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Hamilton survives scare for pole – but faces investigation

World Champion Lewis Hamilton survived a scare to claim pole position for Formula 1’s Russian Grand Prix but remains under investigation for a track limits infringement. Hamilton set a new track record in Q3, recording two laps quick enough for the top spot, to wind up with a time of 1:31.304. It marked the fifth successive pole position for Hamilton, his eighth of the season, and the 96th of his career. However he remains under investigation for failing to adhere to the Turn 2 bollard instructions – which state a driver must negotiate polystyrene blocks if they go wide – during Q1. Hamilton also came perilously close to being knocked out in Q2. Hamilton gets through Q2 drama...
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