Bottas has cause for optimism after strong day at Tuscan GP

But whereas Hamilton was driving on it for the first time, Bottas was one of a handful who had test driven here. Hamilton was about half a second slower than Bottas in the first session — where he was only fourth — but improved in the afternoon by placing .207 behind Bottas in second.

Bottas fastest in final practice at Tuscan GP, Hamilton 3rd

Hamilton looked set to beat Bottas when he led on the first time split, only to fall back in the second and third sectors. Verstappen then went out for one last run late in the session and split the two Mercedes in an encouraging sign for Red Bull on a circuit which has ultra-fast corners.

Hamilton takes pole at Tuscan GP ahead of unlucky Bottas

Hamilton looked set to beat Bottas when he led on the first time split, only to fall back in the second and third sectors. Verstappen then went out for one last run late in the session and split the two Mercedes in an encouraging sign for Red Bull on a circuit which has ultra-fast corners.

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