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Austrian Grand Prix 2020 qualifying results: Bottas pole, Hamilton 2nd, Vettel nightmare

Q1 Results

16) Kevin Magnussen 17) George Russell 18) Antonio Giovinazzi 19) Kimi Raikkonen 20) Nicholas Latifi

Williams new boy Nicholas Latifi will start his first ever Grand Prix at the back of the grid after qualifying in 20th for Sunday’s race in Spielberg.

The Canadian was well off the pace of his rivals at the Red Bull Ring and will be joined by Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen on the last row.

Raikkonen’s team-mate Antonio Giovinazzi will start the Austrian Grand Prix in 18th, with Williams’ George Russell beside him on the penultimate row after narrowly missing out on a place in Q2.

Haas’ Kevin Magnussen will start in 16th, while at the other end of the grid it was Max Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton making up the top three ahead of Q2.

Q2 Results

11) Sebastian Vettel 12) Pierre Gasly 13) Daniil Kvyat 14) Esteban Ocon 15) Romain Grosjean

Sebastian Vettel is set to make the nightmare start to his final season at Ferrari after failing to secure a place in the top ten for the Austrian Grand Prix.

The four-time F1 champion put in a scruffy last flying lap during Q2 and will begin Sunday’s race a disappointing 11th on the grid in Spielberg.

AlphaTauri pair Pierre Gasly and Daniil Kvyat will start in 12th and 13th respectively, just ahead of Esteban Ocon, who’s taking part in his first Grand Prix weekend for more than 500 days.

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Haas driver Romain Grosjean will start next to team-mate Kevin Magnussen, with Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton and Alex Albon currently making up the provisional top three.

Q3 Results

1) Valtteri Bottas 2) Lewis Hamilton 3) Max Verstappen 4) Lando Norris 5) Alex Albon 6) Sergio Perez 7) Charles Leclerc 8) Carlos Sainz 9) Lance Stroll 10) Daniel Ricciardo

Valtteri Bottas will start the Austrian Grand Prix on pole for the third time in four years after edging out Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton with a circuit-record lap time at the Red Bull Ring.

The Silver Arrows, racing in black this season to support the Black Lives Matter movement, will be desperate for a repeat of last year’s opening race success – albeit with that having taken place thousands of miles away in Austria.

Max Verstappen, victor in Spielberg for the past two years, will start Sunday’s race on the second row, alongside McLaren driver Lando Norris.

Ferrari’s woes were compounded following Vettel’s nightmare display with Charles Leclerc only going seventh quickest, behind the aforementioned quartet, Alex Albon and Sergio Perez.

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