Valtteri Bottas

  • Valtteri Bottas is now Formula One's fastest Finn July 21, 2014

    Valtteri Bottas is rapidly laying claim to be Formula One's fastest Finn after again eclipsing Kimi Raikkonen on his way to a third successive podium appearance for Williams on Sunday. The 24-year-old's impressive second place, from the front row of the German Grand Prix grid, was his team's 300th podium finish...
  • Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg wins German Grand Prix July 20, 2014

    Hockenheim: Nico Rosberg won the German Grand Prix on Sunday to stretch his lead in the Formula One drivers' championship over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who finished third after starting 20th. "It's an amazing feeling to win at home. It's a very special day," said Rosberg, who led throughout to become...
  • Mercedes driver Rosberg claims pole position for German Grand Prix July 19, 2014

    Hockenheim: Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for the German Grand Prix as Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton crashed out in Saturday's qualifying session. Rosberg completed the fastest lap on the Hockenheimring in 1 minute, 16.540 seconds for the weekend's fastest time in the third part of the session. Williams'...
  • Claire Williams celebrates after memorable British Grand Prix July 7, 2014

    Silverstone: Claire Williams admitted she had to pinch herself. One year on from enduring a low point in a miserable season after taking the job as deputy principal in her father's Formula One racing team, Williams was at the center of a post-race party Sunday at the British Grand Prix. Finnish driver...
  • Mercedes' Hamilton wins crash-hit British Grand Prix after Rosberg retires July 6, 2014

    Silverstone: Lewis Hamilton won a crash-hit British Grand Prix on Sunday to cut Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg's lead in the drivers' championship from 29 points to just four after the German had his first non-finish of the season. Hamilton, the 2008 champion, started sixth on the grid. The British driver leapt...
  • Susie Wolff adds female face to Friday F1 practice July 4, 2014

    Silverstone: Susie Wolff will accelerate out of the Silverstone pitlane on Friday to become the first woman driver in 22 years to take part in a grand prix weekend. It is a big step for the 31-year-old Scot, who replaces Williams' Finnish regular Valtteri Bottas for first practice at the British...
  • Formula One: Williams' Valtteri Bottas fastest in final Austrian GP practice June 21, 2014

    Valtteri Bottas earned Williams the fastest lap time in the final practice before qualifying for the Austrian GP on Saturday, edging Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes by 0.05 seconds. Bottas completed the 4.3-kilometer Red Bull Ring in 1 minute, 9.848 seconds in the closing minute of the session to overtake then leader Hamilton. Bottas'...
  • Valtteri Bottas frustrated after Felipe Massa defies Williams order March 30, 2014

    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 the...
  • Massa stands by decision to ignore team orders at Malaysian GP March 30, 2014

    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 repeatedly...
  • Williams driver Valtteri Bottas scores his first Formula One points November 18, 2013

    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 finally...
  • Pastor Maldonado accuses Williams of favouring Valtteri Bottas November 17, 2013

    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 put...
  • Massa replaces Maldonado at Williams November 11, 2013

    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 McLaren," Massa...
  • Newcomers hopeful rain can improve their fortunes at Spa August 23, 2013

    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 score...
  • Hamilton warned; Bottas fined during practice run at Silverstone June 29, 2013

    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 Kimi...
  • Bottas more adaptable than Maldonado: Williams June 17, 2013

    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 have...
  • Williams' Valtteri Bottas keen to stay put June 13, 2013

    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 June 9, 2013

    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 Williams...
  • Frank Williams have highest hopes for Valtteri Bottas March 2, 2013

    London: Finnish rookie Valtteri Bottas could be one of Formula One's special talents who Williams hope will help lift them back into the top five overall, team founder Frank Williams said on Friday. "Valtteri could be super...brilliant car control, quite a small chap, very quiet - I like that. We have...
  • Bottas' progress has been exceptional, say Williams October 7, 2012

    Suzuka: Valtteri Bottas could claim truthfully to have been the fastest runner around the Suzuka Formula One circuit this weekend but on race day the Williams reserve was just a spectator. The highly-rated young Finn, a protege of McLaren's double world champion Mika Hakkinen, may not have to endure the situation...