Valtteri Bottas Steals British GP Pole from Lewis Hamilton in Another Mercedes Lockout

The British Grand Prix returns to the birthplace of the first World Championship in Silverstone and in a surprise run, Valtteri Bottas notched his fourth pole in 2019 and 10th of his career. British hero Lewis Hamilton just misses out on his fifth straight British Grand Prix pole by 0.006 of a second and will start second.

Charles Leclerc just misses out on the front row and will start third. The Red Bull teammates of Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly start fourth and fifth respectively. Sebastian Vettel struggled all through Qualifying and will start in sixth tomorrow.

Daniel Ricciardo was best of the rest in seventh. Hometown McLaren rookie Lando Norris set the eighth fastest time. Alex Albon was ninth ahead of Nico Hulkenberg in 10th.

The Alfa Romeo teammates just miss out on Q3, Antonio Giovanazzi in 11th out qualifies his teammate Kimi Raikkonen in 12th. Carlos Sainz qualifies 13th ahead of the Haas that is really having trouble finding speed out of their car recently, Romain Grosjean set the 14th quickest time. Sergio Perez in the Racing Point was the slowest in Q2 and will start in 15th.

Kevin Magnussen does not follow up his fifth-place qualifying effort in Austria and is the first driver eliminated at the very last moment and will start 16th. Daniil Kvyat starts 17th ahead of Q1 knockout regular Lance Stroll in 18th. The Williams drivers round out the grid in 19th and 20th yet again as they still wait for their first major upgrades of the season. British native, George Russell, out qualifies his teammate Robert Kubica for the 10th consecutive time this season.

The British Grand Prix is set for lights out at just around 9:10 a.m. ET.

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