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Qualy: Bottas edges out Hamilton for China pole

Ferrari may have had the straightline speed but over a complete lap it was Valtteri Bottas who was quickest in qualifying, grabbing pole position in China. Bottas set the pace in Q1, fastest with a 1:32.658, before Lewis Hamilton edged him in Q2, a 1:31.637 for the reigning World Champion on the medium tyres. Surprisingly Ferrari, led by Sebastian Vettel, were six-tenths down. Although the Scuderia had the better straightline speed, it was noted by many that their SF90 was extremely slow through slow corners. Going into Q3 the big question was tyre choice: soft or mediums. However, all 10 drivers opted for soft Pirellis. Bottas claimed provisional pole, purple in the first two sectors, to...
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