Lewis Hamilton took his 11th pole position of the 2018 season in Abu Dhabi as Mercedes swept the front row of the grid for the season finale.
2018 F1 qualifying reports articles archive
Controversy reigns as Hamilton beats frustrated Vettel to Brazil pole
2018 Brazilian Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix ahead of Sebastian Vettel but both courted controversy during the rain-affected session.
Ricciardo denies Verstappen his first pole position
2018 Mexican Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Daniel Ricciardo stunned team mate Max Verstappen by beating him to pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix by two-hundredths of a second.
Hamilton on pole after Ferrari battle in Austin
2018 United States Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the 2018 United States Grand Prix after trading lap records with Kimi Raikkonen throughout the sessions.
Hamilton on pole, Vettel ninth after rain in qualifying
2018 Japanese Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Lewis Hamilton grabbed his eighth pole position in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix but a slip-up in a wet Q3 left his championship rival Sebastian Vettel only ninth.
Bottas leads Mercedes front row lock-out in Russia
2018 Russian Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Valtteri Bottas denied Lewis Hamilton pole position for the Russian Grand Prix and led a Mercedes sweep of the front row of the grid.
Hamilton storms to pole ahead of Verstappen in Singapore
2018 Singapore Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Lewis Hamilton took pole position at the Singapore Grand Prix with a stunning lap ahead of Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel.
Raikkonen sets F1’s fastest-ever lap to lead Ferrari one-two at Monza
2018 Italian Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Kimi Raikkonen broke Juan Pablo Montoya’s 14-year-old record for the fastest ever lap in an official Formula 1 session as he took pole position for the Italian Grand Prix.
Hamilton snatches pole as Force India star at damp Spa
2018 Belgian Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Lewis Hamilton took pole position after a rain shower hit Spa-Francorchamps in the latter stages of qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix.
Hamilton masters wet conditions for Hungarian Grand Prix pole
2018 Hungarian Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix with a perfectly-timed lap on a very wet Hungaroring.
Vettel on pole at home as problem halts Hamilton in Q1
2018 German Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Sebastian Vettel has taken pole at Hockenheim, while rival Lewis Hamilton damages car to go out in Q1.
Hamilton takes pole at home by 44 thousandths of a second
2018 British Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position again at Silverstone by the slender margin of 44 thousandths of a second.
Bottas wins tight all-Mercedes fight for pole in Austria
2018 Austrian Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Valtteri Bottas made best use of Mercedes’ upgraded W09 to take his first pole position of 2018 by a tiny margin over team mate Lewis Hamilton.
Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two as Leclerc stars
2018 French Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Lewis Hamilton needed a flying late effort to beat team mate Valtteri Bottas to pole position at Paul Ricard.
Vettel narrowly takes fourth pole of 2018 in Canada
2018 Canadian Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Sebastian Vettel put his Ferrari on pole position in Canada but a mistake left team mate Kimi Raikkonen fifth. Valtteri Bottas joins Vettel on the front row.
Ricciardo dominates qualifying in Monaco for second pole position
2018 Monaco Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Daniel Ricciardo completed a faultless job so far this weekend by taking pole position after leading every stage of qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix.
Hamilton leads Mercedes front row lockout in Spanish GP qualifying
2018 Spanish Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas with the Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen behind.
Vettel on pole again as Raikkonen slips up
2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Sebastian Vettel took pole position for the third race in a row after team mate Kimi Raikkonen missed out on a chance to beat him again in Q3.
Vettel snatches pole from Raikkonen again
2018 Chinese Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Sebastian Vettel denied Kimi Raikkonen pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix as Ferrari claimed its second consecutive front row lock-out.
Vettel leads Ferrari one-two after Verstappen crashes
2018 Bahrain Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Ferrari ended Mercedes’ five-year run of pole positions in Bahrain as Sebastian Vettel led a one-two with team mate Kimi Raikkonen.