Austrian GP: Valtteri Bottas will begin the race within the first place with Lewis Hamilton behind him. Charles Leclerc completed seventh whereas Sebastian Vettel will begin the race on 11th place.
- Associated Press Spielberg
- Last Updated: July 4, 2020, 8:15 PM IST
Valtteri Bottas upstaged Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton on Saturday to take pole place for Formula One’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.
The Finnish driver edged out the world champion by .012 seconds at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in third place and Lando Norris giving McLaren a lift by ending fourth. Verstappen has received the previous two years right here.
Bottas had the main time when drivers launched into their ultimate laps and beat his personal mark earlier than sliding off the monitor into the gravel.
Hamilton was chasing a record-extending 89th profession pole. He was forward however then dropped off barely as Bottas secured a 12th profession pole.
Ferrari struggled for pace, with Charles Leclerc practically one second behind in seventh and Sebastian Vettel failing to make it into the third and ultimate a part of qualifying, often called Q3. He begins the race from 11th on the grid.
Vettel is leaving Ferrari at the top of the season together with his future in F1 unsure.
Earlier, Hamilton posted the quickest time in morning follow. The 35-year-old British driver was additionally quickest in each periods on Friday.
Midway by means of third follow, F1 newcomer Nicholas Latifi misjudged the exit of a flip and spun his Williams automobile right into a protecting tire wall.