Lewis Hamilton has reached the ninety-first pole of his career, the seventh that he has harvested at Silverstone. The Mercedes driver will take the start at the British Grand Prix ahead of his partner Valtteri Bottas and of Verstappen, which has been third.

The Red Bull driver has shown during free practice that he is the only one who can sneak in between Mercedes and Racing Point in Britain. Even so, Leclerc and Norris, fourth and fifth respectively, have qualified at Silverstone ahead of Stroll. The Racing Point driver, with a medium tire, was sixth and will start ahead of Carlos Sainz, who will take the start at the British Grand Prix from seventh position. Vettel, the only rider alongside Stroll to have faced the Q3 on a medium tire, was tenth. Ahead of the German, and behind Carlos Sainz, they will start Ricciardo and Or with, eighth and ninth respectively.

Q2 was interrupted by a spinning by Lewis Hamilton after which there was a red flag so that the track could be cleared. This session was marked by the elimination of Albon, twelfth and increasingly questioned in Red Bull, and that of Hülkenberg, which replaced Sergio Perez after her coronavirus positive. The other Racing Point, that of Stroll, he ventured like Vettel riding a medium tire and managed to get through Q3 by the hair. Carlos Sainz did it achieving the fourth fastest time in a lap in which he found traffic. In Q1, where there were no surprises when it comes to eliminations, Madrid was twelfth.

Qualifying for the British Grand Prix grid

Hamilton (Mercedes).
Bottas (Mercedes).
Verstappen (Red Bull).
Leclerc (Ferrari).
Norris (McLaren).
Stroll (Racing Point).
Carlos Sainz (McLaren).
Ricciardo (Renault).
Ocon (Renault).
Vettel (Ferrari).
Gasly (Alpha Tauri).
Albon (Red Bull).
Hülkenberg (Racing Point)
Kvyat (Alpha Tauri).
Russell (Williams).
Magnussen (Haas).
Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo).
Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo).
Grosjean (Haas).
Lafiti (Williams).