British Grand Prix: Qualifying as it happened

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21:13 It’s been an up-and-down session today, but Lewis Hamilton proved to be the master of all and he will duly line up in P1 tomorrow. Can he convert that to victory on home soil? Please join us tomorrow at 20:00 to find out, and until then, take care!

21:10 Here’s the rest of the order:

21:08 It’s all over! Lewis Hamilton has charged to pole by the margin of over half a second! Raikkonen is P2 with Vettel third! A devastating outcome for Bottas, P4 with a penalty to come!

21:03 The drivers head out for their final efforts…

20:59 Mix and match at the top as the order after the first runs sees Hamilton lead from Vettel, from Bottas and Raikkonen. A cracking lap by Hulkenberg sees him P6 for Renault.

20:54 And Q3 is go! Time to do the business!

20:52 Quite a diverse look to Q3 then, with seven teams represented. We’ll see both Mercedes’, both Ferraris, both Force Indias, a Renault, a Haas, a Red Bull and a McLaren.

20:48 And Q2 is done! We’ve now lost both Williams drivers, but Vandoorne has finally gotten the better of Alonso, while Palmer falls under a tenth short.

20:42 Three minutes left in the session…

20:37 Hulkenberg currently leads the way from Hamilton and Bottas, while Verstappen is stuck in the danger zone at present.

20:32 Right then, let’s get to it for Q2! Most drivers are out on dry tyres.

20:28 A reason for a bit of cheer over at McLaren!

20:25 And that’s it for Q1! Quite a chaotic affair, but we end up losing some usual suspects and the unfortunate Ricciardo. A late dash on dry tyres has seen P1 go to…wait for it…Fernando Alonso! The Silverstone crowd roar their approval as the Spaniard charges over the line!

20:21 Times are tumbling now as the track starts to dry, and we have Vandoorne, Stroll, Wehrlein, Palmer and Alonso in the danger zone.

20:17 It’s the end of an enviable streak for Ricciardo. Meanwhile, Hamilton has taken over at the top, followed by Perez and Bottas.

20:13 We’re back! There are ten minutes left on the clock.

20:11 Oh no! Daniel Ricciardo has pulled off the road with car trouble! More trouble for the Red Bull man to go on top of his penalty! The red flag is out, everybody heads back to the pits.

20:06 The first laps are in, and it’s Daniel Ricciardo leading the way on a 1.42.9, with Nico Hulkenberg half a tenth behind him.

20:01 And there’s the green light! It’s Q1! Out come both Red Bulls, sporting intermediate tyres, while the Saubers are also out, but on supersofts.

19:57 And here’s confirmation of the weather for you…

19:50 Ten minutes to go. There’s a bit of rain around, we’ll have to see how much of an impact it has on proceedings.

19:45 Just a reminder that both Valtteri Bottas and Daniel Ricciardo are set to drop five places as a result of unscheduled gearbox changes. Meanwhile, Fernando Alonso has a myriad of penalties related to his power unit. Expect the Spaniard to do his usual routine of flogging his car for all its worth, but as in all walks of life, it’s difficult to perform when your equipment doesn’t play along.

19:40 The Briton will be eager to add to what is already an impressive record around Silverstone…

19:35 Lewis Hamilton led the way for Mercedes in FP3, but it was awfully tight at the top, with P1-P3 separated by less than a tenth of a second.


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