"Now we have to find out how we've been working compared to the others, but I think that even if we can still improve our lap time, the vehicle is fine".
The defending four-time world champion, who will reportedly become Formula One's first $70m a year driver, admitted that another team had attempted to lure him away, but he gave them no encouragement.
Bottas had briefly held the provisional pole before Vettel's final effort secured the German a 55th career top starting slot.
The Briton tried in vain to push the stricken auto back to the pits, with the help of some marshals, before then crouching in some distress next to it after it had been wheeled off.
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He now ranks second in points for the 2018 season behind Sebastian Vettel with 11 races to go.
"I just kept delaying it", he added. Under the discretion of the stewards and with the help of evidence from his own team - who said the incident was premeditated - the American driver was given a four race ban and a fine for deliberately crashing into his teammate following the F2 Sprint Race.
"You use the kerb the same every lap". I think it's important to carry that momentum.
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"This is one of the worst tracks for overtaking, so I'll do what I can from there".
The deals were announced at the German Grand Prix with the F1 season reaching its halfway point, and with the usually-dominant Mercedes team under a bit of pressure.
Haas pairing Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean locked out the third row with fifth and sixth, with the lead Renault of Nico Hulkenberg missing out on splitting the pair by 0.016s.
It seems increasingly likely McLaren will have a vacant seat soon with increasing speculation that Fernando Alonso is ready to quit both the team and the sport.
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A post-NATO trip to Britain, supposedly America's partner in a "special relationship", was riddled with controversy as well. However, the prime minister said he found the evidence for Russian interference in the U.S. elections "very compelling".
The 20-year-old from Monaco was about 0.4 seconds quicker than his Sauber teammate Marcus Ericsson.