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Nico Rosberg analyses Hamilton's qualifying lap for Japan GP

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This weekend is the Japanese Grand Prix and qualifying has already taken place with Lewis Hamilton taking pole position. 

The Englishman completely smashed the Suzuka track record in Q3 and finished almost half a second clear (1:27.319) of bitter rival Sebastian Vettel (1:27.791), who qualified in third. 

The Ferrari driver was a good four tenths behind Hamilton but will start in the front row as Valtteri Bottas suffered a five place grid penalty for a change of gearbox.

Amazingly, even though Hamilton has won two of his last three races in Japan and is now on 71 career pole positions, this is the first time he qualified in first around Suzuka. 

Retired Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg joined the Sky Sports team to analyse the lap that sealed his pole position. 

This is a man who took pole position for the last three Japanese races so has plenty of experience of the circuit in Suzuka.

Whilst watching Hamilton and Vettel's final flying laps side-by-side he hailed Hamilton as 'one of the best of all-time'.

The 32-year-old's analysis is fascinating alongside Anthony Davidson - watch it in full below:

After qualifying, Hamilton was told by old teammate Jenson Button he had broken Michael Schumacher's lap record by 1.7 seconds.

“It’s been a really good day," he said as per The Telegraph.

“You [Button] were rapid here. Nico [Rosberg] was rapid here. I was never that great. So to finally get the balance here, thanks to the great work of my engineers, feels amazing.

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“Valtteri did a great job, too. Obviously he has the grid penalty but he has a good chance of getting up there in the race.”

Should Hamilton convert his pole into another GP victory tomorrow, he will take another giant step towards a fourth driver's championship.

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