Born in Nastola, Finland, Bottas finished eighth in the 2005 Karting World Cup. He won both the 2008 Formula Renault Eurocup and the 2008 Formula Renault Northern European Cup. In doing so, he repeated the feat of Filipe Albuquerque, who won both the NEC and Eurocup in the same season, in 2006.
He moved up into the Formula Three Euroseries for the 2009 season and was assigned test driver for the Williams Formula One team en 2010. Confirmed with Williams in 2013, he ended his first F1 season 17th in the standings, and 4th in 2014 !
Our World Series by Renault team wishes him a very happy birthday.