Formula 1: Hamilton captures pole for Malaysia Grand Prix

World Champion Lewis Hamilton will start the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix from the pole after setting the fastest time in qualifying on Saturday in Kuala Lumpur.

The British driver's championship-leading teammate Nico Rosberg will start alongside him in second with Max Verstappen third for Red Bull.

Mercedes are on course to wrap up their third straight constructors' title on Sunday.

Rosberg, winner of the last three races in succession, leads Hamilton by eight points in the overall standings with six of a record 21 races to go.

Top 10 Practice Times:
1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1:32.850  
2. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1:33.264 
3. Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Red Bull - TAG Heuer 1:33.420  
4. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull - TAG Heuer 1:33.467 
5. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari 1:33.584 
6. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 1:33.632  
7. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India - Mercedes 1:34.319  
8. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India - Mercedes 1:34.489  
9. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1:34.518  
10. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams-Mercedes 1:34.671
 
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