The Finns took the post, escorted by his teammate, 6-time champion Lewis Hamilton. Third starts Verstappen (Red Bull). Ferrari was far away: Leclerc was 7th and Vettel 11th.
Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas, from the Mercedes team, took over the pole position in the classification today and will start first in the Austrian Grand Prix tomorrow, a test with which the Formula 1
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Bottas had a time of 1: 02.939 and thus followed his teammate, the British Lewis Hamilton, the fastest in training on Friday, which set 1: 02.951 and starts from second place on the Red Bull Ring racetrack Austrian city of Spielberg.
“I missed this feeling. I have been preparing for this moment for a long time. The team has been incredible, I am impressed,” Bottas told the official F1 website.
Hamilton, the second Mercedes driver and current three-time Formula One champion, congratulated his teammate on the “pole” which allows him to be first on the starting grid.
“I am pleased with the Mercedes double. It’s a good start to the season. One more year we have shown that we are a fantastic team,” said the British driver, who will seek his seventh title after celebrating 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
In third place at the Austrian GP comes the Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull) followed by the British Lando Norris (McLaren); Thai Alexander Albon (Red Bull); Mexican Sergio Pérez (Racing Point Force India); Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari); Spanish Carlos Sainz (McLaren), Canadian Lance Stroll (Racing Point Force India) and Australian Daniel Ricciardo (Renault).
For their part, German Sebastian Vettel (four-time champion in F1) was not among the top ten in the standings and will start from eleventh place.
With a preliminary schedule that includes only eight confirmed competitions, Formula 1 International will have its first chapter of the 2020 season tomorrow in Spielberg, behind closed doors and with strict safety protocols.
The other already insured races, all on European territory, are: Styrian Grand Prix (Austria, July 12); the Hungarian Grand Prix (Hungaroring, July 19); the British Grand Prix (Silverstone, August 2); 70th Anniversary Award (Silverstone, August 9); the Spanish Grand Prix (Montmeló; August 16); Belgian Grand Prix (Spa-Francorchamps; August 30) and Italian Grand Prix (Monza; September 6).
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With information from Telam