F1: Lewis Hamilton matches Ayrton Senna with blistering Canada pole lap

    Lewis Hamilton was presented with one of Ayrton Senna's race helmets after equaling the Brazilian's tally of 65 career poles.

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    • Hamilton claims 65th career pole
    • Briton equals Senna's pole tally
    • Vettel second on grid, Bottas third

    (CNN)Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix on pole after setting a blistering pace in Saturday's qualifying session in Montreal.

    The three-time Formula One world champion set the fastest lap ever seen at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve circuit by an F1 car clocking one minute 11.459 seconds around the 4.361-kilometer (2.709-mile) track.
      In doing so, Hamilton equaled the career pole tally of his hero Ayrton Senna who started from the front of the grid 65 times during a glittering F1 career.