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Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas

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Valtteri Bottas: bio Valtteri Viktor Bottas (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈʋɑltːeɾi ˈbotːɑs]; born 28 August 1989) is a Finnish racing driver currently competing in Formula One with Mercedes. Bottas previously drove for Williams from 2013 to 2016. He currently resides in Monaco. In his first four races for Mercedes in 2017, Bottas achieved his first Formula One pole position at the Bahrain) and his first victory at the following event in Russia. He finished the 2017 season with a hat-trick at Abu Dhabi. Full bio http://www.motorsport.com/driver/valtteri-bottas/bio

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Valtteri Bottas
Born Valtteri Viktor Bottas
(1989-08-28) 28 August 1989 (age 28)
Nastola, Finland
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Finnish
2017 team Mercedes
2018 team Mercedes
Car number 77
Entries 98 (97 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 3
Podiums 22
Career points 716
Pole positions 4
Fastest laps 3
First entry 2013 Australian Grand Prix
First win 2017 Russian Grand Prix
Last win 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Last entry 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
2017 position 3rd (305 pts)
Previous series
2012
2011
2009–10
2009, 2011
2008
2007–08
2007
Formula One testing
GP3 Series
Formula 3 Euro Series
British Formula 3
Formula Renault Eurocup
Formula Renault NEC
FRUK Winter Series
Championship titles
2011
2008
2008
GP3 Series
Formula Renault Eurocup
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC

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The Finn has been far more consistent this year, although thus far he has failed to win a race, logging second places in Bahrain, China and Spain and suffering a late puncture in Baku while in the lead."I think this year I have been meeting more or less my targets with the performance for the beginning of the year," said Bottas."I think I've been able to really continue good ... Keep reading

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The Finnish driver won three races in 2017 after Mercedes signed him from Williams on a one-year deal to replace Nico Rosberg.He earned a contract extension for 2018 but he and teammate Lewis Hamilton both need to negotiate new deals to remain with Mercedes.Bottas said that he was in "no rush" to secure his future and that talks had not started in earnest."I would like to stay with ... Keep reading

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