Bottas signs new Mercedes deal for 2018

Valtteri Bottas has signed a new contract with Mercedes to race for the Formula 1 world champions in 2018.The Finnish driver joined Mercedes on a one-year deal in January 2017, as a replacement for retired world champion Nico Rosberg.The 28-year-old is third in this year's drivers' championship with two wins

Italian GP: Valtteri Bottas leads Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes set Monza pace

Mercedes dominated Friday practice at the Italian Grand Prix, with Valtteri Bottas topping the second session and Lewis Hamilton quickest in the first.Bottas beat the Briton by 0.056 seconds in the afternoon, when Hamilton's title rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari was just 0.14secs off the pace. Hamilton led Bottas by

Lewis Hamilton second in British GP practice behind Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas led Lewis Hamilton to a Mercedes one-two in second practice at the British Grand Prix but the Finn will receive a five-place grid penalty.Bottas, who was quickest by just 0.047 seconds, has suffered the same gearbox problem that hit his team-mate at the Austrian Grand Prix last weekend.Mercedes

Can 'quiet, straightforward' Valtteri Bottas challenge for the title?

British Grand Prix on the BBCDates: 14-16 July Venue: SilverstoneCoverage: Practice and qualifying on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra (online only), and race on BBC Radio 5 live. Live text commentary, leaderboard and imagery on BBC Sport website and app.Is there an interloper in the Formula 1 title fight?The

Lewis Hamilton battles back as Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian GP

Valtteri Bottas dominated the Austrian Grand Prix to take his second victory of the year ahead of Sebastian Vettel as Lewis Hamilton recovered to fourth. Hamilton started eighth after a poor qualifying performance and a five-place grid penalty, and is 20 points behind Ferrari driver Vettel in the championship.The Mercedes

Gossip: Vettel, Ferrari, Bottas, Raikkonen, McLaren, Kvyat, Stefanovic

Monday, 10 JulyFerrari chairman Sergio Marchionne has told World Championship leader Sebastian Vettel that he can have a new contract whenever he wants. (Reuters)Kimi Raikkonen insists he is performing "the best that I can" after being called a "laggard" by Ferrari boss Marchionne. (PlanetF1)Formula 1's governing body, the FIA, described