Lewis Hamilton has taken his third pole position in a row at the Sliverstone circuit with a record breaking 1:26.6, ahead of the Ferrari’s of Raikkonen and Vettel.
However his pole is provisional as the FIA are currently investigating an incident between himself and Grosjean after Romain complained over team radio that Lewis had held him up on his fast lap going into the Club chicane.
The Ferrari’s were second and third with Raikkonen getting the better of his teammate, championship leader Sebastian Vettel. Bottas qualified fourth however will start ninth after a five place penalty for changing his gearbox after having the same issue as Hamilton had last weekend. He will also start of the soft compund of tyre if the strat tomorrow is dry, being the only member of the top ten to do so.
This will promote Verstappen, Hulkenberg, Perez Ocon and Vandoorne up a position with Grosjean lining up in tenth. An amazing result on home teritory for Jolyon Palmer saw him just miss out on a Q3 position and will line up eleventh ahead of Daniil Kvyat.
Fernando Alonso made it over the line with less than two thenths of a second to spare in Q1 to make a last ditch attempt to make it out of Q1 on an ever drying Silverstone circuit, where he was lying 20th and last, after an amazing lap he became the first Mclaren driver to top any qualifying session since the 2013 Indian Grand Prix, where Jenson Button topped Q1, however it could not be translated into Q2, and was set to line up 13th, however a 30 place penalty means that he will start from the back of the field. Sainz and Massa were the final two to be knocked out in Q2.
Because of Alonso’s last gasp effort that left Lance Stroll languishing down in 16th place ahead of Kevin Magnussen, Pascal Wehrlein and Marcus Ericcson. Daniel Ricciardo lined up last overall after a turbo problem cut his qualifying short less than 10 minutes into Q1, however it means that his 5 place gearbox penalty won’t account for anything now, the only positive to come out of that side of the pit garage.
The 2017 British Grand Prix gets underway at 12:00UTC on Sunday 16th July.