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Valtteri Bottas

Born: August 28, 1989 (age 34)

Height: 5' 8" (173cm)

Hometown: Nastola, Finland
Nationality: Finland Finnish

Team: Sauber
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Sebastian Vettel pictured on October 20, 2022
No F1 return with Mercedes for Vettel - source
Sebastian Vettel will not be launching a return to Formula 1 with Mercedes.
Apr 7, 05:51
Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso ahead of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on March 7, 2024
Alonso faces tense pre-race meeting with peers at Suzuka
At the official drivers' briefing at Suzuka, a number of Fernando Alonso's competitors are orchestrating an uncomfortable situation for the double world champion.
Apr 5, 07:36
Sauber's Valtteri Bottas pictured on March 6, 2024
Bottas unleashes rare criticism amid doubts over his Sauber future
Valtteri Bottas has openly critiqued Sauber, amid escalating speculation about his absence from the team's strategy for its future partnership with Audi.
Mar 25, 08:06
General view of Formula 1 drivers at the start of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on March 9, 2024
Melbourne takes pole position as F1's 2025 season opener
The word in the Melbourne paddock hints at Albert Park's highly likely return as the first event of the Formula 1 calendar for the Formula 1 season in 2025.
Mar 22, 16:25
Sauber's Valtteri Bottas pictured on March 6, 2024
Bottas admits Audi could leave him behind
Valtteri Bottas admits he could be left out of Sauber's plans for its works future with Audi.
Mar 19, 06:46
Valtteri Bottas at the Mexico GP on October 26, 2023
2024 a 'wake-up call' for Audi-owned Sauber
The Saudi Arabian GP was a "wake-up call" for the Swiss team formerly known as Alfa Romeo.
Mar 15, 07:12
Valtteri Bottas at the Mexico GP on October 26, 2023
Sauber eyes different drivers for Audi F1 future
Mere hours after reports broke that Audi has completed a 100 percent acquisition of the Sauber team, rumours about the drivers began to swirl in Saudi Arabia.
Mar 8, 06:32
General view of Brazilian Grand Prix (Formula 1) on November 5, 2023
Drivers hail new 'rollercoaster' F1 track project
Three leading F1 faces have hailed the revolutionary venue that is slated to host the Saudi Arabian GP in the future.
Mar 7, 07:28
Valtteri Bottas at the Singapore GP on September 14, 2023
Bottas would cut off 'mullet' for Mercedes return
Valtteri Bottas says he would shave his moustache and cut his 'mullet' hairstyle in order to return to Mercedes.
Mar 2, 07:19
Valtteri Bottas at the Mexico GP on October 26, 2023
Bottas still eyeing works Audi seat for future
Valtteri Bottas admits he hopes the rumbling 2025 driver market 'silly season' will not overlook him.
Feb 29, 07:50
Valtteri Bottas at the Mexico GP on October 26, 2023
Bottas under fire for promoting nicotine product
Valtteri Bottas is under fire in Finland for his low-profile endorsement of a nicotine product.
Feb 20, 06:08
Max Verstappen at the Abu Dhabi GP on November 25, 2023
Wolff 'will do everything' to sign Verstappen - Marko
Bombshell moves in the uncharacteristically tumultuous 'silly season' driver market early in 2024 might be far from over, according to former F1 driver Christian Danner.
Feb 15, 05:44
Valtteri Bottas at the Mexico GP on October 26, 2023
Bottas not ruling out shock Mercedes return
Valtteri Bottas' is not ruling out a shock return to Mercedes to replace his Ferrari-bound former teammate Lewis Hamilton in 2025.
Feb 7, 07:06
Valtteri Bottas at the Mexico GP on October 26, 2023
Bottas may struggle to stay in F1 - report
2024 could be Valtteri Bottas' last season in Formula 1, according to Finnish journalist Ismo Uusitupa.
Feb 5, 07:13
Valtteri Bottas at the Mexico GP on October 26, 2023
Bottas, girlfriend cleared over covid-19 border breach
Valtteri Bottas and his girlfriend have been cleared of wrongdoing over a breach of Finland's covid-19 lockdown back in 2020.
Jan 29, 06:03
Sergio Perez at the Abu Dhabi GP on November 25, 2023
Perez lacking confidence next to Verstappen - Bottas
The key to Sergio Perez upping his game and hanging onto his Red Bull seat beyond 2024 is confidence.
Dec 22, 07:04
Valtteri Bottas at the Mexico GP on October 26, 2023
Brand new car 'exactly what Sauber needs' - Bottas
Alfa Romeo may be disappearing from the team name, but what Sauber really needs for 2024 is a "completely new car", driver Valtteri Bottas agrees.
Dec 5, 06:35
Valtteri Bottas at the Mexico GP on October 26, 2023
'Harmonious' Sauber team is 'vegetating' - pundits
Alfa Romeo, which will revert to its Sauber moniker for 2024 as the naming sponsor departs Formula 1, is merely treading water in Formula 1 ahead of the 2026 transition to works Audi status.
Nov 30, 06:38
George Russell at the Abu Dhabi GP on November 26, 2023
Arduous F1 schedule takes toll on driver health
Formula 1's travelling schedule has become so arduous that an epidemic of illness marred the end of the long 2023 season.
Nov 27, 07:57
Charles Leclerc at the Las Vegas GP on November 15, 2023
Charles Leclerc claims pole for Las Vegas Grand Prix
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc will start on pole position for the Las Vegas Grand Prix, ahead of already-crowned champion Max Verstappen.
Nov 18, 09:47
Valtteri Bottas at the Mexico GP on October 26, 2023
Audi already 'pretty involved' with Sauber
Audi is already "pretty involved" with Sauber in anticipation of the Volkswagen-owned German carmaker's entry into Formula 1 in 2026.
Nov 15, 06:16
Valtteri Bottas at the Mexico GP on October 26, 2023
New F1 rumour links Toyota with Sauber
It's been a week of wild rumours in Formula 1 - and the latest involves the name of a familiar Japanese carmaker.
Nov 2, 06:19
Sergio Perez at the Mexico GP on October 26, 2023
Sauber-Audi eyeing Perez for the future - Bravi
A new name has emerged in connection with the future Sauber-Audi collaboration - Sergio Perez.
Oct 30, 06:52
Charles Leclerc at the Mexican GP on October 26, 2023
Charles Leclerc claims pole for Mexican Grand Prix
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc claims pole for Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix, edging out teammate Carlos Sainz Jr.
Oct 28, 23:03
Max Verstappen pictured on October 7, 2023
F1 has questions to answer after Qatar GP
Formula 1 has some questions to ask itself after the swelteringly-hot Qatar GP.
Oct 9, 07:02
Red Bull's Max Verstappen in action during the sprint race on October 7, 2023
Max Verstappen wins Qatar Grand Prix after Mercedes crash
World champion Max Verstappen cruises to victory in Sunday's Qatar Grand Prix after the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell crashed into each other at the first corner.
Oct 8, 19:33
Max Verstappen at the Belgian GP on July 30, 2023
Max Verstappen cruises to pole ahead of Qatar Grand Prix
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen secures pole for Sunday's Qatar Grand Prix ahead of a weekend where he is expected to win his third world title.
Oct 6, 19:04
Valtteri Bottas at the Singapore GP on September 14, 2023
Bottas admits to stalled 'progress' at Alfa Romeo
Valtteri Bottas admits "progress" at Alfa Romeo has been lacking for some time now.
Oct 4, 07:07
Valtteri Bottas at the Singapore GP on September 14, 2023
Bottas 'nervous' before 130km cycling race
Valtteri Bottas admits he was "more nervous" at the start of an amateur race on Sunday than he is as the five lights go out in Formula 1.
Oct 2, 07:08
Logan Sargeant crashes out of qualifying at the Japanese GP on September 23, 2023
Sargeant will not be axed in 2023 - Vowles
As new questions are asked about Sergio Perez's future at Red Bull, another driver further down the grid also seems to have a questionable future with his current team.
Sep 25, 07:29
Nico Hulkenberg at the Singapore GP on September 14, 2023
Sauber wanted to sign Hulkenberg for 2024
Sauber made a move to replace one of its current drivers with on-form Haas racer Nico Hulkenberg for 2024.
Sep 16, 08:20
Valtteri Bottas at the Italian GP on August 31, 2023
Bottas says 2024 contract 'already fixed'
Valtteri Bottas has rubbished any speculation that he might be pushed out of the Alfa Romeo-Sauber team for 2024.
Sep 14, 08:03
Guanyu Zhou at the Italian GP on August 31, 2023
Zhou admits Sauber-Audi negotiations 'not easy'
Guanyu Zhou admits he needs to be "careful" not to be pushed off the Formula 1 grid.
Sep 7, 07:56
Lando Norris at the Italian GP on August 31, 2023
Drivers concerned about long-term F1 injuries
Some Formula 1 drivers are pushing for rule changes to reduce the risk of long-term back injuries.
Sep 4, 07:55
Max Verstappen at the Hungarian GP on July 23, 2023
Max Verstappen battles to record-breaking Italian Grand Prix win
Max Verstappen battles his way to a record-breaking 10th successive win in Formula 1 in prevailing at the Italian Grand Prix.
Sep 3, 16:03
Yuki Tsunoda at the Italian GP on August 31, 2023
Tsunoda 'more or less' confirmed for 2024
Almost every race cockpit in Formula 1 has already been filled for 2024.
Sep 2, 07:18
Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrates with a trophy on the on the podium after winning the Dutch Grand Prix on August 27, 2023
Home favourite Max Verstappen claims record-equalling victory at Dutch Grand Prix
Home favourite Max Verstappen claims a record-equalling ninth straight race victory during a chaotic Dutch Grand Prix.
Aug 27, 16:28
Valtteri Bottas at the Hungarian GP on July 21, 2023
Bottas 'of course' eyeing Audi deal for 2026
Valtteri Bottas is not hiding his desire to remain at Sauber as the Swiss team transitions to its works Audi future.
Aug 26, 07:25
Zhou Guanyu at the Belgian GP on July 30, 2023
Zhou not stressed about 2024 contract talks
Guanyu Zhou sounds confident about his looming contract negotiations with Sauber, the Swiss team currently called Alfa Romeo.
Aug 23, 08:57
Zhou Guanyu at the Belgian GP on July 30, 2023
Sauber admits Chinese Zhou not yet signed for 2024
Sauber, the Formula 1 team currently known as Alfa Romeo, has confirmed that contract talks with Zhou Guanyu are yet to take place.
Jul 29, 08:26
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