F1 2016: Lewis Hamilton on pole at Austin

Team OD Updated: October 23, 2016, 07:00 PM IST

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his pole position at the 2016 US GPLewis Hamilton celebrates his pole position at the 2016 US GP

Lewis Hamilton will go into the 2016 United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas, with an advantage over his team-mate Nico Rosberg. Hamilton qualified on pole, with a timing of 1m 34.000s, pipping Rosberg to the head of the grid. Rosberg had to stay content with second on the grid, two-tenths behind his team-mate and title rival. Hamilton could potentially win  the race from pole, which also gives him a psychological advantage over Rosberg in their battle for the 2016 drivers' championship title.

Behind the Mercedes lock-out of the front row, are the two Red Bull Racing drivers, with Daniel Ricciardo getting ahead of team-mate Max Verstappen. Ferrari then locked out the third row, with Kimi Raikkonen ahead of Sebastian Vettel.

Seventh place on the grid went to Force India's Nico Hulkenberg, with Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa taking eighth and ninth place for Williams. Tenth on the grid went to Carlos Sainz Jr in the Toro Rosso.

Complete qualifying results - US GP

1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m 34.999s
2. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m 35.215s
3. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1m 35.509s
4. Max Verstappen Red Bull 1m 35.747s
5. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m 36.131s
6. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m 36.358s
7. Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1m 36.628s
8. Valtteri Bottas Williams 1m 37.116s
9. Felipe Massa Williams 1m 37.269s
10. Carlos Sainz Jr Toro Rosso 1m 37.326s

11. Sergio Perez Force India 1m 37.353s
12. Fernando Alonso McLaren 1m 37.417s
13. Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1m 37.480s
14. Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1m 37.773s
15. Jolyon Palmer Renault 1m 37.935s
16. Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1m 39.356s

17. Romain Grosjean Haas 1m 38.308s
18. Kevin Magnussen Renault 1m 38.317s
19. Jenson Button McLaren 1m 38.327s
20. Pascal Wehrlein MRT 1m 38.548s
21. Felipe Nasr Sauber 1m 38.583s
22. Esteban Ocon MRT 1m 38.806s


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