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  1. Monday 11 December 2017

  2. Bottas eyes qualifying and consistency gains 12:16

    Bottas eyes qualifying and consistency gains

    Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas has accepted that he needs to improve his one-lap pace, and string a more consistent campaign together, if he is to compete for the…

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  3. Thursday 30 November 2017

  4. Bottas learns 'great deal' about 2018 tyres 09:55

    Bottas learns 'great deal' about 2018 tyres

    Valtteri Bottas says he learned a "great deal" about Pirelli's new-for-2018 tyres after trying them for the first time during the post-Abu Dhabi Grand Prix…

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  5. 'New Formula 1 logo isn't iconic' - Hamilton 07:02

    'New Formula 1 logo isn't iconic' - Hamilton

    World Champion Lewis Hamilton has described Formula 1's old logo as "iconic", following a mixed reaction to the new scheme's introduction on Sunday. Formula…

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  6. Tuesday 28 November 2017

  7. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Winners and Losers 08:58

    Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Winners and Losers

    Valtteri Bottas capped the 2017 Formula 1 campaign with a long overdue win during a less-than-thrilling finale. GPUpdate.net presents its winners and losers…

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  8. Monday 27 November 2017

  9. Video: Bottas, Hamilton unwind after season 09:26

    Video: Bottas, Hamilton unwind after season

    Highlights? Tough times? Saunas? Valtteri? Bottas and Lewis? Hamilton unwind after a long Formula 1 season on a roof top at the Yas Marina Circuit.

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  10. Sunday 26 November 2017

  11. Bottas was 'managing pace' amid pressure 15:11

    Bottas was 'managing pace' amid pressure

    Abu Dhabi Grand Prix winner Valtteri Bottas says he was managing the pace at the front of the pack, amid the presence of Mercedes team-mate Lewis…

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  12. Bottas leads Mercedes 1-2 in Abu Dhabi GP 14:40

    Bottas leads Mercedes 1-2 in Abu Dhabi GP

    Valtteri Bottas led home Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton for a dominant 1-2 finish at a processional season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with Ferrari's…

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  13. Lauda 'happy for Bottas' brain' after pole 09:02

    Lauda 'happy for Bottas' brain' after pole

    Mercedes chief Niki Lauda says he is "very happy" for Valtteri Bottas' brain after he secured back-to-back pole positions for the first time in his Formula 1…

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  14. Saturday 25 November 2017

  15. Bottas: Win 'clear target' after Brazil defeat 14:30

    Bottas: Win 'clear target' after Brazil defeat

    Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas emphasised that victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is his "clear target" after he recorded his fourth pole position of the…

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  16. Hamilton hails 'incredible' Bottas effort 14:29

    Hamilton hails 'incredible' Bottas effort

    Lewis Hamilton heaped praise on Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas for delivering an "incredible" qualifying performance to claim pole position for the Abu…

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  17. Bottas beats Hamilton to Abu Dhabi pole 14:03

    Bottas beats Hamilton to Abu Dhabi pole

    Valtteri Bottas beat Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to capture his fourth pole of the campaign, and second in a row, for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand…

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  18. Friday 24 November 2017

  19. Hamilton makes 'good progress' on first day 17:02

    Hamilton makes 'good progress' on first day

    Lewis Hamilton was encouraged by Mercedes' start to proceedings at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as he set the quickest ever lap of the Yas Marina Circuit during…

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  20. Sunday 12 November 2017

  21. Bottas 'very disappointed' with second 18:20

    Bottas 'very disappointed' with second

    Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas described himself as "very disappointed" after missing out on a potential victory to Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel at the…

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  22. Saturday 11 November 2017

  23. 'Shaky' Bottas revels in Brazilian GP pole 17:43

    'Shaky' Bottas revels in Brazilian GP pole

    A "shaky" Valtteri Bottas revelled in capturing pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix as he edged out both Ferrari drivers during the Q3 shootout at…

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  24. Bottas secures pole after Hamilton crashes 17:14

    Bottas secures pole after Hamilton crashes

    Valtteri Bottas grabbed pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix, ahead of Ferrari pair Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen, after Mercedes team-mate Lewis…

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  25. Bottas tops ultra-close final practice session 14:04

    Bottas tops ultra-close final practice session

    Valtteri Bottas topped a close final practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix, ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton and the Ferrari drivers, with the…

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  26. Friday 10 November 2017

  27. Mercedes pair encouraged by Friday form 18:57

    Mercedes pair encouraged by Friday form

    Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas expressed optimism over Mercedes' start to the Brazilian Grand Prix after the pair finished 1-2 in both practice sessions on…

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  28. Thursday 9 November 2017

  29. Bottas won't be 'number two' to Hamilton 11:01

    Bottas won't be 'number two' to Hamilton

    Valtteri Bottas has made clear that he will not settle for being a "number two" to Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes moving forward, as he eyes a stronger, more…

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  30. Sunday 29 October 2017

  31. Bottas surprised by Hamilton work ethic 22:07

    Bottas surprised by Hamilton work ethic

    Valtteri Bottas says he has been surprised by just how hard Lewis Hamilton works behind the scenes, after joining him at Mercedes for the 2017…

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  32. Saturday 28 October 2017

  33. No further action over Verstappen/Bottas 21:37

    No further action over Verstappen/Bottas

    Max Verstappen has escaped a penalty after the stewards accepted that he did not impede Valtteri Bottas during Mexican Grand Prix qualifying. Bottas, on a…

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  34. Bottas: Verstappen 'ruined' opening Q3 lap 21:07

    Bottas: Verstappen 'ruined' opening Q3 lap

    Valtteri Bottas says that Max Verstappen "ruined" his first Q3 lap during qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix, ahead of a meeting with the…

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  35. Friday 27 October 2017

  36. Hamilton: FP2 long run 'one of my best ever' 22:34

    Hamilton: FP2 long run 'one of my best ever'

    Lewis Hamilton described his race simulation during second practice for the Mexican Grand Prix as "one of the best I've ever done", following a…

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  37. Bottas heads Mercedes 1-2 in first practice 17:33

    Bottas heads Mercedes 1-2 in first practice

    Valtteri Bottas led team-mate Lewis Hamilton by almost half a second in a Mercedes 1-2 during Friday's first practice session for the Mexican Grand Prix…

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  38. Video: Bottas karts with sailing superstar 14:20

    Video: Bottas karts with sailing superstar

    Valtteri Bottas challenges sailing superstar Alex Thomson to a kart race in his homeland capital, Helsinki, in the latest episode of the 'Meet the BOSS…

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  39. Wednesday 25 October 2017

  40. Hamilton praises 'unusual' Mercedes dynamic 13:22

    Hamilton praises 'unusual' Mercedes dynamic

    Lewis Hamilton believes that the "unusual dynamic" between himself and Valtteri Bottas has driven Mercedes forward in 2017, and has assisted his own progress in…

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  41. Tuesday 24 October 2017

  42. Bottas says he's learning from recent setbacks 09:17

    Bottas says he's learning from recent setbacks

    Valtteri Bottas insists that he is still making progress with Mercedes, and regards his recent difficult string of races as an opportunity to learn. Bottas…

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  43. Monday 23 October 2017

  44. Wolff: Mercedes to 'keep foot on the gas' 06:32

    Wolff: Mercedes to 'keep foot on the gas'

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says the team will "keep our foot on the gas" after completing "half of the job" by clinching the Constructors' title at the United…

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  45. Bottas left to lament late-race tyre wear 00:40

    Bottas left to lament late-race tyre wear

    Valtteri Bottas conceded that it was "not possible" for him to execute a one-stop strategy, after the Finn struggled with the durability of his Soft…

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  46. Friday 20 October 2017

  47. Hamilton builds 'solid platform' on first day 22:36

    Hamilton builds 'solid platform' on first day

    Lewis Hamilton says that he built a "solid platform" on the first day of practice for the United States Grand Prix, as he pushes to win the event for a sixth…

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  48. Sunday 8 October 2017

  49. 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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  50. Saturday 7 October 2017

  51. 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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  52. 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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  53. Friday 6 October 2017

  54. 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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  55. 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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  56. Tuesday 3 October 2017

  57. 15:02

    Video: Hamilton, Bottas on tour in Malaysia

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  58. 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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  59. 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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  60. Monday 2 October 2017

  61. 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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  62. 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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  63. Sunday 1 October 2017

  64. 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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  65. Saturday 30 September 2017

  66. 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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  67. 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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  68. Friday 29 September 2017

  69. 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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  70. 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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  71. 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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  72. Thursday 28 September 2017

  73. 18:45

    Video: Mercedes drivers meet their fans

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  74. Tuesday 26 September 2017

  75. 11:02

    Video: Bottas' early race day in Malaysia

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  76. Sunday 17 September 2017

  77. 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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  78. Saturday 16 September 2017

  79. 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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  80. Friday 15 September 2017

  81. '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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  82. 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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  83. Thursday 14 September 2017

  84. 14:42

    Video: Bottas reacts to 2018 extension

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  85. Wednesday 13 September 2017

  86. 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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  87. 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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  88. 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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  89. Friday 8 September 2017

  90. 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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  91. Tuesday 5 September 2017

  92. 11:49

    Video: Hamilton, Bottas reflect on Monza 1-2

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  93. Sunday 3 September 2017

  94. 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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  95. 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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  96. Friday 1 September 2017

  97. 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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