Lewis Hamilton stormed to a dominant pole position in the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas, who completed a front-row lockout for Mercedes.
Dutch: The Briton, who leads the overall standings by 37 points from Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, lapped the Spa-Francorchamps track in a record timing of one minute 41.252 seconds, 0.511 seconds clear of Bottas. Verstappen was once again best of the rest, in third for Red Bull. Saturday’s pole was a record-extending 93rd of Hamilton’s career and he dedicated it to ‘Black Panther’ film star Chadwick Boseman, who died of colon cancer on Friday. It was the 35-year-old’s fifth pole from seven races this season and a record-extending sixth at the Spa-Francorchamps track.