Having quite simply exceeded everyone's expectations bar his own, tell us what you think to the start of Valtteri Bottas' Mercedes Grand Prix career. Pretty much everyone in the Formula One paddock expected Bottas to roll over for former World Champion Lewis Hamilton in 2017, however the quietly spoken Finn has been bang on the money all season, more than matching his illustrious team mate and keeping himself right in contention for the drivers championship this year. With two wins already and an even 50 / 50 split between the two Mercedes drivers with regards to highest finishes during the year, Bottas has more than proven himself deserving of the coveted Mercedes drive in place of outgoing champion Nico Rosberg. Strong start to the season, race wins, fastest laps and pole positions, mixed in with some slightly shoddy mistakes in some moments have left Bottas with occasionally conflicting performances. Taking all this into account, how do you rate his performances so far in 2017? Vote now to tell us how you rate the first half of 2017 for Valtteri Bottas, and leave a comment below! For more from the world of Formula One, check out the Formula One sub forum here at RaceDepartment and get involved with our awesome community..