Valtteri Bottas

Toto Wolff and Valtteri Bottas at 2019 Belgian GP.v1

Hamilton ‘put a lot of pressure’ on Bottas, not 1-year contracts – Wolff

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has dismissed Valtteri Bottas’ suggestion that his performance with the team was hindered as a result of his future with the Silver Arrows constantly being in doubt. The Finn joined Mercedes in 2017 as Sir Lewis Hamilton’s team-mate following Nico Rosberg’s retirement from the sport, and he was on a

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Valtteri Bottas in 2021 Qatar GP.v1

Mercedes boss insists Bottas hasn’t mentally checked out

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has dismissed the suggestion that Valtteri Bottas has mentally “checked out” from the Silver Arrows. The Finnish driver, who joined Mercedes in 2017 following Nico Rosberg’s shock retirement from Formula 1, was told earlier this year that he won’t be racing with the Brackley-based team in 2022. Bottas will instead

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Ex-F1 Driver Questions Bottas’ Motivation To Help Hamilton Defeat Verstappen

Former F1 racer Timo Glock has questioned Valtteri Bottas’ motivation “to drive forward to support Lewis Hamilton” against Max Verstappen. Hamilton and Verstappen have been locked in an intense fight for this year’s F1 crown since lights out in Bahrain, and both Mercedes and Red Bull have, on occasion, used their team-mates to help their

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Verstappen Defends Bottas: ‘I Don’t Know What Toto Is Talking About’

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has jumped to Valtteri Bottas’ defence after the Finnish driver was criticised by Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff. After the 2021 Mexico City Grand Prix, Wolff criticised Bottas for not closing down Verstappen more aggressively on the run down to Turn One. The Austrian blamed Bottas for both Mercedes drivers

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Hamilton Backpedals After Blaming Bottas For Letting Verstappen Through

Seven-time World Champion Sir Lewis Hamilton has back-pedalled on Instagram following him criticising his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas on Sunday. After locking out the front row of the grid for the Mexico City Grand Prix, Hamilton was furious that his Championship rival, Max Verstappen, was able to overtake both Silver Arrows and take the lead

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Mercedes Boss Publicly Criticises Bottas For Giving Verstappen Space

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has publicly expressed his frustration with Valtteri Bottas for not closing down Max Verstappen on the run to the first corner in Mexico. The Finn qualified on pole for the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix, with Sir Lewis Hamilton alongside him and Max Verstappen in P3. However, the Dutchman benefitted from

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Mercedes To Discuss Team Orders With Hamilton And Bottas

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has admitted that he will discuss the prospect of using team orders in the Mexican Grand Prix with Sir Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. Bottas pipped Hamilton to pole position in Mexico, in a surprise front-row lockout for the Silver Arrows. READ: Mazepin Suggests Schumacher Getting Favourable Treatment By Haas

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Hamilton Told Bottas He Wants Him To Stay At Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas has revealed that Sir Lewis Hamilton has told him “quite directly” that he wants him to be his team-mate at Mercedes next year. The Finnish driver’s future at the Silver Arrows is far from certain, with Mercedes considering dropping him and promoting George Russell next year. READ: German Regulator Finds No Evidence Of

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