VALTTERI BOTTAS will begin on the entrance of the grid for the Eifel Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton settling for second.
Mercedes accomplished a one-two on the Nurburgring in Germany after Max Verstappen threatened to pinch pole.
Bottas beat Hamilton to pole place in qualifying for the Eifel GPCredit score: AFP
EIFEL GP: Qualifying outcomes
- Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
- Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
- Max Verstappen (Pink Bull)
- Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
- Alexander Albon (Pink Bull)
- Daniel Ricciardo (Renault)
- Esteban Ocon (Renault)
- Lando Norris (McLaren)
- Sergio Perez (Racing Level)
- Carlos Sainz (McLaren)
- Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
- Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri)
- Daniil Kvyat (Alpha Tauri)
- Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)
- Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
- Romain Grosjean (Haas)
- George Russell (Williams)
- Nicholas Latifi (Williams)
- Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo)
- Nico Hulkenberg (Racing Level)
The Pink Bull star ended up in third, with Hamilton pissed off by his team-mate.
Bottas ended up taking his 14th profession pole – a quarter-of-a-second forward of the British star.
On his pole, the Finn revealed: “It is such a pleasant feeling once you get it achieved the final lap.
“The final lap in Q3 was spot on. It was good to get it collectively.
“It has been fairly difficult with brief observe and these circumstances getting the tyres within the candy spot, that was one of many greater issues right now.
“I consider I can win. That is the one purpose for tomorrow and hopefully we are able to have a very good begin.”
Hamilton added: “Valtteri is 2 tenths forward so he did a very good job and congratulations to him.”
Arguably the largest story of the afternoon got here in Q2, when Sebastian Vettel did not make it into the ultimate session, ending eleventh.
Hamilton did not take pole place, with team-mate Bottas taking firstCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
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Ferrari star Charles Leclerc will begin in fourth, forward of Alexander Albon, Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon.
Lando Norris, Sergio Perez and Carlos Sainz accomplished the highest ten in Germany.
Earlier within the day, Nico Hulkenburg had changed Lance Stroll, who complained of feeling unwell.
However, with zero preparation, Hulkenburg completed dead-last in a ‘scruffy’ lap, based on ex-Renault star Jolyon Palmer.
The German joined Kimi Raikkonen, Nicholas Latifi, George Russell and Romain Grosjean in being dumped out in Q1.
The largest shock got here in Q2, although – with Vettel lacking the reduce, ending up in eleventh on house soil.
The Ferrari star joined Pierre Gasly, Daniil Kvyat, Antonio Giovinazzi and Kevin Magnussen in failing to make it to Q3.