Hamilton wins pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton won the pole position for the Formula Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya what is his 3rd pole in 2017 and 64th in his career.
The start of qualifying was marked by the troubles of Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari. However, the championship leader was able to recover and to complete a lap and to qualify for the second round. However, Lewis Hamilton was the fastest in Q1 with a lap time 1:20.511. On the other side, Daniil Kvyat, Jolyon Palmer, Stoffel Vandoorne, Lance Stroll, and Marcus Ericsson failed to progress to the second qualifying round.
The battle in the Q2 was more intense. Hamilton again was the fastest but Vettel was only 0.085s behind the Mercedes driver while Valtteri Bottas was 0.090s slower than his teammate. Fernando Alonso did an excellent job after taking the 10th position while Kevin Magnussen, Carlos Sainz Jr, Nico Hulkenberg, Romain Grosjean, and Pascal Wehrlein were eliminated from Q3.
Former champion dominated in the last qualifying round. Hamilton set the time 1:19.491 and won the pole position in front of Vettel. Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen will start from the second row while the third starting row will be occupied by Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo. Alonso in McLaren will start from P7 while Sergio Perez, Felipe Massa, and Esteban Ocon will be on starting positions 8, 9, and 10 respectively.
The start of the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix is on Sunday, 14:00 CET: