Daniel Ricciardo will start from seventh place on the grid for Sunday’s (AEST) British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Follow live below!
After 21 laps, the Australian Renault driver clocked a best time of 1 min 26.182 secs in qualifying three to finish ahead of rookie Britons Lando Norris and Alex Albon, who were eighth and ninth for McLaren and Toro Rosso respectively. Ricciardo’s Renault teammate Nico Hulkenberg will start in tenth place.
Reigning F1 champion Lewis Hamilton was denied pole position by just six thousandths of a second. Valtteri Bottas will start from the front despite Briton Hamilton’s last-gasp effort to usurp his Mercedes teammate.
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Mercedes locked out the front row for Sunday’s race with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc third ahead of Red Bull driver Max Verstappen.
Pierre Gasly starts fifth with Sebastian Vettel a disappointing sixth. Hamilton was bidding to secure his fifth consecutive pole at the circuit, but made a critical error on his first run in the shootout for pole. Leclerc ran the Mercedes drivers close, finishing one tenth shy of Bottas at the overcast and blustery circuit, but his Ferrari teammate Vettel has struggled here.
The German, already 76 points behind Hamilton in the championship, was seven tenths off the pace.
Teenager Norris will line up from eighth in his maiden home event following another encouraging weekend. His McLaren teammate Carlos Sainz qualified 13th, three tenths off Norris.
George Russell meanwhile, retained his immaculate record against Robert Kubica, finishing half-a-second clear of his Williams teammate, albeit 19th of the 20 runners.
F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX LINEUP
1. (77) Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, 1:25.093.
2. (44) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:25.099.
3. (16) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, 1:25.172.
4. (33) Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing Honda, 1:25.276.
5. (10) Pierre Gasly, Red Bull Racing Honda, 1:25.590.
6. (5) Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 1:25.787.
7. (3) Daniel Ricciardo, Renault, 1:26.182.
8. (4) Lando Norris, McLaren Renault, 1:26.224.
9. (23) Alexander Albon, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 1:26.345.
10. (27) Nico Hulkenberg, Renault, 1:26.386.
11. (99) Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari, 1:26.519.
12. (7) Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari, 1:26.546.
13. (55) Carlos Sainz, McLaren Renault, 1:26.578.
14. (8) Romain Grosjean, Haas Ferrari, 1:26.757.
15. (11) Sergio Perez, Racing Point BWT Mercedes, 1:26.928.
16. (20) Kevin Magnussen, Haas Ferrari, 1:26.662.
17. (26) Daniil Kvyat, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 1:26.721.
18. (18) Lance Stroll, Racing Point BWT Mercedes, 1:26.762.
19. (63) George Russell, Williams Mercedes, 1:27.789.
20. (88) Robert Kubica, Williams Mercedes, 1:28.257.
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