Lewis Hamilton overpowered team mate Nico Rosberg at the track he last year won his championship to take his 9th pole position of the season. His final lap was 0.216s faster than his team mate’s and marks his first pole position here at the US Grand Prix.
Daniel Ricciardo was third while Max Verstappen fourth who very carefully followed Mercedes into setting their times on the soft compound in Q2 thus splitting the strategy with his team mate.
Here check out the best of Twitter reactions summing up the qualifying:
— Formula 1 (@F1) October 22, 2016
AND ITS POLE FOR @LewisHamilton!!!
— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) October 22, 2016
— Jonathan Legard (@legardj) October 22, 2016
— Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) October 22, 2016
Well done, @LewisHamilton.
— Fake Charlie Whiting says ¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@charlie_whiting) October 22, 2016
— Kristine Kirby (@kristinekirby) October 22, 2016