F1 Austrian Grand Prix LIVE BUILD-UP: Bottas on pole, Hamilton ESCAPES potential penalty – latest updates

VALTTERI BOTTAS has taken pole for the Austrian GP after a qualifying tussle with teammate Lewis Hamilton. 

The Brit star – aiming for a record-equalling seventh title this season – topped all three observe classes however was pipped by the flying Finn.

  • Beginning grid: 1st Bottas 2nd Hamilton third Verstappen 4th Norris
  • Mercedes race in black automotive in help of Black Lives Matter motion
  • Sebastian Vettel reveals Ferrari refused to supply him new deal and dumped him over the telephone

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  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman

    LANDO HOPE AND GLORY

    Brit Lando Norris was delighted together with his effort in qualifying.

    He mentioned: “We by no means thought we might be in with an opportunity of beating Racing Level.

    “However as we went to decrease gasoline, the automotive began to come back alive and it felt a lot better.

    “This track last year was very good for us, we had good confidence in the car and it suits it.”

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman

    VETTEL NO METTLE

    Seb Vettel did not make the top-ten lower in Austria

    The German, who will depart Ferrari on the finish of the season, mentioned: “It is a shock we thought we had a little bit bit extra in hand.

    “It seems just like the others had been working extra gasoline or had been extra conservative in observe. I wasn’t fairly pleased with the automotive, it had extra oversteer on entry than I would love.

    “It’s a long race so in race trim we are always better. I think we will be there to make up some ground and score some good points.”

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman

    POLE POSITION

    Valtteri Bottas can be on pole in Austria.

    He mentioned: “I’ve missed this sense after the qualifying session — the shakes, it is actually one thing particular whenever you push the automotive to the restrict and I’ve clearly been making ready for this for a very long time.

    “It feels so good. Can’t say more than that and our team, it’s an amazing job to be in our own league.”

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman

    MORE FROM LEWIS ON F1 RACISM MEETING

    He added: “Within the assembly I simply acknowledged numerous the drivers, that there was an interpretation of a message that I posted asking for folks to talk out and their silence.

    “I used to be simply saying thanks for individuals who have mentioned one thing on their social media platforms.

    “They have an ideal voice, an ideal platform, after which encouraging the others that have not to say one thing.

    “I simply described the situation that silence is usually complicit. There nonetheless is a few silence in some instances, however I feel it is also a part of a dialogue of individuals attempting to know.

    “I feel there are nonetheless folks that do not absolutely perceive what’s occurring and what are the explanations for these protests.

    “I continue to try and be that guide, try to influence as many people as I can with it.”

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman

    MORE ON HAMILTON’S HORROR SHOW

    The flashpoint got here as he chased down Bottas’ time just for the Finn to make a mistake and drift off monitor and into the gravel.

    That prompted the stewards to wave the double flags, signalling that each one drivers MUST decelerate.

    Nonetheless, there was a priority that Hamilton didn’t gradual, in order that they began trying over his automotive’s telemetry.

    Whereas there isn’t any suspicion of any foul play on Bottas’ half, the second will wrangle with the Brit.

    Nonetheless, final night time he was lastly given the all-clear that no additional motion can be taken.

    In the meantime, Hamilton and his Mercedes crew are bracing themselves for an additional protest into their dual-axis steering system.

    Rivals Crimson Bull noticed their protest quashed by the FIA early Saturday morning and whereas they held off from interesting, they reserved the fitting to take action in future.

    It means they might enchantment the choice after tonight’s race.

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman

    BEN HUNT REPORTS FROM SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA

    Lewis Hamilton was hit by a triple whammy on the eve of the brand new Formula One season.

    The Brit, who was trying comfy right here in Austria after dominating all of the observe session, was overwhelmed to pole by his teammate, Valtteri Bottas.

    And he was made to sweat by the race stewards as they hauled him on TWO counts of breaking the principles.

    And in a 3rd blow, his Mercedes crew could possibly be hit by an additional protest from rivals Crimson Bull, who are usually not completely happy about their DAS-steering help.

    Hamilton was fast to reward Bottas’s achievement however was dealt the blow that race bosses had been digging into his information.

    They felt that on one event he flouted the principles to go away the monitor at flip 10 to get a bonus.

    And in a more-serious breach of the principles, he was judged to have did not decelerate on his closing flying lap.

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman

    DO MORE

    Lewis Hamilton has delivered a cryptic assault on his F1 rivals over their silence on serving to finish racism.

    He mentioned: “Truthfully I haven’t got any plans in the intervening time.

    “I’ve not thought that far ahead. I am certain over the night we are going to.

    “We spoke a bit within the drivers’ briefing. Yep… Fascinating….However it was good that we’re sort of all a minimum of in dialogue.

    “I don’t know what we’ll see tomorrow. I think potentially people are paying their respects in their own ways.”

  • Jim Sheridan 's avatarJim Sheridan

    HAMILTON PENALTY

    Lewis Hamilton could possibly be in hassle right here.

    He is been known as in to the stewards for 2 breaches of the principles. Leaving the monitor to achieve a bonus, then the big-one, failing to gradual for the waved yellow flags.

    That second one – when Valtteri Bottas went off monitor – means Hamilton ignored the protection directions to decelerate, as he pressed to beat his teammate to pole.

    If he’s discovered responsible, each lap occasions could possibly be deleted. He could possibly be taking a look at 10th on the grid for the race.

  • William Pugh 's avatarWilliam Pugh

    VET THE HELL!

    Sebastian Vettel was not completely happy after failing to make Q3 for the primary time for the reason that German GP final season.

  • William Pugh 's avatarWilliam Pugh

    VAL-IANT EFFORT

    Valteri Bottas bagged the 12th pole of his profession and he did it in unconventional style.

  • Jim Sheridan 's avatarJim Sheridan

    HAMILTON SPEAKS

    It is a constructive message from Lewis Hamilton, however he should be gutted at lacking out on pole after dominating all three observe classes.

    “It is a nice begin to the season. I feel we present 12 months on 12 months that we’re the very best crew.

    “We’re a united team and we push together.”

  • Jim Sheridan 's avatarJim Sheridan

    TOP TEN

    It was a dramatic afternoon in Austria and bodes effectively for tomorrow’s massive race.

    You might barely cut up the Mercedes pair – however what a drive from Bottas and a giant hand to Lando Norris in fourth…

  • Jim Sheridan 's avatarJim Sheridan

    BOTTAS SPEAKS

    A delighted Finn is dealing with the media and the masks he is carrying cannot disguise an enormous smile.

    “I missed this sense after qualifying… the shakes… after pushing the automotive to the restrict!

    “A good result today, but it’s tomorrow that matters.”

  • Ben Hunt 's avatarBen Hunt

    BOTTAS TAKES POLE

    Hamilton has one other crack as Bottas rides by means of the buttercups however the Brit is just not in a position to higher Bottas’ time.

    He takes pole. Hamilton will begin second.

    Max Verstappen will begin third and a profession greatest begin for Lando Norris, who will being the race in fourth place.

    Phew.

  • Ben Hunt 's avatarBen Hunt

    BOTTAS BOUNCES OFF

    Oh no! He is overdone it and bounces off monitor. The Finn has launched himself over the gravel entice.

    That is a shocker.

  • Ben Hunt 's avatarBen Hunt

    BOTTAS DRAWS FIRST BLOOD

    He is barely received a point out however the Finn has simply smashed his teammate. He has taken provisional pole from Hamilton.

    Verstappen a whopping 0.7 seconds behind Bottas.

    Leclerc? Properly, he’s miles off the tempo.

  • Ben Hunt 's avatarBen Hunt

    PAY ATTENTION

    Let’s neglect about poking enjoyable at Ferrari for a second. The highest 10 shoot-out is on the way in which.

    We’re set for a record-breaking fast lap round this monitor.

    Let’s have a look at simply how briskly these vehicles can go. It is a quick monitor. Occasions will tumble.

  • Ben Hunt 's avatarBen Hunt

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH FERRARI?

    TV replays exhibiting that Vettel was far and wide.

    I spoke to a few of the photographers right here on the monitor – they’re allowed subsequent to the monitor whereas we’re saved within the media centre.

    All of them reported simply how a lot that automotive was shifting round whereas the Mercedes was prefer it was on rails.

    That is a giant concern for Ferrari, who know they’ve aerodynamic issues this early within the season.

  • Ben Hunt 's avatarBen Hunt

    VETTEL IS OUT

    Irrespective of how unhealthy Ferrari thought it was going to be right here in Austria…it simply received worse.

    Vettel is out in Q2 and can begin a lowly 11th on the grid. They’ve loads of work to do to get that automotive on top of things.}

    The four-time world champion is out of the highest 10 together with Grosjean, Ocon, Kvyat and Gasly.

    Onerous occasions.

  • Ben Hunt 's avatarBen Hunt
  • Ben Hunt 's avatarBen Hunt

    SLOW START TO Q2

    We’re 4 minutes in to Q2 and solely now have a automotive on monitor. Lewis Hamilton is out and boy, does that automotive look good on model new, shiny tyres.

    Hamilton simply units a fast lap and tops the timesheets.

  • Ben Hunt 's avatarBen Hunt

    ELIMINATED FROM Q1

    Powerful luck for Brit George Russell, who’s given the flick from Q1. He qualifies in 17th place.

    Kimi Raikkonen additionally eradicated on the first hurdle alongside together with his Alfa Romeo teammate Antonio Giovinazzi.

    Kevin Magnussen and Nicholas Latifi additionally booted out of Q1.

    On the prime? Max Verstappen… That could be a flip up for the books.

  • Ben Hunt 's avatarBen Hunt

    FIVE MINUTES TO GO

    To the tip of Q1 and within the drop zone are: Latifi, Grosjean, Russell, Magnussen and Raikkonen

  • Ben Hunt 's avatarBen Hunt

    THINGS TO WATCH

    Maintain and eye on the Racing Factors, they could possibly be fast. I additionally count on extra from McLaren than what they’ve proven in observe.

    A lot additional again, we have to see what Williams have gotten. The troubled crew, up on the market and loads of issues, can be hoping to be inside touching distance with Haas and Alfa Romeo.

  • Ben Hunt 's avatarBen Hunt

    QUALIFYING IS GO

    Will anybody be capable to problem Hamilton for pole? We’ll discover out in little over an hour, let’s have a look at who makes it in to Q2.

VALTTERI BOTTAS has taken pole for the Austrian GP after a qualifying tussle with teammate Lewis Hamilton. 

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