Formula One - Bottas ends Hamilton run for first career pole

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Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas celebrates after taking pole position (AFP Photo/Karim Sahib)

Formula One - Bottas ends Hamilton run for first career pole

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas celebrates after taking pole position (AFP Photo/Karim Sahib)

- A cool, calm and collected Valtteri Bottas claimed his first pole position on Saturday when he beat his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton with a well-controlled fastest lap in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix. The 26-year-old Finn, who joined the team as replacement for retired 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg, made the most of a less competitive final lap by the Briton to claim the prime starting position for Sunday’s race.


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