Valtteri Bottas has at the Yas Marina Circuit the polepositie for the GP of Abu Dhabi conquered. In his Mercedes, he knew his team mate Lewis Hamilton behind him. Stoffel Vandoorne qualified as a thirteenth.
During the first part of the qualification were again both Mercedes cars at the top back to find, just as during the last training session. This time it was Valtteri Bottas a fraction quicker than Lewis Hamilton, a mere 35 thousandths to be precise. Were times followed in the Ferrari also less than a tenth of a second.
Stoffel Vandoorne could fairly easily to advance to Q2. Vandoorne drove the ninth time and was just 23 thousandths faster than team-mate Alonso, which twelfth was. Indeed, everything was tremendously close to each other there in the society, making it in Q2 of details would depend on who would be able to advance to Q3.
As in Q1 we also found during Q2 Hamilton and Bottas at the top back. Bottas was 80 thousandths slower than Hamilton. Vettel came in slightly less than three-tenths.
Alonso and Vandoorne were in the McLaren not proceed to the last part of the qualification. Vandoorne finished thirteenth while Alonso just did one better with the eleventh time.
Felipe Massa did during his last F1 qualifying to bump up to Q3, an excellent result for the Brazilian. Most attention, however, went to the front, where there was fought to the polepositie.
During Q3 gave Valtteri Bottas in the Mercedes and immediately his business card. With a time of 1:36.231 claimed the Fin, for now, the polepositie. With his provisional besttijd was Bottas almost two tenths faster than team-mate Lewis Hamilton and more than six tenths faster than Sebastian Vettel in the Ferrari.
Lewis Hamilton seemed to be during his second run to go faster than Bottas. The Brit had also lead to the end of the second sector of the circuit but in the last sector lost Hamilton time. Bottas therefore on pole for the race with next to him, Lewis Hamilton on the first weekend. Sebastian Vettel was in the Ferrari half a second slower. Ricciardo, were times and Verstappen completed the top six.
1. V. Bottas Mercedes 01:37.356 01:36.822 01:36.231 18
2. L. Hamilton Mercedes 01:37.391 01:36.742 01:36.403 18
3. S. Vettel Ferrari 01:37.817 01:37.023 01:36.777 17
4. D. Ricciardo Red Bull 01:38.016 01:37.583 01:36.959 16
5. K. Were Times Ferrari 01:37.453 01:37.302 01:36.985 17
6. M. Verstappen Red Bull 01:38.021 01:37.777 01:37.328 19
7. N. Hulkenberg Renault 01:38.781 01:38.138 01:38.282 14
8. S. Perez Force India 01:38.601 01:38.359 01:38.374 17
9. E. Ocon Force India 01:38.896 01:38.392 01:38.397 17
10. F. Massa Williams 01:38.629 01:38.565 01:38.550 18
11. F. Alonso McLaren 01:38.820 01:38.636 12
12. C. Sainz Jr. Renault 01:38.810 01:38.725 9
13. S. Vandoorne McLaren 01:38.777 01:38.808 9
14. K. Magnussen Haas 01:39.395 01:39.298 16
15. L. Stroll Down Williams 01:39.503 01:39.646 14
16. R. Grosjean Haas 01:39.516 10
17. P. Gasly Toro Rosso 01:39.724 9
18. P. Wehrlein Sauber 01:39.930 9
19. M. Ericsson Sauber 01:39.994 9
20. B. Hartley Toro Rosso 01:40.471 8
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