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CANADIAN GP: Hamilton equals Senna’s pole record

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Lewis Hamilton produced a stunning lap to set pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix and equal his hero Ayrton Senna with the 65th pole of his career.

Hamilton ended the session 0.330 seconds quicker than title rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari. The Briton produced a series of blistering laps on a track where he has won five times in nine races.

As a result of his latest performance, he is just three poles behind all-time holder Michael Schumacher. After the session, Hamilton was presented with one of Senna’s old helmets, a gift from the late Brazilian’s family for equalling his record.

“Wow,” he said, dropping his driving gloves in amazement. “I’m shaking. Ayrton, I know for many of you was your favourite driver and he was for me. He inspired me to be where I am today so to receive this is the greatest honour.” (BBC Sport)

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