Lewis Hamilton beats Valtteri Bottas to pole position at Spanish Grand Prix

Posted May 14, 2018

"I agree. I find it a bit comical", said the Scuderia driver in Barcelona.

Vettel will line up in third after qualifying 0.132 seconds slower than Hamilton. It was very close but I'm very happy.

Asked by Autosport just how important the Barcelona pole was to him in light of his recent form, he said: "We've had one pole, we haven't really had great qualifying sessions after that, so it was important for me to get back into a good position with qualifying, as it is usually a strength of mine".

In this picture, Pole position victor Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel (R) celebrates with second placed Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton after the qualifying session for the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the Baku City Circuit in Baku on April 28, 2018.

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Asked why Mercedes, which so far this season has struggled on Pirelli's softest compounds, found more performance than Ferrari on the super-soft, Vettel said: "I think it's pretty straightforward, the tyres are different". "I didn't get a great feeling on that tyre so I chose to ask to go back and I think it was the right call. It will be a tough race". "I'm looking forward to the Spanish Grand Prix and hope the people will enjoy it". "And they are in the front, so can you imagine at the back", he said.

"I do respect (the drivers) and know how busy they can be".

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Vettel locked up into the first corner on his opening Q3 run, made on supersoft tyres, before switching to softs for his final run. "I think it didn't change too much", he said.

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Hamilton pinpointed mastering the Pirelli tyres at the start of the week as his priority and added: "These tyres seemed to have a small working window". It's hard to predict what will happen in the race and it's a bit of an unknown for me, considering I couldn't do the long runs yesterday.

Pirelli have changed the tread of the tyres for this weekend with Hamilton dismissing a suggestion the adjustment favoured Mercedes as a "stupid question".

His pole position, taken after a close battle with teammate Valtteri Bottas and Vettel, was greeted with relief. Watch the Spanish GP exclusively live on Sky Sports F1 on Sunday. "We'll try to make a good start and see how the race pans out". "I think the racing and this side of stuff that we are involved first hand, we should be consulted at least".

'I have always tried to hear what the drivers are saying.

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