Lewis Hamilton at front of grid for F1’s historic first sprint qualifying race

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  • Max Verstappen qualifies second, Valtteri Bottas third
  • Sprint race on Saturday will decide pole for Sunday’s grand prix

Lewis Hamilton made sure his last-minute efforts made the difference to ensure he will start at the front of the grid for Formula One’s historic first sprint qualifying race at the British Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver beat Max Verstappen’s Red Bull into second place and his teammate Valtteri Bottas into third in qualifying at Silverstone.

With the qualifying session held on Friday evening, Hamilton put in a superb run to take top spot for the sprint race which will decide pole position for Sunday’s grand prix. Hamilton has not been on top of qualifying since the Spanish GP, since which Red Bull have taken five consecutive wins. On finally turning the tables at his home race he and his team were ecstatic. He was effusive in his praise for the huge, enthusiastic crowd at Silverstone who as always roared their approval at his success.

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Written by Giles Richards at Silverstone
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