Hamilton delights in pole after Mercedes tweaks

Hamilton delights in pole after Mercedes tweaks

Hamilton delights in pole after Mercedes tweaks

Hamilton claimed the 64th pole of his career, which lifted him to within one of his childhood hero Brazilian Ayrton Senna, on 65, and four from German Michael Schumacher on 68. Stroll had also been better than the 17 th time at the end of three sessions of free practice regulations.

The three-time champion Briton resisted a powerful late challenge in the final seconds of Q3 from championship-leading four-time champion Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari. For most of the weekend we were quicker but in Q3 they started to up their game and we were slightly in trouble with them, especially me. "It's just such a better weekend so far", Hamilton said.

Valtteri Bottas lines up in third for Mercedes with Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen fourth on the grid.

Dutch teenager Max Verstappen, who became Formula One's youngest victor in Spain past year after Hamilton and then team mate Nico Rosberg collided at the start, will start Sunday's race in fifth place.

Bottas will start tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix from P3 with the Ferrari of Raikkonen alongside him. "They did an engine change in sub two hours". I don't know how they managed.

"Lewis did a great job: it was tricky to put the sectors together today, and I'm not sure any driver had a flawless lap, but he did two times good enough for pole position in Q3 and really deserved it".

Vettel was also told to stop when out on track in Q1 before getting the all clear to continue. "Seems better now", he said, as he clocked an early fastest lap in 1:20.939.

"OK, you can push", came the eventual radio message from the pit wall, with the problem apparently resolved.

Meanwhile, McLaren's Fernando Alonso qualified an incredible seventh despite missing the majority of practice following yet another Honda engine failure.

"I struggled for whatever reason to put a decent lap, all the corners, together in qualifying", Raikkonen said. "The important thing is tomorrow, to try to get a few points", he added. The top-10 was completed in order by Sergio Perez (Force India), Felipe Massa (Williams) and Esteban Ocon (Force India). He had hoped to finish in the top 10 and start contributing points to his Williams team.

"I was struggling, in qualifying, with the rear stability of the auto all day, lacking in stability". It's a shorter run down to Turn 1 than in Sochi, but we've seen in the past that you can make positions from the second row.

Instead of working on repairing the water leak problem, the team chose to fit a new power unit immediately, the German's third of the year's permitted supply of four.

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