Lewis Hamilton takes pole for Japanese F1 GP with Sebastian Vettel ninth

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  • Mercedes teammate Bottas second, Verstappen third
  • Ferrari error on tyres leaves Vettel down the grid

Lewis Hamilton took pole for the Japanese Grand Prix with his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in second and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in third. Hamilton’s title rival Sebastian Vettel was in ninth after Ferrari made a mistake in selecting their tyres for the final runs in qualifying when intermittent rain was making the track conditions at Suzuka difficult. Kimi Raikkonen was in fourth with the Haas of Romain Grosjean in fifth.

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Written by Giles Richards at Suzuka
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/oct/06/japan-grand-prix-qualifying-hamilton-pole under the title “Lewis Hamilton takes pole for Japanese F1 GP with Sebastian Vettel ninth”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.