Valtteri Bottas - F1 Racing Profile

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About Bottas

Nationality: Finnish

Date of birth: 28 August 1989

Height: 1.73m

Weight: 69kg

Career Stats

Statistic Value
Grand Prix Entries 222
Wins 10
Podiums 67
Pole Positions 20
Fastest Laps 19
Hat-tricks 2
World Championships 0
Total Points 1797
Laps Led 728


Valtteri Bottas, born on August 28, 1989, in Nastola, Finland, has had a notable career in Formula 1. His father owned a small cleaning company, and his mother was an undertaker. He was educated in Heinola and briefly served in the Finnish army, attaining the rank of lance corporal.

Bottas's racing career started in karting, where he showed early promise. He moved on to single-seater championships, winning the Formula Renault Eurocup and Formula Renault Northern European Cup in 2008. His talent in racing was further recognized when he won the Masters of Formula 3 event in 2009 and repeated the feat in 2010.

He joined the Williams Formula One team as a test driver in 2010 and was promoted to a full-time driver in 2013, partnering with Pastor Maldonado. During his time at Williams, he achieved a number of podiums, including his maiden podium in Austria in 2014, and finished fourth in the drivers' championship that year.

In 2017, following Nico Rosberg's retirement, Bottas joined Mercedes, partnering with Lewis Hamilton. His time at Mercedes was marked by several personal victories and pole positions, contributing to the team's Constructors' Championship wins. He secured his first win at the 2017 Russian Grand Prix and went on to win other races, including the 2019 USA Grand Prix. However, he also faced challenging seasons, such as in 2018, where he did not win a single race.

In 2022, Bottas started a new chapter with Alfa Romeo, replacing Kimi Raikkonen and leading the team alongside Chinese rookie Zhou Guanyu. As of 2023, Bottas has participated in 222 Grands Prix, achieving 10 wins, 67 podiums, and earning 1797 career points.

As of 2023, Valtteri Bottas' net worth is estimated to be around £25 million. He has participated in 222 Grands Prix, achieving 10 wins, 67 podiums, and 1797 career points.