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Pole for Valtteri Bottas

Super stand-in Nico Hulkenberg qualified his Racing Point an eye-opening third as a replacement for absent Mexican Sergio Perez
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland jubilates after setting the fastest time during the qualifying session at the 70th Anniversary Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit, England, on Saturday.

Reuters   |   Silverstone   |   Published 09.08.20, 04:11 AM

Valtteri Bottas pipped championship-leading Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to pole position for F1’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone with a flying final lap on Saturday.

Super stand-in Nico Hulkenberg qualified his Racing Point an eye-opening third as a replacement for absent Mexican Sergio Perez, in quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen joined the experienced German on the second row.

The front row lockout was a record-extending 67th for Mercedes and switched around last weekend’s British Grand Prix qualifying, where Hamilton took his 91st career pole and won despite a last-lap puncture while Bottas failed to score. 

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