Bottas says his lap "wasn't perfect" despite claiming pole!

13-07-2019 15:12
by Adam Newton
Bottas says his lap wasn't perfect despite claiming pole!

Valtteri Bottas claimed his first pole position since the Spanish Grand Prix with a lap that was just good enough to beat his teammate Lewis Hamilton by just 0.006 seconds at Silverstone.

In muggy conditions, many drivers made mistakes on their flying laps, and Bottas' first run in Q3 was enough to pip Hamilton to the best spot on the grid for Sunday's race.

Bottas told David Coulthard after the session: "It was very good again, it reminds you why you do this. It's been pretty close all weekend and today with Lewis - it's good to get a good lap and get pole.

"I knew the first lap was good but it wasn't perfect and honestly I should've improved in the second run and I'm glad it was enough - its not easy to get a lap together."

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