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What is Hamilton’s place among the greatest F1 qualifying laps?

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After scorching to his 93rd pole at Spa, Lewis Hamilton's status among Formula 1's greatest qualifiers is unquestioned. But how does his "extra-terrestrial" lap compare against the best ever, and what parameters should be set for the debate?

It's a simple fact that Hamilton has more Formula 1 pole positions than any driver in world championship history. His current tally of 93 puts him miles ahead of second-placed Michael Schumacher (on 68) and even his strike rate is similar to that of Ayrton Senna, regarded by some as the fastest ever F1 driver.

But does Hamilton have a particular standout lap, one that bears comparison with, for example, Senna's famous 1988 Monaco Grand Prix performance?

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