Felipe Massa claimed a sensational pole position at the Austrian Grand Prix, followed by teammate Valtteri Bottas as Williams locked out the front row at the Red Bull Ring.
This is Williams' first one-two in the qualifying since the 2003 German Grand Prix when Juan-Pablo Montoya and Ralf Schumacher locked out the front row. The mistakes in Q3 from Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg helped Williams move to the front.
"I am really happy for us as a team as it is such a good result," Bottas said. "It couldn't have been a better Saturday for us. I would have liked to have been on pole, but Felipe had the better lap when it mattered. I pushed a bit too hard on my final lap at Turn 6, but I was already down on my quickest."
Championship leader Rosberg will start the race from third place, while Fernando Alonso of Ferrari is lined up fourth. Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo was the fifth fastest but his teammate Sebastian Vettel failed to progress into Q3 and only managed P13.
Ricciardo was also in danger of missing out on the final session but the Australian raised his game in the dying moments to make the cut.
"All weekend we've been on the back foot and I think respect to the other teams, they managed to get their cars dialled in well for this weekend and we've just got to keep pushing. Fifth was the best we could have done in that session today," Ricciardo stated.
Kevin Magnussen was the faster of the two McLarens on sixth, as his teammate Jenson Button finished on P12. Daniil Kvyat was seventh fastest in the Torro Rosso, followed by Kimi Raikkonen in Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton in Mercedes.
"I just didn't finish a lap in Q3 today - sometimes you get it all together, sometimes you don't and today I didn't get the job done," Hamilton said. "The feeling in the car has been good all weekend and I think we had the pace. My first lap in Q3 was looking good before I went wide in the second-to-last corner, and I think that lap would probably have done it."
Force India's Nico Hulkenberg completed the top 10, followed by teammate Sergio Perez. But Perez will receive a five-place grid penalty for causing collision with Massa in the Canadian Grand Prix and will start from P16.
"This is a very tricky circuit and we struggled to get the tyres working at their best, but I don't think that will be so much of an issue tomorrow," Perez said. "It will be a very challenging race and starting five places back from where we qualified won't be easy, but we need to look ahead and see what can be done to improve our position tomorrow."
Where to Watch Live
Formula One: Austrian GP Live Streaming Information
Race starts: 2:00 pm local time, 5:30 pm IST, 12:00 pm GMT
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