Hamilton on pole for Malaysian Grand Prix

 30 Sep 2017 - 13:31

Hamilton on pole for Malaysian Grand Prix
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton waves after getting pole position in qualifying. REUTERS/Edgar Su


Sepang, Malaysia: World championship leader Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix with title rival Sebastian Vettel at the back of the grid.

Hamilton had been off the pace all weekend in practice but his Mercedes team turned it around in qualifying to head Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and the Red Bull of Max Verstappen.

Vettel failed to set a time in the first qualifying session after an engine failure and was relegated to last on the grid.