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Hamilton: Choosing to do an extra run ‘worked perfectly’ to secure pole

Portuguese Grand Prix – Lewis Hamilton’s quick final run denied his practice topping teammate, Valtteri Bottas, from taking pole in Portugal. Hamilton’s decision to run three laps at the end of the final part of qualifying was enough for him to snatch pole position from his teammate’s grasp. Q1 was the first time Hamilton had set a faster lap than Bottas all weekend but the Finn was back in front in Q2 and seemed to be able to respond to every fast lap his teammate put in. “I can’t tell you how hard that was today,” said Hamilton after qualifying. “Yes, we’ve got a great car, but you have to drive the nuts off of it to pull out a lap. Valtteri’s been so quick this...
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