The Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will start tomorrow’s race from P1. Since the first practice of the final weekend Lewis faced some issues with the car, but in the quali he showed solid speed and managed to grab the pole.
Today’s pole position became the first one after his previous pole at Hockenheim this season and 88th in the F1 career of the driver.
"It feels longer than the German Grand Prix. If I’m really honest I don’t even understand how I got the German Grand Prix pole. But yeah, it’s been really hard, particularly since we have come back from the break," - Lewis told.
"The competition has been spectacular; all drivers have been doing an amazing job. I don’t think my qualifying has been terrible but it’s just not been at my usual standard perhaps, so of course it’s incredibly satisfying to know that we have put the work and to end my last qualifying session with this car, which has been a real incredible journey with this car this year, so to finish it off on the front row, there’s not a better feeling really."
Despite it’s already 88th pole for Hamilton, for him it’s still like the first one.
Obviously the waiting contributed to such a strong feeling.
"Honestly, it’s really strange, you say it’s 88 [poles] but it honestly feels like the first, I don’t know why. It feels super-fresh. Maybe because it’s been so long since earlier on in the season," - Hamilton said.
Lewis finishes the season with five pole positions, what isn’t the best result of the year. Charles Leclerc from Ferrari has the largest number of poles - 7, and ahead of Hamilton in this regard.