Hamilton on pole for British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has taken pole position for the British GP and is now 1 away from Michael Schumacher in the all time list.

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The typical British weather was right on cue for Q1 as rain hit the circuit. However, it was only light and many drivers went out on slicks initially. But all chose the intermediates after their first runs.

It was Ricciardo who went fastest early on, but it would appear as though he has inherited Verstappen’s bad luck as a suspected turbo failure ended his session.

This brought out the red flag as the track started to dry up.

Come the final stages of Q1 some thought it may have been time for the dry tyres.

And Alonso was the only driver to brave it. From last, he made a quick stop and was able to start his lap by the finest of margins. It worked as he went fastest to end the first qualifying session.

Much to the delight of the crowd.

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In Q2 it was drys all round. Bottas, given he has a 5 place penalty, decided to go on the soft tyre similar to what Hamilton did in Austria.

He got through however after his fantastic Q1 showing Alonso failed to get through meaning team mate Vandoorne out-qualified to Spaniard for only the second time.

Palmer just missed out in 11th and Massa had a poor session end 15th and last.

In Q3 we saw the lap time tumble with both Ferrari’s and Mercedes going under the 1:28.

Verstappen was the best of the rest a full 8 tenths of Bottas in 4th.

First Raikkonen went fastest then Vettel and eventually, Hamilton put in an astonishing lap to fastest with a 1:26.600.

However, he is not safe. After reportedly blocking Grosjean at the of his lap. The FIA is investigating him and he could be hit with a penalty.

 

Final results are as follows

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