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Hamilton: Deleted lap never worried me

Hamilton: Deleted lap never worried me

Lewis Hamilton secured pole position in his home Grand Prix on Sunday following he held off the title rival and his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg with a stunning final qualifying lap at Silverstone.

Defending world champion, who had his first fastest lap in Q3 deleted because he ran off the track, outpaced Germany’s Rosberg, who leads this year’s championship, with a lap in one minute and 29.287 seconds on Saturday.

“Still feeling very confident, but of course it’s one lap. The first lap is always a bit of a banker. Hamilton told Sky Sports F1.

“Going into Q3 reminded me of what my dad always used to say: don’t drive too fast on the road! And you know as soon as you get down the road you drive a little bit faster, when I was younger.

“The guys said ‘just get a banker lap, don’t go wide’. And what did I do? The complete opposite! But, anyway, it wasn’t intentional; I was really trying to get the best lap possible.

“When you come round and get [provisional] pole it’s a mental blow to whoever you are racing against and I wanted that. I wanted that for myself and everyone here.

“But when it got taken away, it was cool, because I knew that I had it. Nico knew I had that pace and it wasn’t a small little gap, it was a good gap. So I wanted to go out and do at least that, if not better, and so that’s what I did.”

It was Hamilton’s fourth pole for British Grand Prix, his sixth this season and the 55th of his Formula 1 career.

“I always like to do things the hard way! It was definitely a great feeling.

“What a crowd we have here. You can never comprehend what it feels like when I’m in the car having these guys cheers me on from corner to corner, year after year. Each year I feel stronger and more united, it’s the greatest feeling ever.”

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