Hamilton takes pole position for Bahrain Grand Prix

Reigning world champion secures top spot during qualifying at the Sakhir circuit, ahead of Sebastian Vettel
Hamilton takes pole position for Bahrain Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton will be on pole for Sundays Bahrain Grand Prix. (Getty Images)
By Staff writer
Sat 18 Apr 2015 08:04 PM

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton secured pole position in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix practice on Saturday.

The Mercedes driver, championship leader and winner of two of this season's three races, lapped the Sakhir circuit on a gusty afternoon with the best time in each of the three qualifying sessions.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was second fastest, with Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg third.

For Hamilton it was his fourth pole position in a row.

Sunday's floodlit twilight race looks like being a battle between Mercedes and Ferrari.

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