Valtteri Bottas began his career racing karts at the age of six. Over the next decade he amassed countless race wins, many championships and a seven-year stint in Finland’s National Karting squad.
After winning three prestigious kart titles in 2006, Valtteri moved into single-seaters. He won both the 2008 Formula Renault Eurocup and the 2008 Formula Renault Northern European Cup, winning 17 races from 28 starts.
In 2011 he won the GP3 Series at the first attempt, claiming a win at each of the last four race weekends to secure the title in the penultimate race. He was assigned test driver for Williams in 2010 and ’11, before becoming reserve driver in 2012 – duly promoted to a race seat and competing in his debut FIA Formula One World Championship season with the Williams F1 Team in 2013.
Born on the grid again for 2022, after a career-propelling stint as Lewis Hamilton’s no.2 at Mercedes-AMG Petronas between 2017 and 2021, Valtteri is hungrier than ever: ready to fight for thousands of a second.