Hamilton secures 100th career pole ahead of Spanish Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton made history Saturday, securing the 100th pole position of his illustrious career ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona.

The Mercedes driver was followed by Red Bull's Max Verstappen and teammate Valtteri Bottas.

Pos. Driver Team Time
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:16.741
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.036
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.132
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +0.769
5 Esteban Ocon Alpine +0.839
6 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.879
7 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +0.881
8 Sergio Perez Red Bull +0.960
9 Lando Norris McLaren +1.269
10 Fernando Alonso Alpine +1.406
11 Lance Stroll Aston Martin Q2
12 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Q2
13 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Q2
14 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Q2
15 George Russell Williams Q2
16 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri Q1
17 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Q1
18 Mick Schumacher Haas Q1
19 Nicholas Latifi Williams Q1
20 Nikita Mazepin Haas Q1

"I can't believe we're at 100," Hamilton said after qualifying. "It's down to the men and women back at the factory; it's been a dream to work with these guys. Who would have thought at the end of 2012 we'd be at 100? I'm ecstatic. It's like my first."

Hamilton, 36, secured his first pole at the Canadian Grand Prix in 2007 when he drove for McLaren. He won that race for the first Formula 1 victory of his career.

Hamilton secures 100th career pole ahead of Spanish Grand Prix
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