World champion Lewis Hamilton crashed out without posting a time at Interlagos, but Bottas ensured there would be a Mercedes at the front of the grid courtesy of a track record lap of one minute and 8.322 seconds.
This is the first time Hamilton has gone out in Q1 since Belgium 2016 - 27 races ago.
Hamilton, who won his fourth Formula One championship two week ago in Mexico, walked away from the auto without appearing injured and will start at the back of the grid on Sunday.
"In a few occasions, not as many as I would have wanted, I managed to be ahead of him", Bottas told Sky Sports News.
"I'm okay. It happened really quickly".
"However, it was very close, and we're usually even closer in race conditions, so my motivation is high for tomorrow and I'll being aiming for a win".
What is MLB Going to do About Yulieski Gurriel?
Gurriel, a 33-year-old from Cuba, made the gesture shortly after homering to start Houston's four-run second inning. If the Major League Baseball imposes no punishment on Gurriel for them, the implicit message will be that they are.
A Mercedes minibus full of team personnel was robbed at gunpoint in Sao Paulo on Friday night as they made their way back from the circuit to the team hotel, but no members of the team were injured.
"I am still a bit shaken, but it is a good feeling".
Syrian army encircles last IS stronghold-al-Manar
Baghdadi took control of what was then known as the Islamic State of Iraq in 2010 after the death of its former leader. Sana news agency said Syrian and Iraqi forces had met on the border and the town had been surrounded.
Elizabeth II has transferred about $ 13 million. offshore
A document outlining a limited partnership agreement with Dover Street VI Cayman Fund LP naming the Duchy of Lancaster. But the revelations will no doubt raise questions about whether the monarch should be investing in offshore finance.
Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missle over Riyadh
MISSILES have been fired at a major Middle Eastern airport used by thousands of Brits every year, it has been reported. The Houthi rebels have seized control of Yemen's capital Sanaa, which has forced the government into exile.
Twitter reacts to Clemson's top-four Playoff ranking
Then comes the chance to earn quality wins - November 18 at No. 9 Wisconsin and November 25 against No. 6 Ohio State. Those rankings had some Sooners wondering if the committee would do something similar. "Everybody's hungry.
Trump's 'extreme vetting' has already been 'enhanced'
However, the website notes, the president's responses seem more subdued when it comes to attacks involving non-Muslims. Trump has previously talked about his extreme vetting process following a major terrorist attack.
Sprint reportedly calling off T-Mobile merger talks
The two firms had held talks in 2014 on a merger but ended discussions in the face of opposition from USA regulators. Deutsche Telekom shares were actually slightly up , so European traders may think the company dodged a bullet.