Lewis Hamilton produced a stunning lap to set pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix and equal his hero Ayrton Senna with the 65th of his career.
Hamilton ended the session 0.330 seconds quicker than title rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari.
Ferrari and Mercedes have been closely matched all weekend but Hamilton was in a league of his own once the top 10 shootout started.
It was a gripping climax to qualifying. Hamilton produced a blistering lap of one minute 11.791 seconds, only for Vettel to set a time just 0.004secs slower than him.
But Hamilton saved his best for last, lowering his time to 1:11.459, while Vettel did not improve.
As a result of his latest performance, he is just three poles behind all-time holder Michael Schumacher.
After the session, Hamilton was presented with one of Senna's old helmets, a gift from the late Brazilian's family for equalling his record.
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