Valterri Bottas is a Finnish racing driver who currently competes in Formula One for Alfa Romeo Sauber Formula One Team.
Before making his debut in the sport’s top tier, Bottas had a successful junior career that saw him race in various lower formula categories and earn recognition as one of the most promising young drivers in the sport.
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Bottas began his racing career in karting, where he quickly made a name for himself with several wins and podium finishes. He then moved on to junior formula categories, where he continued to impress with his speed and consistency.
In 2007, Bottas made his debut in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup and quickly established himself as a top driver in the series. He won the championship in 2008 and moved on to the Formula Three Euro Series, where he continued to impress with several podium finishes and a win in the Masters of Formula 3 race.
In 2011, Bottas made his debut in the GP3 Series, winning the championship with six wins and ten podium finishes. He then made the move to GP2, where he continued to show his impressive speed and race-craft, earning several podium finishes and a win in the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix support race.
In addition to his success in lower formula categories, Bottas also had several notable victories in other racing series, including the 2010 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC and the 2012 GP2 Asia Series. He was also a two-time winner of the prestigious Finnish Driver of the Year award.
Bottas’ success in lower formula categories and other racing series caught the attention of several Formula One teams, and he made his debut in the sport in 2013 with Williams Martini Racing.
Valterri Bottas’ junior career was marked by impressive speed and consistency, and he quickly earned recognition as one of the most promising young drivers in the sport. His success in lower formula categories and other racing series laid the foundation for his successful career in Formula One and solidified his status as a top-level racing driver.