Hamilton on pole for the British Grand Prix

Romain Grosjean will start from 13th for the Haas F1 Team in Sunday's British Grand Prix
Romain Grosjean will start from 13th for the Haas F1 Team in Sunday's British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton is on pole for tomorrow’s (Sunday) British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

The Mercedes AMG Petronas driver made a clean sweep of the speed charts with a quick FP3 time of 1:30.904 while his Brackley team-mate, Nico Rosberg, was just .063 of a second behind.

Haas F1 Team drivers Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutiérrez will start 13th and 14th respectively.

Gutiérrez scored the tenth fastest time (1:32.237) for the Banbury team and Grosjean recorded the 12th-quickest time (1:32.283), advancing both drivers to Q2 for the fifth consecutive race weekend.

Renault duo Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer qualified 16th and 18th respectively for the Enstone team.

Also notable in Q2, Hamilton broke his own track record, setting a fast time of 1:29.243, which was .364 of a second better than the record he originally set in 2013 during Q3.

It was inevitable then that Hamilton would score the pole for the British Grand Prix. He did, even though his Q3 time was slower than the new lap record he set Q2. Nonetheless, his pole-winning lap of 1:29.287 was .319 of a second better than nearest pursuer Rosberg, giving the Mercedes duo a front-row lockout.

It is Hamilton’s 55th career pole, his sixth this season and second in a row. It was also his fourth pole at Silverstone and his second straight at the home of British motor racing.