Briton Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) will start from pole position in the Mexico Grand Prix. Hamilton will start ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg and Max Verstappen (Red Bull).
Briton Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) will start from pole position for the Grand Prix Mexico Formula 1 on Sunday at 13:00 local (French 20.00) after beat Saturday in qualifying his German team mate Nico Rosberg, seeking his first title of champion world.
This is the 59th pole position for Hamilton and 10th this season. He will start Sunday with 26 points behind Rosberg in the standings of the World Championship as he remains only three races from the end of November. As often this season, the two Mercedes drivers have monopolized the first line (for the 11th time in 2016) and the Red Bull ahead of Dutchman Max Verstappen and Australian Daniel Ricciardo.
With a time of 1 min 18 seconds and 704 thousandths, Hamilton beat Rosberg by more than two tenths of a second (1: 18,958), the drivers of the Silver Arrows are uniquely able to go below the minute and 19 seconds per lap.
Red Bull Renault engine, however, floated a threat until the end of qualifying, Verstappen including the best time of the second part of the session (Q2). “The track has a lot more grip than last year “, noted Hamilton. ” My lap was not as good as Lewis but I’m pretty happy to be on the first line because it gives me a good chance for tomorrow “, summarized Rosberg.
Rosberg has its destiny because if teammate wins the last three GP (Mexico, Brazil, Abu Dhabi), Rosberg may be content to finish second every time to be sacred. Hamilton has been world champion three times (2008, 2014 and 2015), Rosberg ever.