What happened to Bottas in 2017?

Bottas blossomed at the Silver Arrows in 2017, unleashing his pace to clock up personal pole positions and victories as well as a team championship for the famous Mercedes marque alongside Lewis Hamilton. He even tied with Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel with 13 podiums.

What happened to Bottas at the Portuguese GP?

At the Portuguese Grand Prix, Bottas qualified on pole position but was passed by Hamilton and later Verstappen. Despite showing better pace than Verstappen in the late stages of the race, a sensor issue deprived him of challenging for second.

Why is Bottas so good at F1?

Then there’s the Finnish mentality –reserved, diligent and calm the fast lane of F1 doesn’t faze him. Making his F1 debut with Williams in 2013, Bottas soon became part of the family. Points and podiums followed with the reliable racer even amassing the most points without a win, a record he resented but that showcased his ability.

Where is Bottas from and how old is he?

Bottas was born in Nastola, Finland on 28 August 1989 to Rauno Bottas and Marianne Välimaa. His father owns a small cleaning company, and mother is an undertaker. He was educated in Heinola.

What happened to Valtteri Bottas?

I couldnt believe it was happening Mercedes say the bizarre pit-stop retirement of Valtteri Bottas at the Monaco GP was due to a damaged wheelnut on his tyre, with the Finnish driver urging his team to learn from the incident.

Does Bottas2015 season live up to his expectations?

Both Bottass and Williamss season did not live up to their hopes. Williams lost out in the development war to Ferrari over the winter and slipped further behind Mercedes. Bottas achieved two podium finishes across the 2015 season.

What happened to Nico Rosberg and Bottas?

On 16 January 2017, Mercedes announced that they signed Bottas for the 2017 season to partner Lewis Hamilton, replacing the 2016 World Champion Nico Rosberg following his retirement from the sport. Bottas finished 3rd in his first race as a Mercedes driver, the 2017 Australian Grand Prix, behind Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.

How many times has Valtteri Bottas won F1?

Valtteri Viktor Bottas (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈʋɑltːeɾi ˈbotːɑs]; born 28 August 1989) is a Finnish racing driver currently competing in Formula One with Mercedes, racing under the Finnish flag.Having previously driven for Williams from 2013 to 2016.Bottas has won nine races, three in 2017, four in 2019 and two in 2020, since joining Mercedes

Why did Bottas leave Mercedes F1?

When Mercedes informed him he would no longer be needed after this year, Bottas pulled the trigger on a deal with Alfa Romeo. They part ways on good terms, with Mercedes keen for Bottas to secure his F1 future elsewhere before publicly announcing their own plans.

Is Bottas time at Mercedes over?

It’s long been clear to Bottas that his time at Mercedes could be coming to an end, as the Silver Arrows evaluated promoting their junior George Russell to the works team in his place. Russell impressed when he stood-in for Lewis Hamilton at Bahrain last year, coming close to clinching victory before a pit stop mix-up and puncture robbed him.

What makes Bottas a good fit for Vasseur?

There are traits in Bottas that Vasseur saw during their time together at ART that he believes will stand the Finn in good stead. In particular, he’s impressed by his ability to bounce back from set-backs. “We had three seasons, and he won the GP3 title in 2011,” says Vasseur.

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