Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Hamilton grabs F1 pole for British Grand Prix

Hamilton finds groove for F1 pole at British GP

SILVERSTONE, England — All week Lewis Hamilton said he was uncomfortable in his car. When it mattered most, though, he delivered a blazing lap to take the pole for today's British Grand Prix.

He won his 28th career pole, one less than Juan Manuel Fangio, with a time of 1:29.607 on his final lap, besting Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, who clocked 1:30:059 just before him.

Three-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel was third, ahead of his Red Bull teammate Mark Webber.

"Storming job, Lewis, storming job," the Mercedes team said on the radio.

"It feels incredible to be on the pole, just like it did back in 2007," said Hamilton, who won the race in 2008.

NHRA: Ron Capps had the first three-second run in Route 66 Raceway history with a 3.988-second pass at 320.28 mph to lead Funny Car qualifying for today's finals of the Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, Ill. Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) led their classifications.

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