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Hamilton dedicates Monaco pole to Lauda

Hamilton dedicates Monaco pole to Lauda



Hamilton dedicates Monaco pole to Lauda

Hamilton dedicates Monaco pole to Lauda

Lewis Hamilton dedicated his Monaco Grand Prix pole position to Niki Lauda after the Monaco non-executive chairman's passing this week. Hamilton had to dig deep to pip Valtteri Bottas to pole at the very last in Q3, setting a new track record in Monaco in the process.

Merceds have paid tribute to Lauda all week after his death at the age of 70 and Hamilton's stunning pole lap of 1:10.166 was another fitting way to commemorate the Austrian.

“I had to dig deeper than ever,” he said. “I’m so glad I can get that deep. That lap was beautiful. I feel amazing.

“This is definitely one of the best poles that I can remember.

“Obviously we’ve had lots of success over the years but I can’t remember one being like this, especially after a difficult week for the whole team, and personally a difficult weekend.

“The goal was to get pole. It’s amazing we turned up as a team, continuing to take strides together, get stronger. I’m so proud of everyone.

“To have a little bit of a cloud over us this weekend, and really trying to lift every one up and deliver for Niki.

“Valtteri did a sensational job. FP1, FP2 was good for me, today the car didn’t feel anywhere near as good as it did Thursday.

“I was digging deep, throwing the car around, I was struggling to get there on the first lap.

“I was throwing the car around, pretty sure I touched the barriers a few times, no other way of doing it here.

“I’ve never quite got that perfect lap here and I think today was as close as I could get to it, this one’s for Niki.”


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