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F1 US GP: Hamilton back in the groove with timely COTA pole

Lewis Hamilton finds his form to claim a scintillating pole position ahead of a crucial United States Grand Prix in Texas.
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Lewis Hamilton says appreciating being 'sat in the middle' during the press conference will spur him on in his bid to convert his pole position for the United States Grand Prix into a much desired win.

His first pole position at the Circuit of the Americas, despite having won on three occasions around the Texan venue, Hamilton was in fine form as he put a comfortable two tenth margin between himself and title rival Nico Rosberg.

Coming into the race knowing he needs nothing less than a win to dent Rosberg's comfortable 33 point margin at the head of the standings, Hamilton was delighted to get the initial edge on his team-mate.

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“I feel amazing, my first pole here,” he said. “It has been many years of trying and many people have tried to help me get that so I am very happy with today.

“Of course, I feel positive. We have worked hard in the past couple of weeks understanding and improving on lots of areas and it is a great feeling to back up here.

“Just sitting in the press conference in the middle, time away from it makes you really appreciate it when you do have it. This is a place I have loved for a long time, I am going to give it all I've got tomorrow as I have done today. I just have to put thoughts into action.”

With Hamilton's terrible getaway in Japan ultimately allowing Rosberg an easy route to victory, he says he has been focusing on this area in particular to make the most of his pole.

“I will prepare as best I can for tomorrow, been practicing the starts all weekend so I feel positive for tomorrow.”



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