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Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas
Bottas in 2022
BornValtteri Viktor Bottas
(1989-08-28) 28 August 1989 (age 34)[1]
Nastola, Finland
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityFinland Finnish
2024 teamKick Sauber-Ferrari[2]
Car number77
Entries231 (229 starts)
Championships0
Wins10
Podiums67
Career points1797
Pole positions20
Fastest laps19
First entry2013 Australian Grand Prix
First win2017 Russian Grand Prix
Last win2021 Turkish Grand Prix
Last entry2024 Monaco Grand Prix
2023 position15th (10 pts)
Previous series
2011
200910
2009, 2011
2008
200708
2007
GP3 Series
Formula 3 Euro Series
British Formula 3
Formula Renault Eurocup
Formula Renault NEC
FRUK Winter Series
Championship titles
2011
2008
2008
GP3 Series
Formula Renault Eurocup
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
WebsiteOfficial website

Valtteri Viktor Bottas[3] (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈʋɑltːeɾi ˈbotːɑs]; born 28 August 1989) is a Finnish racing driver currently competing in Formula One for Stake F1 Team Kick Sauber, having previously driven for Mercedes from 2017 to 2021 and Williams from 2013 to 2016. Bottas has scored 10 race wins and 67 podiums. He contributed to five Constructors' Championship wins for Mercedes, and has been Drivers' Championship runner-up twice, in 2019 and 2020.

Bottas started his racing career in karting, later advancing to single-seater championships such as the Formula Renault UK Winter Series, Formula Renault Eurocup and the Formula Renault Northern European Cup, winning the latter two in 2008. In 2009, he moved up to the Formula 3 Euroseries, finishing third in the championship and also winning the Masters of Formula 3 event. In 2010, he was hired as a test driver for the Williams Formula One team, a position he would retain throughout 2011 and 2012, taking part in 15 Friday Free Practice sessions. In 2011, he also took part in the GP3 Series, winning the championship in the final race of the season.

In 2013, he joined Williams as a full-time driver partnering Pastor Maldonado. He would remain at Williams until 2017, achieving a top championship position of fourth in 2014 and finishing on the podium nine times during his time with Williams. Following Nico Rosberg's decision to retire following the 2016 season, Bottas was signed by Mercedes as his replacement to partner Lewis Hamilton. During his time with Mercedes which would go on to last until 2022, Bottas finished in the top three of the championship four times and won 10 races in addition to 58 podiums. After five Constructors' championships won alongside Hamilton, he joined Alfa Romeo for the 2022 season.

Early life

Valtteri Bottas was born in Nastola, Finland, on 28 August 1989 to Rauno Bottas and Marianne Välimaa. His father owns a small cleaning company, and his mother is an undertaker.[4][5] Bottas studied automotive engineering in a vocational school in Heinola and graduated as an auto mechanic.[6] He completed mandatory military service in the Finnish Defence Forces Sports School [fi] in Lahti.[7] His military rank is lance corporal.[8]

Early career

Junior formulae

Bottas's interest in motorsport was sparked at the age of six by a chance visit to a karting event that he had seen advertised at his local supermarket while shopping with his grandfather.[9] His racing hero while growing up was compatriot Mika Häkkinen.[10]

Bottas finished eighth in the 2005 Karting World Cup for the P.D.B. Racing Team, using a Gillard chassis and Parilla engines.

Bottas won both the 2008 Formula Renault Eurocup and the 2008 Formula Renault Northern European Cup. In doing so, he repeated the feat of Filipe Albuquerque, who won both the NEC and Eurocup in the same season, in 2006.

Bottas would have also won the 2007 Formula Renault UK Winter Series, had he been holding an MSA-registered licence for the championship. This did not stop him from competing, and he won three out of the four races in the championship.

Bottas competing at the second round of the 2010 Formula 3 Euro Series at Hockenheim

Formula Three

He moved up into the Formula Three Euroseries for the 2009 season, competing for reigning champions ART Grand Prix. Despite not winning a race, Bottas set two pole positions on his way to third in the championship, edging out future BMW i Andretti Motorsport driver Alexander Sims at the final race. In June 2009, Bottas won the 2009 Masters of Formula 3, also claiming the pole position and setting the fastest lap of the race. By winning the event again in 2010, he became the first driver to win the F3 Masters title for the second time.[11]

In 2011, he contested the GP3 Series, remaining with F3 squad ART.[12] After a tough start to the season, he claimed a win in each of the last four race weekends and secured the title by winning the penultimate race ahead of his teammate and future Jaguar Racing driver James Calado.[13]

Formula One

Williams test and reserve driver (2010–2012)

Bottas was signed as the official Formula One test driver for the Williams team in January 2010 after his first year in the Formula 3 Euro Series. Team principal Frank Williams praised Bottas's record in the junior categories and expressed his hope that the role would "provide him with another step in his development".[14] He conducted straight-line aerodynamic testing in the team's FW32 during the year.[15] He continued in the role for 2011 and took part in his first full test in November, driving the FW33 in the post-season young drivers' test at Yas Marina Circuit.[16] His role was expanded in 2012 after his GP3 Series victory; he took part in fifteen Friday practice sessions, making his Grand Prix weekend debut at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Williams (2013–2016)

2013: Debut season

Bottas during practice at the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix

In November 2012 it was announced that Bottas would replace Bruno Senna and partner Pastor Maldonado as a full-time Williams race driver for the 2013 season.[17] He qualified 16th, ahead of Maldonado, and finished 14th at his debut race, the Australian Grand Prix. He improved from 18th on the grid to 11th at the finish at the Malaysian Grand Prix, 1.5 seconds behind a points-paying position.[18] He qualified third at the Canadian Grand Prix behind Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton, the first time a Williams car had qualified in the top ten that year.[19] He was unable to hold the position in the race and dropped to 14th at the finish line. He later stated that "the car pace was just not there" and that he believed the result would have been the same regardless of the team's strategy.[20] A hydraulics failure at the Hungarian Grand Prix caused his first retirement of the season whilst Maldonado finished tenth to claim the team's first point of 2013. Bottas qualified ninth and finished eighth at the United States Grand Prix, his first Formula One points and the team's best result of the season.[21] He collided with Hamilton whilst unlapping himself at the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix, later stating he was unaware Hamilton was a lap ahead.[22]

Bottas ended his debut season 17th in the World Drivers' Championship, scoring four of Williams's five points.[23] He qualified ahead of Maldonado at twelve of the nineteen races and was praised for his performances at the Canadian and United States Grands Prix.[24][25]

2014: First podiums

Bottas at the 2014 Singapore Grand Prix

Bottas was retained by Williams for the 2014 season, partnering Felipe Massa who was signed from Ferrari.[26] At the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, Bottas started fifteenth due to a gearbox change penalty[27] and clipped the wall causing a tyre puncture in the race, but recovered to sixth at the finish and was later promoted to fifth after Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification.[28] He received another grid penalty and started 18th at the next race, the Malaysian Grand Prix, for impeding Ricciardo in qualifying, but gained places to finish eighth. He matched his best grid position at the Bahrain Grand Prix, starting third, but dropped to eighth at the finish. He praised the team's updates to his FW36 after finishing fifth at the Spanish Grand Prix and felt that the team now had the third-fastest car,[29] however this was followed by 13th place in qualifying and an engine failure at the Monaco Grand Prix.

At the Austrian Grand Prix, Bottas qualified second behind teammate Massa, his then-best grid position in Formula One and Williams's first front-row lockout since the 2003 German Grand Prix. Both drivers were passed by the Mercedes cars during the race, but Bottas held on to third place to achieve his first podium in the sport.[30] Despite starting 14th at the British Grand Prix, Bottas made overtakes and benefited from Nico Rosberg's retirement to take another podium finish in second place.[31] He then qualified and finished second at the German Grand Prix despite a late challenge from Lewis Hamilton, his third consecutive podium.[32] He was in second place on the opening lap of the Hungarian Grand Prix, but lost positions due to unfortunate safety car timing and a slow pit stop.[33] This was followed by another podium at the Belgian Grand Prix after passing Kimi Räikkönen for third place in the closing laps.[34][35] Bottas qualified third at the Italian Grand Prix. Wheelspin dropped him to 11th at the start, but he recovered to fourth place at the finish.[36] Tyre wear dropped him outside the points positions at the Singapore Grand Prix, the only time in 2014 he would finish a race outside the top ten.[37] Another podium came at the Russian Grand Prix where Bottas started and finished third, as well as setting the race's fastest lap.[38] He qualified fourth at the Brazilian Grand Prix but two slow pit stops relegated him to tenth place.[39][40] He finished third behind Massa at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Williams's first double-podium since the 2005 Monaco Grand Prix.[41][42]

The 2014 season ended with Bottas fourth in the World Drivers' Championship, ahead of world champions Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso.[43] He claimed six podium finishes and scored 186 points to Massa's 134, securing Williams third place in the World Constructors' Championship (the team's best result since 2003), and qualified ahead of Massa at thirteen of the nineteen races.[44] Sky Sports wrote that his performances had "impress[ed] greatly"[45] and he was described by Motorsport.com as being "often the quickest non-Mercedes driver".[46]

2015

Bottas at the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix

In September 2014, it was announced that Bottas and Massa would retain their drives with Williams for the 2015 season.[47] Bottas qualified sixth at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, but suffered a back injury and was taken to The Alfred Hospital for precautionary checks.[48] Scans found that he had "suffered a very small tear in the annular part of a disc in his lower back" and was deemed unfit to race.[49] He returned to racing at the Malaysian Grand Prix where he started ninth and recovered from a poor start to finish fifth.[50] He scored points at the following three races including fourth-place finishes at the Bahrain and Spanish Grands Prix, but failed to score at the Monaco Grand Prix after qualifying 17th. His first of two podiums in 2015 came at the Canadian Grand Prix, where he qualified fourth and benefited from a spin for Kimi Räikkönen to finish third.[51] He qualified fourth behind Massa at the British Grand Prix and the two drivers progressed to first and second place in the opening laps. Bottas later commented that he "would have been able to pull a gap" had Massa conceded his position, but the two ultimately dropped back to fourth and fifth by the end.[52] Despite this, the result promoted Bottas to fourth place in the World Drivers' Championship.[53]

Bottas qualified sixth at the Hungarian Grand Prix but fell outside the top ten after Max Verstappen collided with the rear of his car.[54] His best qualifying position of the season thus far came at the Belgian Grand Prix where he started third, but he was handed a drive-through penalty when his team erroneously fitted his car with two different tyre compounds during a pit stop. He went on to finish ninth.[55] He was on course to finish third at the Russian Grand Prix before Räikkönen collided with him on the final lap of the race. Räikkönen received a penalty for the collision but was unapologetic, and Bottas described the incident as "disappointing".[56][57] This was followed by another retirement due to a suspension failure at the United States Grand Prix.[58] At the Mexican Grand Prix, a DRS fault caused Bottas to crash in practice.[59] He qualified sixth and made up places to finish third, his second and final podium of the season.[60] A collision with Jenson Button in the pit lane at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix dropped Bottas outside the points, having started sixth.[61]

Bottas ended his third year in Formula One fifth in the World Drivers' Championship,[62] scoring 136 points to Massa's 121 and helping Williams retain third place in the World Constructors' Championship. An Autosport poll of the Formula One team principals ranked him the seventh-best driver of the year.[63]

2016

Bottas at the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix

Bottas and Massa remained teammates at Williams for the 2016 season. A gearbox penalty required him to start the season-opening Australian Grand Prix from 16th place, but he recovered to score points in the race. He was judged to have caused a lap-one collision with Lewis Hamilton at the Bahrain Grand Prix and received a drive-through penalty; he started sixth and finished ninth. He scored more points at the following three races and achieved his best qualifying performance of the season at the Russian Grand Prix, starting third and finishing fourth. This made Bottas and Massa the only two drivers to score points in each of the first five races of the season.[64] This streak ended at the Monaco Grand Prix, where Bottas started and finished 11th but was demoted to 12th for causing a collision with Esteban Gutiérrez.[65] He claimed the team's only podium finish of 2016 at the Canadian Grand Prix; he qualified seventh but executed a one-stop strategy and climbed to third at the finish.[66][67]

Bottas achieved an unofficial Formula One record speed of 378 km/h (235 mph) at the Baku City Circuit during qualifying for the European Grand Prix.[68] He started sixth at the British Grand Prix but a spin dropped him outside the points. He scored points at the following four races, including sixth place at the Italian Grand Prix, but retired from the Singapore Grand Prix after picking up a puncture and encountering issues with his seatbelt and gearbox.[69] This was followed by a drive from 11th on the grid to fifth place at the Malaysian Grand Prix. A first lap puncture caused him to fall outside the points after qualifying eighth at the United States Grand Prix, and his season ended with a suspension-related retirement at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Bottas finished the season eighth in the World Drivers' Championship, scoring 85 points to Massa's 53 and qualifying ahead of his teammate at seventeen of the twenty-one races.[70] Williams finished fifth in the World Constructors' Championship, down from third in the previous two years.

Mercedes (2017–2021)

Bottas on debut for Mercedes, 2017
Bottas driving for Mercedes at the 2017 British Grand Prix

2017: Maiden race win

Bottas was set to remain at Williams for a fifth year, with the team announcing a 2017 lineup of Bottas and Lance Stroll in November 2016.[71] Following reigning champion Nico Rosberg's shock retirement from the sport, Mercedes announced in January 2017 that they had signed Bottas to partner Lewis Hamilton at the team.[72] Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams commented that she did not want to "stand in the way" of Bottas driving for a championship-contending team.[73]

Bottas qualified and finished third in his first race as a Mercedes driver, the Australian Grand Prix, behind Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.[74] At the Chinese Grand Prix, he spun behind the safety car and fell from fifth to 12th but recovered to sixth place by the finish.[75] He qualified fastest ahead of Hamilton at the Bahrain Grand Prix, marking his first career pole position.[76] Tyre pressure issues during the race contributed to him falling behind Vettel and Hamilton to finish third.[77] He qualified third behind the two Ferraris of Vettel and Räikkönen at the Russian Grand Prix, but overtook both on the opening lap and went on to claim his first Grand Prix victory, making him the fifth Finnish driver to do so.[78] He was able to continue after a first-lap collision with Räikkönen and Max Verstappen at the Spanish Grand Prix, but later retired from third place with an engine failure.[79] He benefited from damage to Vettel's car to finish second behind Hamilton at the Canadian Grand Prix[80] and followed this with a recovery drive at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix; a first-lap collision with Räikkönen had put him a lap behind but the red-flag period and multiple safety cars allowed him to catch up and pass Lance Stroll for second place metres before the finish line.[81]

He took pole and victory at the Austrian Grand Prix after holding off Vettel towards the end of the race, placing him only 15 points behind Hamilton in the championship.[82] Having started the British Grand Prix ninth following a grid penalty for a new gearbox, he made his way into third place and was promoted to second behind Hamilton after a late-race tyre failure for Räikkönen's Ferrari.[83] He gave up third place at the Hungarian Grand Prix to allow Hamilton to attack the Ferraris ahead, but an ultimately-unsuccessful Hamilton later returned the position to Bottas on the final lap.[84] After the summer break, Bottas started third but finished fifth at the Belgian Grand Prix as he was overtaken by both Daniel Ricciardo and Räikkönen.[85] He started fourth at the Italian Grand Prix, qualifying more than two seconds slower than pole-sitter Hamilton. He recovered to finish second.[86]

He qualified sixth at the Singapore Grand Prix and gained from strategy and the four-car collision on the first lap to finish third.[87] He finished off the podium for the next three races while Hamilton claimed two wins and a second place, but his performances helped Mercedes clinch their fourth consecutive Constructors' Championship at the United States Grand Prix.[88] He returned to the podium at the Mexican Grand Prix, starting fourth but benefiting from contact between Vettel and Hamilton to finish second. His third pole position of the season came at the Brazilian Grand Prix, but he again finished second after losing the lead to Vettel at the first corner.[89] He claimed pole position again at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and went on to achieve his third Grand Prix victory.[90]

Bottas finished third overall in the World Drivers' Championship with 305 points, compared to 363 for teammate and champion Hamilton,[91] and qualified ahead of Hamilton at six of the nineteen races.[92] He was praised for his performances early in the season, but Martin Brundle commented that he "went on the missing list after August"[93] and Bottas described his own season as "disappointing".[94]

2018

Bottas testing for Mercedes in 2018
Bottas at the 2018 Austrian Grand Prix

In September 2017, Mercedes announced that Bottas would remain with the team for the 2018 season.[95] He started 15th at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix after crashing in qualifying and taking a gearbox penalty,[96] but recovered to score points in eighth place.[97] He qualified third, ahead of Hamilton, at the Bahrain Grand Prix. He overtook Räikkönen at the start and finished less than a second behind race winner Vettel.[98] He again qualified third ahead of Hamilton at the Chinese Grand Prix and overtook both Ferraris to lead the race, but was ultimately passed by Daniel Ricciardo, who used a safety car period to pit for fresh tyres.[99] He was leading the Azerbaijan Grand Prix with two laps remaining but ran over a piece of debris, causing a puncture and forcing him into retirement.[100] Further podiums came with second-place finishes at the Spanish and Canadian Grands Prix.

Bottas qualified second at the French Grand Prix but was hit by Vettel at the start, requiring him to pit for repairs and resulting in a seventh-place finish. Vettel accepted responsibility for the collision,[101] and Bottas remarked that the race "sums up my season so far".[102] He took his first pole position of the year at the Austrian Grand Prix but lost the lead to Hamilton on the first lap and then retired with a gearbox failure. He challenged Hamilton for the lead at the German Grand Prix but was ordered by Mercedes to "hold position" and finish second.[103] He was running in second place in the closing laps of the Hungarian Grand Prix, but dropped to fifth after making contact with Vettel and Ricciardo in separate incidents. Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff praised Bottas's defence against the Ferraris and described him as a "sensational wingman".[104] Bottas commented that the description was hurtful and that he would discuss the situation with team management.[105] He started 17th at the Belgian Grand Prix due to a power unit components penalty but recovered to fourth place in the race.

Bottas was promoted to the podium at the Italian Grand Prix after Max Verstappen received a penalty for colliding with him.[106] He claimed pole position at the Russian Grand Prix but was ordered by Mercedes to concede his position to Hamilton during the race. Hamilton later indicated that he was unhappy with the order, but Wolff remarked that maximising Hamilton's championship points was the "harsh reality", with Bottas commenting "Lewis is fighting for the drivers’ championship and I'm not".[107][108] The Japanese Grand Prix was his eighth and final podium finish of the year, and he finished fifth at each of the remaining four races.

Bottas became the first Mercedes driver to finish a season without a win since Michael Schumacher in 2012, and set a record for the most second-place finishes (seven) in a season without a win.[109] He finished fifth overall in the World Drivers' Championship with 247 points, whilst teammate Hamilton won his fifth world title with 408 points.[110] He described 2018 as his worst season in Formula One,[111] and later revealed that he almost retired from the sport at the end of the season, stating "I lost the joy of F1".[112]

2019: Championship runner-up

Bottas on the podium after winning the 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

In July 2018, Bottas signed a contract extension with Mercedes for the 2019 season with an option for 2020, continuing alongside Hamilton.[113] He qualified second behind Hamilton at the Australian Grand Prix but overtook Hamilton at the first corner. Bottas went on to win the race by over 20 seconds ahead of Hamilton, his fourth Grand Prix victory.[114] After crossing the finish line, he exclaimed over the radio "to whom it may concern, fuck you", which he later explained was aimed at both himself and the critics of his 2018 performance.[112] He finished second behind Hamilton at the Bahrain Grand Prix after race leader Charles Leclerc slowed with engine issues and dropped behind the Mercedes drivers.[115] He took pole position at the Chinese Grand Prix but lost the position to Hamilton at the start, who led the entire race distance to win.[116] Bottas followed this with a victory from pole at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, promoting him to the lead of the championship by one point over Hamilton.[117]

Bottas at the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix

Azerbaijan would be the final time that Bottas led the championship as Hamilton would win the next four races. Bottas took his third consecutive pole at the Spanish Grand Prix but was overtaken by Hamilton at the first corner and finished second, achieving Mercedes' fifth one-two finish in a row.[118] He qualified second at the Monaco Grand Prix but finished third behind Sebastian Vettel after making contact with Max Verstappen in the pit lane.[119] He qualified sixth and finished off the podium at the Canadian Grand Prix and placed second behind Hamilton at the French Grand Prix. He finished third at the Austrian Grand Prix, ahead of Hamilton for the first time since Azerbaijan, but failed to convert pole position into victory at the British Grand Prix after Hamilton took advantage of a safety car to jump ahead of Bottas in the pit stop phase.[120][121] He crashed out from fourth place in the closing laps of the German Grand Prix,[122] and front-wing damage from contact with Leclerc resulted in an eighth-place finish at the Hungarian Grand Prix whilst Hamilton claimed victory, leaving Bottas 62 points behind in the championship ahead of the summer break.[123]

Further podiums came at the Belgian, Italian (where he finished less than a second behind winner Leclerc) and Russian Grands Prix before he claimed his sixth Formula One victory at the Japanese Grand Prix, having started the race behind both Ferraris. This result helped Mercedes clinch their sixth consecutive World Constructors' Championship.[124] He crashed heavily in qualifying at the Mexican Grand Prix and started sixth, but recovered to third place in the race.[125][126] He claimed victory from pole at the United States Grand Prix, however this was insufficient to prevent race runner-up Hamilton from mathematically securing the championship with two races remaining.[127] Bottas retired from fifth place with an engine failure at the Brazilian Grand Prix and ended the season with a fourth-place finish at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after starting from the back of the grid.[128][129]

Bottas finished the season in second place in the World Drivers' Championship with 326 points to Hamilton's 413. He recorded four wins, fifteen podium finishes, five pole positions and three fastest laps, making 2019 his most successful year at Mercedes.[130][131] He was rated the fourth-best driver of the season in a poll of the Formula One team principals.[132] On his season, Bottas commented "I've not been able to be at my very, very best every single race, but much more often than ever before", and praised Hamilton's consistency.[133]

2020

Bottas at the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix

Bottas continued driving at Mercedes alongside Hamilton for 2020, having agreed to a one-year extension to his contract during the 2019 season.[134] He set the fastest time in pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.[135]

Bottas took pole position at the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix and led the race from start to finish.[136][137] Before the Styrian Grand Prix, it was revealed that Bottas and his team Mercedes were under investigation by the FIA for potentially breaching COVID-19 safety protocols after he returned home to Monaco. Whilst it was initially reported that Mercedes would receive warning letters,[138] Bottas and Mercedes were eventually cleared of any wrongdoing.[139] Bottas qualified fourth in wet conditions for the Styrian Grand Prix and went on to finish second in the race behind Hamilton, cutting his championship lead to six points.[140] Bottas qualified second behind Hamilton at the Hungarian Grand Prix, but made a false start and lost four places at the first corner. He was able to recover to third place by the end of the Grand Prix but lost the lead of the championship to Hamilton.[141]

Bottas again qualified second behind Hamilton at the British Grand Prix. He ran closely behind Hamilton for most of the race but fell back in the closing laps before suffering a tyre failure with four laps remaining. He returned to the pits for a tyre change and eventually crossed the finish line in 11th place.[142] Bottas secured pole position at the following week's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, but tyre issues for the Mercedes cars allowed Max Verstappen to pass both and win the race. Bottas fell to third place behind Hamilton in the closing laps. This result caused Bottas to drop to third place in the Drivers' Championship.[143] Bottas qualified second for the Spanish Grand Prix but lost positions at the start and finished third behind Verstappen.[144] At the Belgian Grand Prix, he qualified second and held the position during the race.[145] He again qualified second for the Italian Grand Prix, but dropped to sixth place in the opening laps and would only recover to fifth by the finish line. Verstappen's retirement in the race allowed Bottas to regain second place in the Drivers' Championship, 47 points behind Hamilton.[146]

At the Tuscan Grand Prix, Bottas took the lead from pole-sitter Hamilton on the first lap. The race was red-flagged on lap seven after a multi-car accident, and Bottas lost the lead of the race to Hamilton shortly after the restart, eventually finishing second.[147] He qualified third behind Hamilton and Verstappen for the Russian Grand Prix, but benefited from penalties issued to Hamilton for pre-race practice infringements to cross the finish line first, claiming the ninth Grand Prix win of his career.[148] Bottas took pole position for the Eifel Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, but was overtaken by Hamilton for the lead after a lock-up at turn 1, and later fell further behind after Hamilton was able to make a pit stop during a virtual safety car period. Shortly afterwards, Bottas complained of power loss and was forced to retire from the race, extending Hamilton's championship lead to 69 points.[149] Bottas finished second at both the Portuguese and Emilia Romagna Grands Prix. He took pole position at the latter, but took damage from debris in the early laps and fell to third before Verstappen retired with a tyre failure.[150]

Both Mercedes cars struggled for pace during the wet Turkish Grand Prix qualifying session, with Bottas qualifying ninth. The rain continued during the race and Bottas spun six times after damaging his front wing due to contact with the Renault of Esteban Ocon, finishing a lap behind eventual race winner Hamilton in 14th place.[151] This gave Hamilton an unassailable 110-point lead over Bottas in the Drivers' Championship, resulting in Hamilton claiming his seventh world title.[152] At the Bahrain Grand Prix, Bottas qualified 2nd before suffering a puncture during an early safety car period, dropping him right to the back. He eventually finished in 8th place.[153] At the following Sakhir Grand Prix, Hamilton was unable to race and was replaced by George Russell. Bottas qualified on pole by pipping Russell by 0.026 seconds.[154] In the race he was passed by Russell into turn 1. In the second stint of the race, Bottas began catching Russell before a spin by Jack Aitken brought out the safety car. When Russell went into the pits for a tyre change, he was mistakenly fitted with Bottas' tyres, causing Bottas a slow stop of almost half a minute before getting sent out without a tyre change. When the race restarted Bottas suffered against cars on much fresher tyres, falling from 4th to 8th by the end of the race.[155] In the final race of the year at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Bottas qualified and finished 2nd ahead of Hamilton, capping off a mixed season.[156] Bottas finished the Drivers' Championship in 2nd with 223 points, recording two wins, five pole positions, eleven podiums, and two fastest laps.[157][158]

2021

Bottas at the 2021 Austrian Grand Prix

Bottas extended his contract with Mercedes into 2021.[159] At the Bahrain Grand Prix, he finished third. At the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, he struggled compared to his teammate Lewis Hamilton, unable to work his tyres and stuck in the ninth position.[160] Bottas' difficult race concluded with a retirement, after a crash with George Russell as the latter was attempting to overtake Bottas.[161] At the Portuguese Grand Prix, Bottas qualified on pole position but was passed by Hamilton and later Verstappen. Despite showing better pace than Verstappen in the late stages of the race, a sensor issue deprived him of challenging for second.[162] He achieved the same result at the Spanish Grand Prix after qualifying third and being overtaken by Leclerc at the start.[163] At the Monaco Grand Prix, Bottas was challenging for pole position, until Charles Leclerc crashed at the 16th corner, causing a red flag to be displayed and qualifying to be immediately ended before Bottas could complete his lap. Due to this, Bottas started third on the grid. He was promoted to second after Charles Leclerc could not start the race due to a car issue. His race, ended on lap 31 after his team was unable to remove a wheel during a routine pitstop.[164]

Bottas at the 2021 British Grand Prix

At the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, he qualified in 10th place, after a red flag prevented him and other drivers from setting a second flying lap in the third and final session, and was unable to make up positions in the race, eventually finishing 12th, ahead of only the Haas cars, Nicholas Latifi and his teammate Hamilton, who had made a mistake on lap 50.[165] At the French Grand Prix, Bottas qualified in 3rd place behind teammate Hamilton and Verstappen. In the final stages of the race, he struggled with tyre wear as he had to pit early to undercut Verstappen. He was eventually passed by Verstappen and Pérez, leaving Bottas furious with the one-stop strategy implemented by Mercedes as he finished the race in fourth.[166] In the Styrian Grand Prix, Bottas qualified 2nd ahead of Hamilton but was demoted to fifth due to a penalty for dangerously spinning in the pitlane in FP2. During the race, he overtook the McLaren of Lando Norris using DRS and undercut Pérez during the pitstop phase, and despite coming under pressure from the two-stopping Red Bull at the end of the race, finished 3rd, his first podium since Spain.[167] In the Austrian Grand Prix, he qualified 5th directly behind Hamilton. During the race, several close battles resulted in cars being forced off-track and drivers receiving time penalties. Hamilton suffered damage to his car and the team ordered Hamilton to allow Bottas to overtake him. Bottas finished 2nd behind Verstappen.[168] At the Italian Grand Prix, Bottas took first in the Friday qualifying session and went on to win the sprint qualifying on Saturday, but incurred grid penalties for changing components.[169] Starting from last in the race, he eventually fought back to 3rd, behind the two McLarens of Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris.[170] In the Russian Grand Prix, Bottas qualified 7th in tricky conditions but was demoted to 17th after another engine change.[171] During the race he was passed by Verstappen early on in the race and suffered from understeer, yet recovered to 5th after a well-timed pitstop for intermediate tyres on the rapidly dampening track.[172]

At the Turkish Grand Prix, Bottas qualified 2nd behind teammate Hamilton but started on pole after Hamilton incurred a grid penalty. Bottas comfortably led most of the race from Verstappen until his pitstop. After pitting for new inters he easily passed Leclerc's Ferrari and went on to achieve his first and only victory of the year, over 14 seconds ahead of 2nd placed Verstappen.[173] At the following United States Grand Prix, Bottas qualified 4th but was forced to take yet another engine penalty, thus starting 9th.[174] Bottas struggled with dirty air throughout the race, which made overtaking difficult, but he managed to climb back to 6th after overtaking the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz on the last lap.[175] At the Mexico City Grand Prix, Bottas qualified on pole position despite the Red Bulls of Verstappen and Pérez looking faster all weekend. He suffered a poor start in the race and was tagged by Daniel Ricciardo going into Turn 1, sending him to the back of the field. Having suffered from a poor pitstop and being stuck behind Ricciardo for much of the race, he was pit by Mercedes to take the fastest lap off Verstappen, thus maintaining Mercedes's lead over Red Bull in the Constructors' Championship.[176] In the São Paulo Grand Prix, Bottas qualified in 3rd, but due to a disqualification from qualifying for Hamilton, he started that week's sprint race from the front row. A good start on the soft tyres meant he jumped Verstappen at the start, and he went on to win the sprint.[177] In the race on Sunday, Bottas was passed by both Red Bulls on the opening lap after contact with Verstappen. Bottas let Hamilton past and re-overtook Pérez during the pitstop phase, ending the race in third.[178] In the Qatar Grand Prix, Bottas started the race in sixth position after failing to slow down for yellow flags in Q3. He eventually retired on lap 48 after suffering a front-tyre damage.[179] Bottas qualified third for the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. On lap 10 Mick Schumacher's Haas lost control of his car and crashed into the barriers, prompting Mercedes to pit both Hamilton and Bottas during safety car conditions, as Verstappen opted to stay out. The race was red-flagged after four laps behind the safety car, thus allowing Verstappen to change his tyres. Bottas would finish the race in third place after snatching the last podium spot from Ocon on the last lap.[180] In Abu Dhabi, Bottas qualified sixth and finished the race in the same position for his last race with Mercedes.[181] Bottas finished third overall at the Drivers' Championship with 226 points.[182]

Alfa Romeo (2022–2023)

2022

Bottas at the 2022 Austrian Grand Prix

Bottas is under contract to race with Alfa Romeo from 2022 on a multi-year deal.[183] He is partnered by rookie Zhou Guanyu.[184] In the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, Bottas achieved a sixth-place finish even after a poor start.[185] In the second race in Saudi Arabia, he retired his car on lap 46 due to a cooling issue.[186] At the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Bottas set a target of a top five finish.[187] In qualifying he suffered from reliability issues, managing to qualify eighth in tricky conditions.[188] During the sprint and the race he made up multiple positions to finish fifth, with a poor pitstop of over 10 seconds costing him a chance to fight Russell for fourth place.[189] At the Miami Grand Prix, Bottas qualified fifth despite almost no running in practice. During the race, he comfortably maintained his position ahead of Hamilton until a late-race safety car. Once the race was resumed, Bottas faced pressure from both Mercedes, as Russell had taken advantage of the safety car to fit new tyres while the rest of the field were on worn hards compound tyres. On lap 50, Bottas made a mistake going into the last corner, outbreaking himself and tapping the wall, which allowed both his pursuers to overtake him. Bottas finished the race in seventh.[190] At the Spanish Grand Prix, Bottas qualified seventh and temporarily moved up to fourth in the race. Alfa Romeo opted to place Bottas on a one-stop strategy, which eventually allowed both Hamilton and Sainz to overtake him as his tyres faded away, finishing sixth.[191] At the Monaco Grand Prix, Bottas qualified 12th, managing to finish in ninth place in the changing conditions.[192] At the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Bottas was out-qualified for the first time by his teammate and finished outside of the points, lacking the pace to fight with the upper midfield.[193] Zhou again managed to outqualify Bottas in Canada, but Bottas took advantage of a late-race safety car to jump to eighth. On the last lap, he attempted to overtake the Alpine of Alonso but was repeatedly blocked. After the race the stewards gave Alonso a five-second penalty for weaving, allowing Bottas and Zhou to finish seventh and eighth, Alfa's first double-points score since Bahrain.[194] In the following British Grand Prix, Bottas was knocked out in Q2 again, recovering up to ninth before retiring from a gearbox issue on lap 20.[195]

At the Austrian Grand Prix, Bottas made up places at the start to finish 10th in the sprint race,[196] he finished 11th in the main race.[197] Bottas would not score any points for the next eight races, with three consecutive retirements in Hungary, Belgium, and Netherlands round.[198][199][200] Bottas would finish in the points for two consecutive races when he finished tenth in the Mexico City Grand Prix, followed by a ninth-place finish in São Paulo.[201][202] Bottas finished fifteenth in the season finale at Abu Dhabi, with Alfa Romeo claiming sixth place in the Constructors' Championship ahead of Aston Martin (who, although they were tied for the same amount of points, finished behind Alfa Romeo thanks to Bottas's fifth-place finish in Imola earlier in the season).[203] Bottas himself finished tenth overall in the Drivers' Championship with 49 points.[204]

Bottas at the 2023 Austrian Grand Prix

2023

Bottas at the 2023 Italian Grand Prix

Bottas continued driving for Alfa Romeo with Zhou for 2023.[205] He started the season opener in Bahrain by qualifying 12th, but would go on to finish the race in eighth.[206] Bottas would score 3 more points finishes during the season, 10th in Canada and Monza and 8th at Qatar which would lead to him finishing 15th in the standings with 10 points to teammate Zhou's 6 points. He also outqualified Zhou 15 times during the season.

Sauber (2024)

2024

Bottas at the 2024 Chinese Grand Prix

Alfa Romeo, now under the name of Stake F1 Team Kick Sauber, retained Bottas and Zhou for the 2024 season.[207][208]

Rallying and other racing

In January 2019, Bottas took part in the Arctic Rally, recording a stage win and finishing fifth overall.[209][210] In December 2019, he won the Paul Ricard-based Rallycircuit Côte d'Azur.[211][212] In 2020, Bottas again participated in the Arctic Lapland Rally, where he drove a Citroën DS3 WRC car and finished ninth.[213] He later partook in an Extreme E test in October 2020, alongside Jean-Éric Vergne and Sébastien Loeb.[214] In January 2021, Bottas competed in his third Arctic Lapland Rally. He scored a class podium and finished sixth overall.[215][216]

Bottas was set to make his Race of Champions debut in 2022, partnering two-time Formula One champion Mika Häkkinen.[217] However, he dropped out of the event last minute.[218] Instead, Bottas is set to race in the 2023 Race of Champions alongside Häkkinen.[219]

Personal life

On 11 September 2016, Bottas married his long-time girlfriend, Emilia Pikkarainen, a fellow Finn and an Olympic swimmer whom he had been dating since 2010. The couple were married at St. John's Church in Helsinki.[220] On 28 November 2019, Bottas announced their separation and divorce, citing the "challenges my career and life situation bring".[221] Since February 2020, Bottas has been in a relationship with Australian cyclist Tiffany Cromwell.[222][223] Bottas resides in Monaco, and also has a lake house in his native Finland.[224]

Other ventures and philanthropy

Bottas co-owns coffee roastery "Kahiwa Coffee Roasters" in Lahti, Finland.[225][226] In 2017, Bottas launched the Valtteri Bottas Duathlon, an annual sporting event held in Finland. Bottas uses the Valtteri Bottas Duathlon to raise money for charity and various "good causes".[227][228] In April 2022, Bottas, in partnership with his girlfriend, Australian cyclist Tiffany Cromwell, launched Oath, a premier gin with inspiration borrowed from their family heritages of Finland and Australia.[229] Bottas is a co-founder and partner of FNLD GRVL, a gravel cycling event in Lahti, Finland. He is partnered with Amy Charity of SBT GRVL and Tiffany Cromwell.[230][231] In March 2021, Bottas became a co-owner of the Lahti Pelicans of Liiga when he bought a 10 percent stake in the team.[232]

Awards

Karting record

Karting career summary

Season Series Team Position
2001 Finnish Cup — Raket 11th
2002 Finnish Championship — ICA Junior 5th
2003 Finnish Championship — ICA Junior 4th
2004 European Championship – Northern Region Qualification — ICA Junior Kohtala Sports 1st
Viking Trophy — ICA Junior 2nd
Finnish Championship — ICA Junior 1st
2005 Finnish Championship — ICA Kohtala Sports 3rd
Finnish Championship — Formula A 5th
Nordic Championship — ICA 9th
Viking Trophy — ICA 1st
World Championship — Formula A PDB Racing Team 8th
2006 Finnish Championship — ICA 1st
Finnish Championship — Formula A Kohtala Sports 1st
NEZ Championship — ICA 2nd
European Championship — Formula A PDB Racing Team 29th
WSK International Series — Formula A 1st
World Championship — Formula A DNF
Sources:[240][241]

Racing record

Racing career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2007 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Koiranen Bros. Motorsport 16 2 2 3 6 279 3rd
Formula Renault UK Winter Series AKA Cobra 4 3 0 1 4 0 NC†
2008 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Motopark Academy 14 5 7 4 10 139 1st
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 14 12 13 12 12 365 1st
2009 Formula 3 Euro Series ART Grand Prix 20 0 2 1 6 62 3rd
British Formula 3 Championship 4 0 0 0 1 N/A NC†
Masters of Formula 3 1 1 1 1 1 N/A 1st
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
2010 Formula 3 Euro Series ART Grand Prix 18 2 1 4 8 74 3rd
Masters of Formula 3 1 1 0 0 1 N/A 1st
Macau Grand Prix Prema Powerteam 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 3rd
Formula One AT&T Williams Test driver
2011 GP3 Series Lotus ART 16 4 1 3 7 62 1st
British Formula 3 Championship Double R 3 1 0 1 1 17 17th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Formula One AT&T Williams Test driver
2012 Formula One Williams F1 Team Reserve driver
2013 Formula One Williams F1 Team 19 0 0 0 0 4 17th
2014 Formula One Williams Martini Racing 19 0 0 1 6 186 4th
2015 Formula One 19 0 0 0 2 136 5th
2016 Formula One 21 0 0 0 1 85 8th
2017 Formula One Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport 20 3 4 2 13 305 3rd
2018 Formula One 21 0 2 7 8 247 5th
2019 Formula One 21 4 5 3 15 326 2nd
2020 Formula One Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team 17 2 5 2 11 223 2nd
2021 Formula One 22 1 4 4 11 226 3rd
2022 Formula One Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen 22 0 0 0 0 49 10th
2023 Formula One Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake 22 0 0 0 0 10 15th
2024 Formula One Stake F1 Team Kick Sauber 8 0 0 0 0 0* 20th*

As Bottas was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.
* Season still in progress.

Complete Formula Renault 2.0 NEC results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Points
2007 Koiranen Bros. Motorsport ZAN
1

4
ZAN
2

2
OSC
1

5
OSC
2

3
ASS
1

2
ASS
2

4
ZOL
1

5
ZOL
1

5
NUR
1

6
NUR
2

6
OSC
1

Ret
OSC
2

3
SPA
1

5
SPA
2

12
HOC
1

1
HOC
2

1
3rd 279
2008 Motopark Academy HOC
1

1
HOC
2

1
ZAN
1

1
ZAN
2

1
ALA
1

1
ALA
2

1
OSC
1
OSC
2
ASS
1

1
ASS
2

1
ZOL
1

Ret
ZOL
2

16
NÜR
1

1
NÜR
2

1
SPA
1

1
SPA
2

1
1st 365

Complete Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 DC Points
2008 Motopark Academy SPA
1

3
SPA
2

27
SIL
1

1
SIL
2

2
HUN
1

Ret
HUN
2

13
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

1
LMS
1

3
LMS
2

1
EST
1

3
EST
2

1
CAT
1

1
CAT
2

4
1st 139

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2009 ART Grand Prix Dallara F308/009 Mercedes HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

16
LAU
1

2
LAU
2

13
NOR
1

12
NOR
2

Ret
ZAN
1

2
ZAN
2

6
OSC
1

2
OSC
2

8
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

4
BRH
1

2
BRH
2

15
CAT
1

4
CAT
2

6
DIJ
1

16
DIJ
2

Ret
HOC
1

2
HOC
2

5
3rd 62
2010 ART Grand Prix Dallara F308/026 Mercedes LEC
1

9
LEC
2

6
HOC
1

3
HOC
2

5
VAL
1

2
VAL
2

4
NOR
1

3
NOR
2

1
NÜR
1

6
NÜR
2

7
ZAN
1

2
ZAN
2

Ret
BRH
1

4
BRH
2

4
OSC
1

1
OSC
2

11†
HOC
1

2
HOC
2

3
3rd 74

Driver did not finish the race but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete GP3 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos Points
2011 Lotus ART IST
FEA

4
IST
SPR

8
CAT
FEA

10
CAT
SPR

7
VAL
FEA

7
VAL
SPR

3
SIL
FEA

15
SIL
SPR

12
NÜR
FEA

3
NÜR
SPR

1
HUN
FEA

1
HUN
SPR

2
SPA
FEA

1
SPA
SPR

19
MNZ
FEA

1
MNZ
SPR

17
1st 62

Complete Formula One results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicates fastest lap.)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 WDC Points
2012 Williams F1 Team Williams FW34 Renault RS27-2012 2.4 V8 AUS MAL
TD
CHN
TD
BHR
TD
ESP
TD
MON CAN EUR
TD
GBR
TD
GER
TD
HUN
TD
BEL
TD
ITA
TD
SIN JPN
TD
KOR
TD
IND
TD
ABU
TD
USA BRA
TD
 –  –
2013 Williams F1 Team Williams FW35 Renault RS27-2013 2.4 V8 AUS
14
MAL
11
CHN
13
BHR
14
ESP
16
MON
12
CAN
14
GBR
12
GER
16
HUN
Ret
BEL
15
ITA
15
SIN
13
KOR
12
JPN
17
IND
16
ABU
15
USA
8
BRA
Ret
17th 4
2014 Williams Martini Racing Williams FW36 Mercedes PU106A Hybrid 1.6 V6 t AUS
5
MAL
8
BHR
8
CHN
7
ESP
5
MON
Ret
CAN
7
AUT
3
GBR
2
GER
2
HUN
8
BEL
3
ITA
4
SIN
11
JPN
6
RUS
3
USA
5
BRA
10
ABU
3
4th 186
2015 Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid 1.6 V6 t AUS
DNS
MAL
5
CHN
6
BHR
4
ESP
4
MON
14
CAN
3
AUT
5
GBR
5
HUN
13
BEL
9
ITA
4
SIN
5
JPN
5
RUS
12
USA
Ret
MEX
3
BRA
5
ABU
13
5th 136
2016 Williams Martini Racing Williams FW38 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid 1.6 V6 t AUS
8
BHR
9
CHN
10
RUS
4
ESP
5
MON
12
CAN
3
EUR
6
AUT
9
GBR
14
HUN
9
GER
9
BEL
8
ITA
6
SIN
Ret
MAL
5
JPN
10
USA
16
MEX
8
BRA
11
ABU
Ret
8th 85
2017 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes AMG W08 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ 1.6 V6 t AUS
3
CHN
6
BHR
3
RUS
1
ESP
Ret
MON
4
CAN
2
AZE
2
AUT
1
GBR
2
HUN
3
BEL
5
ITA
2
SIN
3
MAL
5
JPN
4
USA
5
MEX
2
BRA
2
ABU
1
3rd 305
2018 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes AMG W09 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ 1.6 V6 t AUS
8
BHR
2
CHN
2
AZE
14
ESP
2
MON
5
CAN
2
FRA
7
AUT
Ret
GBR
4
GER
2
HUN
5
BEL
4
ITA
3
SIN
4
RUS
2
JPN
2
USA
5
MEX
5
BRA
5
ABU
5
5th 247
2019 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes AMG W10 Mercedes M10 EQ Power+ 1.6 V6 t AUS
1
BHR
2
CHN
2
AZE
1
ESP
2
MON
3
CAN
4
FRA
2
AUT
3
GBR
2
GER
Ret
HUN
8
BEL
3
ITA
2
SIN
5
RUS
2
JPN
1
MEX
3
USA
1
BRA
Ret
ABU
4
2nd 326
2020 Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes AMG W11 Mercedes M11 EQ Performance 1.6 V6 t AUT
1
STY
2
HUN
3
GBR
11
70A
3
ESP
3
BEL
2
ITA
5
TUS
2
RUS
1
EIF
Ret
POR
2
EMI
2
TUR
14
BHR
8
SKH
8
ABU
2
2nd 223
2021 Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes AMG W12 Mercedes M12 E Performance 1.6 V6 t BHR
3
EMI
Ret
POR
3
ESP
3
MON
Ret
AZE
12
FRA
4
STY
3
AUT
2
GBR
33
HUN
Ret
BEL
12
NED
3
ITA
31
RUS
5
TUR
1
USA
6
MXC
15
SAP
31
QAT
Ret
SAU
3
ABU
6
3rd 226
2022 Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen Alfa Romeo C42 Ferrari 066/7 1.6 V6 t BHR
6
SAU
Ret
AUS
8
EMI
57
MIA
7
ESP
6
MON
9
AZE
11
CAN
7
GBR
Ret
AUT
11
FRA
14
HUN
20†
BEL
Ret
NED
Ret
ITA
13
SIN
11
JPN
15
USA
Ret
MXC
10
SAP
9
ABU
15
10th 49
2023 Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Alfa Romeo C43 Ferrari 066/10 1.6 V6 t BHR
8
SAU
18
AUS
11
AZE
18
MIA
13
MON
11
ESP
19
CAN
10
AUT
15
GBR
12
HUN
12
BEL
12
NED
14
ITA
10
SIN
Ret
JPN
Ret
QAT
8
USA
12
MXC
15
SAP
Ret
LVG
17
ABU
19
15th 10
2024 Stake F1 Team Kick Sauber Kick Sauber C44 Ferrari 066/12 1.6 V6 t BHR
19
SAU
17
AUS
14
JPN
14
CHN
Ret
MIA
16
EMI
18
MON
CAN
ESP
AUT
GBR
HUN
BEL
NED
ITA
AZE
SIN
USA
MXC
SAP
LVG
QAT
ABU
20th* 0*

Did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.
* Season still in progress.

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Sporting positions Preceded byFrank Kechele Formula Renault 2.0 NECChampion 2008 Succeeded byAntónio Félix da Costa Preceded byBrendon Hartley Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0Champion 2008 Succeeded byAlbert Costa Preceded byJules Bianchi Formula Three MastersWinner 20092010 Succeeded byFelix Rosenqvist Preceded byEsteban Gutiérrez GP3 SeriesChampion 2011 Succeeded byMitch Evans Awards Preceded byScuderia Ferrari Lorenzo Bandini Trophy 2018 Succeeded byAntonio Giovinazzi Preceded byLewis Hamilton DHL Fastest Lap Award 2018 Succeeded byLewis Hamilton
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