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.

Pos Driver Car Time Gap
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m32.248s
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m32.361s 0.113s
3 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m33.085s 0.837s
4 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m33.149s 0.901s
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m33.379s 1.131s
6 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m33.547s 1.299s
7 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m33.636s 1.388s
8 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m33.649s 1.401s
9 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m33.673s 1.425s
10 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m33.943s 1.695s
11 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m34.268s 2.020s
12 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m34.430s 2.182s
13 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m34.502s 2.254s
14 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m34.511s 2.263s
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m34.868s 2.620s
16 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m34.888s 2.640s
17 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m34.959s 2.711s
18 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m35.207s 2.959s
19 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m37.364s 5.116s
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m39.377s 7.129s


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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…


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


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


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


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.