Valtteri Bottas

  • Valtteri Bottas frustrated after Felipe Massa defies Williams order 30-03-2014 11:09 PM

    Williams Chief Operations Engineer Rod Nelson said the team felt Bottas had fresher tyres than Button and would have been able to challenge the Briton better than Massa, whose rising engine temperature was causing concern. The Brazilian didn't see it that way and said he had been surprised to hear...
  • Massa stands by decision to ignore team orders at Malaysian GP 30-03-2014 04:46 PM

    Sepang: Williams driver Felipe Massa stood by his decision to ignore team orders to let teammate Valtteri Bottas pass him in the closing stages of Sunday's Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, saying the team should recognise that he has his own interests to pursue in the drivers' championship. Massa was...
  • Williams driver Valtteri Bottas scores his first Formula One points 18-11-2013 10:24 AM

    After a weekend filled with accusations of favouritism and dirty tricks, Williams ended the US Grand Prix on a high note with Finnish rookie Valtteri Bottas scoring his first Formula One championship points. "It is a great day and I'm very happy for the team," Bottas told reporters. "We got...
  • Pastor Maldonado accuses Williams of favouring Valtteri Bottas 17-11-2013 12:05 PM

    Williams rejected any suggestion of favouritism or dirty tricks after their departing Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado made thinly-veiled accusations against the Formula One team on Saturday. Maldonado, who is leaving after next week's finale in Brazil, qualified only 18th for the US Grand Prix while Finnish rookie team-mate Valtteri Bottas...
  • Massa replaces Maldonado at Williams 11-11-2013 09:03 PM

    Brazilian Felipe Massa will replace Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado at Williams next season after signing a multi-year contract, the Formula One team announced on Monday. Finland's Valtteri Bottas will remain as the former champions' other driver. "When I was a kid I always dreamed about racing for Ferrari, Williams or...
  • Newcomers hopeful rain can improve their fortunes at Spa 23-08-2013 08:02 PM

    Spa: It's not often that drivers hope for rain during a Formula One race. For the five struggling newcomers this season, however, wet weather in Belgium on Sunday could be seen as an advantage. Max Chilton, Giedo van der Garde, Jules Bianchi, Esteban Gutierrez and Valtteri Bottas have yet to...
  • Hamilton warned; Bottas fined during practice run at Silverstone 29-06-2013 01:51 PM

    Silverstone: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton was reprimanded by the stewards after making a late entry to the pit lane while Williams' Valtteri Bottas was fined 1,000 (856) for pit lane speeding during Friday's second free practice session at Silverstone as per reported by www.gpupdate.net Team Lotus were also reprimanded for releasing...
  • Bottas more adaptable than Maldonado: Williams 17-06-2013 10:07 AM

    Williams chief race engineer Xevi Pujolar said that rookie racer Valtteri Bottas is a more versatile driver than team-mate Pastor Maldonado. Bottas secured a third place on the grid at the rain-hit Canadian GP qualifying session in Montreal while Maldonado could only line-up in 13th. Pujolar believes that both drivers...
  • Williams' Valtteri Bottas keen to stay put 13-06-2013 02:02 PM

    Williams driver Valtteri Bottas is hopeful that his third-place finish in qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix will secure him an extended stay with the Grove team next season. The Finn was a surprise third in Montreal where he handed the changeable conditions well to go under a half a...
  • Bottas upstages rivals to qualify third in Canada 09-06-2013 12:05 PM

    Montreal: Valtteri Bottas enhanced his reputation as one of the rising stars of Formula One when he upstaged some of the biggest names in the sport on Saturday to qualify third fastest for the Canadian Grand Prix. The 23-year-old from Finland showed maturity beyond his years when he guided his...