Hamilton takes the first pole of the season

By on Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton will be starting the first race of the 2017 season from pole position. His fast lap of 1:22.188 set a new track qualifying record and was .268 of a second better than runner-up Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari.

It was Hamilton’s 62nd career Formula One pole and his fifth straight, dating back to last year’s United States Grand Prix.

Qualifying results:

1.        L. Hamilton Mercedes 01:24.191            01:23.251           01:22.188  
2.  S. Vettel Ferrari 01:25.210            01:23.401           01:22.456  
3.  V. Bottas Mercedes 01:24.514            01:23.215           01:22.481  
4.  K. Raikkonen Ferrari 01:24.352            01:23.376           01:23.033  
5.  M. Verstappen        Red Bull 01:24.482            01:24.092           01:23.485  
6.  R. Grosjean Haas 01:25.419            01:24.718           01:24.074  
7.  F. Massa Williams 01:25.099            01:24.597           01:24.443  
8.  C. Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso           01:25.542            01:24.997           01:24.487  
9.  D. Kvyat Toro Rosso 01:25.970            01:24.864           01:24.512  
10.  D. Ricciardo Red Bull 01:25.383            01:23.989             
 
11.  S. Perez Force India                01:25.064            01:25.081    
12.  N. Hulkenberg         Renault 01:24.975            01:25.091    
13.  F. Alonso McLaren 01:25.872            01:25.425    
14.  E. Ocon Force India 01:26.009            01:25.568    
15.  M. Ericsson Sauber 01:26.236            01:26.465    
 
16.  A. Giovinazzi Sauber 01:26.419      
17.  K. Magnussen Haas 01:26.847      
18.  S. Vandoorne McLaren 01:26.858      
19.  L. Stroll Williams 01:27.143      
20.  J. Palmer Renault 01:28.244      

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