There might not be a driver in Formula 1 who had a more mixed campaign in 2017 than Valtteri Bottas. The 28-year-old Finnish driver commands the spotlight, in part because of his own talents but also because he drives for the Mercedes team that has had such a firm hold on the sport for four or five years now (thanks to lead driver Lewis Hamilton). Thus, not unexpectedly, Bottas was considered one of the names to watch as we started off the 2017 season.

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