Hamilton hails 'best two laps' to net pole

By on Saturday, August 22, 2015
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Lewis Hamilton expressed his satisfaction after setting two laps quick enough for pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Hamilton clocked a benchmark time of 1.47.449 before moving even further clear with a lap of 1.47.197, to finish the session almost half a second clear of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

"[I'm] really happy today with the performance of the car, fantastic job by the team, [the] car’s been feeling great, this is a circuit where if you get the right balance its one of the most fun to drive," he said.

"Pole position is great to have but it’s a long stretch down to Turn 5 [Les Combes], I’m just happy with today, the goal was to get pole position, Nico was very close and my last two laps were the best I had all weekend."

Hamilton added that one of his strengths was his performance through the long middle sector, which stretches from Les Combes to Stavelot.

"Sector two has always been a bit of a weak point, [I] could never really put it together but on those two laps it was a very strong area for me," he said.

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