F1: Lewis Hamilton Takes the Pole for Chinese Grand Prix

F1: Lewis Hamilton Takes the Pole for Chinese Grand Prix

F1: Lewis Hamilton Takes the Pole for Chinese Grand Prix

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Saturday, Lewis Hamilton drove through the mist of Shanghai to claim Pole position for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix.

MercedesAMGs’ Lewis Hamilton logged a qualifying lap time of 1:31.678 to take the Pole position for the F 1 Chinese Grand Prix Sunday.

It’s the 6th straight Pole position for Mr. Hamilton, who after the race said that Ferrari put up a tough fight.

“The Ferrari looked so fast and we knew it was going to be close, and we knew we had to pull out all the stops and I managed to do a very, very perfect lap,” Mr. Hamilton said.

The qualifying sectors saw a tight battle between MercedesAMG and Ferrari, as Sebastian Vettel came in just 1/10th of a sec behind of Mr. Hamilton, and 1/1000th of a sec behind Hamilton’s MercedesAMG teammate Valteri Bottas.

Mr. Vettel appeared pleased with his performance in the post-qualifying press conference.

“I was very happy with the lap I had. Last corner I lost a little bit, maybe chickened on to the brakes a bit too soon. But we just had enough margin to make it on to the front row,” he said.

In4 th was Mr. Vettel’s Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen, with a qualifying time of 1:32.140.

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo clocked a fastest lap of 1:33.033; which was 1.355 off the pace to put him in 5th. Rounding out the last row will be Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who clocked a best lap of 1:35.433.

 

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