Spanish GP: Lewis Hamilton secures his 100th pole position; Max Verstappen finishes P2 in the qualifying session

Lewis Hamilton reached yet another milestone as he became only the first driver to register 100 pole positions. The Briton secured the first place in the qualifying session at Spanish GP.

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton secured the 100th pole position of his career, as he finished P1 in the qualifying session at the Spanish GP. The Brit racer will start in the front row on Sunday, alongside Max Verstappen. Verstappen finished P2 in the qualifying session, whereas, Valtteri Bottas could only manage to finish third.

Max Verstappen recorded the fastest lap in FP3, but was unable to match Lewis Hamilton in the Q3 session on Saturday. There were promising signs for Ferrari, as Charles Leclerc finished on the fourth spot. Carlos Sainz also finished on the sixth spot, as he continues his good start to the season. The Spaniard will hope to leave an impression in his home race on Sunday.

Esteban Ocon finishes in the top 5

Esteban Ocon was one of the most impressive drivers in the qualifying session, as he finished on the fifth spot. Daniel Ricciardo finished P7, after a disastrous qualifying performance in Portugal. Red Bull driver, Sergio Perez finished P8, whereas, Lando Norris finished on the ninth spot.

Home favorite, Fernando Alonso rounded off the top 10, as he starts from the fifth row. Nikita Mazepin’s nightmare start to the season continues, as he finished last in the qualifying session. Sebastian Vettel managed to finish on the 13th spot, whereas, his Aston Martin teammate, Lance Stroll finished P11. Former Red Bull driver, Pierre Gasly could only manage to finish on the 12th spot. George Russell made it to the Q2 for the second successive time, but ended up finishing last in the session.

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