2017-11-11 Valtteri Bottas won his third Formula 1 pole position Saturday ahead of Sebastian Vettel in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton crashed out early.
“I feel good,” said Bottas. “Still a bit shaky but it’s a good feeling so it was just a nice lap. It was so close between Sebastian all throughout qualifying and sometimes with Kimi (Raikkonen) as well. I got a good lap in at the end. Obviously, Lewis was out in the beginning which was a shame for us but I’m happy that I could stand up for us. It’s really good to start from the pole here. We have a good car and it’s going to be a close race still with Ferrari but I’d rather start from pole than, for example, P3 so I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”