'I didn't have the pace' - Hamilton

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Lewis Hamilton concedes he was not quick enough to beat team-mate Nico Rosberg during qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Following four consecutive pole positions this season, Hamilton was favourite for a fifth heading to Barcelona but was comfortably beaten by Rosberg on Saturday afternoon. Having lost out to Rosberg for the first time in 2015, Hamilton admits his team-mate simply did a better job preparing his car.

"I genuinely didn’t have the pace today," Hamilton said. "Nico did a great job and I didn’t have the balance the way I like it but I did my best with it and I think tomorrow there is still a lot to play for."

With the Circuit de Catalunya notoriously tough to overtake on, Hamilton says the start is one area he needs to maximise while also focusing on a different strategy to Rosberg.

"It is one of the opportunities and also the pit-stops, as it is very difficult to overtake here as it has proved over the years, so we’ll be thinking about it

"Every race I do I am racing for the championship. I don’t think [I'll be cautious], I think I will drive the same as I did last year as that seemed to serve me quite well."

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