2013 F1

Hamilton: I was so surprised to take pole at Spa-Francorchamps

Lewis-Hamilton-Qualifying-2013-Formula-1-Belgian-Grand-Prix-1Hungarian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton says that he was surprised following take pole position at Spa-Francorchamps for Belgian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton struggled with off-pace in this weekend entire practice sessions, Friday both session he finished outside top ten and today morning session he was managed 12th fastest.

In the Qualifying Q3 was much unpredicted with mixed weather condition, but in his final attempt sealed fourth consecutive pole position for this season and added 31st career Pole.

“I was so surprised to take pole as I finished the lap, after starting P7 or something. I just kept pushing” Hamilton said.

“Red Bull was looking particularly quick and also Ferrari was looking quite quick in the dry conditions, so [I’m] not necessarily sure we had the pace to be as fast today.

“I was so surprised when I crossed the line. When I started the lap I saw on the screen I was seventh or eighth and thought ‘oh no’, and it was raining more.

“I then went wide in Turn 1 and my dash display said I was three seconds down, then five seconds and six seconds, but I kept pushing, and could see I was catching Seb [Vettel]. What a blessing, I feel so fortunate.”

“I feel Red Bull is ahead of us a little bit in performance which is why today feels even better, I think this weekend has shown that they have the pace, but I am hoping that whatever the conditions are, we can push. He added

“I feel quite comfortable in changing conditions and feel like I am able to find the limits when the conditions are on the edge.

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