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In pictures: Lewis Hamilton takes pole position in Abu Dhabi

New five-time champion Lewis Hamilton smashed the lap record as he secured pole position at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and led team-mate Valtteri Bottas to Mercedes to another front-row lockout.

In pictures: Lewis Hamilton takes pole position in Abu Dhabi
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates after taking the pole position in the qualifying session at the Yas Marina circuit on November 24, 2018, in Abu Dhabi, ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.
In pictures: Lewis Hamilton takes pole position in Abu Dhabi
Kimi Raikkonen of Finland driving the (7) Scuderia Ferrari SF71H on track during qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on November 24, 2018 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In pictures: Lewis Hamilton takes pole position in Abu Dhabi
Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates after taking the third place in the qualifying session at the Yas Marina circuit on November 24, 2018, in Abu Dhabi, ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.
In pictures: Lewis Hamilton takes pole position in Abu Dhabi
Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB14 TAG Heuer on track during qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on November 24, 2018 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In pictures: Lewis Hamilton takes pole position in Abu Dhabi
Pole position qualifier Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates with second place qualifier Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Mercedes GP in parc ferme during qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on November 24, 2018 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In pictures: Lewis Hamilton takes pole position in Abu Dhabi
Daniel Ricciardo of Australia driving the (3) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB14 TAG Heuer on track during qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on November 24, 2018 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.