Qualifying For The Emilia Romagna GP At Imola

Bottas put in a very strong lap in Q3 to take pole position.

Formula One is returning to Imola after a 14-year hiatus this weekend.

Qualifying got underway at 1PM (GMT) to determine the starting grid of tomorrow’s race.

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Valtteri Bottas topped Q1, with Lewis Hamilton second and Max Verstappen in third.

Kevin Magnussen, Romain Grosjean, Kimi Raikkonen, Nicholas Latifi and Antonio Giovinazzi were all knocked out in the first segment of qualifying.


Max Verstappen reported an electrical issue with his power unit and subsequently pitted.

The Dutchman still managed to get into Q3, after mechanics changed a spark plug and he went back out for one flying lap.

Bottas topped Q2, ahead of Hamilton and Pierre Gasly.

Sergio Perez, Esteban Ocon, Sebastian Vettel, George Russell and Lance Stroll failed to make it into Q3.

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Bottas took pole position after edging out team-mate Hamilton.

Verstappen and Gasly qualified P3 and P4, respectively, ahead of Daniel Ricciardo, Alex Albon and Charles Leclerc.

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