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Hamilton: I don't know where it came from

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15/09/2018

Heading into today's qualifying session, based on the evidence thus far, Sebastian Vettel had every right to believe that the only man standing between him and pole position for tomorrow's Singapore Grand Prix was his teammate, Kimi Raikkonen.

However, a mega-lap from Lewis Hamilton, and a pretty decent effort from Max Verstappen, mean that Vettel will start from the second row tomorrow.

Speaking in the moments after the session, a clearly delighted Hamilton seemed almost as surprised at the result as his German rival.

"That was a hard qualifying session," he said. "But that lap felt like magic... I don't really know where it came from."

"I was thinking, there's no way I can find half a second," he admitted. "But in that last session it was about pulling all those bits in practice and trying to put it into a perfect puzzle... 99.9% of the time it doesn't go right.

"But that lap, I didn't have wheelspin, I didn't have a snap anywhere, the car was just underneath me and I managed to maximise it at pretty much every corner. I can't remember one where I thought I could do more.

"The second lap I tried to go that little bit more, brake half a metre later," he said of his final assault, "but it was too much, the car wasn't going to have it. I feel I got everything possible in that first lap.

"The guys have been flat out to try to bring little bits here and there," said the Briton. "We knew coming here that the Ferrari's and the Red Bulls would be really hard to beat. This is an incredible moment for us to be on pole here considering the circumstances."

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1. Posted by klmn, 15/09/2018 17:29

"Well done Lewis ."

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