Hamilton takes Canada pole position ahead of Rosberg

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Montreal: Defending champion and current series leader Lewis Hamilton bounced back to his best Saturday to claim pole position ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg for Sunday`s Canadian Grand Prix.

Two weeks after his and Mercedes` Monaco pit-stop fiasco, the two-time champion recovered from two days of erratic form in practice to produce a smooth and fast demonstration of single lap speed and a best lap in one minute and 14.393 seconds.

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This lifted him 0.309 seconds clear of 29-year-old German Rosberg who was a disappointed second fastest ahead of Finns Kimi Raikkonen in a Ferrari and Valtteri Bottas of Williams.

“It felt amazing. It wasn`t the easiest of days for me,” said Hamilton.

“FP3 was quite tough this morning. I didn`t get any laps, mostly through my own fault, but I got the set-up where I wanted it to be in the end.”

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