Pole No. 92 for Lewis Hamilton at the Spanish Grand Prix
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton secured a record-extending 92nd pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix, nudging Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas into second place by just .059 seconds on Saturday.
Bottas was ahead of championship leader Hamilton on the first two splits, but lost a fraction of time when he came out too wide from a turn at the end of his lap.
The winding 4.7-kilometre Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with its combination of slow and fast corners, is one of the hardest for overtaking. This gives Hamilton every chance of claiming an 88th F1 victory that would move him within three of Michael Schumacher’s record.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen qualified in third place — .708 seconds behind Hamilton.