Born: 28 August 1989
Category: Racing driver
Valtteri Bottas is a finnish formula 1 driver who was born on 28 August 1989 in Nastola, Finland. As almost all of F1 drivers was Valtteri started to race in more sluggish divisions. His first title won was in 2007 in Formula Renault UK Winter Series. An year later the young finnish was the fastest Formula Renault Eurocup and Formula Renault Northern European Cup driver.
In 2009 Bottas continued his professional racing driver career in Formula 3. In his debut season he has two pole positions. At the end of 2009 Formula 3 season Valtteri is 3rd in the drivers standings. An year later Bottas joins in the big Formula 1 world where he signed a contract with Williams team as a test driver. As such, he remains on the team until the beginning of 2013 while continuing to participate in the GP3 series, too.
In 2013 Formula 1 Season Valtteri Bottas was a teammate of Pastor Maldonado at Williams. His first points in driver’s standing were won in US Grand Prix where he finished at 8th position. On the next season the finish racing driver was a teammate of Felipe Massa. In the current F1 season (2014) Willams cars are one of the most fastest and the only one for this moment which are rival to Mercedes-Benz’s bolides.