Hamilton takes his 5th Pole at Silverstone
July 15 2017 , 12:00 am
Lewis Hamilton takes his 5th pole for British F1 GP with Kimi Raikkonen second.
Hamilton had the balance and setup of his Mercedes right where he wanted it when it mattered and he and the car were purring. His final hot lap in Q3 was half a second clear of the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen in second and his F1 world championship rival Sebastian Vettel in third – a country mile on the flat, high-speed challenge of Silverstone. However, at the end of his first quick run in Q3, Grosjean in the Haas complained he was impeded by the British driver at Club corner and the stewards launched their investigation.
Yet Hamilton remained ebullient and, after a tense 60 minutes, the decision came down: no further action.
Their was good news for McLaren Honda for a change as Alonso put the car on P1 for the Q3! however he will start at the back with penalties.
Hamilton is 20 points behind his rival Vettel with team mate, Bottas 15 behind.