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Rain lite // Hamilton scoops pole at Spa, but puts it down to the weather

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Hamilton scoops pole at Spa, but puts it down to the weather
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Lewis Hamilton scored his fourth pole position in a row at Spa-Francorchamps, and lines up on the grid ahead of two Red Bulls. The Brit admits that if it hadn't been a mixed up session weather-wise, he may not have been the fastest car out there.

"I was so surprised when I crossed the line. When I started the lap I saw on the screen I was seventh or eighth and thought "oh no!" and it was raining more.

"I then went wide in Turn 1 and my dash display said I was three seconds down, then five seconds and six seconds, but I kept pushing, and could see I was catching Seb."

He's also well aware that Red Bull appear to have the edge on performance this weekend, and that keeping both cars behind him for the full race distance may be a challenge. But, of course, there is likely to be a bit more rain during the two hours that could lend a helping hand.