Sebastian Vettel had been the quickest in the dry conditions of the second and third practice sessions, even setting a track record in the latter, but could only come fourth, just behind his teammate Kimi Raikkonen.
He crashed when leading in Hockenheimring and allowed Lewis Hamilton to take the win and the lead in the standings.
Vettel, his rival in the race to become a five-time world champion, finished second after passing Bottas five laps from the end.
But do the Maranello-based team still have an advantage over the Brackley-based team that have won each of the last four constructor championships and have had their drivers win each of the last four driver championships? His tyres were 50 laps old. Red Bull's Max Verstappen did not have the best qualifying and will start seventh 2.374s off the pole-sitter.
Bottas and Vettel touched cars during the overtaking move, with some debris flying off the Mercedes.
The victory was Hamilton's sixth at this track, more than any other driver.
But Red Bull's Ricciardo was the biggest victim to fall foul to the changeable conditions on Saturday. "Tomorrow I will have a fight on my hands", said Ricciardo.
'Blood moon' to appear for 21st Century's longest lunar eclipse
Another factor that is playing a role in the eclipse's duration is the path that the moon is taking through the Earth's shadow. The last time Mars was bigger and brighter than this was in 2003, when it was less than 56 million kilometres away from Earth.
That put Vettel in the lead, and by lap 29 the German had enough of a lead over Bottas to make a pit stop and re-emerge in the lead. At this point Gasly set up for his flying lap and Verstappen in turn slowed to get a gap.
Mercedes accepted that Ferrari would be faster in the race, too, so it was a case of how best to play the strategy to try to keep Hamilton in the lead. With passing exceptionally hard, Bottas was able to bottle up Vettel and Raikkonen as Hamilton went five seconds clear out front.
Vettel admitted after the session that they lack confidence in the wet.
Lap 40: As Vettel pits, Bottas sets the fastest lap of the race so far.
The Aussie failed to get in a good enough lap at the start of Q2, and as the rain intensified, he was unable to haul his auto into the top-10 shootout and qualified only 12th.
Bottas misjudged an attempt to defend from Vettel, who passed on the outside on the run to Turn Two. Vettel takes over at the front. Teammate Max Verstappen could manage only seventh behind French driver Pierre Gasly's Toro Rosso vehicle and the Renault of fifth-place Carlos Sainz.
Fernando Alonso managed to come home in eighth place for McLaren on his 37th birthday.
Shaqiri was introduced as a second-half substitute as the Reds completed their International Champions Cup schedule in Ann Arbor. I can't see in the moment the need, but there are 12 days to go and a lot of things can happen.
According to NASA scientists: "The exact colour that the moon appears depends on the amount of dust and clouds in the atmosphere". Unlike this week's eclipse , the entirety of January's blood moon eclipse will be visible across both continents.
Last time out City played with youngsters and fringe players because their usual core were all at this summer's World Cup. And it was Mane who stepped up to win the game for his team with a 94th-minute penalty.
NASA , meanwhile, has called out social media hoaxers claiming that Mars will appear as big as the moon during the eclipse . The total lunar eclipse will coincide with another relatively rare celestial phenomenon known as the Mars opposition.
Investors were also concerned by figures which showed the number of active users has also grown less quickly than expected. He said in April : "But it's clear now that we didn't do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well".
Many officials in Washington appeared concerned that an early declaration of peace could lead to the collapse of the U.S. The repatriation of the remains missing in the 1950-53 conflict is seen as a modest diplomatic coup for U.S.
Tamimi, 17, became a heroine to Palestinians previous year following the incident outside her home in the village of Nabi Saleh. Through military rule, it maintains control over most of the West Bank, where the Palestinians have limited autonomy.
A flotilla of coast guard and private boats evacuated more than 700 people from threatened beaches overnight, authorities said. Hundreds of firefighters are battling the flames but Greece has issued an urgent appeal for help from European Union partners.
CNN , in a statement , objected to the move, calling it "retaliatory in nature" and "not indicative of an open and free press". Gidley told reporters aboard Air Force One as President Donald Trump headed back to Washington from Iowa and IL .
Kevin Durant Unfazed By Criticism of DeMarcus Cousins Signing
McCollum is on the Team USA roster but was among a handful of players who did not participate in the 2-hour practice Thursday. I'm done speaking on KD and the warriors bc it's childish of me to do so and soft lol (will be taken out of context).
Cubs trade for 4-time All-Star pitcher
Chatwood walked six batters in the Cubs' 7-6 walk-off victory over Arizona on Thursday, giving him 85 walks in 94 innings. At Wrigley Field, he has a 3-1 record with 1.76 ERA in six career starts including a no-hitter in 2015.
Trump hails growth as one-offs and consumers boost economy
The growth was the fastest since 2014, following first-quarter growth of 2.2 percent that was revised up from 2 percent. Trump had better hope that the economy continues to accelerate beyond 4.1 percent growth or we are in deep trouble.
Juncker to Trump: US, EU are 'close partners, not enemies'
President Donald Trump is celebrating a USA steel company's decision re-employ hundreds of laid-off workers at a mill outside St. The details and mechanisms as well as the timing remain to be worked out, and the impact may not been seen for some time.
Zoo accused of passing off donkey as zebra
However, BBC reports that when contacted by a local radio station, the zoo's director insisted that the animal was not a fake . Mahmoud Sarhan posted photos of the animal to Facebook after a recent trip to Cairo's International Garden municipal park.