In a close fight for pole between the Mercedes duo, it was Bottas who came out on top.With just 0.172 seconds separating the pair, Bottas takes his 4th career pole. Well off the pace of the leaders, Vettel was half a second away in third place.
Having taken pole position in qualifying, Bottas managed to hold off his teammate to take victory in Abu Dhabi. Hamilton came very close but was unable to make a pass so settled for second in the Mercedes 1-2 finish. Ferrari were a long way off, with Vettel 20 seconds down in third place.