Finnish Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) will come out first this Sunday in the Grand Prix of Portugal, the third of Formula One World Cup, which takes place at the Portimao circuit, where he prevented his teammate, the sevenfold English world champion Lewis hamilton signed his 100th pole position in the premier class.
Bottas covered the 4,653 meters of the Algarve track in one minute, 18 seconds and 348 hundredths, only seven less than Hamilton, in a qualification in which the two pilots of Red bull, The dutch Max verstappen and the mexican Sergio perez they marked the third and fourth time.
The Spanish Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) will start from fifth place on the grill, in the third row, next to the French Esteban Ocon, partner in Alpine of his compatriot the double Asturian world champion Fernando Alonso, which will start thirteenth, from the seventh row.
English will come out from the fourth Lando norris (Mclaren) and the Monegasque Charles Leclerc -Sainz’s colleague in the ‘Scuderia’-, who finished qualifying in seventh and eighth place, respectively.
The French Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri), ninth, and German Sebastian vettel (Aston martin) will start from the fifth row in the race this Sunday, planned to 66 laps, to complete a route of 306.5 kilometers.