Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton claimed his first United States Grand Prix pole position at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on Saturday.

Hamilton who trails his team mate Nico Rosberg by 33 points in the race for the championship set a pole time of 01:34.999s edging out Rosberg who starts the race from second place on the grid.

It was a fantastic session for the Red Bull Racing team as Daniel Ricciardo starts the race from third place on the grid with Max Verstappen in fourth place.

Scuderia Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen did a great job as the Iceman out-qualified his team mate Sebastian Vettel with the Finn starting the race from fifth place 1.132s behind pole sitter Lewis Hamilton. Nico Hulkenberg starts the race just behind Vettel in his Sahara Force India ending the session just ahead of Valtteri Bottas.

Felipe Massa in the second Williams starts the race from ninth place while Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz rounded out the top ten. Sergio Perez will start the race from 11th place for Force India.

Fernando Alonso did a great job for McLaren Honda despite just missing out on a place in Q3 as the the Spaniard will start the race from 12th place on the grid and has a choice of tyre to start the race on.

Daniil Kvyat starts the race from 13th place in the second Toro Rosso with Esteban Gutierrez ending the session in 14th place for the Haas F1 Team’s first home race.

Renault Sport F1 Team’s Jolyon Palmer will start the race from 15th place just ahead of the Sauber F1 Team’s Marcus Ericsson while Romain Grosjean starts the race from 17th place in the second Haas F1 car.

Kevin Magnussen in the second Renault will start the race in 18th place just ahead of his former McLaren team mate Jenson Button.

Pascal Werhlein will start the race from 20th place just ahead of Felipe Nasr’s Sauber while Esteban Ocon rounds out the grid in 22nd place.

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