2017 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX
With Hamilton having beaten Bottas in the previous two qualifying
sessions, the form guide dictated that it would again be the Briton on pole,
but Bottas wasn’t paying attention to form and the Finn managed to find a
fraction more pace on his final run to edge the three-time champion by just two
hundredths of a second to take his first career pole with a lap of 1:28.769.
Vettel took third for Ferrari 0.478 behind Bottas. Ricciardo, meanwhile, put
in a superb final flyer to improve on his opening time by almost half a second.
That left him fourth ahead of Räikkönen and Verstappen, who did not improve
on his opening time. Seventh place went to Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg, with
Williams’ Felipe Massa eighth ahead of Grosjean and Palmer.