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Hamilton continues Mercedes' dominating start with third pole of the season at Chinese GP

Lewis Hamilton continued Mercedes' dominant start to the season by capturing pole position at the rainy Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday; his third pole in four races this season.Hamilton set the fastest time in qualifying at 1 minute, 53.860 seconds at Shanghai International Circuit, ahead of Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel in second and third position.The steady light rain and slippery track raised the prospect of rival teams challenging Mercedes, but Hamilton was well clear of the Red Bulls, and his main competitor — teammate Nico Rosberg — made mistakes on his final two flying laps and qualified fourth.It was the 34th pole of Hamilton's career, moving him into fourth place on the all-time pole list, one ahead of former world champion Jim Clark and Alain Prost. By moving one clear of Clark, Hamilton now has the most poles of any British driver in F1 history.Ferrari's Fernando Alonso qualified fifth while teammate Kimi Raikkonen was down in a humble 11th.Williams...

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