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Hamilton takes pole position for British GP ahead of Rosberg

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position for the eighth time in nine races this season as he chases a third British Grand Prix triumph on Sunday.

The British defending champion, who clocked 1 minute, 32.248 seconds in qualifying on Saturday, will share the front row of the grid with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for the seventh time this year.

In windy conditions in central England, there was only a tenth of a second between the pair, who are separated by 10 points at the top of the drivers' standings.

Standings: NASCAR Sprint Cup

As of: Toyota/Save Mart 350
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Kevin Harvick6161
2Martin Truex Jr.5632
3Joey Logano5593
4Jimmie Johnson5465
5Dale Earnhardt Jr.5454
6Brad Keselowski5056
7Jamie McMurray4977
8Kasey Kahne4839
9Matt Kenseth4798
10Kurt Busch46911
11Jeff Gordon46210
12Paul Menard45212

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