Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) earned his second career pole. Championship-leader Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) started second, followed by teammate Kimi Raikkonen. The two Red Bulls were next, Daniel Ricciardo ahead of Max Verstappen, with Romain Grosjean (Haas) slotting in at P6. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) lined up P8 after a five grid-spot penalty for changing his gearbox.
Ricciardo moved up to third and Grosjean fourth through the first series of corners, Verstappen after a terrible start and Turn ...