Formula One :
Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position at the British Grand Prix on Sunday, just ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.
At home, on the Silverstone side, Lewis Hamilton has every intention of showing that he is the big boss of Formula 1. The six-time world champion obtained his 3rd consecutive pole position during the qualifying for the British Grand Prix, Saturday. He remains precisely on two successes in Styria and Hungary which allow him to lead the dance in the general classification.
Hamilton responds to Bottas
Valtteri Bottas first broke the track record in Q2 before his star Mercedes teammate twice hit harder in Q3 (1’24”303) in order to get ahead of the Finn (+0 ‘ ‘313). “I don’t know how, I tried to get back on track for Q3, it wasn’t perfect on the first lap but the second lap has arrived and it’s really great,” Hamilton said.
Max Verstappen (Red Bull), more than a second behind the poleman (!), Is content with 3rd place and Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) will start on the same line, just ahead of the young Englishman Lando Norris (McLaren) and the ” Mercedes rose ”by Lance Stroll (Racing Point), who had made the best time in free practice 2 the day before. Alexander Albon, the other Red Bull, failed again in Q2 (12th), as in Hungary two weeks ago (before finishing 5th).
Encouraging for Renault
Renault Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon set 8th and 9th fastest times and will approach the race with more ambition than during the first 3 GPs. Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri), who did not reach Q3, will start in 11th position and Romain Grosjean (Haas) in the last row (19th).