Lewis Hamilton takes pole for British GP

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Lewis Hamilton has taken pole position for Sunday's British Grand Prix. It's the seventh time in Hamilton's career he'll lead the pack at Silverstone.

Pos. Driver Team Time
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:24.303
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:24.616
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:25.325
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:25.427
5 Lando Norris McLaren 1:25.782
6 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:25.839
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:25.965
8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:26.009
9 Esteban Ocon Renault 1:26.209
10 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:26.339
11 Pierre Gasly Alpha Tauri
12 Alexander Albon Red Bull
13 Nico Hulkenberg Racing Point
14 Daniil Kvyat Alpha Tauri
15 George Russell Williams
16 Kevin Magnussen Haas
17 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo
18 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo
19 Romain Grosjean Haas
20 Nicholas Latifi Williams

Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas placed second to help continue Mercedes' dominant start to the 2020 campaign. The team has taken every race since the circuit kicked off in Austria.

"Obviously there's a relatively big gap between us and third place, but it doesn't matter at the end of the day - Valtteri is pushing me right to the limit. He's been doing such a fantastic job all weekend," said Hamilton, according to Sky Sports.

It wasn't completely smooth sailing for the Brit, who suffered a spin in Q2 that nearly derailed Mercedes' grand plans.

"Obviously we had that spin," Hamilton said. "Qualifying is a lot about confidence-building and man, I was already down and down in the first sector every lap. I don't know how, but I took some deep breaths and managed to compose myself.

"Q3 still wasn't perfect but still a really clean lap, and the second one even better. It never gets old that's for sure."

Lewis Hamilton takes pole for British GP
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