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Heartbroken Bottas resents Q3 strategy after missing out on pole

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas conceded he regretted his decision to opt for a single flying lap at the end of Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying as the Finn narrowly missed out on pole position. Bottas' team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who did decide to run two flying laps on the medium compound, set a time of 1:16.652 at the death to claim his 97th career pole position. Article continues under video After leading every session of the weekend apart from Q1, Bottas looked odds-on to take pole position but was left regretting his strategy choice. However, the Finn offered an explanation as to why he opted for his call. "With one timed lap you can have less fuel in the car but you might...
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