Lewis Hamilton Scorches to Record Malaysian Grand Prix Pole

Updated: 01 October 2016 16:26 IST

Lewis Hamilton clocked the fastest lap ever of the 5.543km Sepang circuit to finish more than four-tenths of second ahead of Mercedes rival and championship leader Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton Scorches to Record Malaysian Grand Prix Pole
Lewis Hamilton gestures after taking pole in the qualifying session of Malaysian Grand Prix. © AFP

Sepang:

Lewis Hamilton blitzed his rivals in qualifying on Saturday to secure pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

The reigning world champion clocked the fastest lap ever of the 5.543km Sepang circuit in 1min 32.850sec to finish more than four-tenths of second ahead of Mercedes rival and championship leader Nico Rosberg.

Third on the grid will be birthday boy Max Verstappen, who celebrated turning 19 on Friday before clocking 1:33.420 a day later, less than 0.2sec off the pace of Rosberg.

Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo completes the second row of the grid for Sunday's race.

Highlights
  • Lewis Hamilton graps pole for Malaysian Grand Prix
  • Lewis Hamilton records the fastest ever lap at Sepang circuit
  • Nico Rosberg takes 2nd, Max Verstappen will start 3rd
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