Lewis Hamilton set a new track record to take pole position for Sunday's 2020 British GP at Silverstone.
Saturday's qualifying session at Silverstone for the fourth round of the Formula 1 2020 season saw Lewis Hamilton dominate the leaderboard, setting a time of 1m24.616s, with Valtteri Bottas taking P2 just 0.313s later.
The Mercedes team annihilated its competitors in the top-10 shootout, with Red Bull's Max Verstappen taking P3 more than 1-second off the pace. Charles Leclerc placed his Ferrari fourth ahead of Lando Norris in the McLaren and Lance stroll in the Racing Point.
The final four spots in the top ten were claimed by McLaren's Carlos Saintz, the pair of Renault drivers, Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon, with Ferrari's Sebastien Vettel closing up the fifth row of the grid.
Earlier, during qualifying 1, the Haas duo of Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean, along with Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Raikkonen in the Alfa Romeos, and Nicholas Latifi – who spun his Williams – all received the chop.
Then, Qualifying 2 said goodbye to Pierre Gasly and Daniil Kvyat in the AlfaTauri's, along with George Russell in the Williams. The surprise return by Nico Hulkenburg for Racing Point, after Sergio Peres tested positive for Covid-19, saw him claim 13th place. The surprise elimination, though, was Alexander Albon in his Red Bull who could only manage 12th.
Even with a spin in Q2, the session belonged to Hamilton, who has now become the first driver to take pole seven times at his home GP. He also secured his 100th front row start for Mercedes in his 144 races for them and, if he wins tomorrows Britsh GP, it'll be seven years in a row that the pole-sitter has won at Silverstone.
2020 F1 British Grand Prix Grid Lineup
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'24.303
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1'24.616
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull Honda 1'25.325
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'25.427
5 Lando Norris McLaren Renault 1'25.782
6 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1'25.839
7 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren Renault 1'25.965
8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1'26.009
9 Esteban Ocon Renault 1'26.209
10 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1'26.339
11 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Honda 1'26.501
12 Alex Albon Red Bull Honda 1'26.545
13 Nico Hulkenberg Racing Point 1'26.566
14 George Russell Williams 1'27.092
15 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1'27.158
16 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1'27.164
17 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1'27.366
18 Romain Grosjean Haas 1'27.643
19 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 1'26.744
20 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1'27.705