Pole position

Familiar front row ahead of promising British GP


Lewis Hamilton will sit in pole position for his home race tomorrow ahead of Nico Rosberg and Max Verstappen. 

After running wide on his first flying lap in Q3, that was wiped by the stewards, Hamilton got the job done on his final lap (despite leaving the track at a section the stewards aren't monitoring as closely). 

It gives Lewis a slight advantage over Rosberg, although we can certainly expect to see them running very close for most of the race which will test the team's new "Rules of Engagement", which many suspect involves leaving each other space on the track rather than squeezing their opponents off-track on the exit of corners. 

Rosberg was asked to visit the stewards after qualifying to explain a particularly slow lap during qualifying but escaped penalty as penalties for slow laps only apply to in-laps or reconnaissance laps, and Nico was simply in between flying laps.

Verstappen in P3 also had one of his flying lap times nullified but still managed to finish one position ahead of teammate Ricciardo for the first time.

At Ferrari, newly re-signed driver Kimi Raikkonen put in a faster time than Vettel with the men in red claiming P5 and P6, although a gearbox change will see Vettel start from outside the top ten.