Valtteri Bottas Tag

By FIA Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas took the tenth win of his Formula 1 career at the Turkish Grand Prix with a controlled drive at Istanbul that saw him finish take the flag ahead of the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez. Lewis Hamilton, meanwhile finished fifth, after starting from 11th on the grid. When the lights went out at the start, polesitter Bottas got away well in damp conditions to take the race lead ahead of Verstappen who also made a ghood start. Behind them Pérez was one ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The worst kept secret in Formula One was revealed Tuesday. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team signed Williams Racing’s George Russell to replace Valtteri Bottas next season. This confirmation comes a day after Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN announcing Bottas will be joining them on a multi-year deal. Russell will be paired up with none other than seven-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton. Thus, the Williams ride becomes the latest vacant seat for 2022. Russell described the announcement as a special moment filled with mixed emotions. WhileRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Valtteri Bottas’s 2022 Formula One plans were confirmed Monday as he’ll be Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN’s new driver. Therefore, leaving his Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team ride vacant for the time being. With Kimi Raikkonen retiring at the end of the season, Bottas will be the only Finnish driver on the grid as he’s ready to begin a new chapter on his racing career. “The potential of the setup in Hinwil (Alfa Romeo’s shop location) is clear and I am relishing the opportunity to helpRead More
By FIA Max Verstappen delivered a faultless drive in front of a packaged Zandvoort to take a hugely popular home victory in the Dutch Grand Prix, beating title Lewis Hamilton by more than 20 seconds after the Mercedes driver made a late pit stop to salvage the point for fastest lap. Third place went to Valtteri Bottas in the second Mercedes. At the start of the race, pole sitter Verstappen made a superb getaway to take the lead. Hamilton also made a good start but as he and Bottas jostledRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It’s expected to have a thriller in a Formula One grand prix race 1-2 times a year. This year we’ve seen multiple thrillers, but the Hungarian Grand Prix takes the cake. Everyone around the world had a glass case of emotions when witnessing the race unfold. The best way to symbolize Sunday’s wacky race that even included one car on the dummy grid is Thalia and Melpomene. You had your joy and comedic moments (Thalia), but also sad and tragic implications (Melpomene). Each of the 70Read More
By FIA Max Verstappen made history by winning the first Sprint Qualifying of the FIA Formula One World Champion at Silverstone after he beat title rival Lewis Hamilton off the line in a thrilling fight to the flag that left Hamilton with second place ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas. However, the new format was tough on Verstappen’s team-mate Sergio Pérez who spun off early on. He dropped to 19th place and then retired his car just before the chequered flag. Verstappen’s win was secured at the race start. From hisRead More
By FIA Max Verstappen scored the first grand slam of his career thanks to a dominant Austrian Grand Prix win that saw the Red Bull driver lead every one of the 71 laps of the Red Bull from pole position to take victory and take the extra point on offer for fastest lap.  The Dutchman was faultless throughout and managing an early re-start following a short safety car period caused byt Esteban Ocon’s crash on lap one, Verstappen effortlessly controlled the following 68 laps to finish almost 18 seconds aheadRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two in the second practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix, with the defending champion finishing 0.189s ahead of team-mate Valttero Bottas and more than two tenths of a second ahead of championship-leading Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen. As with the morning session a number fo teams spent the early part of running in the hour-long session testing the new rear tyre Pirelli intends to introduce at the British Grand Prix. When the session settled, Bottas emerged as the pacesetter, using mediumRead More
By FIA Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen took a flawless lights-to-flag Styrian Grand Prix victory, beating Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton by 35 seconds as Valtteri Bottas in the second Mercedes car kept hard-charging Sergio Pérez in the second Red Bull at bay in the closing stages to take third place. At the start of the race, Verstappen made the perfect getaway and he took the lead ahead of Hamilton, McLaren’s Lando Norris and Pérez as the field streamed through Turn 1. Behind them AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly tangled with Ferrari’s Charles LeclercRead More
By FIA Max Verstappen took his third pole position of the season and his first at the Red Bull Ring, grabbing top spot on the grid for tomorrow’s Styrian Grand Prix by tenths of a second from Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton.  And with Bottas set to take a three-place grid drop for a spin in the pit lane on Friday the front row will once again feature the top two in the battle in the battle for the Formula 1 Driver’s title with Hamilton set to line upRead More