Valtteri Bottas1989-08-28 (age 30)
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The Mercedes Formula 1 team doesn’t yet know if Valtteri Bottas will need to take a grid penalty in Abu Dhabi after his retirement from the Brazilian GP with an engine issue.
Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says the safety car deployed when Valtteri Bottas retired his Mercedes in Brazil was a standard reaction to the use of a recovery crane.
Mercedes’ performance at the Brazilian Grand Prix is being affected by the high-altitude conditions more than the Formula 1 team expected, says Valtteri Bottas.
Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says he can handle Valtteri Bottas’s contractual situation “better” in the future, after the Finn called his career-long uncertainty “a pain in the ass”.
FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says he will review the placement of the Tecpro barrier at the final corner in Mexico City after Valtteri Bottas’s huge accident in qualifying.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel race differently against Red Bull driver Max Verstappen in Formula 1, with Hamilton saying that crashes are likely if you don’t “leave extra space” for the Dutchman.
Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas says he initially felt pain in his right knee following his “nasty” second impact in his Mexican Grand Prix qualifying crash.
Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas says the gap to rival teams Ferrari and Red Bull in Friday practice at the Mexican Grand Prix was "bigger than we expected.''
Valtteri Bottas says he can "blame" himself for being so many points behind Lewis Hamilton and knows he needs to be "very lucky" to fight for the Formula 1 title.
Formula 1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton anticipates an "interesting dynamic" in Suzuka qualifying after teammate Valtteri Bottas benefitted from a "massive" tow of around 0.5 seconds in practice.
Valtteri Bottas believes the upgrade the Mercedes Formula 1 team has bought to Suzuka should represent a "decent step" as it seeks to catch Ferrari in the Japanese Grand Prix.
Mercedes Formula 1 motorsports strategy director James Vowles has praised Valtteri Bottas for the "dog fighting" skills that allowed him to hold off Charles Leclerc in the Russian GP.
Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas says it took a miracle to beat Ferrari and secure a one-two finish in Russia, but stresses that his team had to do everything right in order to benefit.
Mercedes Formula 1 drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton have acknowledged their rivals at Ferrari and Red Bull appear "too quick" at the Sochi Autodrom after making "serious" gains over Friday practice.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff admitted the team did not feel good in having to make the call for Valtteri Bottas to back off and avoid overtaking Lewis Hamilton with an undercut during their pitstops in the Singapore Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas had blamed an unplanned passing move by Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Lewis Hamilton for spoiling his lap in qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas believes his Mercedes Formula 1 car wasn't "100 percent" in the second Friday practice session in Singapore, having required a rebuild after an FP1 crash.
Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas says Charles Leclerc is a "very tough" racer given his age and complimented the 21-year-old's approach to his first year with Ferrari.
A quirk in Formula 1's rules allowed Valtteri Bottas's laptime in Italian Grand Prix qualifying to count despite him crossing the finish line after a red light emerged.