The Finn Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) overtook his British teammate Lewis Hamilton by only six thousandths, thus achieving the pole position in the British Grand Prix, tenth round of the Formula 1 World Championship, this Saturday at Silverstone.
His record of 1 minute, 25 seconds and 93 thousandths is the new circuit record.
In the last phase of the qualifying session (Q3), Bottas signed a first better lap than Hamilton, who made a mistake. The five-time world champion did not manage to beat his teammate either in his second fast lap.
The Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) achieved the third time in the qualifying session to 79 hundredths. He will share the second line of the grid on Sunday with Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull). The German Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) had to settle for the sixth fastest time, ahead of the Frenchman Pierre Gasly (Red Bull).
The Ferraris, who will take the start with soft tires, faster but less resistant, will adopt a different strategy in the race to the Mercedes and the Red Bull, with intermediate tires.
The Australian Daniel Ricciardo (Renault), the British Lando Norris (McLaren), the Thai Alexander Albon (Toro Rosso) and the German Nico Hülkenberg (Renault) complete the top-10.
The Spaniard Carlos Sainz Jr. (McLaren) could only be thirteenth and the Mexican Sergio Pérez (Racing Point) fifteenth.
The start of the race will take place on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
Grand Prix Grand Prix of Great Britain
1. Valterri Bottas (FIN / Mercedes) 1: 25.093
2. Lewis Hamilton (GBR / Mercedes) 1: 25.099
3. Charles Leclerc (MON / Ferrari) 1: 25.172
4. Max Verstappen (HOL / Red Bull) 1: 25.276
5. Pierre Gasly (FRA / Red Bull) 1: 25.590
6. Sebastian Vettel (GER / Ferrari) 1: 25.787
7. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS / Renault) 1: 26.182
8. Lando Norris (GBR / McLaren) 1: 26.224
9. Alexander Albon (THA / Toro Rosso) 1: 26.345
10. Nico Hulkenberg (GER / Renault) 1: 26.386
11. Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA / Alfa Romeo) 1: 26.519
12. Kimi Raikkonen (END / Alfa Romeo) 1: 26.546
13. Carlos Sainz (ESP / McLaren) 1: 26.578
14. Romain Grosjean (FRA / Haas) 1: 26.757
15. Sergio Pérez (MEX / Racing Point) 1: 26.928
16. Kevin Magnussen (DIN / Haas) 1: 26.662
17. Daniil Kvyat (RUS / Toro Rosso) 1: 26.721
18. Lance Stroll (CAN / Racing Point) 1: 26,762
19. George Russell (GBR / Williams) 1: 27.789
20. Robert Kubica (POL / Williams) 1: 28.257
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