The Malta Independent 18 November 2017, Saturday

Hamilton takes pole at Belgian GP to equal Schumacher record

Saturday, 26 August 2017, 15:32 Last update: about 4 months ago

Lewis Hamilton has equaled Michael Schumacher's Formula One record of 68 pole positions, leading qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix from start to finish on Saturday.

The three-time F1 champion was already ahead when he went even faster with a blistering final lap for Mercedes, but Sebastian Vettel limited the damage with a fine lap of his own to join Hamilton on the front row.

Hamilton races his 200th GP on Sunday and trails Vettel by 14 points overall this season.

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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, racing in front of a huge contingent of traveling Dutch fans, qualified fifth ahead of teammate Daniel Ricciardo
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