Formula 1 – Singapore Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton Takes Pole Position
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton delivered an extraordinary performance, compared to other laps of his F1 career so far, to take an unexpected pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix.
A supreme effort from @LewisHamilton sealed a 79th career pole ? #SingaporeGP ?? #F1 pic.twitter.com/FkjtiEZeN2
— Formula 1 (@F1) 15 September 2018
Hamilton’s first lap in final qualifying, portrayed by his race engineer as “epic”, was sufficient in spite of him failing to enhance his second run.
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His title match Sebastian Vettel was 3rd behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
Hamilton’s win came out of the blue as he was 1.3secs quicker than his own particular past best lap of the week, and the size of his accomplishment turned out to be clear as his adversaries crossed the line after him.
Partner Valtteri Bottas was 0.7secs behind, Vettel 0.6secs off and Verstappen, shockingly pipping the Ferrari, 0.3secs.
Vettel, who is 30 points behind Hamilton in the title and came into the end of the week as top choice, was downcast.
It seems @CroftyF1 agreed with me?? by his own words : “Sometimes you run out of superlatives to describe Lewis Hamilton, he absolutely smashed Vet” @LewisHamilton #SingaporeGP @MercedesAMGF1 #TeamLH
— David Bassil (@VSR_HAMILTON) 15 September 2018
On the other hand, Hamilton could not enhance his second run, as he prematurely ended his last lap before it was even halfway through.
In any case, despite the fact that Vettel set a quicker first sector, than anybody on his last endeavor, neither he nor Verstappen could enhance and the positions were set.
Bottas took 4th, somewhat enhancing his last lap to end the session 0.687secs slower than Hamilton, with the second Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen 5th and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo 6th.
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton has stormed to pole position for tomorrow’s #SingaporeGP, his fourth in Marina Bay and the 79th overall. “Singapore is a beautiful track, and I’m just overwhelmed!” the 4-time F1 World Champion said.#Formula1 #F1 #SingaporeGP
— SingaporeGP (@F1NightRace) 15 September 2018
He just out qualified his main rival in the overall better car by 6/10th, I repeat, 6/10th!!. @LewisHamilton is THE greatest driver of his generation, if anyone continues to question that, watch the onboard of today’s lap when it’s released!! #SingaporeGP
— Negus44 ??♂️??♂️???? (@Hamfosi44) 15 September 2018
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