Hamilton second only to Fangio
Lewis Hamilton scored his fifth pole of the career, and the first one for McLaren in Japan since 1991.
Lewis Hamilton wins the Japanese Grand Prix © Reuters
The young Briton is achieving his milestones with an impressive speed. Among the 44 drivers who obtained at least five pole positions in the history of Formula One, Lewis is second only to Juan Manuel Fangio for the time span he needed to obtain these poles.
Fangio obtained his fifth pole in the 1951 Swiss Grand Prix, at the Bremgarten track, when he was only in his eighth participation. Hamilton obtained his fifth pole at his 15th attempt, just ahead of Alberto Ascari and Jacques Villeneuve (18 each).