BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Lewis Hamilton took pole position from Valtteri Bottas with a brilliant last-gasp drive for a Mercedes 1-2 followed by Ferrari on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix grid on Saturday.
Bottas led qualifying and then set an even quicker time on his final lap, only for Hamilton to beat him by nearly half a second.
"There was a lot of pressure with a minute left. It was all or nothing," Hamilton said. "That was one of the most exciting laps I've had all year. I'm so pumped, that's how qualifying should be."