Valtteri Bottas wins over Lewis Hamilton with 0.019 sec in Austrian GP pole. - Sports history


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Valtteri Bottas wins over Lewis Hamilton with 0.019 sec in Austrian GP pole.

Valtteri Bottas wins over Lewis Hamilton with 0.019 sec in Austrian GP pole.

    Three times Austrian Grand Prix champions Lewis Hamilton has just shocked by Valtteri Bottas go-ahead 0.019 seconds on the top position in Austrian GP qualifying pole, while Hamilton's title rival Sebastian Vettel, of Ferrari, was third on the podium just 0.334secs behind.

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen stay on the fourth in the Podium ahead of the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.

Austrian grand prix. gp pole, Valtteri Bottas wins over Lewis Hamilton,

Bottas, whose past post position came in a year ago's season finale in Abu Dhabi, hit the front in the Q3 top 10 shootouts with a lap of 1m03.264s on his first run - a large portion of a second quicker than closest opponent Kimi Raikkonen.

Colleague Lewis Hamilton ran profound into the Turn 3 barrette on his first run and wound up third, yet the last runs transformed into a shootout between the two Mercedes drivers.

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On his last lap, Bottas shaded Hamilton in the first and third segment, with Hamilton just two-thousandths speedier in the center part - signifying post position by 19 thousandths of a second.

Sebastian Vettel committed an error on his first Q3 endeavor, however, bounced from seventh to third on his last keep running in front of colleague Kimi Raikkonen.

The Ferraris will begin Sunday's race on the ultrasoft tires having utilized them to set their Q2 times, while Hamilton and Bottas will have supersofts.

Romain Grosjean put in a staggering execution to seal the 6th place on his first keep running in Q3.

Max Verstappen stretched out beyond him as Grosjean did not enhance his second arrangement of ultrasoft, but rather the Haas will even now begin in front of the second Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo.

The Red Bulls made three endeavors in Q3 subsequent to utilizing supersofts to set their Q2 times.

 Austrian GP Pole Quotes: What they said.

Valtteri Bottas: "The whole weekend we have been making good progress with the set-up. The car felt so good and in the last run, I knew there was 0.1secs I could improve on the first run and I managed to find it. Apparently, I needed it."

Lewis Hamilton: "Not too bad. I am happy with it. Valtteri did a stunning lap on the first run and I did a little mistake and that kind of ended the run. This is a great result for the team and Valtteri deserved it today."

Austrian GP Final Qualifying Results, times: 

 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP 1min 03.130secs

Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP 1:03.149

Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1:03.464

Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:03.660

Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull 1:03.840

Romain Grosjean (Fra) Haas F1 1:03.892

Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 1:03.996

Kevin Magnussen (Den) Haas F1 1:04.051

Carlos Sainz (Spa) Renault 1:04.725

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