Japanese GP: Hamilton grabs pole, disaster for Vettel

Both Mercedes drivers will start on the soft compound Pirellis having used them to set their Q2 times. Hamilton hit the front on supersofts on the first runs in Q3, lapping 0.229s faster than Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. That lap of 1m27.760s proved to be fast enough to secure pole position given renewed rain that hit the track in the middle of the session. Vettel and Kimi ... ... Keep reading