Bottas finishes 2nd at Portuguese GP, Hamilton top

25 Oct 2020, 00:49

  DF News Desk

Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes. File Photo Xinhua.

Mercedes Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas took the second place at the Portuguese Grand Prix on Saturday.

Bottas´s teammate Lewis Hamilton snatched pole position from him in a thrilling end to an unusual qualifying, reported British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Hamilton and Bottas ran theoretically slower medium tyres to set their times and a key strategy call by the Briton could have made the difference.

Hamilton chose to do two hot laps at the climax to Bottas' one, and the lead swapped between them as it played out, said BBC.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen took third, from Charles Leclerc's Ferrari.

Hamilton ended up beating Bottas by 0.101 seconds at the end of an unpredictable and exciting session, the report added.

Click BBC to read the detail original report.