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Valtteri Bottas made his Formula One debut with Williams in 2013. He continued to race for them until the 2016 season. Following Nico Rosberg’s surprise retirement, the Finn was drafted to Mercedes immediately.

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Bottas’ Mercedes contract ended at the end of the 2020 season. For the 2021 season, the Finn will remain with the Mercedes F1 team.

He then won his first podium in Austria in 2014, followed by two back-to-back victories in Silverstone and Hockenheim.

The top step of the podium awaited in 2017 at the Russian Grand Prix, his first of three victories in his whole F1 career. However, he had a dry spell in 2018 and did not reach the top step at all. In Azerbaijan, he came close, but a sad puncture poured down on his parade.

He was able to match Lewis Hamilton in the early stages of the 2019 season. While his win total dwindled slightly over the course of the season, he was still swift enough to keep up. Despite failing to win the World Championship, Bottas enjoyed his finest year in Formula One in 2019, winning four Grands Prix.

Bottas’ helmet has become famous among his F1 fans in recent years. The Finn’s lid has a black backdrop with bursts of white and blue to emphasise his Finnish heritage. Valtteri’s helmet is interestingly non-symmetrical, which is the design he prefers.

Bottas is presently dating Tiffany Cromwell who is an Australian road cyclist. He was previously married to Emilia Pikkarainen for three years until they split up in late 2019.

Net worth

The 30-year-old Finn is reputedly worth $20 million, with a salary of roughly $12 million for the 2018 season. According to multiple sources, his compensation for the 2020 season was be over $8 million.

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Endorsements

Bottas has previously received funding from two well-known Finnish organisations, Wihuri and Kemppi. Wihuri is a conglomerate, whereas Kemppi is a welding company.

Wihuri parted ways with Bottas prior to the start of the 2019 season, owing to a disappointing season the previous year.

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Bottas recently revealed his partnership with Polar which is a Finnish sports firm.

Valtteri is now sponsored by Abloy, a Finnish locking solutions firm, and Insijets, a premium private jet firm.

Bottas utilises the Valtteri Bottas Duathlon to raise funds for children’s development. He also participates in races for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

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