April 15, 2017 – Valtteri Bottas has taken his maiden Formula 1 pole position after beating Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton by just 0.023s in Saturday’s qualifying session for the 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finished third, ahead of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo.

Post Driver Chassis Engine Time Gap
1  Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Mercedes 1:28.769
2  Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Mercedes 1:28.792 0.023
3  Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Ferrari 1:29.247 0.478
4  Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull TAG 1:29.545 0.776
5  Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari Ferrari 1:29.567 0.798
6  Max Verstappen Red Bull TAG 1:29.687 0.918
7  Nico Hulkenberg Renault Renault 1:29.842 1.073
8  Felipe Massa Williams Mercedes 1:30.074 1.305
9  Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 1:30.763 1.994
10  Jolyon Palmer Renault Renault 1:31.074 2.305
11  Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso Renault 1:30.923 2.154
12  Lance Stroll Williams Mercedes 1:31.168 2.399
13  Pascal Wehrlein Sauber Ferrari 1:31.414 2.645
14  Esteban Ocon Force India Mercedes 1:31.684 2.915
15  Fernando Alonso McLaren Honda
16  Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso Renault 1:32.118 3.349
17  Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren Honda 1:32.313 3.544
18  Sergio Perez Force India Mercedes 1:32.318 3.549
19  Marcus Ericsson Sauber Ferrari 1:32.543 3.774
20  Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 1:32.900 4.131

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