“We will need to let Pirelli have a look” – Mercedes explain why Valtteri Bottas was not afforded the opportunity to steal the fastest lap bonus point off Max Verstappen in Qatar

“We will need to let Pirelli have a look” – Mercedes couldn’t prevent Max Verstappen from taking the bonus point for the fastest lap in Qatar after Valtteri Bottas had to stop his race in the pits. Mercedes director of…

“I would not have agreed to a one-year deal”: Valtteri Bottas says he would not have considered renewing with Mercedes unless they gave him a long term contract

Valtteri Bottas said that he had already decided he was going to leave Mercedes because he was offered only a one-year extension.  Bottas joined the Silver Arrows in 2017 to replace Nico Rosberg who had just announced his retirement from…

“Avoid the mistake I did”– Valtteri Bottas offers advice to George Russell before his move to Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas offers a piece of advice to George Russell before the Briton succeeds him in Mercedes; believes that he is talented. George Russell will be offering his services to Mercedes from 2022 onwards, with Valtteri Bottas leaving for Alfa…

“It feels like a failure”– Valtteri Bottas admits he never stood a chance to win championship at Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas saw his stint with Mercedes as a failure as he aimed to win the championship, but he never got a chance. Mercedes hired Valtteri Bottas as a deputy to Lewis Hamilton. A docile teammate so that the Silver…

“It was very tough to digest that”: Valtteri Bottas reveals the exact moment he realized his role at Mercedes would be that of a ‘supporting driver’

Valtteri Bottas realized that he was a ‘second driver’ at Mercedes when he was asked to give his lead to Lewis Hamilton in Russia in 2018.  Bottas has been with the Brackley based since 2017. He joined from Williams and…

“Red Bull have a clearer opportunity to rely on Sergio Perez” – Timo Glock feels Mercedes should have announced Valtteri Bottas to Alfa Romeo after end of season

“Red Bull have a clearer opportunity to rely on Sergio Perez” – Timo Glock believes Valtteri Bottas is not motivated enough to help Lewis Hamilton in his quest to beat Max Verstappen for the world title. Valtteri Bottas lost his…

“I wanted to cut all ties with Mercedes”: Valtteri Bottas reveals the reason why chose to join Alfa Romeo instead of Williams for 2022

Valtteri Bottas says he made the decision to join Alfa Romeo for 2022 because he wanted a completely new environment to work in.  Earlier this year, Mercedes announced that Bottas would be leaving them at the end of the season.…

“He really ruined my day” – Valtteri Bottas points finger at Daniel Ricciardo after a disastrous Mexican GP for the Mercedes driver

“He really ruined my day” – Valtteri Bottas stopped short of fully blaming Daniel Ricciardo after the McLaren spun the Mercedes during the opening lap of the Mexican Grand Prix. Valtteri Bottas was having a smooth weekend in the Latin…

“It was surprising that they didn’t look at a penalty” – Mercedes and FIA disagree on Daniel Ricciardo not getting a penalty for spinning Valtteri Bottas in Mexico

“It was surprising that they didn’t look at a penalty” – Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is unimpressed after the Mexico GP race stewards did not penalize Daniel Ricciardo for his apparent involvement in spinning Valtteri Bottas on the opening lap.…

“Valtteri Bottas should have defended his position better”: Mercedes boss unhappy with his driver’s effort to block Max Verstappen in the first lap of the Mexican GP

Toto Wolff says he was not pleased at how easily Max Verstappen overtook both Mercedes cars on the first lap at the Mexican GP.  Mercedes started the race with both their cars on the front row. However, it was Red…