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Helmet of Valtteri Bottas
© Erik Verkaaik

Flag of Finland Valtteri Bottas

nationality Finnish age 29 years old born August 28, 1989 hometown Nastola height 173 cm (5' 8")

Racing highlights

20173rdFIA Formula 1 World Championship
20111stGP3 Series
20103rdFormula 3 Euro Series
20101stRTL GP Masters of Formula 3
20103rdStar River - Windsor Arch Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix
20093rdFormula 3 Euro Series
20091stTango Masters of Formula 3
20081stFormula Renault 2.0 Eurocup
20081stFormula Renault 2.0 NEC
20073rdFormula Renault 2.0 NEC

Racing career summary

Races entered226
Wins34
Podiums86
Pole positions32
Fastest laps37
Race win percentage15%
Podium percentage38.1%

Karting highlights

20061stFinnish Championship Formula A
20061stFinnish Championship ICA
20062ndNEZ Championship ICA
20061stWSK International Series Formula A
20053rdFinnish Championship ICA
20051stViking Trophy - ICA
20042ndViking Trophy - ICA Junior
20041stFinnish Championship ICA Junior
20041stEuropean Championship - Northern Region Qualification - ICA Junior

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Driver comparisons

The latest Head-to-Head comparisons generated for Valtteri Bottas.

Valtteri Bottas vs. Rio Haryanto | Valtteri Bottas vs. Yukinori Taniguchi | Valtteri Bottas vs. Sergio Pérez | Valtteri Bottas vs. Nico Rosberg

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

2018Racing15 races0 wins6 podiums1 pole positions4 fastest race laps
2017Racing20 races3 wins13 podiums4 pole position2 fastest race laps
2016Racing21 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2015Racing18 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2014Racing19 races0 wins6 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
2013Racing19 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2012Racing0 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2011Racing20 races5 wins8 podiums1 pole positions4 fastest race laps
2010Racing20 races3 wins10 podiums1 pole positions4 fastest race laps
2009Racing26 races1 win8 podiums3 pole position2 fastest race laps
2008Racing28 races17 wins22 podiums20 pole position16 fastest race laps
2007Racing20 races5 wins10 podiums2 pole position4 fastest race laps
2006KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
2005KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
2004KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
2003KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
2002KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
2001KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.

Career details – the racing career of Valtteri Bottas

2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
4th171Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
150614
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes F1 W09 EQ PowerMercedesPirelli
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2018.

2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd305Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2031342
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes F1 W08MercedesPirelli
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2017.

2016 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
8th85Williams Martini Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
210100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
Qualifying avg.Race finish avg.+/- avg.Fastest lap average
8.058.53 0.48102.56% of fastest lap time
CarEngineTyres
Williams FW38MercedesPirelli
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2016.

2015 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
5th136Williams F1 Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
180200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Williams FW37MercedesPirelli
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2015.

2014 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
4th186Williams F1 Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
190601
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Williams FW36MercedesPirelli
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2014.

2013 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
17th4Williams F1 Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
190000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Williams FW35RenaultPirelli
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2013.

2012 Formula 1 - Test and reserve drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Williams F1 Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2011 GP3 Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st62Lotus ART
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
164713
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara GP3/10RenaultPirelli
Click to show race results for GP3 Series 2011.

2011 Formula 1 - Test and reserve drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0AT&T Williams F1 Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2011 Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series

PositionPointsTeam
17th17Double R Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
31101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F308 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series 2011.

2011 "SJM" Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
0Double R Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F308Mercedes HWA
Click to show race results for "SJM" Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix 2011.

2010 Formula 3 Euro Series

PositionPointsTeam
3rd74ART Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
182814
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F308 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Formula 3 Euro Series 2010.

2010 Formula 1 - Test and reserve drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0AT&T Williams F1 Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2010 RTL GP Masters of Formula 3

PositionPointsTeam
1st0ART Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F308 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for RTL GP Masters of Formula 3 2010.

2010 Star River - Windsor Arch Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Prema Powerteam
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F308Mercedes
Click to show race results for Star River - Windsor Arch Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix 2010.

2009 Formula 3 Euro Series

PositionPointsTeam
3rd62ART Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
200621
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F308 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Formula 3 Euro Series 2009.

2009 Tango Masters of Formula 3

PositionPointsTeam
1st0ART Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11111
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F308 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Tango Masters of Formula 3 2009.

2009 Formula 3 Britain - Invitational class

PositionPointsTeam
0ART Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F308 (Mercedes)

2009 Windsor Arch F3 Macau Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
5th0ART Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Windsor Arch F3 Macau Grand Prix 2009.

2008 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup

PositionPointsTeam
1st139Motopark Academy
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1451074
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tatuus FR2000Renault
Click to show race results for Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2008.

2008 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC

PositionPointsTeam
1st365Motopark Academy
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1412121312
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tatuus FR2000 (Renault)
Click to show race results for Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 2008.

2007 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC

PositionPointsTeam
3rd279Koiranen Bros. Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
162623
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tatuus FR2000 (Renault)
Click to show race results for Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 2007.

2007 Formula Renault 2.0 UK Winter Series

PositionPointsTeam
0AKA Cobra
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
43401
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tatuus FR2000 (Renault)
Click to show race results for Formula Renault 2.0 UK Winter Series 2007.

2006 NEZ Championship ICA

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0

2006 European Championship Formula A

PositionPointsTeam
29th2PDB Racing Team
KartEngineTyres
Gillard (Parilla)

2006 Finnish Championship Formula A

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Kohtala Sports
KartEngineTyres
Gillard (Parilla)

2006 World Championship Formula A

PositionPointsTeam
0PDB Racing Team
KartEngineTyres
Gillard (Parilla)

2006 Finnish Championship ICA

PositionPointsTeam
1st79

2006 WSK International Series Formula A

PositionPointsTeam
1st112

2005 World Championship Formula A

PositionPointsTeam
8th0PDB Racing Team
KartEngineTyres
Gillard (Parilla)

2005 Viking Trophy - ICA

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Kohtala Sports
KartEngineTyres
Gillard (Parilla)

2005 Nordic Championship ICA

PositionPointsTeam
9th0Kohtala Sports
KartEngineTyres
Gillard

2005 Finnish Championship Formula A

PositionPointsTeam
5th0

2005 Finnish Championship ICA

PositionPointsTeam
3rd56Kohtala Sports

2004 Viking Trophy - ICA Junior

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Kohtala Sports
KartEngineTyres
Gillard (Parilla)

2004 Finnish Championship ICA Junior

PositionPointsTeam
1st76

2004 European Championship - Northern Region Qualification - ICA Junior

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Kohtala Sports
KartEngineTyres
GillardParillaVega

2003 Finnish Championship ICA Junior

PositionPointsTeam
4th56

2002 Finnish Championship ICA Junior

PositionPointsTeam
5th45

2001 Finnish Cup - Raket

PositionPointsTeam
11th65


DriverDB Rating graph

The following graph shows the change in the DriverDB Rating of Valtteri Bottas over time since January 1st 2013. The rolling average of the graph is 10 days.

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