F1: Lewis Hamilton takes Spanish GP pole position ahead of Sebastian Vettel

• Mercedes’ Hamilton edges out Ferrari’s Vettel with Valtteri Bottas third
• McLaren’s Fernando Alonso qualifies in seventh place

Lewis Hamilton will start the Spanish Grand Prix on pole after beating Sebastian Vettel into second place in qualifying. Vettel overcame issues with his car in practice and early in qualifying to lead on his final lap, but a mistake on the final chicane allowed Hamilton to take pole.

Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas is third, and will start the race alongside Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen on the second row. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, winner of last year’s race in Barcelona, qualified in fifth, with team-mate Daniel Ricciardo sixth. Despite suffering a nightmare practice day on Friday, McLaren’s Fernando Alonso was able to qualify in seventh place for his home race.

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Source: Formula 1

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