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  1. Wednesday 9 August 2017

  2. Bottas now feels 'fully settled in' at Mercedes 12:20

    Bottas now feels 'fully settled in' at Mercedes

    Valtteri Bottas says he now feels "fully settled in" at Mercedes, and cannot attribute any potential performance deficit to his inexperience with the…

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  3. Monday 7 August 2017

  4. Mid-season review: Mercedes gets a challenge 09:02

    Mid-season review: Mercedes gets a challenge

    GPUpdate.net begins its mid-season review series by reflecting on Mercedes' bid to retain both titles, with Lewis Hamilton and newcomer Valtteri Bottas battling…

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  5. Thursday 3 August 2017

  6. Video: Bottas, Mercedes journey in style 12:36

    Video: Bottas, Mercedes journey in style

    Valtteri Bottas talks about arriving at F1 races in style through Mercedes' new partnership with NetJets.

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  7. Monday 31 July 2017

  8. Wolff: Mercedes showed values in Hungary 09:02

    Wolff: Mercedes showed values in Hungary

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says the manufacturer "showed the values that we hold high" as Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas swapped places in the Hungarian Grand…

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  9. Sunday 30 July 2017

  10. Bottas thanks Hamilton for keeping promise 15:46

    Bottas thanks Hamilton for keeping promise

    Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas expressed his gratitude to team-mate Lewis Hamilton after the Briton honoured a promise during the closing stages of the Hungarian…

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  11. Saturday 29 July 2017

  12. Bottas: Ferrari 'just too quick' for Mercedes 14:45

    Bottas: Ferrari 'just too quick' for Mercedes

    Valtteri Bottas conceded that Ferrari was "just too quick" for Mercedes after Sebastian Vettel led a 1-2 during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand…

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  13. Friday 28 July 2017

  14. Hamilton sure 'pace is there' for Mercedes 16:34

    Hamilton sure 'pace is there' for Mercedes

    Lewis Hamilton is confident that Mercedes will get stronger as the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend develops, after trailing Red Bull and Ferrari in…

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  15. Thursday 27 July 2017

  16. Video: Bottas surprises young Formula 1 fan 12:36

    Video: Bottas surprises young Formula 1 fan

    Valtteri Bottas surprises a young F1 fan who was spotted cheering on his hero at the British Grand Prix.

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  17. Tuesday 18 July 2017

  18. Wolff: Keeping Bottas 'almost a no-brainer' 16:12

    Wolff: Keeping Bottas 'almost a no-brainer'

    Toto Wolff says retaining Valtteri Bottas is "almost a no-brainer", but that he will not make a decision on the Finn's future until Formula 1's summer…

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  19. Sunday 16 July 2017

  20. Bottas accepts he 'got lucky' with second 15:30

    Bottas accepts he 'got lucky' with second

    Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas believes Ferrari rival Kimi Räikkönen was out of reach in the battle for second position at the British Grand Prix, before his…

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  21. Saturday 15 July 2017

  22. Bottas: Error does not explain 'big' deficit 16:25

    Bottas: Error does not explain 'big' deficit

    Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has admitted that the lock-up he suffered during British Grand Prix qualifying does not explain the "big difference" to the…

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  23. Video: Bottas in action at F1 Live London 12:02

    Video: Bottas in action at F1 Live London

    Watch Valtteri Bottas' demo run in the 2015-spec Mercedes W06 at this week's F1 Live event in London.

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  24. Friday 14 July 2017

  25. Bottas to take grid drop for new gearbox 18:00

    Bottas to take grid drop for new gearbox

    Valtteri Bottas will be hit with a five-place grid penalty at the British Grand Prix due to an unscheduled gearbox change, a week after team-mate Lewis Hamilton…

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  26. Hamilton enjoys 'greatest rollercoaster ride' 16:20

    Hamilton enjoys 'greatest rollercoaster ride'

    Lewis Hamilton labelled tackling Silverstone in 2017-specification Formula 1 cars as "the greatest rollercoaster ride ever", following the conclusion of…

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  27. Bottas remains on top in second practice 14:33

    Bottas remains on top in second practice

    Valtteri Bottas remained at the top of the times in Friday's second practice session for the British Grand Prix, ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who…

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  28. F1 title contenders take on fresh engines 12:00

    F1 title contenders take on fresh engines

    Both Mercedes and Ferrari drivers have had new engines fitted to their respective cars for this weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Lewis Hamilton…

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  29. Bottas edges Hamilton in opening practice 10:32

    Bottas edges Hamilton in opening practice

    Valtteri Bottas edged out team-mate Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes comfortably topped Friday morning's first practice session for the British Grand Prix, both…

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  30. Wednesday 12 July 2017

  31. Mercedes: Bottas getting stronger each race 15:32

    Mercedes: Bottas getting stronger each race

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes Valtteri Bottas is "getting stronger with every race", after the Finn claimed his second victory of the campaign in…

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  32. Monday 10 July 2017

  33. Austrian Grand Prix: Winners and Losers 15:02

    Austrian Grand Prix: Winners and Losers

    A sedate race provided a tense finale as some favourites endured troubles, allowing others to pick up the pieces. GPUpdate.net presents its winners and losers…

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  34. Sunday 9 July 2017

  35. Bottas start 'fortuitous' but legal, says FIA 17:07

    Bottas start 'fortuitous' but legal, says FIA

    Formula 1's governing body, the FIA, has labelled Valtteri Bottas' getaway at the Austrian Grand Prix as a "fortuitous judgement" but confirmed that it was…

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  36. Vettel: Bottas' reaction time not normal 15:26

    Vettel: Bottas' reaction time not normal

    Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel believes that Mercedes rival Valtteri Bottas jumped the start, before going on to capture victory at the Austrian Grand…

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  37. Bottas had 'déjà vu' during Austria victory 15:03

    Bottas had 'déjà vu' during Austria victory

    Valtteri Bottas revealed that he had flashbacks to his maiden victory in Russia after fending off Sebastian Vettel late on to triumph at the Austrian Grand…

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  38. Bottas fends off Vettel for Austrian GP win 14:29

    Bottas fends off Vettel for Austrian GP win

    Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas recorded his second Formula 1 victory at the Austrian Grand Prix, resisting a late charge from Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel, as…

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  39. Bottas will not back up Vettel for Hamilton 09:02

    Bottas will not back up Vettel for Hamilton

    Austrian Grand Prix pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas says he will not back up Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel during Sunday's race, in a bid to boost Mercedes…

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  40. Saturday 8 July 2017

  41. Bottas praises Mercedes handling after pole 14:29

    Bottas praises Mercedes handling after pole

    Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas revelled in his second career pole position as he edged out Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel during qualifying for the Austrian Grand…

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  42. Bottas takes pole, Hamilton to start eighth 14:05

    Bottas takes pole, Hamilton to start eighth

    Valtteri Bottas took the second pole position of his Formula 1 career during qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix, ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Lewis…

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  43. Friday 7 July 2017

  44. Hamilton's car feeling 'fantastically fast' 16:11

    Hamilton's car feeling 'fantastically fast'

    Lewis Hamilton says his Mercedes W08 is feeling "fantastically fast" after he topped both of Friday's practice sessions for the Austrian Grand Prix. Hamilton…

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  45. Wednesday 5 July 2017

  46. Video: Bottas rips tyres apart at Goodwood 09:40

    Video: Bottas rips tyres apart at Goodwood

    Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas rips his tyres apart during a demo run at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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  47. Monday 26 June 2017

  48. Räikkönen perplexed by Bottas' approach 08:36

    Räikkönen perplexed by Bottas' approach

    Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen says he "doesn't know" what Mercedes rival Valtteri Bottas was doing as the pair collided on the opening lap of the Azerbaijan Grand…

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  49. Sunday 25 June 2017

  50. Bottas 'never gave up' on recovery drive 18:36

    Bottas 'never gave up' on recovery drive

    Valtteri Bottas says his recovery from the back of the field to second position in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix showed the importance of never giving up. Bottas…

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  51. Saturday 24 June 2017

  52. Hamilton: Last gasp effort 'all or nothing' 15:32

    Hamilton: Last gasp effort 'all or nothing'

    Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton described his pole position lap as an "all or nothing" effort as he overhauled team-mate Valtteri Bottas during qualifying for the…

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  53. Bottas on top, Vettel, Verstappen hit trouble 12:04

    Bottas on top, Vettel, Verstappen hit trouble

    Valtteri Bottas set the pace during Saturday's final practice session for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, ahead of Kimi Räikkönen and Lewis Hamilton, as Sebastian…

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  54. Friday 23 June 2017

  55. Hamilton says he has 'lots of work to do' 17:23

    Hamilton says he has 'lots of work to do'

    Lewis Hamilton says he and Mercedes have "lots of work to do" following a difficult first day of practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, but is confident of…

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  56. Hamilton: Bottas has earned 2018 stay 08:34

    Hamilton: Bottas has earned 2018 stay

    Lewis Hamilton believes that new team-mate Valtteri Bottas has proven that he has "earned his place" at Mercedes for the long-term. Bottas joined Mercedes in…

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  57. Thursday 22 June 2017

  58. Bottas relaxed over 2018 Mercedes contract 13:42

    Bottas relaxed over 2018 Mercedes contract

    Valtteri Bottas says there is "no rush" for him to secure his Formula 1 future with Mercedes for 2018, and insists his current situation "feels normal", due to…

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  59. Tuesday 20 June 2017

  60. Wolff: Mercedes won't rush Bottas decision 17:42

    Wolff: Mercedes won't rush Bottas decision

    Toto Wolff says that Mercedes "will not rush into a decision" over Valtteri Bottas' future, despite his largely competitive start at the World Champion…

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  61. Wolff praises Hamilton's 2017 attitude 08:14

    Wolff praises Hamilton's 2017 attitude

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has praised Lewis Hamilton's attitude during the current campaign, believing the Briton is in the "best place" since joining the squad…

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  62. Sunday 18 June 2017

  63. Video of the Day: Bottas visits Petronas 05:42

    Video of the Day: Bottas visits Petronas

    Petronas' plant at Villastellone gets converted into a high-speed circuit for the visit of Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas.

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  64. Monday 12 June 2017

  65. Video of the Day: F1 at Cirque de Soleil 05:36

    Video of the Day: F1 at Cirque de Soleil

    Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas met the stars of VOLTA, Cirque de Soleil’s newest show, in Montréal.

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  66. Sunday 11 June 2017

  67. Bottas praises Mercedes recovery for 1-2 21:18

    Bottas praises Mercedes recovery for 1-2

    Valtteri Bottas hailed Mercedes' recovery from its Monaco slump as he completed a 1-2 finish, the team's first of the season, at the Canadian Grand…

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  68. Friday 9 June 2017

  69. Hamilton: Mercedes 'a little bit behind' 21:40

    Hamilton: Mercedes 'a little bit behind'

    Lewis Hamilton has labelled the fight at the front of the Formula 1 pack as "super close" but feels that Mercedes is lagging slightly behind Ferrari, following…

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  70. Tuesday 6 June 2017

  71. Video: Valtteri Bottas' ping pong challenge 10:16

    Video: Valtteri Bottas' ping pong challenge

    Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas takes on Senior Race Engineer Tony Ross in a game of ping pong.

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  72. Friday 2 June 2017

  73. Bottas: RBR showing a one-off 'for now' 12:21

    Bottas: RBR showing a one-off 'for now'

    Valtteri Bottas doubts that Red Bull has joined the fight at the front of the field with Ferrari and Mercedes, despite an improved display at the Monaco Grand…

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  74. Wednesday 31 May 2017

  75. Feature: Mercedes and its 'diva' W08 10:04

    Feature: Mercedes and its 'diva' W08

    Formula 1's overhauled 2017 regulations opened the door for a team to challenge Mercedes, which dominated the sport between 2014-16, but few would have…

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  76. Sunday 28 May 2017

  77. Bottas hopes Monaco is 'worst weekend' 17:16

    Bottas hopes Monaco is 'worst weekend'

    Valtteri Bottas says he hopes Monaco proves to be Mercedes' "worst weekend" of the season, as neither he nor team-mate Lewis Hamilton finished on the…

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  78. Saturday 27 May 2017

  79. Bottas: Ferrari has had 'upper hand' 15:16

    Bottas: Ferrari has had 'upper hand'

    Valtteri Bottas says Ferrari has simply had the "upper hand" on Mercedes at the Monaco Grand Prix so far, after the Scuderia locked out the front row of the…

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  80. Friday 26 May 2017

  81. Video: F1 driver guide to exploring Monaco 12:02

    Video: F1 driver guide to exploring Monaco

    Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas highlight their favourite things and the best places to go in Monaco.

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  82. Thursday 25 May 2017

  83. Mercedes pins slump on set-up direction 15:58

    Mercedes pins slump on set-up direction

    Mercedes' tumble down the order from first to second practice in Monaco was a result of taking the wrong direction with set-up, according to Valtteri…

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  84. Video: Monaco GP carpool with Bottas 12:02

    Video: Monaco GP carpool with Bottas

    Go on a ride through the Monte-Carlo streets Formula 1-style with Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas.

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  85. Tuesday 23 May 2017

  86. Video of the Day: Mercedes on Monaco 05:36

    Video of the Day: Mercedes on Monaco

    Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas talk about the challenges of the Monaco Grand Prix.

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  87. Monday 22 May 2017

  88. Turbo issue behind Bottas' Spain DNF 13:37

    Turbo issue behind Bottas' Spain DNF

    Mercedes has confirmed that a faulty turbo was behind Valtteri Bottas' exit from the Spanish Grand Prix, caused by a previously unseen defect. Bottas was…

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  89. Monaco 'all about mental strength' - Hamilton 13:07

    Monaco 'all about mental strength' - Hamilton

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says the Monaco Grand Prix is "all about mental strength" as he bids for a third Formula 1 victory in the…

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  90. Monday 15 May 2017

  91. Spanish Grand Prix: Winners and Losers 16:54

    Spanish Grand Prix: Winners and Losers

    Lewis Hamilton claimed victory in a thrilling duel against title rival Sebastian Vettel, with several sub-plots through the field. GPUpdate.net presents its…

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  92. Sunday 14 May 2017

  93. Verstappen, Räikkönen rue Turn 1 clash 16:38

    Verstappen, Räikkönen rue Turn 1 clash

    Max Verstappen and Kimi Räikkönen were left to rue an "unfortunate" clash on the opening lap of the Spanish Grand Prix, which caused both to retire from the…

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  94. Video of the Day: Bottas' F1 driver room 05:32

    Video of the Day: Bottas' F1 driver room

    Go behind-the-scenes with Valtteri Bottas for a tour of his driver room at Formula 1 weekends.

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  95. Saturday 13 May 2017

  96. Hamilton pleased to top 'intense' session 14:52

    Hamilton pleased to top 'intense' session

    Lewis Hamilton expressed satisfaction after overcoming an "intense" qualifying session to take pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton led the way…

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  97. Bottas a doubt for FP3 over water leak 09:59

    Bottas a doubt for FP3 over water leak

    Mercedes is hopeful that Valtteri Bottas will be able to run at some point during the final practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix, after a water leak was…

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  98. Friday 12 May 2017

  99. Hamilton hails 'amazing' Mercedes effort 15:53

    Hamilton hails 'amazing' Mercedes effort

    Lewis Hamilton praised his Mercedes team for an "amazing" effort with its Spanish Grand Prix update package, which is working "just as we expected". Mercedes…

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  100. Hamilton: Bottas proving people wrong 08:02

    Hamilton: Bottas proving people wrong

    Lewis Hamilton says he sees Valtteri Bottas as a "credible competitor" for the 2017 title, following the Finn's maiden Formula 1 victory, arguing that he has…

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  101. Wednesday 10 May 2017

  102. Mercedes reveals W08 identification tweaks 08:40

    Mercedes reveals W08 identification tweaks

    Reigning World Champion team Mercedes has revealed minor tweaks to its livery, to align with the FIA's request for easier driver identification from this…

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