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Valtteri Bottas takes pole position at Eifel Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas takes pole position at Eifel Grand Prix
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The Finnish Valtteri Bottas is on the pole position of the Eifel Grand Prix, to take place Sunday at the Nurburgring race track in Germany. The Mercedes Benz driver celebrated his 14th career pole.

Bottas teammate Lewis Hamilton to start in second, and Red Bull's Max Verstappen in third.

After the qualifying, Bottas stated "It's such a nice feeling when you get it on the last lap! It was tricky today with a short practice and getting the tyres spot on."

Nico Hulkenberg will replace Lance Stroll for this Grand Prix at the Nurburgring after the Canadian missed practice on Saturday morning after falling ill.

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Formula 1: Valtteri Bottas takes pole position of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas
Valtteri Bottas Credit: Twitter Reproduction

Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas beat Mercedes team-mate, Lewis Hamilton, to pole position at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix in Silverstone. Racing Point's Nico Hulkenberg, standing in for Sergio Perez who has coronavirus, took the third spot.

After the training session, Bottas said: "Feels good. I just love qualifying, especially when it goes well. Proud to drive this car. Our first job is to get a good start off the line tomorrow and go from there".

The 70th Anniversary Grand Prix will take place Sunday, in Silverstone, at 13:10 UTC.

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