Despite being under the pressure laid on his shoulders by Rosberg, Hamilton is going to start off from the pole position of the starting grid tomorrow. Felipe Massa manages to come in 3rd, in the end of a qualifying session wherein Williams was above Ferrari.
Even though Nico was faster in the Q1 and Q2, Hamilton set the pace from the very start of the final session, getting to go ahead of his teammate by a single tenth of a second. The pace of the two proved to be too fast for their positions to be under threat, which was certified by the occupant of the 3rd spot, Felipe Massa. The Brazilian come ahead of Valtteri Bottas, but sets himself more than 8 tenths of a second behind Lewis.
Even though he came across a failed Q2, Raikkonen comes back in the third part and caps Vettel, as he was faster by almost two tenths of a second. The German wasted time in the second sector of the his first coming out the racetrack and afterwards, he was never able to set a competitive time, because of the circuit traffic. In the 7th spot there came Daniil Kvyat, only a hundredth of a second ahead of Carlos Sainz, while Daniel Ricciardo finished 10th, behind Nico Hulkenberg.
We find Sergio Perez in the 11th spot, 2 tenths of a second ahead Grosjean, while Max Verstappen comes in 13th. It was a session affected by setup issues for the young driver of Torro Rosso, as they were also the main reason for failing to get into the Q3. Maldonado finishes 14th, managing to get ahead of the two Sauber drivers, Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr.
Despite the multiple upgrades of the racing car, McLaren is bound to start with both drivers from the next to last grid line and their condition does not seem to snap out of this. The final two spots are covered, just as usual, by the Manor drivers, first Stevens, Mehri second.
The Great Britain Grand Prix is set to take place tomorrow, at 14:00 CET.
|7||Daniil Kvyat||Red Bull/Renault||1m33.636s||1.388s|
|8||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso/Renault||1m33.649s||1.401s|
|9||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India/Mercedes||1m33.673s||1.425s|
|10||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull/Renault||1m33.943s||1.695s|
|11||Sergio Perez||Force India/Mercedes||1m34.268s||2.020s|
|13||Max Verstappen||Toro Rosso/Renault||1m34.502s||2.254s|