Lewis Hamilton says ‘I don’t plan on being second’ after Mexican GP pole

• Hamilton claims he could have gone quicker after pole in Mexico
• Rosberg starts second and has 26-point lead in world championship

Lewis Hamilton has said he was pleased with his performance to claim pole position for Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix, ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, but has suggested that he could have gone even quicker. The world champion dominated qualifying and was two-tenths clear of Rosberg, who only managed to come close to the British driver on his final hot lap.

Hamilton, who trails Rosberg by 26 points in the world championship, is in confident form after a win at the last round in Austin and has brought it to the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. “So far this weekend has gone well,” he said. “I am looking forward to the race, the long runs seem to be good, the car feels great, so I’m just looking forward to getting out on track.”

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