Valtteri Viktor Bottas is a Finnish racing driver know all about him in this article as like Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Education, Contract and Salary
|Birthdate ( Age)||28 August 1989|
|Place of Birth||Nastola, Finland|
|Spouse/Partner||Emilia Pikkarainen (m. 2016–2020), Tiffany Cromwell (2020–)|
|Parents||Rauno Bottas, Marianne Välimaa|
|Profession||Finnish racing driver|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $2 Million|
|Last Update||October 2021|
Valtteri Viktor Bottas is a Finnish racing driver currently competing in Formula One with Mercedes, racing under the Finnish flag, having previously driven for Williams from 2013 to 2016.
Bottas has won ten races, three in 2017, four in 2019, two in 2020 and one in 2021. He has contributed to four constructors championship wins since joining Mercedes. He will drive for Alfa Romeo Racing from the 2022 season onward.
Early Life and Family
Valtteri was born in Nastola, Finland, on 28 August 1989 to Rauno Bottas and Marianne Välimaa. His father owns a small cleaning company, and his mother is an undertaker.He was educated in Heinola. Bottas served in the army briefly, which is mandatory for adult males in Finland.His military rank is lance corporal.
Valtteri Bottas Wife, Is Valtteri Bottas Married
On 11 September 2016, Bottas married his long-time girlfriend, Emilia Pikkarainen, a fellow Finn and an Olympic swimmer whom he had been dating since 2010. The couple were married at St. John’s Church in Helsinki.On 28 November 2019, Bottas announced their separation and divorce, citing the “challenges my career and life situation bring”.Bottas is in a relationship with Australian professional cyclist Tiffany Cromwell as of 14 February 2020.
Valtteri Bottas Net Worth
Valtteri Viktor Bottas is a Finnish racing driver has an estimated has an estimated Net Worth $20 Million in 2021.
Bottas’s interest in motorsport was sparked at the age of six by a chance visit to a karting event that he had seen advertised at his local supermarket while shopping with his grandfather.His racing hero while growing up was compatriot Mika Häkkinen.Bottas finished eighth in the 2005 Karting World Cup for the P.D.B. Racing Team, using Gillard chassis and Parilla engines.Bottas won both the 2008 Formula Renault Eurocup and the 2008 Formula Renault Northern European Cup. In doing so, he repeated the feat of Filipe Albuquerque, who won both the NEC and Eurocup in the same season, in 2006.
Bottas would have also won the 2007 Formula Renault UK Winter Series, had he been holding an MSA-registered licence for the championship. This, however, did not stop him from competing, and he won three out of the four races in the championship.
In September 2014, it was announced that Bottas and Massa would retain their drives with Williams for the 2015 season.At the opening race of the season in Australia, Bottas qualified sixth for the race, but injured his back during qualifying. He was taken to The Alfred Hospital for precautionary checks,where he was diagnosed with soft tissue damage to his lower back, and was not medically cleared to race.
On 16 January 2017, Mercedes announced that they signed Bottas for the 2017 season to partner Lewis Hamilton, replacing the 2016 World Champion Nico Rosberg following his retirement from the sport.Bottas finished 3rd in his first race as a Mercedes driver, the 2017 Australian Grand Prix, behind Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.
In Bahrain he finished 2nd to his team-mate for another one-two. In the following race in China, Formula 1’s 1,000th race, he took pole for the first time since Russia 2018. His teammate jumped him at the start and stayed there for the entire race to win.
Bottas meanwhile finished 2nd to give Mercedes their third one-two in a row for 2019.In Azerbaijan, he took his second consecutive pole position, securing a front row lockout alongside his teammate Hamilton, subsequently converting his position on the grid into his fifth race victory of his career and his second of 2019. Hamilton finished second, making it Mercedes’ fourth consecutive one-two finish.
Bottas extended his contract with Mercedes into 2021.At the Bahrain Grand Prix, he finished third. At the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, he struggled compared to his teammate Lewis Hamilton, unable to work his tyres and stuck in ninth position.Bottas’ difficult race concluded with a retirement, after a crash with George Russell as the latter was attempting to overtake Bottas.
At the 2021 Italian Grand Prix, Bottas won the sprint, but incurred grid penalties for changing components, starting from the back. He eventually fought back to 3rd, behind the two McLarens of Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris.He achieved his first win of the season at the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix. This came from pole position.