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Lewis Hamilton Shows His Class to Claim Pole Position at 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix

Come Saturday evening at the Australian Grand Prix, on a day Lewis Hamilton eased to his 50th career pole position despite a rule change intended to put an end to Mercedes' run of front-row lockouts, the final nails were being pounded into the coffin of Formula One's new, elimination-style qualifying format. Or so we thought, anyway. As you would expect of a regulation change confirmed less than a month until the start of a new season, the overhaul of qualifying—which gained the "unanimous" approval of the F1 Commission, per the FIA's official website—had failed spectacularly.  And for once, those within the paddock—notorious for their conflicting priorities and regular acts of selfishness—were in complete...

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