But Bottas has struggled for form since the summer break and Saturday's deficit was also consistent with a gap of over half a second to Hamilton in every qualifying session since the season resumed in August.
The Finn added: "We didn't get all the test items tested today, but I think that is going to be the case with all the teams".
"Our record there in recent seasons has been mixed but the fundamental characteristics of the circuit, with its sweeping corners and long straights, should mean the vehicle is well-suited to the circuit", Wolff said.
"It doesn't work in whatever condition at the moment, so we've really got to understand why and make some changes".
A lap of one minute and 30.076 seconds put the Mercedes man at the head of the grid, with neither Hamilton nor Vettel's team-mate Kimi Raikkonen able to improve on that time in their final laps.
Vettel made it out for the start of Q1, but reported a loss of drive, which he described as feeling "like I have no turbo", that he couldn't fix with the switch changes suggested by his team. We've been there in the past, I've seen Lewis' engine go up in smoke in Budapest in 2014. We initially thought we would be very late going out, but we were on time. The lights went off, obviously, we did our starts, everyone was trying to move at the start, and it was the way it happened.
"Not for a second am I thinking about that [the championship]", he said. Sure he will be good tomorrow.
"I didn't know if there was something wrong, if I was on the wrong setting".
"We have limited resources". If Ricciardo were to win in Malaysia, it would snap a three-month winless streak for Red Bull Racing, as the team's last win came on Sunday, June 25th when Ricciardo won at Azerbaijan in a controversial race that may end up weighing heavily into the title tilt.
The German will start from the back of the grid tomorrow. Race coverage starts at 6.30am on Sunday - with lights out at 8am.
Need more room to type those deep thoughts? Most Japanese tweets are 15 characters while most English tweets are 34. They acknowledged that some people on Twitter have strong emotional attachment to the current limit.
Prince Harry is godfather to six of his friends' children, saying previously that he would "like to think" he does a good job. Attending the Volleyball Finals of the Invictus Games in Toronto , Harry sat himself next to a little girl and her family.
According to CBP, they "will inform future design standard (s) which will likely continue to evolve to meet (U.S. The contractors are erecting eight prototypes in San Diego - four made of concrete and four of other materials .
Stokes' "disgusting" impressions come after his arrest following a brawl outside a Bristol nightclub in the early hours of Monday. Katie Price has blasted cricket star Ben Stokes after a video emerged of him "mocking" her disabled son Harvey .
DUP leader Arlene Foster's influence has seen the Prime Minister lobbying US President Donald Trump during a recent visit to NY . Nor would he disclose the contingencies it will offer Delta Air Lines , which is slated to begin receiving CS100s next spring.
As we looked at him and tried to comfort him, it looked like someone had taken pliers and tried to rearrange his bottom teeth. North Korean officials have said Warmbier was released on humanitarian grounds and had been treated respectfully.
The reports said that some villagers of the area had noticed the presence of four suspects when they were working in the fields. The incident had led to parts of the 740-km long LoC witnessing escalation in tensions.
The two-seater weighing 3,241 pounds can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds and top out at 211 miles per hour . The average speed for the GT2 - running Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres at the time - was 114.4mph.
The firm said the decision was "divorced from the reality about the financing of multibillion-dollar aircraft programmes". Boeing has driven the USA government's investigation into the CSeries, which competes in the 100- to 150-seat sector.
What Google is trying to imply is that time has come for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P owners to start looking for a new smartphone. The next rumored feature for the Pixel 2 smartphones is what's now being called as " Music Recognition ".
Tillis introduces bill to address DACA recipients
The college has had a long history of working with immigrant rights groups and standing in solidarity with undocumented students. A grassroots organization called Prescott Indivisible has also risen up as an advocate for Dreamers.
Supreme Court Will Hear Case on Mandatory Fees to Unions
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Dubai Is Building A New City That Mimics Life On Mars
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Half of world's abortions deemed unsafe by WHO
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Over 122000 people flee Bali volcano on eruption alert
This is official information from the government, which has, itself, evacuated more than 80,000 residents from the immediate area. Agung, about 45 miles to the northeast of the tourist hotspot of Kuta, is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia .
The Strange Political Race in Alabama
Rather than excising bigotry and extremism, they've sat back and remained silent as it's metastasized within the Republican Party. But it's far more important than that indicates - it's a marker in estimating President Donald Trump's hold on the GOP.