Lewis Makes History With Belgian Pole

By Hillary Chinyere

Durban, 23 August 2015


The Mercedes pair of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton with Valteri Bottas of Williams on the qualifying podium, Belgian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton last evening became the first F1 driver after Michael Schumacher during the 2000/1 season to get six consecutive pole positions in the same season. This happened on the backdrop of an eventful free-practice session in which his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg blew out his rear left Pirelli tyre. Hamilton now leads him 10-1 in poles thus far this season.

This is how the grid will appear this afternoon:

Row 1 1. Lewis Hamilton 1’47.197
2. Nico Rosberg 1’47.655 (Mercedes)
Row 2 3. Valtteri Bottas 1’48.537
4. Sergio Perez 1’48.599 (Force India)
Row 3 5. Daniel Ricciardo 1’48.639
(Red Bull)
6. Felipe Massa 1’48.685 (Williams)
Row 4 7. Pastor Maldonado 1’48.754
8. Sebastian Vettel 1’48.825 (Ferrari)
Row 5 9. Romain Grosjean* 1’48.561
10. Carlos Sainz Jnr 1’49.771 (Toro Rosso)
Row 6 11. Nico Hulkenberg 1’49.121
(Force India)
12. Daniil Kvyat 1’49.228 (Red Bull)
Row 7 13. Marcus Ericsson 1’49.586
14. Kimi Raikkonen No time (Ferrari)
Row 8 15. Felipe Nasr 1’49.952
16. Will Stevens 1’52.948 (Manor)
Row 9 17. Roberto Merhi 1’53.099
18. Max Verstappen** No time (Toro Rosso)
Row 10 19. Jenson Button*** 1’50.978
20. Fernando Alonso**** 1’51.420 (McLaren)

Romain Grosjean was given a 5-place grid penalty for gearbox change. Max Verstappen, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso were handed 10, 50 and 55-place grid penalties for power unit component changes.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s