Lewis Hamilton once again took pole position at the Grand Prix of Great Britain on Sunday. A spin in Q2 caused some confusion, but the Mercedes driver was the fastest in qualifying moments later for the 91st time in his career.
During Q2, Hamilton threatened to fall out of the first ten, after landing briefly on the grass and spinning across the track. In the last minutes, the Brit convincingly qualified for Q3.
"Before qualifying, we made some adjustments to the car that didn't work out well," said Hamilton in an initial response to Silverstone. "And qualifying is all about trust."
Hamilton said that after his spin he had to "take a few deep breaths". "Fortunately I managed to find myself quickly."
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Poles never get bored for Hamilton
In Q3, Hamilton's two quick rounds were both good enough for pole. With his track record of 1.24,303, he was ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas for more than 0.3 seconds. The difference with all other drivers was more than a second.
"Valtteri forced me to ride on the limit all weekend," he praised his teammate. "But my rounds in Q3 were very good."
With his 91st pole, Hamilton further expands the record he has held since 2017. "This will never be boring", said the 35-year-old driver, who said earlier this weekend that he wanted to stay in Formula 1 for another three years.
With Hamilton on pole for Bottas and Max Verstappen, the British GP starts on Sunday at 3.10 p.m.
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