Bottas storms to pole position in São Paulo

Valtteri Bottas claimed his third career pole position – his first at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace and third of the 2017 season, second and third place for the Scuderia Ferrari drivers. Sebastian Vettel posted a time of 1’08”360 to line up ahead of team-mate Kimi Raikkonen whose best lap was a 1’08”538 on the starting grid for tomorrow’s race.

Formel 1 – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Großer Preis von Brasilien 2017. Valtteri Bottas
Formula One – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Brazilian GP 2017. Valtteri Bottas

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MAPFRE draw first blood in Alicante

The local heroes on Xabi Fernández’s MAPFRE were a popular winner in the first point scoring race of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Fernández and his team made a bold call at the start to duck behind the entire fleet in order to sail up what turned out to be the favoured right hand side of the course, coming from behind to earn a narrow lead at the first gate.

Alicante, MAPFRE In-Port race on board MAPFRE. Photo by Ugo Fonolla/Volvo Ocean Race. 14 October, 2017

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Sensational pole for Zarco at Motul Grand Prix of Japan

Monster Yamaha Tech3 team rider Johann Zarco delivered a master class performance today to clinch a superb second pole position in his rookie MotoGP season. The French star progressed through to Q2 courtesy of his FP2 time, and here, he battled against the drying yet slippery track, before storming to the top on his penultimate lap. Tomorrow, the highly impressive rookie seeks to scoop his second podium of the year at Yamaha’s home Grand Prix.

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