Hamilton: I didn't have the pace

By on Saturday, May 9, 2015
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Lewis Hamilton conceded that he simply wasn't quick enough during qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix as he was beaten to pole position by Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Hamilton came into the weekend having claimed every pole of 2015 but Rosberg posted a time which Hamilton was unable to beat, leaving the World Champion to take second position.

"I just generally didn’t have the pace, Nico did a great job, I didn’t have the balance how I like it, I did my best and tomorrow there’s a lot to play for," he said.

Pole sitter Rosberg saved a set of tyres during qualifying and with overtaking traditionally tricky at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Rosberg says he is pleased with his track advantage.

"Strategy is going to be important and it’s a big advantage to have a new set of tyres for the race, overtaking [is] more difficult here so starting in front is a particular advantage here," he said.

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