In Silverston, the qualification took place on Friday evening, which decided on the position on tomorrow’s sprint qualification.
In all parts of the qualification, the riders rode on soft tires. Cunoda, Räikkönen, Latifi, Schumacher and Mazepin did not advance to the second part.
Alonso, Gasly, Ocon, Giovinazzi, Stroll did not advance to the third part. On the contrary, George Russell was among the top ten for the second time in a row. Lewis Hamilton then pushed the corners out for the first time in the middle and defeated Verstappen.
In the third part, Hamilton got to the first place in the first attempt. He made a mistake on the second attempt, got a skid and did not improve his time. Verstappen did, but it wasn’t enough to beat Hamilton’s time.
Russell set only one timed time in Q3 and, to the delight of the home fans and the team, came in eighth.
Leclerc also had a traditionally good qualification, finishing fourth and beating Sergio Pérez with Red Bull. Sainz, on the other hand, will be in ninth place at the start. ,
It was very close among the McLaren drivers. Norris defeated Ricciard but only by 0.002 seconds.
Starting grid for sprint qualification
|2||Max Verstappen||Red Bull|
|5||Sergio perez||Red Bull|
|9||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Ferrari|
|10||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin|
|14||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo|
|15||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin|
|17||Kimi Raikkonen||Alfa Romeo|
The third part of the qualification
|2||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1:26.209||0.075||7||soft|
|5||Sergio perez||Red Bull||1:26.844||0.710||6||soft|
|9||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Ferrari||1:27.007||0.873||6||soft|
|10||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin||1:27.179||1.045||6||soft|
20:00: Hamilton wins the qualification with a lead of 0.075 s over Verstappen.
20:00: but in the third he did not improve.
20:00: And the second …
19:59: Hamilton fastest in the first sector.
19:57: Russell seventh in front of both Ferraris.
19:53: Hamilton first, Verstappen loses 0.172 seconds.
19:50: Riders go on the track ..
19:48: The third part of the qualification begins.
The second part of the qualification
|2||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1:26.315||0.292||6||soft|
|4||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Ferrari||1:26.848||0.825||6||soft|
|6||Sergio perez||Red Bull||1:27.073||1.050||3||soft|
|8||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin||1:27.103||1.080||3||soft|
|14||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||1:27.617||1.594||6||soft|
|15||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||1:27.665||1.642||6||soft|
19:42: Russell to the delight of the home 7.
19:41: Alonso, Gasly, Ocon, Giovinazzi, Stroll will not advance.
19:41: Verstappen finally reduces the loss to 0.292 s.
19:40: Hamilton 1: 26.023, almost 5 tenths ahead of Verstappen.
19:38: Second attempts … Pérez and Vettel remained in the pits.
19:31: We are still waiting for the times of Ferrari drivers.
19:29: And Verstappen is faster, but only by 0.098 s.
19:29: Hamilton 1: 26.602 and so far first place.
19:25: Mercedes drivers are the first on the track.
19:25: Also in the second part of the qualification, everyone will go soft.
The first part of the qualification
|1||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1:26.751||3||soft|
|4||Sergio perez||Red Bull||1:27.121||0.370||8||soft|
|6||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Ferrari||1:27.337||0.586||9||soft|
|10||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin||1:27.493||0.742||6||soft|
|12||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||1:27.595||0.844||9||soft|
|15||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||1:28.017||1.266||6||soft|
|17||Kimi Raikkonen||Alfa Romeo||1:28.062||1.311||9||soft|
19:20: Cunoda, Räikkönen, Latifi, Schumacher and Mazepin will not advance.
19:19: Leclerc goes to second place, but is overtaken by Hamilton, who made it 0.035 s to Verstappen.
19:18: But Hamilton overcame him.
19:18: Sainz fastest in first sector …
19:16: Verstappen, Alonso in the pits, others on the track.
19:15: Norris third.
19:13: Leclerc off the track at the end of the circuit … is sixth.
19:11: Sainz was on the verge of progress, but now he is in fifth place. Alonso the fourth …
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19:08: Compared to training, Hamilton’s time was not bad at all … but Verstappen 1: 26.751, 4 tenths faster.
19:07: Everyone on the track except Alonso, who is in the pits.
19:07: and Hamilton was already in front of Bottas. We remind you that everyone rides and will ride on soft tires.
19:06: Verstappen after trati.
19:05: Norris is in the lead so far.
19:03: Mercedes and Pérez drivers have already set off on the track. We are waiting for the Astons, Ocon and Verstappen.
19:00: Getting started ….
18:57: Perhaps the biggest difference has already occurred. The teams literally go head to head for the qualification … they only have 60 minutes of training on their account this afternoon. Some teams have already admitted that while one of the drivers is relatively satisfied with the car and its settings, the other is not at all.
18:55: But the qualification itself will be almost the same. Apart from the fact that its winner does not officially win pole position (it will be won by the sprint winner), there are differences in tires:
- Riders will ride on soft tires.
- Riders who advance to Q3 can start the sprint and the race on any set.
18:55: Today’s qualification will not determine the order at the start of the race, but at the start of tomorrow’s 17-lap sprint.
18:53: Welcome to the online broadcast from the qualification for … to the sprint for the UK Grand Prix.