For the third race in a row, it is Lewis Hamilton who takes care of pole position. In the beginning of the qualifier at Silverstone, Valtteri Bottas looked to be the faster of the two Mercedes drivers, but when it came down to it, Hamilton showed class.

- It was very hard today. There is a very big gap between us and third place, but it does not matter because Valtteri pushes me to the limit, he says in Viasat's broadcast.

After a strong midfield, the reigning world champion was finally three tenths ahead of his teammate.

Mercedes a class of its own

Behind the two Mercedes drivers, Max Verstappen took third place, just ahead of Charles Leclerc, but was a full second behind the top two.

Leclerc made a strong qualifier, considering Ferrari's performance in recent races, and was a full nine tenths ahead of Sebastian Vettel.

Fighting qualifier for Hülkenberg

For Nico Hülkenberg, who is making a temporary comeback in Formula 1, it became, as expected, a struggling qualifier. In the first qualifying attempt there were a couple of misses but he managed to advance without problems to the second qualifying round, but there it stopped.

The German, who was quickly thrown in as a driver in Racing Point, after Sergio Perez tested positive for covid-19, finished in 13th place.