Hamilton says he had Rosberg "covered"

Lewis Hamilton says he had Nico Rosberg "covered" in their fight for pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Hamilton has been the quicker Mercedes driver for most of the weekend, and topped both Q1 and Q2 before securing his 60th F1 pole position ahead of the German.

Rosberg, however, looked like a threat for pole in the final segment of qualifying and finishing just a tenth behind his teammate.

But Hamilton said he felt comfortable all day and claimed to have his teammate covered.

"I felt quite comfortable in qualifying as I have done all weekend," said Hamilton. "Nico has been going quicker and quicker but generally had him covered over the weekend.

"It is only my second pole here. It has always been a track where I struggled at so I'm happy to be up at the front."

Rosberg is 19 points ahead of his teammate with two races remaining and could clinch the title tomorrow by winning the race, which is expected to be hit by rain.

Hamilton said he felt ready for all conditions.

"I don't mind. I am ready for whatever," he said.

"I hope that, whatever the weather brings, I will give it everything I have got."

Rosberg, meanwhile, said he is not thinking about rain being a bigger threat for his championship hopes than a race in the dry.

"I don't think of anything in terms of what to lose," he said. "I look forward to tomorrow's race. We have a great car in dry or wet, it will be exciting."

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Series Formula 1
Event Brazilian GP
Track Interlagos
Drivers Lewis Hamilton , Nico Rosberg
Teams Mercedes
Article type Breaking news