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Formula One: Lewis Hamilton on pole for Singapore Grand Prix

By Zaki JufriEvents - 20 September 2014 10:00 PM | Updated 9:08 PM

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton on pole for Singapore Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton snatched pole position from his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg at final qualifying on Saturday for the Singapore Grand Prix.

Hamilton claimed his sixth pole of the season and third in Singapore by a mere .007 seconds from championship leader Rosberg.

Rosberg, who leads him by 22 points in the drivers' championship with six races remaining, will start alongside him from second place after the Mercedes duo grabbed their team's seventh one-two of the year.

THIRD POLE SUCCESS IN SINGAPORE

It was Hamilton's third pole success in Singapore, his sixth this season and the 37th of his career.

"It's probably the most satisfying qualifying session that I had for a long time where there's a lot of people really in the mix and you have to be spot on," Hamilton said after qualifying.

TOUGH RACE AHEAD

Rosberg said, "Tomorrow is going to be a tough race in terms of tyres. They have a lot of degradation but I'm confident because I had some really good long runs on Friday, so I'm well prepared for the race and feeling good about it."

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo and four time defending champion Sebastian Vettel occupy the second row after clinching third and fourth respectively.

"It's going to be a fun race tomorrow definitely. I think tyres will be key, as always, but particularly here. It's not going to be as straightforward as Monza with a one-stop. So, it should be fun," Ricciardo said.

Behind the two Red Bulls, Fernando Alonso qualified fifth for Ferrari ahead of Felipe Massa of Williams and Kimi Raikkonen, who was seventh.

F1 2014: Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix

F1 2014: Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix

Date Sep 19, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014

VenueMarina Bay Street Circuit

Ticket PriceS$68.00 - S$1,288.00
 (excludes booking fee)