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F1 Mexican GP: Hamilton dials up pressure with Mexico GP pole

Though he knows it will take forces out of his control to overhaul Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton is pleased to at least do his bit for pole in Mexico.
RESULTS: Mexican Grand Prix - Qualifying results

Lewis Hamilton has notched up the pressure on Nico Rosberg by taking a convincing pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix, comfortably ahead of his team-mate and title rival.

Coming into the weekend facing 26 point deficit to his Mercedes counterpart, though Hamilton knows three wins from the final three races won't be enough alone to overhaul his rival if Rosberg finishes second behind him, he was pleased enough do his bit with second consecutive pole.

Keen to turn in another lights-to-flag display as he did in Texas last week, Hamilton says he feels well dialled into both the Mercedes W07 and the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez after claiming pole by two tenths of a second.

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“As always it's always a tough battle, trying to pull out the perfect lap when it counts is always a difficult thing, particularly with these tyres, sometimes it's the first lap and sometimes it's the second lap in which the tyres were ready.

“Definitely very challenging, as the track always is but the track has got a lot better because there is a lot more grip now. Last year I was sliding around a lot more, today it feels more like a race track, which is great. Again, I'm not really sure why but we have a great turnout here and I'm anticipating seeing a lot more Mexican's here tomorrow.”

“There is no real tactic really. I turned up to do the job and I'm going to try and do the same thing I did last weekend here. So far this weekend has gone well and I'm looking forward to the race. The long runs seem to be good and the car feels great so I'm just looking forward to getting out on track.”



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