Hamilton pips Rosberg to grab Canadian GP pole position

Johannesburg : Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton has secured pole position for this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix after edging past his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in a close-fought qualifying round.

Hamilton, who won his first race of the season at Monaco Grand Prix, clocked his best lap in one minute and 12.812 seconds to finish 0.062 seconds quicker than the German driver.

With the win in the qualifying round, Hamilton has grabbed his 53rd pole of his career, Sport24 reported.

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel finished third in his Ferrari ahead of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and Dutch teenager Max Verstappen.

Meanwhile, Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen clocked sixth fastest followed by the two Williams cars of Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa in the seventh and eighth place respectively.

Rosberg currently holds a 24-point lead over Hamilton in the championship table after winning first four races of the season. (ANI)