Hamilton steals pole from Rosberg

"Lewis did a good job today. Fair play to him. Second place is okay. Sure, first is better but it’s a long race ahead, so that’s fine." - Nico Rosberg (above)
"It is an intense situation between myself and Nico, but that feels good. I wouldn’t want it any other way." - Lewis Hamilton (above)

Lewis Hamilton had his head bowed for a long period during the post-qualifying race press conference yesterday.

He had his black Mercedes cap on, so no one could tell if his eyes were closed.

When asked a question, he lifted his head up and answered it succinctly and politely.

There was no denying, though, that he was tired after a thrilling qualifying session, where he snatched pole position from his teammate and title-rival Nico Rosberg by a mere 0.007 seconds at the Marina Bay street circuit.

The 29-year-old Brit clocked a stunning lap of 1min 45.681sec for the all-important spot at the front of the pack for tonight’s Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix.

Read the full report in our print edition on Sept 21.

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The KTM-sponsored rider will coach three categories - Enduro advance, Enduro novice and Big Trallie - starting tomorrow (Sept 22) at a dirt track in nearby Johor.

The 33-year-old tells The New Paper on Sunday that he derives joy from imparting his knowledge and research to students. Even at his skill level, learning is a life-long process.

Read the full report in our print edition on Sept 21. Subscribe to The New Paper, now available in print and digital, at http://bit.ly/tnpeshop.

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