Bottas on pole at Imola with Hamilton alongside

31 October 2020 - 16:18 By Reuters
Valtteri Bottas of Finland driving the (77) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W11 during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari on October 31, 2020 in Imola, Italy.
Valtteri Bottas of Finland driving the (77) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W11 during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari on October 31, 2020 in Imola, Italy.
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Valtteri Bottas took pole position for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola on Saturday with the Finn's team mate and Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton locking out the front row for Mercedes.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen qualified third with AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly fourth on the grid.

Mercedes need only a fourth-place finish in Sunday's race to secure a record seventh successive constructors' world championship.

The pole was a 13th in 13 races this season for the champions.


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