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Summary

  1. Bottas on pole, Hamilton 2nd, Vettel 3rd, Grosjean 6th for Haas
  2. Hamilton top in Q1, Vettel top in Q2
  3. Vandoorne out in Q1, Stroll through to Q2 for Williams
  4. Get involved #bbcf1

Live Reporting

By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. UPDATE - Vettel given three-place grid penalty

    We thought the drama had ended, but no, there was more to come as two hours after qualifying it was announced that Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel had been given a three-place grid penalty for impeding Carlos Sainz at turn one during Q2.

    That means the revised provisional grid is....

    1. Bottas, 2. Hamilton, 3. Raikkonen, 4. Verstappen, 5. Grosjean, 6. Vettel (three-place grid penalty), 7. Ricciardo, 8. Magnussen, 9. Sainz, 10. Hulkenberg, 11. Ocon, 12. Gasly, 13. Alonso, 14. Stroll, 15. Vandoorne, 16. Perez, 17. Sirotkin, 18. Leclerc (five-place grid penalty). 19. Hartley, 20 Ericsson.

    Sebastian Vettel
  2. Thanks and goodbye

    So we are nicely poised for some fun and games tomorrow. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton is second, one place in front of Sebastian Vettel.

    Meanwhile, Valtteri Bottas is the man on pole, his first pole position of the season after winning in Austria last year.

    Thanks for joining us today and for all your contributions. That's where we end things for now so until next time, bye for now.

    Our page will be live at 12:30 BST on Sunday so hopefully you can join us then for the race.

    Valtteri Bottas
  3. One to watch tomorrow

    So is there trouble at Red Bull? That is one of the many sub-plots to the action tomorrow after Daniel Ricciardo, in seventh, said he had hoped it could have been "more fair", unhappy at Max Verstappen, who qualified fifth, behind him gaining an extra advantage.

    Could be lively on the track if they get close.

    Verstappen v Ricciardo
  4. Bottas on Austria pole, Hamilton second - read the report

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer

    Valtteri Bottas

    Valtteri Bottas pipped team-mate Lewis Hamilton in a tight fight for pole position at the Austrian Grand Prix.

    The Finn was just 0.019 seconds quicker than the world champion, who made a mistake on his first run and just failed to match Bottas on his second.

    Hamilton's title rival Sebastian Vettel, of Ferrari, was third but 0.334secs behind.

    Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen took fourth ahead of the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo, who appeared to be having a dispute during the session.

  5. Get Involved #bbcf1

    Craig: Well Grosjean takes sixth! That HAAS to be one of his best qualy performances in a long time. #Sorrynotsorry.

    Kayleigh‍: Booom get in Bottas! Back to back wins in Austria?

    Jeremiah Kariuki‏: Bottas was playing second fiddle all though the Free Practice then bang on in the Pole shootout! History repeats itself.

  6. 'The drivers know explicitly that it alternates'

    So what about any potential problems at Red Bull, after Daniel Ricciardo said he wanted it to be more fair after he thought Max Verstappen, behind him, was gaining too much of an advantage?

    Red Bull boss Christian Horner tells Sky Sports: "We have a very simple policy that has operated for seven years and we alternate from weekend to weekend who drives out the garage first.

    "This was Daniel's time to drive out first and he felt Max was benefiting from that and that is why he was backing off. The drivers know explicitly it alternates. Last weekend it was Max who went out first, even in the debriefs it changes who speaks first."

    Christian Horner
  7. 'Hopefully we stay out of trouble'

    Romain Grosjean, who got himself up to sixth, told Sky Sports: "It is great we have built our weekend nicely, we didn't think we could catch one of the Red Bull but we did. We are in a good spot to score some points. I'm looking forward to tomorrow and hopefully we stay out of trouble.

    "I have started in P6 last year, so we will see how it goes. We are in a nice place and we have been consistently fast.

    "I'm very happy I want tomorrow to go well it is nice that I still know how to drive and it was a bad spiral going on and it was hard to stop it."

    Grosjean
  8. Provisional grid

    1. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
    2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
    3. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
    4. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
    5. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
    6. Romain Grosjean (Haas)
    7. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
    8. Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
    9. Carlos Sainz (Renault)
    10. Nico Hulkenberg (Renault)
    11. Esteban Ocon (Force India)
    12. Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso)
    13. Fernando Alonso (McLaren)
    14. Lance Stroll (Williams)
    15. Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren)
    16. Sergio Perez (Force India)
    17. Sergey Sirotkin (Williams)
    18. Charles Leclerc (Sauber, qualified 13th but will start 18th after a five-place grid penalty for gearbox change)
    19. Brendon Hartley (Toro Rosso)
    20. Marcus Ericsson (Sauber)
  9. Problems at Red Bull?

    Max Verstappen talking after Daniel Ricciardo was unhappy that the Dutchman did not give him a "tow".

    "We always agree before the weekend who is going in front," says Verstappen on Sky Sports. "This was his race where he is going in front, it is very simple. At Paul Ricard I was in front so that is how it goes. We always try to have the best possible position."

    On the support he has received from the fans: "There is a lot of orange and we are expecting more."

    verstappen
  10. 'Wasn't easy'

    Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel will start third tomorrow. He says: "It wasn’t easy to put it together I had a mistake on the first lap so I knew I needed to to put a banker in to make it safe and qualify in a proper position.

    "I think we have a good chance at the Grand Prix tomorrow"

    Vettel
  11. 'Valtteri did a stunning lap'

    Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, who will start second, says: "Not too bad I'm happy, Valtteri did a stunning lap with the first run and I made a bit of a mistake.

    "I'm happy with the second run, it is a good result for the team."

    Hamilton thumbs up
  12. 'The car felt so good'

    Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, who claimed his first pole position of the season, said: "The whole weekend we’ve been making good progress with the set-up.

    "We've been working to get the car well balanced with the new bits. We did and the car felt so good.

    "I knew in the last run there was still a tenth or so I could improve from the first run, I managed to find it and apparently I needed it."

    Bottas
  13. 'We could have been more fair'

    A fed up Daniel Ricciardo, down in seventh tells Sky Sports: "I'm not too impressed to be honest. We had three runs and I was just punching a hole for everyone. We could have been more fair.

    "It is a short lap here so obviously a chance for others, but Haas have been strong Romain did a good job."

    Daniel Ricciardo
  14. Top 10

    1. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
    2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
    3. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
    4. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
    5. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
    6. Romain Grosjean (Haas)
    7. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
    8. Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
    9. Carlos Sainz (Renault)
    10. Nico Hulkenberg (Renault)
  15. Pole position - Valtteri Bottas

    By two hundredths of a second Valtteri Bottas, gets pole position. It is an all Mercedes front row with Lewis Hamilton second.

    An all Ferrari second row with Vettel third and Kimi Raikkonen fourth. Max Verstappen is fifth and what a drive from Romain Grosjean who is sixth, ahead of Daniel Ricciardo.

    Kevin Magnussen, Carlos Sainz and Nico Hulkenberg make up the top 10.

    Valtteri Bottas on pole
  16. Hamilton second

    Valtteri Bottas
  17. Bottas goes faster

  18. Vettel up to second

    Vettel
  19. They are slipstreaming

    Jolyon Palmer

    Former Renault driver on BBC Radio 5 live

    They are slipstreaming.

    Ricciardo wanted Max Verstappen to go in front. They want to be the car behind to get a bit of a slipstream and he's saying he's punching a hole in the air for his teammate to go quicker.