Bottas Narrowly Takes Pole At Silverstone

2019 British Grand Prix, Friday - LAT Images

Valtteri Bottas took pole position at the British Grand Prix in a lap record time of 1:25.093 beating Lewis Hamilton by just 0.006, which is the smallest gap between the first 2 on the grid since the 2010 German Grand Prix

Charles Leclerc completed the top 3 as the Fastest of the Ferrari’s, while Sebastian Vettel could only manage to put his car in 6th place.

As is becoming the usual situation on a Saturday, Lance Stroll was eliminated in Q1 for the 14th consecutive time along with perennial back row sitters George Russel & Robert Kubica in both Williams cars.

Romain Grosjean put a torrid Friday, where he crashed in the pit lane exit, behind him by making it through to Q2, but could only manage 14th as he struggled to get to grips with the car, which the Haas team have reverted to the same spec used in Melbourne at the start of the season.

Lando Norris continued his successful season by putting his McLaren on 8th on the grid after only having one set of soft tyres left for Q3 so was only able to complete one flying lap in the final session, while Carlos Sainz could only manage 13th.

Renault also had a good return today with both cars making it to Q3 with Daniel Ricciardo qualifying 7th and Nico Hulkenberg 10th

Provisional qualifying result:

  1. Valtteri Bottas
  2. Lewis Hamilton
  3. Charles Leclerc
  4. Max Verstappen
  5. Pierre Gasly
  6. Sebastian Vettel
  7. Daniel Ricciardo
  8. Lando Norris
  9. Alexander Albon
  10. hico Hulkenberg
  11. Antonio Giovinazzi
  12. Kimi Raikkonen
  13. Carlos Sainz
  14. Romain Grosjean
  15. Sergio Perez
  16. Kevin Magnussen
  17. Daniil Kvyat
  18. Lance Stroll
  19. George Russell
  20. Robert Kubica


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