Hamilton claims narrow pole at British Grand Prix

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Pole Position at any grand prix is a wonderful feeling a great achievement but securing your home grand prix pole position is even better. Buoyed by a throng of British fans, Lewis Hamilton has claimed his 46th pole position putting him third on the all-time list behind Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher.

The British Grand Prix will start with a brace of Mercedes at the front as Hamilton narrowly held off his teammate, Nico Rosberg, by a tenth of a second for pole. It’s a British weekend no doubt as home-town team, Williams F1, managed to best Ferrari for third and fourth on the grid and once again, veteran Felipe Massa was able to best his much vaunted teammate Valtteri Bottas.

Some head-scratching over at Red Bull as they did find some pace improvement but not from their star driver, Daniel Ricciardo, rather Russian teammate Daniil Kvyat. While many were keen to suggest that Ricciardo’s pace in 2014 was demoralizing to then teammate Sebastian Vettel, no one is accusing current teammate Daniil Kvyat of demoralizing Ricciardo.

PosDriverCarTimeGap
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1m32.248s
2Nico RosbergMercedes1m32.361s0.113s
3Felipe MassaWilliams/Mercedes1m33.085s0.837s
4Valtteri BottasWilliams/Mercedes1m33.149s0.901s
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1m33.379s1.131s
6Sebastian VettelFerrari1m33.547s1.299s
7Daniil KvyatRed Bull/Renault1m33.636s1.388s
8Carlos SainzToro Rosso/Renault1m33.649s1.401s
9Nico HulkenbergForce India/Mercedes1m33.673s1.425s
10Daniel RicciardoRed Bull/Renault1m33.943s1.695s
11Sergio PerezForce India/Mercedes1m34.268s2.020s
12Romain GrosjeanLotus/Mercedes1m34.430s2.182s
13Max VerstappenToro Rosso/Renault1m34.502s2.254s
14Pastor MaldonadoLotus/Mercedes1m34.511s2.263s
15Marcus EricssonSauber/Ferrari1m34.868s2.620s
16Felipe NasrSauber/Ferrari1m34.888s2.640s
17Fernando AlonsoMcLaren/Honda1m34.959s2.711s
18Jenson ButtonMcLaren/Honda1m35.207s2.959s
19Will StevensMarussia/Ferrari1m37.364s5.116s
20Roberto MerhiMarussia/Ferrari1m39.377s7.129s

 

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MIE

It appears that McLaren put one of Button’s tyres on Alonso’s car in qualifying (after a mix up when Button was called into the weighbridge). Alonso could be disqualified, or at the very least made to start from the back. McLaren’s disastrous season continues…

MIE

Just a reprimand for the team, so Alonso keeps his place.

Paul KieferJr

Ferrari isn’t exactly where they’re supposed to be. I’m wondering what’s going on over there.

mac888

LOL ya Ferrari should be world champions again. Thanks I needed a laugh today. In all seriousness it is all too apparent that Mercedes is the only team to figure out the v6 turbo, Ferrari has no clue

mini696

Exciting race, but all due to accidents, William’s start and lack of strategic prowess and rain. So the fundamental statement that “F1 is boring” still stands.