Neuschwansteiner congratulates F1™ world champion Lewis Hamilton to his 4th Canadian Grand Prix™ Pole Position!

Lewis Hamilton took his 44th career Formula One™ pole in Canada and his sixth from seven race weekends thus far in 2015. Teammate Nico Rosberg took P2 to complete the 20th front row lockout of the modern Silver Arrows era. Lewis’ pole time of 1:14.393 was just under 0.5s faster than the 2014 pole of 1:14.874. Six of the top seven positions were filled with Mercedes-powered cars during qualifying today

Neuschwansteiner is very proud to have been able to get the signatures of Hamilton, Rosberg, Wolff, and MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein on the golden cap of our special edition @ZoomAuction bottle.

Lewis Hamilton signing the Neuschwansteiner bottle for ZOOM Charity
Lewis Hamilton signing the Neuschwansteiner bottle for ZOOM Charity

Lewis Hamilton:

“It’s an amazing feeling. This is where I got my first pole and my first win so it’s very special.”

Lewis continues: “It wasn’t the easiest start to the day. I didn’t get much running this morning, partly down to me and also the flags, so we went into qualifying a little less prepared than we’d like. But the car felt great this afternoon and the team did an amazing job – especially after yesterday. Ferrari look like they’ve got good race pace and they’re improving all the time, so we have to keep pushing. But hopefully we’ll have the edge tomorrow.”

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Toto Wolff (Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport) signing the Neuschwansteiner bottle for ZOOM Charity

Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport:

“That was a really exciting qualifying session. The boys were incredibly closely matched through Q1 and Q2, with just thousandths of a second between them.”

Toto continues: “When it came to Q3, Lewis did a great lap but Nico unfortunately struggled for grip on his last two sets of tyres. It’s a sixth pole in seven race weekends for Lewis which is a great achievement – and another strong front row lockout for the team. Looking to tomorrow, we know it will be a tough race. Our competitors looked strong on their long runs yesterday and the battle between Lewis and Nico will be intense. We want to make sure we get both cars to the finish – and that we see a great fight between them.”

Some impressions from todays Qualifying:

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Inga Stracke
Inga Stracke is a multi-talented journalist, event organizer, and networker who is equally at home in the Formula 1™ paddocks around the globe as well as the winter hills of the 4-Hill-Ski jumping tournament and other world class events. She is also a motorsport travel advisor for DERTOUR.Born in Bavaria, Inga became famous as pit-lane reporter for German Sky-TV and F1’s™ own multi-channel digital TV, and she founded the first agency for F1™ commercial radio broadcast in D-A-CH. She also produced the first Formula 1™ live radio show nationwide in US/Canada and headed the creation of the original Red Bulletin. Inga regularly contributes culinary trip reviews and gourmet features for MICHELIN starred restaurants around the globe.

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