Austrian GP
Bottas beats Hamilton to pole; disaster for Ferrari
Austria: Valtteri Bottas turned the tables on his Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Lewis Hamilton by claiming pole for the Austrian Grand Prix despite skating into the gravel on his final effort. Max Verstappen claimed third for Red Bull and will start on alternate tyres to the Mercedes drivers, with Lando Norris claiming a sensational fourth for McLaren as Racing Point's pace was only good enough for sixth for Sergio Perez and Ferrari's form faltered further than expected. Bottas broke the track record at the Red Bull Ring with a 1m02.939s on his first run in Q3, with Hamilton unable to get under 63-seconds on his own first effort in the final segment as he lost time in the second and third sectors. On their final flying tours, Bottas improved his time in the first sector but then slid into the gravel at the exit of Turn 4 – later spinning on the grass as he returned to the track – while Hamilton looked to be improving. The world champion did better his time to a 1m02.951s but wound up second on the grid for the race having topped all three practice sessions. Verstappen took third but will start the race on the mediums after getting through Q2 on the yellow-walled rubber, with Norris rising to fourth with a stunning final effort in his MCL35. - AFP