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.
|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|
|13||Max Verstappen||Toro Rosso/Renault||1m34.502s||2.254s|