The Finn pipped Mercedes team partner Lewis Hamilton to top spot with the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel three tenths down.
Bottas held the advantage through a lot of qualifying, but Hamilton did place the pace at Q2 thanks to presenting another run using moderate Pirellis.
Vettel be at Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc to fourth by 0.017s, the duo jumping before Max Verstappen in their final runs.
It thanks to Verstappen failed to cross the lineup to begin out his lap after becoming stuck in a queue of cars, with Vettel passing him.
That abandoned Verstappen fifth, 0.542SOFF the pace and also over eight tenths faster than Red Bull teammate Pierre Gasly, that was likewise not able to complete another lap.
Daniel Ricciardo had only one brand new pair of softs for Q3, but used it to be at Renault teammate Nico Hulkenberg to eighth by only 0.004s.
With also failing to begin their laps by the close of the session due to traffic, neither Haas driver place a time in Q3.
Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat did not improve his first-run period in Q 2 was early on, meaning he was shuffled down to speediest of the removed from the very first segment of qualifying and 11th.
Sergio Perez was just 0.063s further behind in the top of the Racing Point automobiles, only over a tenth quicker compared to the Alfa Romeo of Kimi Raikkonen.
The Finn reported after not improving by enough to create the top he lost a few engine authority.
McLaren duo Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris were both 15th and 16th, separated by 0.444s, with Sainz admitting he was frustrated not to be four places higher after what were decent lap.
Racing Point’s Lance Stroll was the only driver using a fighting chance of escaping Q1 never to accomplish this, ending up 16th after lapping 0.144s slower compared to Norris — the 3rd time this season he has fallen in the very first stage of qualifying.
Williams matching George Russell and Robert Kubica were both 17th and 18th, a second down Stroll and separated from 0.028s.
Antonio Giovinazzi was not able to decide on a time afterwards hitting issues.
Toro Rosso driver Alex Albon did not participate in qualifying because of monocoque damage continuing in their own accident at the close of the morning practice session.