Bottas clinches pole after Hamilton crash

Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 in Brazil FP1

In fact, more such incidents happened around the same time as Hamilton's team members were being robbed.

Valtteri Bottas says he was determined to claim pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix because he wanted to "cheer everyone up" at Mercedes after members of the team were caught up in an armed robbery.

Hamilton's crash and Bottas's pole completed a roller-coaster Saturday for the world champion Mercedes team after it was revealed some of their staff had been robbed at gunpoint late Friday as they left the Interlagos circuit.

Hamilton had been due to line up 20th on the grid on Sunday, requiring approval from the stewards to race after technically failing to qualify for the race.

"It's really good to start on the pole here, we have a good vehicle, it's going to be a close race still with Ferrari, but I'd rather start from pole than, for example, from P3".

It was Ferrari duo Raikkonen and Vettel who showed the early pace as they raced to the top of the timesheets ahead of Hamilton and Bottas.

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"I am still a bit shaken, but it is a good feeling".

"I just need to take whatever bubble of negativity comes from that experience and move forwards and try and grow from it".

The Finn topped the timesheets with a lap of one minute, 9.281 seconds, while Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton was just 0.003 seconds behind.

"Lewis was out at the beginning which is a shame for us, but I stood up for the team".

Retirement-bound local hero Felipe Massa of Williams was 10th.

Bottas is 15 points adrift of Vettel in the battle over second place in the drivers' standings and will close the gap if he can finish ahead of the German in Sunday's 71-lap race. I chickened out a little bit with the brakes.

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