Formula One – Belgian Grand Prix Qualifiers: Lewis Hamilton Shines
Lewis Hamilton defeated his title rival, Sebastian Vettel to a shocking pole position in a thrillingly disorderly Belgian Grand Prix qualifying in the rain.
A rain shower as the autos arranged the primary flying laps in the best 10 shoot-out caused destruction, yet Hamilton ended up as the winner by 0.726 seconds with his last lap.
More poles at Spa than any other driver in #F1 history 😮
— Formula 1 (@F1) 25 August 2018
The Force Indias of Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez bolted out the second line in the wake of timing the conditions right, days after the group were safeguarded from going out of business.
Red Bull and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen missed out in the pits at the key minute.
Ferrari had looked tight top choices for pole in the dry, however the late rain tossed form up in the air and, as so frequently, Hamilton fared best in the misleading conditions.
YES Pole!! It was challenging out there and so close in the end. Everyone was on the edge of their seats! I can’t thank the team enough for everything today 🙏🏾. We move forward and place full focus on the race tomorrow. Let’s go!! 🔥@MercedesAMGF1 #F1 #BelgianGP pic.twitter.com/ooUUPR742G
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) 25 August 2018
The title holder made uneasiness at his Mercedes group with a blunder, running wide at Fagnes with under three minutes to go when on a quick lap. Be that as it may, he set up everything together on his significant last lap to take pole by an extremely great margin.
Vettel heads into the race 24 points hapless of Hamilton and for the sake of his title hopes needs to defeat him, and exploit advantage of a weekend, when the Ferrari looks the speedier auto, something he has neglected to do in the last two races in Germany and Hungary.
“Unfortunately we’re in a weird place in Formula 1 where some teams, rather than taking a new up and coming kid, they’ll take whoever has got the money”
— Sky Sports F1 🏎 (@SkySportsF1) 25 August 2018
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