Lewis Hamilton’s record-shattering display

Lewis Hamilton on his home track looks like an unstoppable machine.

In normal times the British superstar would have leapt out of his Mercedes and soaked in his record-shattering qualifying lap with the home fans.

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This time around, the celebrations were muted. But the achievement wasn’t diminished as Hamilton became the first driver to claim seven pole positions at their home Grand Prix. Moving one ahead of Brazilian superstar Ayrton Senna.

The old saying of saving the best for last rang true in Hamilton’s case as he failed to top the sheets in any session, before producing a scintillating final lap in the third qualifying session to claim pole position ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas.

Pole No. 7️⃣ at Silverstone ✅
New track record ✅@LewisHamilton was a class apart in qualifying ?#BritishGP ?? @pirellisport pic.twitter.com/v79KGE9rzm

It looked to be heading for disaster during the second qualifying session as his Mercedes spun out across the track. Thankfully the minor hiccup didn’t stop him from once again etching his name into the record books.

“Valtteri was pushing me right to the end. It was a real struggle out there,” Hamilton said.

“We had that spin. I was struggling through the first section. I managed to compose myself. The first Q3 lap was clean and the second was even better”

Red Bull star Max Verstappen will start from the second row, finishing third behind the two silver arrows. Admitting after qualifying his front row opponents were simply “way too fast”.

“Mercedes was just way too fast. You try to do the best you can and that’s P3. You have a fighting chance (in the race) starting third,” Verstappen said.

Sebastian Vettel’s nightmare continued with the German superstar only managing to secure 10th on the grid.

His teammate Charles Leclerc didn’t have the same such troubles, securing a fourth placed finished to line-up alongside Verstappen.

Aussie Daniel Ricciardo edged out teammate Esteban Ocon by finishing eighth on the timesheets with Ocon securing the ninth fastest time.

McLaren duo Lando Norris (fifth) and Carlos Sainz (seventh) were separated by Racing Points Lance Stroll (sixth) with ring-in driver Nico Hulkenberg managing to grab a 13th place finish.

The @McLarenF1 team were pleased with Lando!#BritishGP ?? #F1 pic.twitter.com/OkRTDujTzr


1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

2. Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes

3. Max Verstappen, Red Bull

4. Charles Leclerc, Ferrari

5. Lando Norris, McLaren

6. Lance Stroll, Racing Point

7. Carlos Sainz, McLaren

8. Daniel Ricciardo, Renault

9. Esteban Ocon, Renault

10. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari

11) Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri

12) Alexander Albon, Red Bull

13) Nico Hulkenberg, Racing Point

14) Daniil Kvyat, AlphaTauri

15) George Russell, Williams

16) Kevin Magnussen, Haas

17) Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo

18) Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo

19) Romain Grosjean. Haas

20) Nicholas Latifi, Williams

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