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Full Name Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas is a Finnish racing driver competing for Alfa Romeo in Formula 1. He was born in Nastola, Finland, on 28 August 1989. The Finn comes from relatively humble beginnings, as his father owns a cleaning company and his mother is an undertaker. But that hasn’t stopped him – and he’s raised people’s eyebrows on many occasions with his pure talent and speed.

When did Valtteri Bottas join Formula 1?

Valtteri Bottas made his Formula 1 debut with Williams at the 2013 Australian Grand Prix. He spent four seasons with Williams until he was called up to replace Nico Rosberg at Mercedes in 2017. He partnered with Lewis Hamilton, and it was with the Silver Arrows that the Finn won all of his races. Yet.

What are Valtteri Bottas’ achievements?

In his junior racing career, Valtteri Bottas won the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault NEC in 2008. He also won GP3 in 2011. After making his Formula 1 debut, the Finn has won 10 races (all of them with Mercedes), taken 19 pole positions, and finished on the podium 67 (10th most of any F1 driver) times. His highest championship finish to date is P2, in 2019 and 2020, both times ending up behind teammate Lewis Hamilton.