Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) will start first this Sunday in the Sakhir Grand Prix,

the penultimate of the Formula One World Championship

, which will be held again in Barhéin, with the Spanish Carlos Sainz (McLaren), eighth.

Bottas dominated the qualifying session this Saturday by covering the 3,543 meters of the reduced track - it

is rolled on the outer ring

, almost two kilometers shorter than the one that houses the Grand Prix - in 53 seconds and 377 thousandths, 26 less than English George Russell, who replaces his compatriot at Mercedes, the already six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton (positive for covid-19).

Russell, 22, a regular Williams driver, delivered perfectly and was only two hundredths of the time of Bottas, who signed

his 16th pole

since driving in F1.

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Max Verstappen

(Red Bull), third in the World Championship - 12 points behind Bottas - will start third, from the second row, completed by the Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari).

'Checo' will do it from the third, next to the Russian Daniil Kvyat (Alpha Tauri).

Sainz will start from the fourth row, right next to Australian Daniel Ricciardo (Renault), seventh in qualifying this Saturday.

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