Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes F1 drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton in 2021.v1

Will Valtteri Bottas replace Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes?

Outgoing Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas is set to race with Alfa Romeo in 2022, but, amid reports that Sir Lewis Hamilton is mulling retiring from Formula 1 with immediate effect, could the Finn be recalled by the Silver Arrows? Although Bottas has said he is looking forward to taking on a new challenge at Alfa

Valtteri Bottas in his last race with Mercedes.v1

Valtteri Bottas responds to Wolff diamond comment

Former Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has opened up on the pressure he was put under by team principal and co-owner Toto Wolff during his five years racing with the Silver Arrows. Bottas has joined Alfa Romeo for 2022, with him being replaced by George Russell at Mercedes. The 32-year-old joined the Mercedes F1 Team ahead

George Russell at the 2020 Sakhir GP with Mercedes.v1

Russell downplays importance of standing in for Hamilton

George Russell does not believe that his one-off appearance for Mercedes in 2020 convinced team principal Toto Wolff of his capabilities. Having just won his 11th race of the season at the Bahrain Grand Prix, Sir Lewis Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19 and had to miss the next race, the Sakhir Grand Prix, which took

Valtteri Bottas and Toto Wolff at the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix.v1

‘It starts to eat you inside’ – Bottas opens up on pressure from Wolff

Valtteri Bottas has indicated that his persistent one-year deals at Mercedes began to affect his “well-being” during his five-year stay at the serial Constructors’ Champions. The Finn claimed 10 race victories between 2017 and 2021 having signed from Williams at the end of the 2016 season. He was hurriedly brought in to replace the retiring

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton at the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.v1

Rosberg reveals Mercedes asked him to fill in for Hamilton

2016 Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg has revealed that Mercedes asked him to make a stunning return to the team in 2020 when Sir Lewis Hamilton contracted COVID-19. A week after the Bahrain Grand Prix, Formula 1 was to stay at the Sakhir International Circuit and take to the shorter layout of the track.

Valtteri Bottas with Alfa Romeo in Abu Dhabi.v1

Bottas confirms he had ‘no active role’ in picking team-mate

New Alfa Romeo signing Valtteri Bottas has said that he did not have a say in who his team-mate would be at his new team, adding that he has “trust” that team principal Frederic Vasseur made the right choice. Alfa Romeo have gone with a combination of experience and youth in 2022, with Bottas partnering

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas at the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.v1

Bottas impressed by Hamilton never getting ‘too comfortable’

New Alfa Romeo driver Valtteri Bottas has praised his former Mercedes team-mate Sir Lewis Hamilton, saying that he always finds ways to improve and develop. Bottas spent five years with the Briton at Mercedes, winning 10 races and five Constructors’ Championships. He was out-qualified by the Briton 72 times in the 100 grand prix they

Valtteri Bottas at his final race weekend with Mercedes.v1

Bottas explains why he turned down Williams for Alfa Romeo

New Alfa Romeo signing Valtteri Bottas has revealed that a return to Williams was an option for 2022, but he decided against joining the Mercedes-powered team. Bottas began his Formula 1 career at Williams in 2013, and scored his only points that year at the US Grand Prix in what was a dreadfully underperforming car.

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