Lewis Hamilton storms to British Grand Prix pole for first ever F1 sprint race in front of adoring fans at Silverstone

LEWIS HAMILTON drew first blood in his battle with Max Verstappen at Silverstone – then revealed he’d been getting in some extra practice. Verstappen, who had topped practice and the early parts of qualifying, will start second in the new sprint race that will decide the grid for Sunday’s British GP. We just need to fix a few issues and we will have a strong race.”. HOW DOES THE SPRINT RACE WORK?On Saturday there is a flat-out 100km race over 17 laps that will determine the grid for Sunday’s British Grand Prix. WHAT ELSE CHANGES?As a result of the sprint race, there are just two one-hour practice sessions. Qualifying to determine the grid for Saturday’s sprint race will also take place on Friday.

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