F1 » Chinese Grand Prix 2013: Hamilton snatches last-second pole


In a qualifying session dominated by teams having to cagily manage tyre use, Lewis Hamilton claimed his first pole for Mercedes ahead of Kimi Raikkonen.

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Suzuki - Unregistered

April 13, 2013 9:31 AM

Congrats to Lewis on pole in his 3rd race for Merc. I hope he can carry it to the checkered flag...As for Vettle he spoke too much too soon and got what he deserve a mouth full of dirt

nath - Unregistered

April 13, 2013 9:33 AM

Dont understand all the slating Rosberg because Lewis outqualified him. You will most likely be hiding away tomorrow when Rosberg beats him in the race because lets face it, Hamilton cant save his tyres. So why bother? avoid the embarrassment and accept both are very good drivers.

Andy - Unregistered

April 13, 2013 9:38 AM

Nath

Did you just say Hamilton cant save tyres, didnt hamilton do 2 stops in Barcelona going from the back to 8th whereas everyone else did 3 stops minimum including no grip..... I dont know why people are slating Rosberg?

bob - Unregistered

April 13, 2013 9:46 AM

@Oldmosis

Yes, I think any of the top 10 who start on Soft tyres will be in trouble very quickly, especially those who took a lot out of them in Q3.

If Button or Vettel aren't leading the race by lap 9 or 10 I'll be VERY surprised!

And yes, all drivers will have to run the soft tyre, but if it was you, when would you rather run them? At the start before the track is rubbered in and you are carrying full race fuel, or at the end with the track rubbered in and most of the fuel burnt off???

bob - Unregistered

April 13, 2013 9:50 AM

@cookie

No, I'm not hurting. Everyone knows that Hamilton is one of the best qualifiers. You see, other drivers fans can admit their drivers weaknesses and other drivers strengths. It's only the Hamilton fans that CAN NOT admit ANY of Hamilton's faults.

But the reason that I'm not hurting is because
a) He's in the fastest car
b) Points are awarded on Sunday, not Saturday

That last point is something that Hamilton fans can't actually grasp, but hey, what can you expect from Hamilton fans? They're a bit like Hamilton - Not too bright but can drive pretty fast.

bob - Unregistered

April 13, 2013 9:52 AM

@cookie

"Hamilton has achieved in 3 races what Schumacher did in 3 years 1 pole and 1 podium"

Really? You're really going to claim that Hamilton has a podium?

That says it all really.

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