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Result: Lewis Hamilton claims German Grand Pole pole

Result: Hamilton claims German GP pole
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton secures his third pole position of the 2013 season at the German Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton has taken pole position for tomorrow's German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.

The Mercedes driver, who also started last weekend's British Grand Prix at the head of the field, achieved the feat with the very last lap of the third qualifying session.

It appeared that champion Sebastian Vettel had claimed first spot at his home GP with a time of 1:29.501, but Hamilton knocked him into second thanks to a 1:29.39 lap.

Elsewhere, Vettel's Red Bull teammate Mark Webber took third spot, while Fernando Alonso will have to make do with eighth. McLaren's Jenson Button is a place further back than the Spaniard.

Grid for German GP

1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
3. Mark Webber (Red Bull)
4. Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus)
5. Romain Grosjean (Lotus)
6. Daniel Ricciardo (Toro Rosso)
7. Felipe Massa (Ferrari)
8. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
9. Jenson Button (McLaren)
10. Nico Hulkenberg (Sauber)
11. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
12. Paul Di Resta (Force India)
13. Sergio Perez (McLaren)
14. Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber)
15. Adrian Sutil (Force India)
16. Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso)
17. Valtteri Bottas (Williams)
18. Pastor Maldonado (Williams)
19. Charles Pic (Caterham)
20. Jules Bianchi (Marussia)
21. Giedo van der Garde (Caterham)
22. Max Chilton (Marussia)

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Friday's key events


ATHLETICS
· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

ROWING
· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
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SWIMMING
· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
· Luke Greenbank has very realistic ambitions of picking up a medal in the men's 200m backstroke final (2.50am)
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· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

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