The Finnish Mercedes driver was ahead of Lewis Hamilton, his teammate, and will start first in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.
Only tenths separated them, but the truth is that Valtteri Bottas will start in pole position of 70th Anniversary Grand Prix in Silverstone ahead of Lewis Hamilton, something that made the Finnish rider happy.
After qualifying, the Nordic driver from Mercedes, who extended his contract with the German team for another year, commented: “It feels good. I love qualifying and especially when it goes well it is a good feeling.”
He added: “It’s nice to get everything out of me and out of the car. We made good steps since last weekend, so I think the qualifying performance was better than last weekend, very happy with that. I’m proud of driving this amazing car, it’s so fast. “
Finally, Bottas closed: “Of course, mentally when you start from pole you can only hope to win the race. I think the pace of the race is there, so the first job is to make a good start from the line like what I did last weekend. The mentality is to try to win, that’s all. “
The Finn made an excellent final lap in qualifying stage three at Silverstone, going 0.063 seconds faster than his teammate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton.
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