Today Lewis Hamilton added 33rd Pole position for his F1 career, and its equals the British record set by Jim Clark. The Brit achieved his second consecutive pole position during a wet qualifying session for the Malaysian Grand Prix, but he struggled with low visibility.
He targeted to pick-up first championship points, after retired from the Australian Grand Prix two weeks ago.
“Today was incredible, just how much it rained before qualifying,” he said.
“It was almost impossible to see at the end, I couldn’t do my last lap in Q3 as I couldn’t see behind [Nico] Hülkenberg. I couldn’t see the edge of the track, couldn’t see the braking zone.
“I’m really happy with our result today. It was a very close session and I’m relieved to come away with pole position as it was pretty tense towards the end.”
“The lap was far from being my optimum: I should have been able to eke out a little more time but thankfully it wasn’t needed. Conditions were incredibly difficult and it would have been so easy to get it wrong today.”
“At times towards the end it was almost impossible to see if anyone was behind me. The team have done a great job once again, we have a great car, and we now have to convert this performance tomorrow.