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Hamilton gets 98th pole position for Bahrain race


Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix in the front row alongside Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after finishing in pole position in qualifying for Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix. Photo: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

MANAMA – Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position at this weekend’s Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday after posting a new track record lap.

The newly-crowned world champion finished ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen with a blistering time of one minute, 27.264 seconds at the Bahrain International Circuit.

The pole was Briton Hamilton’s 10th of 15 races run so far this season, and a record-extending 98th of his career.

Verstappen’s Red Bull team-mate Alex Albon finished fourth, just over a second back, in a qualifying session that saw the likes of Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel fail to make the top 10 places.


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