London, July 11
Six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton confirmed his mastery of moist situations to place Mercedes on pole place for the primary Styrian Grand Prix at Austria’s Red Bull Ring on Saturday.
In a session that began 46 minutes late as a result of heavy rain that washed out ultimate follow, the Briton powered by means of the spray in a time 1.2 seconds faster than Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
McLaren’s Spaniard Carlos Sainz will line up third, with Hamilton’s Finnish teammate Valtteri Bottas – winner of the season-opener on the similar circuit final weekend – fourth quickest.
“What a tricky day,” mentioned the Briton after his beautiful efficiency.
“The weather was incredibly difficult out there for all of us. A lot of the time you couldn’t even see where you were going…I love these days.”
The battle was between Hamilton and Verstappen, with the Dutch 22-year-old going quickest two minutes from the top however the champion slapping him down once more with a ultimate effort of 1 minute 19.273 seconds.
Verstappen then misplaced management on his ultimate flying effort, sliding vast. Reuters