Lewis Hamilton won at Spa his 68th pole position of his career

Льюис Хэмилтон выиграл в Спа свой 68-й поул в карьере

Lewis Hamilton equaled the number of pole positions with Michael Schumacher and ustanovil a new track record in qualifying of the Grand Prix of Belgium.

From the start of the first segment of Kimi Raikkonen complained to the engineers on the radio to a strong vibration. After a quick analysis, the team confirmed the problem and called Kimi in the pits.

Other leaders, meanwhile, set the pace on the Supersoft, and Hamilton overtook Vettel on 0,091 seconds. Kimi behind teammate almost half a second, skipping ahead of max Verstappen on Ultrasoft.

Valtteri Bottas and Daniel ricciardo a bit behind the partners rounded out the top 6.

Judging by the result, not in the form of a turned Williams: Felipe Massa together with lance Strolla not passed to the second segment and 16-m and 18-m, respectively. Wedged between them, Daniil Kvyat, who lost to teammate Carlos Sainz eight positions and closed twenty traditionally both Sauber: Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein.

In the second segment, all riders went to Ultrasoft. Raikkonen continued to complain about the vibration, despite the actions of the team, and Lewis overtook the Finn on 0,161 seconds. Vettel drove not the best lap and lost to the British 0,448 seconds behind Verstappen.

High speed was demonstrated by Jolyon Palmer. The Renault driver finished the second segment behind ricciardo in seventh place behind 1,304 seconds from the leader. However, Renault’s second segment was marked by problems: Nico Hulkenberg admitted that “with the machine that something is not right”, but Palmer refused to grip at the entrance to the pit lane.

Vandorn, who rolled 65 penalty positions, did not even try to lap: instead, the Belgian helped the slipstream of his teammate Fernando Alonso. Unfortunately, this was not enough for the third segment: directly under the finish Alonso shouted over the radio that the engine again lost power…

In the end, the second segment was eliminated Alonso, Romain Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen, Carlos Sainz and Vandorn.

The third segment began with the dramatic gathering of Jolyon Palmer, who was having an oil leak. In the end, the British parked the car and finished the qualification.

The leaders meanwhile continued their attempts: intermediate pole went to Hamilton, arranged for him Kimi, Bottas and Vettel. The championship leader drove a flimsy circle, which lost more than half a second to its main rival. The racers Red Bull Racing, acting as observers of the fight for pole position this weekend, located behind.

Lewis Hamilton continued to dominate in the second attempt, putting the record its terms in 1.42,553, however, Vettel is not much “let go” of the British, placed on the starting lineup. Bottas and Kimi was unable to maintain the pace of partners, and the latter frankly admitted on the radio that was wrong in the last attempt. Fifth and sixth places went to Verstappen, ricciardo and the top 10 rounded out Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez, Esteban Windows and Jolyon Palmer.

POS. Pilot Team Time RET.
1. Льюис Хэмилтон выиграл в Спа свой 68-й поул в карьере Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1.42,553  
2. Льюис Хэмилтон выиграл в Спа свой 68-й поул в карьере Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1.42,795 +0,242
3. Льюис Хэмилтон выиграл в Спа свой 68-й поул в карьере Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1.43,094 +0,541
4. Льюис Хэмилтон выиграл в Спа свой 68-й поул в карьере Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1.43,270 +0,717
5. Льюис Хэмилтон выиграл в Спа свой 68-й поул в карьере Max Verstappen Red Bull 1.43,380 +0,827
6. Льюис Хэмилтон выиграл в Спа свой 68-й поул в карьере Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1.43,863 +1,310
7. Льюис Хэмилтон выиграл в Спа свой 68-й поул в карьере Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1.44,982 +2,429
8. Льюис Хэмилтон выиграл в Спа свой 68-й поул в карьере Sergio Perez Force India 1.44,894 +2,341
9. Льюис Хэмилтон выиграл в Спа свой 68-й поул в карьере Esteban Windows Force India 1.45,006 +2,453
10. Льюис Хэмилтон выиграл в Спа свой 68-й поул в карьере Jolyon Palmer Renault 1.44,685 +2,132
The threshold for the first segment: 1.45,006 Lag*
11. Льюис Хэмилтон выиграл в Спа свой 68-й поул в карьере Fernando Alonso McLaren 1.45,090 +2,163
12. Льюис Хэмилтон выиграл в Спа свой 68-й поул в карьере Romain Grosjean Haas 1.45,133 +2,206
13. Льюис Хэмилтон выиграл в Спа свой 68-й поул в карьере Kevin Magnussen Haas 1.45,400 +2,473
14. Льюис Хэмилтон выиграл в Спа свой 68-й поул в карьере Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1.45,374 +2,447
15. Льюис Хэмилтон выиграл в Спа свой 68-й поул в карьере Stoffel Vandorn McLaren 1.45,441 +2,514
The threshold for the second segment: 1.45,728 Lag**
16. Льюис Хэмилтон выиграл в Спа свой 68-й поул в карьере Felipe Massa Williams 1.45,823 +1.639
17. Льюис Хэмилтон выиграл в Спа свой 68-й поул в карьере Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1.46,028 +1.844
18. Льюис Хэмилтон выиграл в Спа свой 68-й поул в карьере Lance Stroll Williams 1.46,915 +2.731
19. Льюис Хэмилтон выиграл в Спа свой 68-й поул в карьере Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1.47,214 +3.030
20. Льюис Хэмилтон выиграл в Спа свой 68-й поул в карьере Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1.47,679 +3.495
107% of the best time of the first segment: 1.51,476
* – the gap from the best time of the first segment
** – the gap from the best time of the second segment

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