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Bottas: Top teams playing "weird games" in testing

Valtteri Bottas is refusing to read too much into Ferrari’s comments downplaying its Formula 1 pre-season testing performance, saying rivals often play “a weird game”.

Bottas wants Mercedes '21 talks expedited, more "internal"

Valtteri Bottas wants to avoid dragging out contract negotiations with Mercedes over a new deal for 2021, believing there was “too much unnecessary talk” outside the team last year.

Mercedes questions Ferrari’s downbeat F1 testing assessment

If you were to base your expectations for the 2020 Formula 1 season on the face value of the opening week of testing, the outlook would be bleak.

Bottas feels rivals will struggle to copy DAS

Valtteri Bottas believes it will be hard for teams to copy Mercedes' novel dual-axis steering system concept, saying he first heard about its development almost one year ago.

Bottas sets new fastest time, Vettel suffers engine issue

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas set the fastest lap of Formula 1 pre-season testing in Barcelona so far on the morning of day three, as Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari suffered an engine problem.

Gallery: All Mercedes F1 cars since 1954

After making an instant impact on grand prix racing in 1954, the Le Mans disaster led to a 55-year absence for Mercedes-Benz in the Formula 1 World Championship. Split across two distinct eras, here are all the Silver Arrows F1 cars in full...

Bottas finishes ninth on Arctic Lapland Rally

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas finished ninth on this weekend's Arctic Lapland Rally in Finland, which was won by new Toyota WRC recruit Kalle Rovanpera.

What Bottas has learned from Hamilton Prime

What Bottas has learned from Hamilton

He might be the 2019 Formula 1 world championship runner-up - his best finish in three seasons with Mercedes - but Valtteri Bottas still admits he can't be totally satisfied with last year. In this exclusive interview he tells Stuart Codling all about his drive to improve himself – and what he gets up to on the internet...

Bottas knows "final step" to beat Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas reckons the "final step" he needs to beat his Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Lewis Hamilton is improving the consistency of his performances.

Hamilton says he felt pressure from 'Bottas 2.0'

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says he felt pressure going up against a revitalised 'Valtteri Bottas 2.0' at the start of the 2019 season.

Bottas aims to make Mercedes renewal a "no-brainer"

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas says he wants to make it a "no-brainer" for the team to retain him past the 2020 Formula 1 season.

Hamilton engineer swap a "great opportunity" for Bottas

Valtteri Bottas says he was given a "great opportunity" in 2019 to work with one of Lewis Hamilton's ex-engineers and learn more about the six-time Formula 1 world champion's methods.

Hamilton, Bottas form "sensational driver line-up" - Wolff

Mercedes has a “sensational driver line-up” in Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas that is competitive without compromising the team’s objectives, says its Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff.

Bottas: 2018 repeat would have cost me Mercedes drive

Valtteri Bottas suspects he would have lost his Mercedes Formula 1 drive with a repeat of 2018, but instead has rediscovered the love of racing that he lost last year.

Bottas: Australian GP drive felt like it was "someone else"

Valtteri Bottas believes his season-opening Australian Grand Prix victory was his best performance in Formula 1 this year and still feels like it happened to someone else.

"Bottas 2.77" needed to win F1 title

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas says he will need to be version '2.77' of himself to win the Formula 1 title next year.

Bottas wins Paul Ricard-based rally

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas claimed his first win in rallying in the Paul Ricard-based Rallycircuit Cote d'Azur.

Bottas tops first day of Abu Dhabi F1 test, Perez spins Vettel

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas topped the first day of the post-season Formula 1 test in Abu Dhabi, as Esteban Ocon made his debut as a Renault race driver.

Abu Dhabi showed F1 still needs DRS, say drivers

Leading Formula 1 drivers say that the lack of action in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix when DRS was not working shows why it is needed with the current generation of cars.

Bottas battling illness during Abu Dhabi weekend

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas says he has been battling an illness during the entire Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend.

Mercedes forced into another Bottas engine change

Valtteri Bottas will be forced to take yet another new engine for the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after a problem was discovered on his original power unit after Friday practice.

Grosjean: Bottas crash means Friday work "all in the bin"

Romain Grosjean says his Friday practice work at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix wound up "all in the bin" due to the Valtteri Bottas clash that will force a change of spec.

Bottas reprimanded for Grosjean practice crash

Valtteri Bottas has been hit with a reprimand after accepting responsibility for hitting Romain Grosjean's Haas in Friday's second Formula 1 practice session ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Abu Dhabi GP: Bottas tops FP2, crashes with Grosjean

Valtteri Bottas set the pace in the second Formula 1 free practice session ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, although his evening was marred by a collision with Romain Grosjean.