British Grand Prix qualifying LIVE: Hamilton stuns Verstappen to take pole for sprint – Silverstone latest updates

SILVERSTONE is packed with F1 fans ahead of Sunday’s British Grand Prix. We’ve a weekend of exciting racing ahead, with Lewis Hamilton looking to continue his stunning record at this track and stop the Red Bull charge. Emotional Lewis Hamilton says he lost his voice amid the excitement of an 86,000-crowd returning to Silverstone and winning pole position. Pole-winner Lewis Hamilton says it was an “incredible” to finally match – and better – Max Verstappen’s pace on home turf. Watched by 86,000 at Silverstone, Hamilton’s Mercedes took top spot ahead of Verstappen’s Red Bull by 0.075 second. Lewis Hamilton adds: “It feels like such a long time since we’ve been able to get anywhere near [pole]. Lewis Hamilton has almost lost his voices as he gives his response. Valtteri Bottas speaks to the broadcast coverage and has to battle over Lewis Hamilton’s response from the crowd. Lewis Hamilton runs straight to the stand on the Hamilton Straight to mark that pole triumph in front of over 90,000 fans. Lewis Hamilton will start Saturday’s Silverstone sprint race on pole after a blistering 1:26.134 in Q3, edging him past Max Verstappen. Valtteri Bottas completes the front three with Lando Norris sixth and George Russell a staggering eighth. Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton are first to finish, and it’s no quicker for the Brit as he almost loses it at Club!. Lewis Hamilton has a 0.172 second advantage over Max Verstappen after the first run. Lewis Hamilton goes fastest and Carlos Sainz also puts in a good time.

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