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Qualifying results - Bahrain Grand Prix 2017 - Bottas takes pole position less than a tenth ahead of Hamilton

Bottas snatches first F1 pole position in Bahrain
Credit: Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas pushed hard to secure his first ever pole position in Formula One, beating teammate Lewis Hamilton by less than a tenth of a second on their final flying laps. Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo settled for the second row of the grid, whilst their Red Bull and Ferrari teammates were pushed to the third row.

Elsewhere, Romain Grosjean and Felipe Massa made it into the top ten, as did both Renault drivers - Jolyon Palmer who was in Q3 for the first time. McLaren saw Fernando Alonso get into Q2 but he could go no further due to an engine issue, and Stoffel Vandoorne dropped out in the first session.

1Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:28.76912
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:28.79213
3Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:29.24712
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:29.54512
5Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:29.56716
6Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:29.68712
7Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:29.84215
8Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:30.07412
9Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:30.76316
10Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:31.07415
11Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:30.92312
12Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:31.16812
13Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team1:31.41415
14Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:31.68412
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren HondaNo time8
16Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:32.1185
17Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:32.3138
18Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:32.3187
19Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:32.5439
20Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:32.9008