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F1: Bottas takes pole in Abu Dhabi

November 25, 2017 20:44 IST

Finland and Mercedes GP's Valtteri Bottas, Great Britain and Mercedes GP's Lewis Hamilton and Germany and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel pose for a photo in parc ferme during qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday

IMAGE: Finland and Mercedes GP's Valtteri Bottas, Great Britain and Mercedes GP's Lewis Hamilton and Germany and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel pose for a photo in parc ferme during qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Valtteri Bottas denied quadruple world champion team mate Lewis Hamilton the final pole position of the Formula One season on Saturday, leading a Mercedes one-two in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying.

 

The pole was the Finn's second in a row, after Brazil two weeks ago, and fourth of the campaign. Hamilton had been aiming for his 12th of the year.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel qualified third with Australian Daniel Ricciardo lining up alongside him on the second row of the grid for Red Bull.

Hamilton won his fourth title in Mexico last month while Mercedes clinched their fourth successive constructors' championship with three races to spare.

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