Lewis Hamilton takes Belgian F1 GP pole to equal Schumacher’s record

• Mercedes driver sets Spa record with 1min 42.553sec run
• Championship leader Sebastian Vettel takes second place on grid

Lewis Hamilton secured pole for the Belgian Grand Prix, putting in a series of quick laps that culminated in a final run that simply could not be matched by his competitors. He beat his Formula One world championship rival Sebastian Vettel into second place here. Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate, Valtteri Bottas, was in third place, with the second Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen in fourth.

His seventh pole of the season, with a lap that was absolutely breathtaking, two-tenths ahead of Vettel, means he has achieved the remarkable feat of matching Michael Schumacher’s record of 68 career poles. Hamilton has done so in his 200th grand prix and the Schumacher family sent their congratulations to the Briton.

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Source: Formula 1

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