Belgian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton secures fifth pole of the Formula One 2013 season

In a frantic finish under heavy rain at Spa, the lead changed hands in a flurry of activity as first Nico Rosberg, Mark Webber and Vettel all beat each other's times, only for Hamilton to go fastest for the fifth time this season.

updated: August 24, 2013 19:51 IST
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Spa, Belgium: Lewis Hamilton secured his fourth consecutive pole position with a perfectly-timed lap in rollercoaster weather conditions in the final seconds of Saturday's qualifying session for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.

The 28-year-old Briton, in his Mercedes, grabbed his fifth pole of the year and 31st of his career with a late lap that saw him clock a best lap in two minutes and 1.012 seconds.

This came just a second after Australian Mark Webber and his Red Bull team-mate defending world champion German Sebastian Vettel had gone successively fastest with laps of 2:01.325 and 2:01.200.

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