30 Mar 2014

Hamilton proud to have won another pole

4:00 pm on 30 March 2014

The Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton says he's proud to equal Jim Clark's record for most pole positions by a British driver.

The Mercedes driver beat Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel at the Malaysian GP to take the 33rd pole of his career.

Hamilton says he's very, very proud to be representing the UK and to be among the names like Nigel Mansell, James Hunt and Jim Clark.

Jim Clark is widely regarded as one of the best Formula 1 drivers of all time. The Scot tragically lost his life following a crash at Hockenheim in 1968. He won two F1 World Championships.

Hamilton says his focus for tonight's race is to score as many points as possible.

The 28-year-old retired from the season-opening race in Australia two weeks ago, which was won by team-mate Nico Rosberg, who starts third in Malaysia.