Hamilton leads Mercedes front row lockout, Vettel third

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"We recognise that this is only the start of the process and we will immediately get to work with the various community stakeholders, the City of Miami, the Port of Miami, Bayfront Park Management Trust and others, in order to reach a final agreement". Max Verstappen (Red Bull) - +0,6436.

Bottas was a tenth of a second faster in the morning session than Hamilton's afternoon time at the 4.6-kilometer (2.8-mile) track outside Barcelona.

"I needed this pole, I've not had one for a while".

Race organizers said additional security was implemented after several cars were broken into at a closed parking lot for the media at the track.

Bottas said: "It was close, like it has been all week". Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) - +0,1324.

"We got through all our running and were quite fast compared to previous years", Hamilton said.

The team had to make some modifications to Kubica's auto because the Polish driver doesn't have full movement of his right hand.

The Williams duo finished right at the bottom of the standings, with Lance Stroll ending the session in the barriers after a late mistake saw him spin into the gravel. Sergei Sirotkin was back in the auto for the afternoon run. "Really, very good. Both cars couldn't have done a better job".

The Q1 session began in mild conditions with rain threatening and soon produced drama. I know everyone will be very, very happy.

Stroll almost hit the tire barriers after going off the track with about a half-hour left in the first session.

"That's why everyone struggles and I don't understand why they worked in Australia but haven't worked ever since and today we had them working". "These conditions make it very hard to define where the setup needs to go".

The second McLaren of Stoffel Vandoorne will hope to use his free tyre choice to make progress into the points from 11th as will Pierre Gasly who produced a strong lap in 12th for Toro Rosso. Bottas and Vettel also spun but were able to continue their runs without significant damage.

Verstappen and Ricciardo, having held second and third after the first runs, were relegated to fifth and sixth.

Neither Force India driver came close to the top 10, with Esteban Ocon 13th and Sergio Perez slowest in the second session - the duo split by Charles Leclerc, who built on his encouraging Baku display with another Q2 appearance.

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