Lewis Hamilton will start the 2015 British GP on pole position ahead of Nico Rosberg and Felipe Massa

CJEnQYqVEAAmecoLewis Hamilton edged Nico Rosberg for pole position at Silverstone on Saturday, as Mercedes dominated qualifying for the 2015 Formula 1 British Grand Prix. Just a tenth of a second separated the team mates, with the Williams of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas locking out the second row.

The Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel will fill the third row of the grid, ahead of Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat and Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz. Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg and the second Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo completed the top ten.

Raikkonen narrowly led the way from Rosberg in Q1, which saw both McLarens, both Marussias, and the Sauber of Felipe Nasr eliminated. The only cars progressing to Q2 without using the option tyre were the Mercedes, the Red Bulls, and the Williams of Valtteri Bottas.

That second phase saw Rosberg setting the pace from Bottas and Hamilton – and weeded out Force India’s Sergio Perez, the Lotuses of Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado, Max Verstappen in the Toro Rosso and Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson.

Good to their word, the stewards were tough on drivers exceeding track limits at Copse, with Hulkenberg, Verstappen, Vettel, Perez, Kvyat, Raikkonen, Maldonado, Ricciardo and Roberto Merhi all having lap times deleted as a result. Grosjean and Sainz also lost times after running wide at Club.

British Grand Prix Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Q1 Q2 Q3 Gap Laps
1 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:33.796 1:33.068 1:32.248 Leader 14
2 6 Nico Roseberg 1:33.475 1:32.737 1:32.361 -0.113 14
3 19 Felipe Massa 1:34.542 1:33.707 1:33.085 -0.724 21
4 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:34.171 1:33.020 1:33.149 -0.064 19
5 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:33.426 1:33.911 1:33.379 -0.230 19
6 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:33.562 1:33.641 1:33.547 -0.168 18
7 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:34.422 1:33.520 1:33.636 -0.089 22
8 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:34.641 1:34.071 1:33.649 -0.013 19
9 27 Nico Hulkenberg 1:34.594 1:33.693 1:33.673 -0.024 21
10 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:34.272 1:33.749 1:33.943 -0.270 20
11 11 Sergio Perez 1:34.250 1:34.268 Eliminated -0.325 14
12 8 Romain Grojean 1:34.646 1:34.430 Eliminated -0.162 9
13 33 Max Verstappen 1:34.819 1:34.502 Eliminated -0.072 14
14 13 Pastor Maldonado 1:34.877 1:34.511 Eliminated -0.009 16
15 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:34.643 1:34.868 Eliminated -0.357 13
16 12 Felipe Nasr 1:34.888 Eliminated -0.020 7
17 14 Fernando Alonso 1:34.959 Eliminated -0.071 8
18 22 Jenson Button 1:35.207 Eliminated -0.248 9
19 28 Will Stevens 1:37.364 Eliminated -2.157 9
20 98 Roberto Merhi 1:39.377 Eliminated -2.013 8

 

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