Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas took pole position ahead of Sunday's Portuguese Grand Prix in Portimao by securing top spot during a windy qualifying session Saturday.
Bottas earned his 17th career pole and first since the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, finishing ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull's Max Verstappen.
|3||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||+0.398|
|4||Sergio Perez||Red Bull||+0.542|
|10||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin||+1.311|
|12||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||Q2|
|15||Kimi Raikkonen||Alfa Romeo||Q2|
|17||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||Q1|
"It's a good feeling to be on pole," Bottas said after qualifying. "It feels like it's been a while. ... Qualifying has been a weak point for me but we've been working hard this weekend."
The Finnish driver struggled in the previous race, qualifying eighth in Imola before a crash with Williams' George Russell abruptly ended his Sunday.
Bottas prevented Hamilton from earning his 100th career pole position with Saturday's result.