Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s Valtteri Bottas will start Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix from pole position having set a fastest time of 01:03.130s starting the race just ahead of team mate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton. It was Bottas’ fifth career pole and speaking following the session, team boss Toto Wolff said it was a tremendous effort by the Finn.
Sebastien Vettel starts the race from third for Ferrari just ahead of his team mate Kimi Raikkonen who was just ahead of the German in the second Ferrari in the dying seconds of the session. Speaking following the session, Raikkonen said he wasn’t sure where the team were missing something.
It was a disappointing session for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing as they start their home race from fifth for Max Verstappen and seventh for Daniel Ricciardo.
The Red Bull’s were split by the Haas F1 Team’s Romain Grosjean. Kevin Magnussen in the second Haas. It was a great session for the Renault Sport F1 Team as Carlos Sainz starts the race from ninth place while Nico Hulkenberg rounds out the top ten.
Force India’s Esteban Ocon starts the race from 11th place just ahead of Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly while Charle Leclerc starts the race from 13th place for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. McLaren Renault’s Fernando Alonso starts the race from 14th place just ahead of Williams Martini Racing’s Lance Stroll while Stoffel Vandoorne starts the race from 16th place.
Sergio Perez had a tough session as he starts the race from 17th place just ahead of Sergey Sirotkin in the second Williams.
Brendon Hartley starts the race from 19th place while Marcus Ericsson rounds out the grid in 20th place.