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  1. Sunday 8 October 2017

  2. Bottas left to rue narrowly missing podium 10:51

    Bottas left to rue narrowly missing podium

    Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas was left to rue narrowly missing out on a podium finish at the Japanese Grand Prix, as he came home within a second of Red Bull rival…

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  3. Saturday 7 October 2017

  4. Bottas hopes alternate strategy pays off 10:19

    Bottas hopes alternate strategy pays off

    Valtteri Bottas is optimistic that his alternative strategy will pay off at the Japanese Grand Prix, with the Mercedes driver poised to start the race on Soft…

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  5. Bottas fastest in FP3 despite crashing out 05:04

    Bottas fastest in FP3 despite crashing out

    Valtteri Bottas led team-mate Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes 1-2 during final practice for the Japanese Grand Prix, a session interrupted by two red flags, one of…

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  6. Friday 6 October 2017

  7. Bottas poised for five-place grid penalty 11:08

    Bottas poised for five-place grid penalty

    Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas is poised for a five-place grid penalty at this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix, with a new gearbox to be fitted to his W08. Bottas…

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  8. Hamilton: Car 'back to normal' at Suzuka 08:42

    Hamilton: Car 'back to normal' at Suzuka

    Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes' W08 performed "much better" during Friday's dry practice session in Japan, compared to its display a week ago in…

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  9. Tuesday 3 October 2017

  10. 15:02

    Video: Hamilton, Bottas on tour in Malaysia

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  11. Wolff: Bottas' form 'a priority' for Mercedes 13:30

    Wolff: Bottas' form 'a priority' for Mercedes

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says that helping Valtteri Bottas return to form has become "a priority" for the squad, following his difficult run of races. Bottas…

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  12. Feature: Questions for Mercedes after Sepang 07:34

    Feature: Questions for Mercedes after Sepang

    Lewis Hamilton holds a 34-point championship advantage with just five events remaining, but nothing is certain amid Mercedes' struggles in Singapore and…

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  13. Monday 2 October 2017

  14. Malaysian Grand Prix: Winners and Losers 16:04

    Malaysian Grand Prix: Winners and Losers

    Max Verstappen delivered an overdue first win of 2017 while Lewis Hamilton extended his title lead over the recovering Sebastian Vettel. GPUpdate.net presents…

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  15. Bottas enduring 'most difficult time' of career 10:18

    Bottas enduring 'most difficult time' of career

    Valtteri Bottas says that he is probably enduring the "most difficult time" of his career so far, following another low-key showing at the Malaysian Grand…

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  16. Sunday 1 October 2017

  17. Bottas has 'lots to understand' for Japan 11:53

    Bottas has 'lots to understand' for Japan

    Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas says that he and the team have "a lot of things we need to try to understand" after enduring an off-the-pace Malaysian Grand Prix…

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  18. Saturday 30 September 2017

  19. Hamilton considered pre-Q1 spec change 17:08

    Hamilton considered pre-Q1 spec change

    Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he considered moving back to Mercedes' updated aerodynamic package prior to qualifying in Malaysia, before opting to keep the…

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  20. Bottas confused by deficit in pole shootout 12:58

    Bottas confused by deficit in pole shootout

    Valtteri Bottas was left confused by his slump in the final phase of qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix, as team-mate Lewis Hamilton claimed pole…

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  21. Friday 29 September 2017

  22. Hamilton laments 'very difficult' first day 10:49

    Hamilton laments 'very difficult' first day

    Lewis Hamilton described his first day of practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix as "very difficult" as Mercedes struggled to find a suitable car…

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  23. Wolff reckons Mercedes car has 'gremlin' 10:17

    Wolff reckons Mercedes car has 'gremlin'

    Toto Wolff believes Mercedes has a "gremlin" in its W08 after struggling during Friday's pair of practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Lewis…

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  24. Bottas needs to 'work harder' after struggles 06:02

    Bottas needs to 'work harder' after struggles

    Valtteri Bottas says he needs to "work harder" after recent struggles and is hopeful of adding more victories to his name over the final six rounds of the…

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  25. Thursday 28 September 2017

  26. 18:45

    Video: Mercedes drivers meet their fans

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  27. Tuesday 26 September 2017

  28. 11:02

    Video: Bottas' early race day in Malaysia

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  29. Sunday 17 September 2017

  30. Bottas sets sights on Vettel in standings 17:59

    Bottas sets sights on Vettel in standings

    Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas has declared that overhauling Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the title standings is his next target, after claiming a podium finish at…

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  31. Saturday 16 September 2017

  32. Bottas: Mercedes has a lot of work to do 16:45

    Bottas: Mercedes has a lot of work to do

    Valtteri Bottas emphasised that the layout of the Marina Bay Street Circuit has highlighted Mercedes' weaknesses, after the team emerged only third quickest…

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  33. Friday 15 September 2017

  34. 'Nothing out of reach for Mercedes' - Hamilton 16:58

    'Nothing out of reach for Mercedes' - Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton insists "nothing is out of reach" for Mercedes at the Singapore Grand Prix, despite Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo displaying emphatic pace during…

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  35. Bottas understands one-year Mercedes deal 06:12

    Bottas understands one-year Mercedes deal

    Valtteri Bottas says he understands Mercedes' desire to keep its long-term options open, in the wake of the Finn securing a one-year extension to stay at the…

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  36. Thursday 14 September 2017

  37. 14:42

    Video: Bottas reacts to 2018 extension

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  38. Wednesday 13 September 2017

  39. Wolff: Bottas 'more impressive' than expected 12:17

    Wolff: Bottas 'more impressive' than expected

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Valtteri Bottas' results have been "even more impressive" than expected this season, following the confirmation that the Finn will…

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  40. Mercedes confirms Bottas for 2018 season 12:02

    Mercedes confirms Bottas for 2018 season

    Mercedes has confirmed that Valtteri Bottas will continue to race for the team next season, alongside Lewis Hamilton, after signing a one-year contract…

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  41. Opinion: Decision time for Mercedes chiefs 10:36

    Opinion: Decision time for Mercedes chiefs

    Mercedes has admirably given equal treatment to Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in 2017, but it risks losing out to Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel if it does not…

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  42. Friday 8 September 2017

  43. Bottas adds to Pirelli mileage at Paul Ricard 16:33

    Bottas adds to Pirelli mileage at Paul Ricard

    Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas completed tyre testing in association with Pirelli at Paul Ricard on Friday. Pirelli is permitted 25 days of tyre testing per…

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  44. Tuesday 5 September 2017

  45. 11:49

    Video: Hamilton, Bottas reflect on Monza 1-2

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  46. Sunday 3 September 2017

  47. Bottas: Mercedes cannot rely on Italy pace 18:06

    Bottas: Mercedes cannot rely on Italy pace

    Valtteri Bottas feels that Mercedes "found a different kind of stability" at the Italian Grand Prix, but is wary the team cannot rely on such pace moving…

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  48. Final details of Bottas' contract being settled 08:12

    Final details of Bottas' contract being settled

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Valtteri Bottas' new contract with the team only needs to be "nailed and signed", with no doubt that he should continue alongside…

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  49. Friday 1 September 2017

  50. Bottas fastest, Ferrari closes on Mercedes 14:32

    Bottas fastest, Ferrari closes on Mercedes

    Valtteri Bottas posted the quickest lap time during Friday afternoon's second free practice session for the Italian Grand Prix, as Mercedes again locked out the…

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  51. Tuesday 29 August 2017

  52. Bottas would understand Hamilton backing 13:30

    Bottas would understand Hamilton backing

    Valtteri Bottas has not ruled himself out of this year's title fight, after a tough Belgian Grand Prix, but would understand if Mercedes ultimately backs Lewis…

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  53. Monday 28 August 2017

  54. Belgian Grand Prix: Winners and Losers 14:11

    Belgian Grand Prix: Winners and Losers

    Lewis Hamilton resisted pressure from Sebastian Vettel to close the gap in an enthralling title race, while Max Verstappen's race went up in smoke. GPUpdate.net…

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  55. Bottas frustrated after 'most difficult' weekend 07:24

    Bottas frustrated after 'most difficult' weekend

    Valtteri Bottas has admitted he needs to understand why he struggled at the Belgian Grand Prix, after coming home a low-key fifth, losing further ground in the…

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  56. Saturday 26 August 2017

  57. Bottas 'confused' by deficit to Hamilton at Spa 14:51

    Bottas 'confused' by deficit to Hamilton at Spa

    Valtteri Bottas admits he is "slightly confused" by his deficit to Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton after he qualified in third position for the Belgian Grand…

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  58. Friday 25 August 2017

  59. Spa one of Mercedes' 'strongest' Fridays 16:48

    Spa one of Mercedes' 'strongest' Fridays

    Lewis Hamilton labelled the opening pair of practice sessions for the Belgian Grand Prix as one of Mercedes' strongest Fridays so far in 2017, as he led the…

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  60. Hamilton, Bottas get new engines for Spa 11:06

    Hamilton, Bottas get new engines for Spa

    Mercedes has fitted new power unit components to the W08s of both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas at the Belgian Grand Prix, putting the pair one step away…

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  61. Wednesday 9 August 2017

  62. 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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  63. Monday 7 August 2017

  64. 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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  65. Thursday 3 August 2017

  66. 12:36

    Video: Bottas, Mercedes journey in style

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  67. Monday 31 July 2017

  68. 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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  69. Sunday 30 July 2017

  70. 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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  71. Saturday 29 July 2017

  72. 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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  73. Friday 28 July 2017

  74. 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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  75. Thursday 27 July 2017

  76. 12:36

    Video: Bottas surprises young Formula 1 fan

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  77. Tuesday 18 July 2017

  78. 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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  79. Sunday 16 July 2017

  80. 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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  81. Saturday 15 July 2017

  82. 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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  83. 12:02

    Video: Bottas in action at F1 Live London

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  84. Friday 14 July 2017

  85. 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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  86. 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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  87. 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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  88. 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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  89. 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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  90. Wednesday 12 July 2017

  91. 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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  92. Monday 10 July 2017

  93. 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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  94. Sunday 9 July 2017

  95. 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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  96. 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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  97. 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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  98. 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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