F1 2016: Hamilton smashes lap record and takes Bahrain GP pole

It's the second Formula 1 weekend of 2016, and the atmosphere in Bahrain seemed rather similar to that at the season-opening Australian GP. Not only was there an undertone of discontent about the rolling elimination style of qualifying, there was also the fact that for the second race in a row, Lewis Hamilton took pole position. It was his 51st F1 pole position, one that he took in lap record smashing style, clocking a time of 1min 29.493sec.

Starting tomorrow's race second on the grid is Hamilton's Mercedes AMG F1 team-mate Nico...

Updated Date: Apr 02, 2016 22:16 PM

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