Lewis Hamilton takes pole position at British GP

Lewis Hamilton takes pole position at British GP

Lewis Hamilton beat team-mate Nico Rosberg in an all-Mercedes battle for pole position at the British GP.

Hamilton beat Rosberg by 0.113 seconds to huge cheers from the 105,000 crowd at Silverstone, to qualify top for the eighth time in nine races this year.

It means Hamilton has now taken pole position at his home grand prix three times (2007, 2013, 2015), but has never won from top spot.

On Sunday (at 13:00 BST) he will be gunning for his third win at Silverstone in front of an estimated 140,000 people, having won in 2008 and last year. Williams locked out the second row, with Felipe Massa heading Valtteri Bottas.

Ferrari could manage only fifth and sixth, as under-pressure Kimi Raikkonen beat Sebastian Vettel in qualifying for only the second time this season.
(PTI)

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