Racing – Russian GP: Bottas Defeats Lewis Hamilton; Takes Pole Position

Mercedes reigned the qualifying round at the Russian Grand Prix, however it was Valtteri Bottas who took the limelight from Lewis Hamilton, as he took pole position.

Bottas edged Hamilton by 0.145 seconds after the best on the planet committed errors in the center division on the two his laps in the last best 10 shootout.

Despite being 0.556 seconds off the pace, Lewis Hamilton’s title match Sebastian Vettel will begin 3rd. Meanwhile, Kimi Raikkonen had a great chance of beating Vettel however, he missed it with a mix-up at the last corner.

Racing – Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton Stars In Final Practice Before Russian GP

Subsequent to overwhelming the 1st and 2nd sessions of qualifying and setting amazing first-part times on his laps in the last session, Lewis Hamilton appeared to be favourite for pole position.

Be that as it may, the two laps made tracks in an opposite direction from him in the second part, while Bottas held it together to sneak ahead by only 0.004secs on his initial run, an edge he expanded when Hamilton prematurely ended his second run following another blunder.

It was a great acheivement for Bottas, as it was only his 2nd pole of the season.

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