Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas (No 77) is a Finnish-born F1 driver contracted to Alfa Romeo in 2023.

Bottas stepped into Williams in 2012 and a full time seat driving the FW35 in 2013.

In 2017 after Nico Rosbergs shock retirement, Bottas secured a seat in the Mercedes alongside Lewis Hamilton. He notched up his first pole and first win early that same season. Several tough seasons followed where the highly talented driver was up against one of the sports greatest and doing so on a year-by-year contract. 

In 2022, Bottas’ contract was not renewed as his seat was given to the up-and-coming young talent George Russell. Bottas appeared to relish the opportunity this provided him to take on the senior role in a more relaxed Alfa Romeo (if there is any form of ‘relaxed’ in F1). 

Team : Alfa Romeo
Country : Finland
Place of birth : Nastola, Finland
Date of birth : 28/08/1989

World Championships :
Highest race finish : 1 (x10)
Career Podiums : 67
Career Points : 1792
Grand Prix entered :209
2023 Stats. : 15th Overall with 5 Points

Bahrain 8th (4), Saudi Arabia 18th (0), Australia 11th(0), Baku Sprint 16th (0), Baku 18th (0), Miami 13th (0), Monaco 11th (0), Spain 19th (0), Canada 10th (1), Austria Sprint 20th (0), Austria 15th (0)

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Andrew Burden

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