Lewis Hamilton beat Sebastian Vettel to pole position in the first qualifying session of the 2017 after Mercedes and Ferrari fought for supremacy over the front two rows of the grid.
Germany’s Nico Rosberg won his first Formula One world championship on Sunday after finishing second in a tense Abu Dhabi Grand Prix won by Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton.
Hamilton insisted he could still become world champion for a fourth time after fulfilling a lifetime ambition by winning the Brazilian Grand Prix to cut Nico Rosberg’s lead to 12 points going into the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi.
Hamilton has won the Mexican Formula One Grand Prix, but Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg remains in pole position to claim his first world title with two races remaining.
Lewis Hamilton’s 50th Formula One victory was also one of his most imperious as he beat his arch-rival Nico Rosberg into second place in Sunday’s US Grand Prix.
MERCEDES has withdrawn its protest over an incident involving Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull driver Max Verstappen in the closing stages of the Japanese Grand Prix.