A defiant Max Verstappen says he is so exhausted of ongoing questions about his crash-filled campaign that he is going to "headbutt" someone if he is probed on it for much longer.
Sebastian Vettel says he was very happy to secure pole position ahead of tomorrow's Canadian Grand Prix, but the German believed he could have gone even faster than he did.
But Bottas and Hamilton may have been set back by the team's inability to get an updated engine ready in time for the race, while Ferrari and Red Bull both had new parts.
There's one point in it at the top, and Valtteri Bottas, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen can all get themselves right back in there if a result or two goes their way.
It was a strong result for Bottas, who made himself the leading Mercedes driver for the weekend thanks to his better feeling for Pirelli's softest tires, but he lamented that his auto didn't have the pace to challenge for more.
The Finn added: "It's always annoying when it's so close and we're not ahead - but starting on the front row is good for this race".
"I need to look into it to see exactly what it is, but there was a good chunk of time there, definitely in that corner alone there was pole position for sure if I'd figured out how to fix it".
It is his third win this season, and a strong riposte after Ferrari failed to perform at their best in Spain and were beaten by Red Bull in Monaco.
"It's just been a hard day", he said after unexpectedly being out-qualified by team-mate Bottas. "Thanks to the team for fixing the vehicle yesterday after I hit the wall".
Leroy Sané left out of Germany World Cup squad
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Why Serena Williams is a real life superhero
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