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Bottas on pole for Austrian Grand Prix

Bottas is on pole. Credit: PA

Valtteri Bottas qualified on pole position for Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix with his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton down in eighth after a five-place grid penalty.

Hamilton was only quick enough to set the third fastest time in Q3 as his main title rival Sebastian Vettel took second for Ferrari to start alongside Bottas on the front row of the grid.

Vettel holds a 14-point lead heading into the race and will be hopeful of extending the gap to second-placed Hamilton, who drops down the field after an unscheduled gearbox change.

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