Sky F1’s Paul di Resta analyses how Lewis Hamilton was able to grab pole position ahead of title rival Nico Rosberg.
The two Mercedes drivers were split by just a tenth of a second in the qualifying shoot-out at Interlagos with a late surge from Hamilton proving decisive after Rosberg had driven the first sector fractionally quicker.
“It was an exciting qualifying, Lewis was just marginally quicker in the end. My lap was good as well,” said Rosberg.
For Hamilton, his latest pole position was the 60th of his F1 career. Only Michael Schumacher, with 68, and Ayrton Senna, on 65 occasions, have started more F1 races from the front of the grid.
“This is the best l could have hoped for, it’s only my second pole position here and it’s always a track I struggle at, so I’m really happy to be up at the front,” said Hamilton.