It meant Hamilton only had one run to try and get pole, and the Briton didn't disappoint, posting a 1min 40.593sec lap to grab the 66th pole of his career - 0.434secs up on Bottas, and 1.1secs up on Kimi Raikkonen, who was third for Ferrari.
He will be joined in an all-Mercedes front row by Bottas, who was pipped at the death when Hamilton outpaced him in the final lap after the session had been paused by a red flag.
"It's what the best are made of－when the going is tough, they get over it".
Hamilton said: "I'm definitely still in the fight for pole, but it is definitely hard".
Hamilton is confident Mercedes' issues with inconsistency this year have been resolved.
"I looked through what I went through a year ago here and know where all the pitfalls and the issues I had then and don't plan on having the same issues this weekend", he said.
Hamilton, meanwhile, seemed to get stuck in traffic and with many cars out on track pushing hard it was hard for him to get any room to set a quick time.
"I could easily do another three-year contract if I wanted to and I reckon I could go on for another one after that", said Hamilton, whose €30 million-a-year-deal with Mercedes expires next season.
But with Raikkonen also more than half a second behind Bottas, Mercedes had a clear edge in single lap pace. "I think a lot of it is contributed by these tires being a lot worse in the sense that (they are) bigger, heavier, stiffer, harder and just don't work a lot of the time".
"Engine, engine", the frustrated Spaniard growled with McLaren set to continue as the only team to fail to score a championship point this season.
Elsewhere, Daniel Ricciardo was fourth for Red Bull ahead of Force India's Esteban Ocon with Verstappen in sixth. "I'm really enjoying the fight we have with Ferrari and admiring them for the strong competition".
And it was another terrible day for twice former champion Fernando Alonso, who will already start at the back of the grid tomorrow alongside teammate Stoffel Vandoorne after his McLaren team were penalised for using too many engine parts.
Pop star Timberlake is due to perform at the Circuit of the Americas on the evening of Saturday, October 21, and following a request by promoters of the Texas race, qualifying on that day will be moved back by two hours.
Haas driver Romain Grosjean agreed that this year's race should be more open.
Following this year's Oscars Best Picture debacle, Jones said she's steeling herself for possible mistakes she might make onstage. Presenters include Jamie Foxx , Queen Latifah , Trevor Noah , Jada Pinkett Smith , Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi.
Louis Post-Dispatch reported . "The officers backed off but continued to follow the path of the vehicle", Interim St. Two of the actual suspects were apprehended and taken into custody after allegedly exchanging fire with police.
The Sun also reports that United are anxious he is just using them to get Madrid to give him a new and improved contract. The Portugal worldwide will have to appear in the Pozuelo de Alarcon court No. 1 on July 31.
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I was really happy to have been called up, and now I've received my playing time and scored too, " he said. Chile had a good win in their first game against Cameroon and it looks like this team is full of quality.
The SM-3 Block IIA is not now in use by either Japan or the United States, according to the US Missile Defense Agency. The Aegis Ashore, a land-based form of Aegis missile defense system, during a test in Hawaii in February.
Kansas City scored four runs off Ryan Tepera , Aaron Loup and Jason Grilli in the bottom of the ninth inning for a walk-off win. NOTES: LF Steve Pearce returned to the Blue Jays lineup after being sidelined the previous two days with a bruised right knee.
Last week, Ronaldo was accused by a state prosecutor of four counts of tax fraud totaling 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million). Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano also agreed a one-year suspended sentence with authorities for tax fraud last year.
Two service games later and Cilic was celebrating his progression, converting the second match point to reach Sunday's showpiece. The 4th-seeded Cilic will play Feliciano Lopez or Grigor Dimitrov in Sunday's title match at the Wimbledon warm-up event.
South and North Korea are still formally at war, as no peace treaty was ever signed after the Korean War of 1950-1953. Among Jong-hwan's ideas are a women's hockey team comprised of both North and South Koreans to compete in the Games.
Smoke on the Water: Images of Castaic Lake Wildfire
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Di Maria strikes deal with Spanish prosecutor in tax case
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Kvitova, Barty into Birmingham semis
The second set was barely underway at 1-0 before Safarova conceded the match with her leg causing her too many problems. In the second set though Barty's range of shots and her ability to slice and dice undid the Spaniard quite effectively.
Cars 3 Takes Pole Position At The US Box Office
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Russian Federation has no information on Baghdadi's fate
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What happened in Bill Cosby's sexual-assault trial
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Shoppers may see big changes after Amazon buys Whole Foods
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Minnesota Releases Video of Philando Castile Shooting
Authorities have released a new dash cam footage of moments that transpired before Philando Castile's shooting took place in 2016. During the incident, Castile informed Yanez that he was legally carrying a gun after being pulled over for a broken tail light.