British GP

Hamilton survives Q3 frighten to takes Britain GP pole

Hamilton survives Q3 frighten to takes Britain GP pole

Hamilton survives Q3 frighten to takes Britain GP pole

Defending F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton secure pole position for his home British Grand Prix ahead of his Mercedes team-mate and title leader Nico Rosberg qualifying alongside on the front row.

F1 sensational teenager Max Verstappen took third fastest and his Red Bull team mate Daniel Ricciardo filled the second row ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.

Hamilton’s Q3 first effort was deleted for exceeding track limits – and final attempts gifted 55th of his career and fourth at Silverstone. The local hero recovered to clock a 1:29.287, which is nearly three seconds faster than his 2015 benchmark of 1:32.248.

The Briton will be chasing his fourth win there on Sunday, and third home success in a row, to cut Rosberg’s championship lead of 11 points… more to follow

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