Hamilton leads Mercedes front row lockout, Vettel third

Hamilton leads Mercedes front row lockout, Vettel third

This meant that four-time champion Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari, who trails Hamilton by four points after the opening four races of the season, was pushed down to fourth ahead of Bottas and fellow-Finn Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari.

After making a mistake in the first corner on his first Q3 run on the super-soft, Vettel switched to the soft compound for his second run and improved his lap time with a much cleaner lap.

Sebastian Vettel, who trails Hamilton by four points in the drivers' standings, kept Ferrari close in the morning session, but Red Bull was the main challenger to Mercedes in the afternoon.

"I tried to get it back and recover but to really fight for pole I knew it was not enough". But it took everything from us to get a result and to get a 1-2 in qualifying is fantastic for the team.

"With the unanimous votes at both the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County's Economic Development and Tourism Committee, we are very pleased to have received preliminary approval towards bringing a Formula One Grand Prix to Miami", said Sean Bratches, managing director of commercial operations at Formula One. It's a shame, it's only four hundredths. Vettel led for 41 laps in Baku before the rogue Red Bull boys brought out the safety auto that changed everything. Vettel won in Australia and Bahrain, while Ricciardo was first in China and Hamilton triumphed in Azerbaijan. "I'm a bit disappointed but it could have been worse", he said. Teammate Romain Grosjean is 10th on the grid.

However, Bottas vowed to make up for lost time and ensure Mercedes would not let their qualifying positions slip. "So that's a positive thing".

His fellow Spaniard Carlos Sainz was ninth in the Renault, whose other driver Nico Hulkenberg, usually faster, was hampered by a fuel-pressure problem and could manage only 16th.

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There was some disquiet with the rear-view mirrors Ferrari mounted on the halos.

The Kiwi had a very heavy shunt in the final practice session and the mechanics were still working on his auto when qualifying began. The new record of 1:16.173 may go unbeaten for several years as 2019's regulation changes are expected to make the cars 1.5s slower. The rear end fell apart as the vehicle was being hoisted by a crane.

When the session resumed it was but a short respite as Williams Lance Stroll lost it at Turn 5, prompting another virtual safety auto.

A hard weekend for Williams, who were well off the pace, was compounded when Lance Stroll crashed in Q3, going wide on the exit of turn 12.

Vettel agreed, but then with the Saturday sweeties to come, he is never overly troubled by Friday's returns "It has been a tricky day with the tyres".

Race organizers said additional security was implemented after several cars were broken into at a closed parking lot for the media at the track.

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