China News Service, October 25th. On the evening of October 24th, Beijing time, the qualifying contest of the F1 Portuguese Grand Prix ended at the Portimão circuit.
Hamilton's lore teammate won the first shot at Portimão.
At the same time, this is also his 97th career pole position.
Because in the earlier three training sessions, Vettel's car rolled up the manhole cover at turn 14.
The repairs to the track made the qualifying postponed by half an hour compared to the original plan.
In the first stage of qualifying, after two sprints, Raikkonen, Giovinaz, Grosjean, Magnussen and Latifie were eliminated from the bottom five.
In the second stage of qualifying, the Ferrari two cars used neutral tires for the results in two speeding laps.
As a result, Leclerc floated into Q3 at low altitude and Vettel failed to qualify.
Ricardo spins out of control at the end of Q2 and hits the retaining wall.
In the end, O'Connell, Stoll, Kvyat, Russell and Vettel, ranked 11th to 15th, missed the promotion to Q3.
In the third stage of the qualifying, Hamilton made the fastest lap of 1:16.652 at the last minute, killing teammate Bottas and winning the first pole position at the Portimão circuit.
Bottas and Verstappen ranked second and third.
Hamilton went one step further after tying Schumacher's 91-win record at the German Grand Prix. Now that he takes pole position, he is also expected to complete his lead over his predecessors in Portugal.