Great Britain Round 9 Qualifying

Read on as home favourite Lewis Hamilton takes pole position round Silverstone.

Lewis Hamilton takes pole position ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg and Felipe Massa.

Wind is nearly always a factor that drivers have to face when they come to Silverstone and that played a part today. It was partly cloudy with the sun peaking in between the gaps. The drivers could not have all four wheels over the white lines at Copse corner or they would have their time disqualified.

Q1 saw both McLaren cars fail to make it out alongside both Manor Marussia cars and the Sauber of Felipe Nasr. Kimi Raikkonen for Ferrari was quickest ahead of Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel.

Q2 saw the up-to-date Force India car of Sergio Perez, both Lotus cars of Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado, the Torro Rosso of Max Verstappen and the second Sauber of Marcus Ericsson not make it through to the final part of Qualifying.

Q3 and the first runs show that Hamilton holds the advantage over Rosberg. The final runs come up and Hamilton cannot improve. Neither can Rosberg. Hamilton takes pole Position ahead of Rosberg and Massa. Kimi Raikkonen beats Vettel to 5th. But both cars are out qualified by both Williams’s cars.

Qualifying Result
1.Hamilton 2.Rosberg 3.Massa 4.Bottas 5.Raikkonen 6.Vettel 7. Kvyat 8.Sainz 9.Hulkenberg 10.Ricciardo 11.Perez 12.Grosjean 13.Verstappen 14.Maldonado 15.Ericsson 16.Nasr 17.Alonso 18.Button 19.Stevens 20.Merhi

Lewis Hamilton may have struggled in Practises 1 and 2 but bounced back in Practise 3 and Qualifying to take pole. There have been talks Raikkonen could lose his seat at Ferrari but if he does Qualifying like today their might be a chance he could prove Ferrari wrong by out qualifying team-mate Vettel. Tomorrow will be interesting how the weather and tyres play into the outcome of the race.

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