August 28, 1989 (34)
Valtteri Bottas is a Finnish racing driver who currently competes in Formula One for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team. He began his motorsport career in karting and has since raced in several series, including Formula Renault, Formula 3, and Formula One.
Bottas made his debut in Formula One with the Williams team in 2013, where he spent four seasons before moving to Mercedes in 2017. Since joining Mercedes, he has become a consistent front-runner and has helped the team win four consecutive Constructors’ Championships.
One of the milestones in Bottas’ career was his first Grand Prix win at the 2017 Russian Grand Prix. He has also achieved numerous podium finishes and has shown himself to be a talented and competitive driver on the track.
In addition to his racing career, Bottas has been involved in collaborations with several celebrities and influencers. He appeared in a campaign for the Finnish clothing brand Makia with musician Jukka Poika and has also worked with social media personalities like Linnéa and Pernilla Böckerman.
Bottas is also known for his advocacy for animals and animal welfare. He has been involved in campaigns with the Finnish animal welfare organization SEY, and in 2018, he and his wife, Olympic swimmer Emilia Pikkarainen, launched their own animal charity, Valtteri Bottas Duathlon, to raise money for animal shelters and rescue organizations.