Bottas on pole at US Grand Prix, Hamilton starts in fifth

AFP

Valtteri Bottas took pole position for the United States Grand Prix on Saturday with title-chasing Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton having to start in fifth place.

Bottas took his 11th career pole position for Sunday's race ahead of the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull's Max Verstappen. 

Bottas is the only driver who can prevent Hamilton from claiming a sixth title this season.