Full Name: Valtteri Viktor Bottas
Age: 31 (28th August, 1989)
Place of birth: Nastola, Finland
Current team: Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team
Salary as driver: $11M (according to Sportac)
Salary as endorsements: unknown
First F1 appearance: Australian Grand Prix in March 2013 with Williams (team-mate: Pastor Maldonado)
First F1 race win: Russian Grand Prix in April 2017 with Mercedes
First F1 World Championship win: N/A
Assa Abloy: Swedish conglomerate Assa Abloy partnered up with Valtteri Bottas in February 2020, ahead of the start of the previous season. Abloy are most notably famous for their locks and security systems, with their products being used at the Eiffel Tower, the Palace of Versailles and the Presidential Palace in UAE.
Polar: In June of 2020, Polar, a Finnish sporting company, tied up with Valtteri Bottas. Interestingly, Bottas has been seen sporting Polar merchandise long before the partnership even began. He uses their sports technology equipments for his training and fitness regime.
Insijets: Insijets is a cost-effective private airplane company which sponsors Valtteri Bottas. As a part of this partnership, Bottas uses their services during the off-season and for his business and leisure travels.
Kemppi Oy: A Finland based arc welding company, Kemppi Oy have been sponsoring Valtteri Bottas since 2007. They have invested in the Mercedes driver since his youth days but have reportedly terminated their partnership with him recently.
Wihuri: Long time sponsor Wihuri group, a Finnish conglomerate, had tied up with both Mercedes and Valtteri Bottas, largely due to their CEO being a former racing driver. But in 2019, citing monetary issues and poor performances from Valtteri, Wihuri group terminated this association.
Formula One World Constructor’s championship: 4 times (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
DHL Fastest lap award: 1 times (2018)
AKK-Motorsport driver of the Year award: 1 time (2019)
Other ventures and activism:
- Valtteri Bottas loves running. He leverages this interest by organising a Valtteri Bottas duathlon, a charity event for children’s development. He also contributes to the Starlight Children’s foundation.
- Valtteri Bottas owns majority shares in luxury property investor Azurite. The company is based in Monaco and invests exclusively in properties in the tiny nation.
- Valtteri Bottas is a co-owner of Kahiwa Coffee Roastery. Based in Lahti, Finland, Kahiwa Coffee not only sells coffee, but also owns a cafe which serves wine and tapas.