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Lewis Hamilton takes his first Monaco GP pole position

2015-05-23 15:32:29

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix for the first time in his career in convincing style.

The world champion beat Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by 0.342 seconds, with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel third ahead of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo.

The Australian's team-mate Daniil Kvyat was fifth with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and Force India's Sergio Perez next.

Hamilton was thrilled to finally achieve pole, having been beaten here by Rosberg for the last two years.

The Englishman was defeated by Rosberg in the last race in Spain and heads into Sunday's race 20 points clear of the German in the drivers' championship, with Vettel a further 11 behind.

More to follow.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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