Formula One: Lewis Hamilton takes Barcelona pole for second straight year

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrating his pole win yesterday (May 13) in the Spanish Grand Prix.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrating his pole win yesterday (May 13) in the Spanish Grand Prix. PHOTO: AFP

Barcelona (AFP) - Briton Lewis Hamilton took pole position for Mercedes at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona on Saturday.

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel in a Ferrari will start alongside Hamilton on the front row of the grid in Sunday's race, with their respective Finnish team-mates Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen on the second row.