SEPANG, March 29 (Bernama) -- Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's Lewis Hamilton claims his second straight pole position in the 2014 Formula One Grand Prix season at the Sepang Circuit in the qualifying session here today.
The British star clocked one minute and 59.431 seconds in the rain hit qualifying three session to secure the pole position after having achieved the feat in the season opening Australian Grand Prix two weeks ago.
For the record, this is Hamilton's 33rd pole position in his career, equalling the record held by Jim Clark of Britain since 1964, though Clark's poles were earned in just 73 races compared to Hamilton's 131.
"I'm really happy with how well we've done over the weekend, but today was incredible, the rain was real heavy.
"It was tricky out there for everyone because at the end, it was almost impossible to see. I couldn't see where the track went, where the corners were, where to brake. I had to bail out of my final fast lap, so it was very close," he told a press conference afterwards.....