F1:Lewis Hamilton outqualifies Sebastian Vettel in Mexico

F1:Lewis Hamilton outqualifies Sebastian Vettel in Mexico

F1:Lewis Hamilton outqualifies Sebastian Vettel in Mexico

Speaking about his approach to the start of the Grand Prix with the long 900 meter run down to turn one, Hamilton admitted that he has one eye on the championship rather than the Grand Prix saying, "We saw what happened previous year with the red auto behind, so I don't know". "We had a hard day yesterday and it was a big improvement today so obviously, yesterday we were much, much further back so I wasn't expecting to be up as high as we got but the team did a great job last night in analyzing and moving forward today".

"I'm holding a lot in, I let a bit out when I heard I got pole". "After his bad luck, I'm so happy for him".

"You saw what happened a year ago, with the red auto behind!" he said.

"We had the same problems from practice yesterday". "It was the same problems from P2, the engine braking not how I want to, rear-locking the auto".

"The same problems as [free practice two] - engine braking not like I want to, just rear-locking the auto". Vettel and Hamilton came to blows on the opening lap of last year's race in Mexico, and with the Red Bulls on the front row, with the two title contenders just behind, Turn 1 on Sunday could be the best of the year so far. We have improved the vehicle so I'm hoping tomorrow we can still give it a fight and if we're able to gain any ground at the beginning, then game on!

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"To be honest, the first sector wasn't that good, so I was surprised to have probably got the pole after that, but I saw the second and third sector were strong and that's where I made the difference".

"I am really happy with it", Hamilton said after his Mercedes team had been well off the pace in practice on Friday.

Asked if Red Bull can fix the problems they've experienced before tomorrow, Verstappen added: "I'm not sure but I'll try".

"But I guess the race pace was not so bad yesterday but those guys again were in their own league in that section". That's what I'm going to be doing. "We have improved the vehicle so I'm hoping tomorrow we can still give it a fight".

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