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Hamilton storms to pole in Singapore

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By Reuters
Hamilton storms to pole in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Championship leader Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday, the Mercedes driver lapping the Marina Bay Street Circuit in 1:36.015 to edge out Max Verstappen in a Red Bull.

Hamilton, 30 points clear of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel with seven rounds remaining, secured a record-extending 79th pole position of his career as his main title rival could manage only third place on the grid, 0.613 seconds behind.

(Reporting by John O’Brien; Editing by Clare Fallon)