Lewis Hamilton takes the pole position again after a gruesome qualifying round with both Mercedes and Ferrari fighting non-stop for the position for tomorrow’s race at the China Grand Prix.
The difference between the top 3 positions was so close, with Lewis Hamilton beating Sebastian Vettel by just 0.186 seconds and Sebastian Vettel beating Lewis’ teammate, Valtteri Bottas, by 0.001 seconds! Kimi Raikkonen clinched the 4th spot with a time of 1:32.140.
Overall, the two Ferraris were leading in the qualifying sessions but Hamilton came from behind to take his 63rd pole in his career. The key is whether he can hold onto it tomorrow and win the race. He finished 2nd in the last race at Melbourne even after grabbing pole position there as well. Lewis Hamilton also became the first Formula 1 driver to grab 6 pole positions in a row.
It seems that we may see a fight between Mercedes and Ferrari for the entire 2017 season. There may be a chance of rain as well for race day tomorrow.
Here are the full qualifying results.
|5||3||RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER||1:34.041||1:33.546||1:33.033||12|
|8||11||FORCE INDIA MERCEDES||1:34.657||1:33.920||1:33.706||15|
|19||33||RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER||1:35.433||7|
|20||31||FORCE INDIA MERCEDES||1:35.496||8|