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Components 1 2021: Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas beats teammate Lewis Hamilton to take pole at Portuguese GP

Pink Bull’s Max Verstappen, one level behind Hamilton within the drivers’ standings, took third place on Sunday’s grid with teammate Sergio Perez by his aspect on the second row in Portimao.

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, proper, congratulates teammate Valtteri Bottas after setting the quickest time within the qualifying session forward of the Portuguese Grand Prix. AP

Portimao: Valtteri Bottas clinched pole place on the Portuguese Grand Prix with seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, ending a Mercedes lockout in first place in qualifying on Saturday.

Hamilton’s pursuit of a one hundredth pole on the monitor the place he notched his file 92nd win final 12 months was delayed when Bottas took the seventeenth of his profession.

“It is a good feeling to be on pole,” stated Bottas.

He added: “Appears prefer it’s been a very long time. It was a weak level for me within the first two races. The staff labored exhausting all weekend and we’ve a very good place for tomorrow.”

Pink Bull’s Max Verstappen, one level behind Hamilton within the drivers’ standings, took third place on Sunday’s grid with teammate Sergio Perez by his aspect on the second row in Portimao.

Carlos Sainz for Ferrari got here fifth forward of Esteban Ocon’s Alpine, Lando Norris, in a McLaren, and Charles Leclerc within the second Ferrari.

Hamilton paid tribute to Bottas “and our staff” to maintain us each within the entrance row.

“It wasn’t deliberate. It’s important to be glad for that, it wasn’t the proper flip however I gave it my all.

“You’ll be able to by no means be happy, we exist to maintain shifting ahead, however I am proud of what we’re doing and the actions we’re taking.”

Hamilton narrowly leads the 2021 championship after successful the opener in Bahrain earlier than Dutch rival Verstappen returned within the Emilia-Romagna GP in Imola.

This weekend, the Briton joins a social media blackout that includes a number of worldwide sports activities organizations in addition to people in a protest in opposition to on-line abuse.

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