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Starting grid - Bahrain Grand Prix 2017 // No penalties means Bottas retains pole position

Bottas gives the thumbs up after run to pole position
Credit: Daimler AG

There were no penalties to affect the starting grid for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Valtteri Bottas keeps his pole position, the first in Formula One, with Lewis Hamilton lining up alongside him on the front row of the grid. Jolyon Palmer's top ten start was his best ever qualifying position, his first time through to Q2, and both Renault's being in the top ten is a good sign for the Enstone team.

Meanwhile, Alonso and Vandoorne edge ever close to power unit penalties as they continue to have problems with their Honda power, but for now they are safe.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
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