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Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    And that niche stat seems as good a place as any to end our coverage of qualifying. 

    Will Lewis Hamilton nail his start tomorrow and keep the flames of his title challenge flickering? 

    We'll be live with build up from 18:30 BST tomorrow, hopefully see you then.

  2. Post update

    Daniel Ricciardo seems pretty happy with his tyre strategy but he's going to need a good start tomorrow. He's on the super-softs so won't be able to go into the race as far as those around him, who are on softs.

    Max Verstappen might well fancy his chances of pipping his team-mate to a place on the podium.

    Daniel Ricciardo
  3. Post update

    Jolyon Palmer is finishing the season quite strongly. He out qualified his Renault team-mate Kevin Magnussen again today. 

  4. Sorting out the starts

    Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton knows victory is far from assured, and he will know that it could all go wrong for him before the race has really started given his poor starts record. 

    He's lost the lead from pole position on the first lap in five races this season.

  5. Ricciardo happy with strategy

    Daniel Ricciardo, who will start tomorrow's race from third: "Not concerned about strategy. I expected it to be like this.Max wanted to try the softs and for me I wanted to super soft. I was more comfortable on that tyre yesterday. Hopefully it will give me a better launch off line. Not close to Mercedes, we expect them to be hard to beat, but a buffer over Ferrari. We have a good chance tomorrow. We will see what happens. super softs will give me friendly grip off the line."

  6. 'Qualifying not all important'

    Nico Rosberg, who will start from second: "There was nothing specific. I preferred sector two and three today and that is it. Lewis was quicker in sector one, that was it. Nevertheless we have seen this year qualifying is not all important and I still have a great chance from P2."

  7. 'I feel amazing'

    Pole sitter Lewis Hamilton: "I feel amazing. It is my first pole here. It has been many years of trying. A lot of great people have tried to get me there. Big thanks to the crowd. I could hear them cheer as I crossed the line. I hope tomorrow provide them with great race."

    press conference featuring Hamilton, Rosberg and Ricciardo
  8. Post update

    That was the 58th pole position of Lewis Hamilton's career, edging him closer to Ayrton Senna total of 65 and putting him 10 behind Michael Schumacher's total of 68.

    The drivers are in the post-qualifying news conference, time to hear what they have to say...

    Senna on pole position in Spain, 1986
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    Lewis Hamilton has won three of the four previous races at the Circuit of the Americas but this is his first pole on the track. He's given himself a real chance of securing the victory he needs to keep his title hopes alive.

    Hamilton
  11. Qualifying result - the rest

    11) Perez 12) Alonso 13) Kvyat 14) Gutierrez 15) Palmer 16) Ericsson 17) Grosjean 18) Magnussen 19) Button 20) Wehrlein 21) Nasr 22) Ocon

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  13. Qualifying result - top 10

    1) Hamilton 2) Rosberg 3) Ricciardo 4) Verstappen 5) Raikkonen 6) Vettel 7) Hulkenberg 8) Bottas 9) Massa 10) Sainz

    Hamilton, Rosberg and Ricciardo celebrate
  14. Hamilton 1-0 Rosberg

    Mark Gallagher

    BBC Radio 5 live Formula 1 analyst

    It is Hamilton 1 Rosberg 0. Fantastic performance form Lewis. He loves this track. He built up to that lap from the first lap at Q1. Two tenths of a second over Rosberg is a cracking result. 

  15. Post update

    The world champion is two tenths of a second quicker than Nico Rosberg. Superb lap.

  16. Chequered flag

    Lewis Hamilton goes fastest! He will start tomorrow's United States Grand Prix on pole position.

    Hamilton waves to the crowd in celebration
  17. Post update

    ...Rosberg is the fastest of all in the middle sector. This is going to be so close!

  18. Post update

    Lewis Hamilton also cracks on with his lap. Has that issue hampered him? Apparently not. He's flying! Fastest through the first sector...

    Hamilton