Austrian GP: Qualify-Bottas beats Vettel to pole by 0.042s

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas claimed his second pole position in Formula 1, beating Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel by 0.042s in qualifying for the Austrian GP.

Teammate Lewis Hamilton finished a tenth and a half adrift in third and is thus set to start eighth as he will be taking a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change.

As such, the status quo was maintained out front, with Vettel's teammate Kimi Raikkonen forced to settle for best of the rest in fourth, half a second down on the German.

Despite having trailed Max Verstappen in Q1 and Q2, Daniel Ricciardo beat his Red Bull teammate to fifth place, as the Dutchman suffered a late off in the final segment at Turn 7.

Grosjean placed seventh, with Force India duo Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon in eighth and ninth, and Carlos Sainz making up the top 10 for Toro Rosso.

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