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Bottas takes pole ahead of Hamilton for Portuguese Grand Prix

Portuguese Grand Prix – Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas has secured a surprise pole position ahead of Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix. The Finn set a time of 1:18.348 which was just 0.007s ahead of Lewis Hamilton’s best time; both times set on the medium compound tyres. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen could only manage third after having his best time deleted for exceeding track limits. The wind picked up in Q3 as drivers were unable to improve their time on their second runs – the only driver to do so was Bottas, who managed to navigate the blustery conditions to slot into the top spot. A dejected Verstappen was left thinking what might’ve been – the Dutchman could’ve taken pole...
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