Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Hamilton Wins Pole for Race in Austria

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Hamilton Wins Pole for Race in Austria

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Hamilton wins pole for race in Austria

Lewis Hamilton clinched the pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix in a qualifying session Saturday marred by a crash and a rain delay. Mercedes teammate and Formula One leader Nico Rosberg was second but will be dropped five places on the starting grid for Sunday's race, in Spielberg, because of an unscheduled gearbox change after crashing in the final practice hours earlier.

Nico Hulkenberg of Force India was third, followed by Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari, Jenson Button of McLaren, Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari, Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull and Valtteri Bottas of Williams. Vettel also will drop five slots because of a gearbox change. With the penalties, Hamilton and Hulkenberg will be in the front row; Button and Raikkonen on the second; Ricciardo and Bottas on the third, Rosberg and Max Verstappen on the fourth,and Vettel and Felipe Massa on the fifth. …

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