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Hamilton takes Pole at home Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton took Pole Position at the 2016 British Grand Prix, ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg, and youngster Max Verstappen.

Grabbing his fourth Pole, the Brit will hope to transfer it into a win.

Q3 was both exciting and nerve wrecking for the fans. Setting the fastest lap Hamilton’s time was subsequently deleted because he exceeded track limits. The Brit then has only the final few minutes of the session to set a flying lap and go for Pole.

Max Verstappen and his team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, were battling for position throughout. However this time Verstappen beat the Australian in qualifying for the first time since being team-mates.

Red Bull out performed Ferrari at Silverstone, with the drivers taking the second row of the grid.

Despite qualifying sixth for the Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel will receive a grid penalty due to a change of gear box.

Qualifying was affected before the session even started, with Marcus Ericsson unable to compete. The Sauber driver crashed out at Stowe in the final part of the final practice session.

Ericsson was sent to hospital for further checks because of the crash, which led to broken suspension and even caused his steering wheel to detach itself. The Steward’s should allow him to race if he is fit enough.

Mercedes dominated each session, both drivers set fast laps from the get go.

A sticky situation arose for Jenson Button and McLaren at the end of Q1 and beginning of Q2. McLaren believed that the time Kevin Magnussen set was to be removed due to exceeding track limits, which would have led to Jenson being in Q2.

A hectic time in McLaren as they wondered whether Button would be competing in Q2. However, because the stewards did not investigate quick enough, the end results at the end of Q1 stood.

Kimi Raikkonen’s Q2 was not as easy going as hoped. After spinning at Club, and then another mistake, the Fin only had one chance at the end of the session. The Ferrari driver managed to get himself into the final qualifying session.

After performing well in the last few races, Sergio Perez was unable to grad a place in Q3, leaving the Mexican in P11.

The story wasn’t all bleak for Force India, as Nico Hulkenberg got himself into Q3.

Hamilton will be hoping to claim the win on Sunday’s race, but Rosberg will be fighting to hold onto his championship lead. Lights out at 1PM local time.




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