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Lewis Hamilton drives the fastest lap in F1 history

Lewis Hamilton drives the fastest lap in F1 history

By Semi Turaga
Sunday 06/09/2020
It was the fastest qualifying lap in Formula 1 history, at 164.286mph, and Hamilton's 94th pole position. [Image: thesun.com]

Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas to pole position at the Italian Grand Prix.

BBC Sports reports Hamilton's margin of 0.069 seconds was his sixth pole in eight races and puts him in the best place to score his 90th Grand Prix victory.

It was the fastest qualifying lap in Formula 1 history, at 164.286mph, and Hamilton's 94th pole position.

McLaren's Carlos Sainz was third, from Racing Point's Sergio Perez and Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

Neither Ferrari made it into the top 10, with Charles Leclerc in 13th and Sebastian Vettel eliminated in the first session, in 17th place, after getting caught in a mix-up as drivers jostled for the perfect position seeking a slipstream.

Sainz's team-mate Lando Norris was sixth, ahead of Renault's Daniel Ricciardo, Racing Point's Lance Stroll, Red Bull's Alex Albon and Alpha Tauri's Pierre Gasly.

[Source: BBC]

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