warm-up issue caused Valtteri Bottas to struggle in Formula 1 qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix and slump to eighth place on the grid.
Valtteri Bottas says he “couldn’t trust the rear-end” of his Mercedes Formula 1 car in the final stage of qualifying at Imola on Saturday, contributing to his P8 finish.
Mercedes may find itself leading the drivers' and constructors' standings after Lewis Hamilton's victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix, but it is well-aware that it came against the odds, with Red Bull clearly ahead on pace. Here's what the Brackley team must do to avoid its crown slipping
Valtteri Bottas says he “lost count” of the number of set-up items he worked through during a recent simulator session to better understand Mercedes’ tricky new Formula 1 car.
Toto Wolff doubts Valtteri Bottas came close to retiring from Formula 1 following Mercedes’ use of team orders over two years ago after the Finn’s claim on Netflix.
Mercedes needs to be "smarter" and "perfect" if it wants to beat Red Bull across the 2021 Formula 1 season, according to drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff understands Valtteri Bottas' frustration of being stuck on the same strategy as teammate Lewis Hamilton in the Bahrain Grand Prix but said there was no other option on the table.
Valtteri Bottas says Mercedes does not know if it has recovered any performance in its work to understand the car handling issues it suffered in 2021 Formula 1 pre-season testing.
Mercedes has been the team to beat in Formula 1 since 2014 – but it’s taking no chances this season in the face of a renewed challenge from Red Bull, says STUART CODLING
Valtteri Bottas says the rear end of Mercedes’ new Formula 1 car for 2021 is proving to be “quite snappy and unforgiving” through pre-season testing in Bahrain.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas led the way on the second day of Formula 1 pre-season testing in Bahrain, beating AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly in a rapid afternoon session.
Valtteri Bottas is hopeful Mercedes will be able to recover the mileage lost on the opening day of Formula 1 pre-season testing after suffering some setbacks in Bahrain.
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says the outfit's early gearbox issue on the opening day of Formula 1 pre-season testing “came out of nowhere” and is yet to be fully understood.
Valtteri Bottas says he is “in no rush” to discuss a new Formula 1 contract with Mercedes beyond the end of this year.
Valtteri Bottas says he underwent an "extreme" winter training programme to prepare for the new Formula 1 season, focusing on making mental gains to unlock more performance.
Valtteri Bottas says he plans to be more demanding and “a bit more selfish” with his Mercedes race team this year as he targets an elusive Formula 1 world championship.
Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas says armchair critics who feel he should be doing better against Lewis Hamilton only serve to motivate him rather than get him down
Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas says he has no interest in playing any mind games with team-mate Lewis Hamilton like his predecessor Nico Rosberg did
Of the four seasons Valtteri Bottas has been Lewis Hamilton's team-mate at Mercedes, he has been beaten in all of them. Although trying to emulate predecessor Nico Rosberg's approach is not an option, the Finn says he needs to try something new
Lewis Hamilton believes there is no need for Valtteri Bottas to defend his Formula 1 performances through 2020, praising a "big showing" of his personality and character this year
An accumulation of poor luck conspired to hamper Valtteri Bottas's Formula 1 title challenge in 2020 as team-mate Lewis Hamilton took his record-equalling seventh title. LUKE SMITH looks back over the season to pick out the moments where the Finn's hopes unravelled
Valtteri Bottas says finishing second in the Formula 1 drivers' championship "can't be that satisfying" following another defeat in the title race to Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton
Toto Wolff has put a stop to speculation about fast-tracking George Russell into the Mercedes Formula 1 team in 2021 by formally confirming Valtteri Bottas will retain his seat
Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says his radio message to Valtteri Bottas in qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix came after they agreed to support each other more
Max Verstappen stunned Mercedes Formula 1 duo Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton to take Red Bull's first pole of 2020 as he topped qualifying at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Toto Wolff says Valtteri Bottas receives "unconditional support" from the entire Mercedes Formula 1 team, and that competing against Lewis Hamilton can be expected to take its toll
Valtteri Bottas put Mercedes on top in FP2 at Formula 1's 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which was disrupted by a red flag when Kimi Raikkonen's Alfa Romeo caught fire
Valtteri Bottas accepts that he needs to "be better" after a difficult run of form, but feels "full of energy" for the Formula 1 season finale in Abu Dhabi
Valtteri Bottas felt no "massive responsibility" to guide George Russell through his first Formula 1 race weekend with Mercedes, believing Lewis Hamilton left his replacement with a good starting point
George Russell thought his lead over Valtteri Bottas was "too good to be true" before the pit stop blunder and puncture that cost him a maiden Formula 1 victory
Valtteri Bottas admitted it could be "very easy" to criticise his performance against Mercedes Formula 1 debutant George Russell after struggling to keep up during the Sakhir Grand Prix
Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff has no concerns about a rivalry emerging between Valtteri Bottas and George Russell in Bahrain, saying they are free to race as normal
Valtteri Bottas says his pole position performance at the Sakhir Grand Prix came despite him not delivering the best of qualifying sessions during his time in Formula 1
Valtteri Bottas beat George Russell in qualifying for the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain, but only by 0.026s as Mercedes' temporary Formula 1 line-up battled for pole
Max Verstappen set the pace in final practice for the Formula 1 Sakhir Grand Prix, leading from Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas as Friday pace-setter George Russell could only finish seventh
Mercedes claims it is not treating this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix as a shootout between George Russell and Valtteri Bottas for a 2022 Formula 1 seat
Valtteri Bottas acknowledges that if George Russell beats him on his Mercedes debut as Lewis Hamilton's replacement for Formula 1's Sakhir Grand Prix "it wouldn't look so good on me"
Valtteri Bottas says he is unsure whether to laugh or cry over his recent bad luck in Formula 1, but hopes it will even out in the near future
Valtteri Bottas says he and Lewis Hamilton will fight for victory in Formula 1's Bahrain race with "quite different set-ups" and is "surprised" by the qualifying gap between the pair
Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for Formula 1's 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix, with Valtteri Bottas beating Max Verstappen to second place on the final run in Q3
Lewis Hamilton believes the points gap to Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Valtteri Bottas has been inflated by the Finn's bad luck, calling him "one of the strongest drivers here"
Valtteri Bottas called his Turkish Grand Prix a "disaster" after picking up damage on his Mercedes Formula 1 car on the opening lap and spinning six times during the race
Valtteri Bottas wants to know why there were no yellow flags out warning him about the debris he hit on lap two of the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas insists there was nothing unfair about Mercedes allowing Lewis Hamilton to run a different strategy and overcut him to win the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
The Mercedes Formula 1 team did not initially believe the sensors that indicated Valtteri Bottas had lost 50 downforce points after hitting Ferrari debris in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas said he had no chance to avoid the debris that got lodged under his Mercedes at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix and wrecked his Formula 1 victory hopes
Lewis Hamilton beat Valtteri Bottas to victory in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola, where Mercedes clinched Formula 1's 2020 constructors' title, as a puncture took out Max Verstappen
Valtteri Bottas says the risk taking he took to grab pole position for the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix left him with the "shakes" at the end of qualifying
Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton to pole for Formula 1's 2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola, with Max Verstappen third despite needing a rapid Q2 spark plug change
Toto Wolff says Mercedes was "robust" in keeping Valtteri Bottas on his planned strategy during Formula 1's Portuguese Grand Prix, despite his request for soft tyres in the final stint
Lewis Hamilton triumphed in Formula 1's 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix ahead of Valtteri Bottas, with Mercedes recovering from slow, slippery opening laps, as Carlos Sainz Jr led the early stages
Valtteri Bottas says he regrets opting for just a single lap run in his final qualifying effort at the Portuguese Grand Prix after losing pole position to Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton stunned Valtteri Bottas to snatch pole position for Formula 1's 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix, after Bottas had topped every practice session and led Q3 after the opening runs
Valtteri Bottas completed a clean sweep of Formula 1 practice sessions for the Portuguese Grand Prix after edging out Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton for top spot in FP3
Valtteri Bottas topped a twice red-flagged FP2 at Formula 1's 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix, as Pierre Gasly's blazing AlphaTauri and a crash between Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll interrupted proceedings
Valtteri Bottas set the pace for Mercedes in opening Formula 1 practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix on Friday as drivers got their first taste of the Portimao track
After rebuffing his team-mate's challenge at the start, a Valtteri Bottas error put Lewis Hamilton on course for a record-equalling 91st Formula 1 win at the Eifel GP. There was one critical factor behind that costly mistake
Valtteri Bottas felt he could still have won Formula 1's Eifel Grand Prix despite his error that gave Lewis Hamilton the lead, before retiring with an unexplained power unit issue
Toto Wolff says he "enjoyed" the fight between Mercedes drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton at the start of the Eifel Grand Prix, and had no concerns about contact