Lewis Hamilton beats Nico Rosberg to pole position in Mexico
October 30 2016 , 12:00 am
Lewis Hamilton took pole position at the Mexican Grand Prix as title rival Nico Rosberg left it late to join him on the front row.
Rosberg was slower than the Red Bulls throughout qualifying until the last lap, when he went ahead of Red Bulls Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.
Rosberg was 0.254 seconds behind Hamilton and just 0.096secs quicker than Verstappen.
Rosberg is 26 points ahead of Hamilton with 75 remaining this season.
Rosberg can afford to finish second twice and third once even if Hamilton wins all the remaining races and still win the title.
And if Rosberg wins on Sunday in Mexico City and Hamilton is 10th or lower, he will tie up the championship.