Bottas takes pole for Portuguese GP, denies Hamilton 100th
PORTIMAO, Portugal (AP) — Valtteri Bottas has grabbed pole position for the Portuguese Grand Prix and denied Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton a record-extending 100th Formula One pole. Bottas clinched the 17th of his career and a much-needed one after he crashed in the last race and scored no points. He was .007 seconds ahead of Hamilton and .34 ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. He is the third different pole-sitter in three races. Hamilton is aiming for a 97th win on Sunday, Bottas his 17th victory, and Verstappen his 12th.