Bottas edges out Mercedes team-mate Hamilton in Bahrain for maiden pole
Overall just feeling more confident in the vehicle and today felt good, especially towards the end of qualifying in Q3.
Bottas" lap was comfortably faster than Rosberg's pole time a year ago of 1:29.493, but the overall speed of the new era "fatter-and-faster' machines was less notable in the desert heat than it had been at the two previous races.
The Finn, having replaced Nico Rosberg, is on just a one-year contract, and in both Australia and China he was narrowly but clearly behind incumbent Lewis Hamilton.
Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda spent much of the session chatting to the sport's former commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone, who was appearing at a race for the first time since he was shuffled aside by chairman Chase Carey and Formula One's new owners Liberty Media.
Vettel's Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen suffered an engine failure after 37 minutes, meaning Vettel's fastest time of 1:32.697 had no real reference other than Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, who was 0.4s off in second. At the same time I do feel that we have learned more than last week. "When I got the time, I was a bit down to be honest".
"They looked already a bit stronger this afternoon, so I haven't seen much yet".
And for added spice, both Hamilton and Vettel have also won twice at the Bahrain International Circuit.
"We've made a really good job this weekend to focus on the evening conditions and get a lot of lap time out of this vehicle in slightly cooler conditions".
(AP Photo/Luca Bruno). Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his vehicle during the first practice session for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Friday, April 14, 2017. The.
The Belgian rookie stopped at turn 10 in the opening practice session following another Honda engine problem which resulted in a delay to the start of his running later in the day.
Brazilian Felipe Massa starts eighth for Williams and France's Romain Grosjean ninth for Haas. The air temperature was down to 29 degrees Celsius and the track 31, down by six and eight degrees respectively compared to the earlier free practice session. He did the better job, so hats off to him.
Sebastian Vettel drove his Ferrari to victory in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, the team's first race victory since 2015.
As the shootout began, the Red Bulls led the two Mercedes out for their final flurry, Ricciardo starting with a 1:30.007.
Hamilton grabbed Bottas from behind before congratulating him in parc ferme. The second and third ended up being quite good.
Morano - born November 21, 1899 in Italy's Piedmont region - died Saturday at her home in Verbania, according to the AP. Morano famously attributed her long life, in part, to staying single after ending a bad marriage in her late 30s.
This would help keep Toshiba's memory chip business in favorable US and Japanese hands according to public broadcaster NHK . Auditors suggest - "It is an unusual move for a Japanese company-and with a warning that the entire company could collapse".
Meanwhile, 12 states, including Arkansas, yet to abolish the death penalty have not executed anyone for at least 10 years. Together these two states were responsible for the 80% of all executions in the country during the year.
In the 21 century, the New York Knicks have been the definition of underachievement for National Basketball Association teams. "We've not been able to win with [Anthony] on the court at this time", the Knicks president said .
Despite hope that this year's bleaching wouldn't be "anything like last year", scientists returned with disheartening news. James Kerry , part of the team at the Australian Research Council's center of excellence for coral reef studies.
He picked up two more on the par 5s and finished with birdie putts of 20 feet and 12 feet on the last two holes for a 5-under 67. More than just survive on Friday, he posted a 5-under 67 that gave him a share of the lead for the first time in a major.
The protesters demand elections among other things. "An 87-year-old woman died inside her apartment in Colinas de Bello Monte". It said 40 people will be charged for "acts of violence" in Monday's unrest.
In a recent report , there are rumors doing the rounds that OnePlus is now working on their latest flagship, the OnePlus 5. The same report suggests that the OnePlus 5 will feature a dual-edge display , 23MP main camera, and 16MP front shooter.
Montgomery is getting the first chance to show what he can do as the fifth starter and he'll have to pitch well to keep the job. And that something is taking the ball to make his first major league start tomorrow at Yankee Stadium .
After a misstep last week with the Charleston, the judges were thrilled to see him back in fighting form with the foxtrot. Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan shared her pain about suffering six miscarriages, then she went out and danced like a pro.
Arrest Made in the Murder of Google Employee Vanessa Marcotte
Prosecutors have charged Colon-Ortiz with aggravated assault, aggravated assault and battery, and assault with the intent to rape. DNA from a possible suspect was obtained during Marcotte's autopsy, and on Friday, state police learned of a DNA match.
EPA moves to undo tougher pollution limits on coal plants
The report said that an agency library in Las Vegas bought 37 agency employees one year memberships at a cost of $399.99 each. And yesterday, Scott Pruitt traveled to western Pennsylvania to describe his regressive vision for the EPA at a coal mine.
Wilson scores in OT as Caps survive scare to beat Leafs
While Ovechkin remains lethal, the Leafs' challenge in overcoming the President Trophy-winning Capitals runs way deeper. If you're Matty or you're Mitch or you're Willie or you're (Connor Brown) or those guys, you can play.
Vegas Play of the Day: Rangers at Canadiens
When I start deviating from my game is when I get in trouble. "I think it would've had to have found a squeaky hole to get in". You have to figure the Canadiens have it in them, especially after proving their resilience all season long.
Browns preseason schedule announced
The NFL has announced the 2017 preseason schedule with the Saints, again, facing familiar opponents in exhibition play. Specific dates and times for all of the team's preseason games will be announced by the Browns in the near future.
Baahubali-2 audio launched in Chennai!
Baahubali 2, a sequel to the 2015 hit Baahubali: The Beginning also stars veteran actors Sathyaraj, Ramya Krishnan and Rohini. Amid all the frenzy that Baahubali has created, not much has been said about the bond that Rajamouli and Prabhas share.