British Festival at Silverstone with George Russell on pole and Mercedes one-two

British Festival at Silverstone with George Russell on pole and Mercedes one-two
British Festival at Silverstone with George Russell on pole and Mercedes one-two

Local and national delight at Silverstonethe Mecca of Formula 1 where the British drivers thrilled the home crowd. George Russell claimed his second pole position in four races and led Mercedes’ first one-two in qualifying since Brazil 2022, a 1-2 that puts Mercedes as the team with the most one-twos in F1 history ahead of Ferrari. Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris will start behind Russell but ahead of a irregular Max Verstappen convicted for going off-track.

Williams and Sauber quickly sent their cars into a Dry Q1 in which all drivers started with intermediate tyres. Logan Sargeant opened the gap at 1:40 and Hamilton, Norris and Verstappen came in at 1:37. The Haas waited for the tarmac to clear but came in with intermediates that Charles Leclerc and Valtteri Bottas got rid of first. The window opened and Sergio Pérez made it take off when it went to the gravel of Copse and raised a red flag that accelerated drying.

However, a water cell returned to the circuit just as Q1 resumed. Bottas dropped from 1:37 to 1:32 and Ferrari and McLaren rushed through intermittent rain who took part in the second of the three attempts that were made. Hamilton (1:29.547) He led as the only driver in the 1:29ahead of Russell, Leclerc, Carlos Sainz and Oscar Piastri. Verstappen and Kevin Magnussen went off at Copse, with the difference that the Dutchman escaped 11th and the Dane was eliminated along with Bottas, Esteban Ocon, the injured Pérez and the penalized Pierre Gasly.

Alex Albon, Fernando Alonso and Nico Hulkenberg all got into the 1:27s to open Q2. They were bettered by Piastri in 27.6s, Sainz in 27.5s and Norris in 27.4s before Alonso posted a 1:27.279s. Piastri and Hulkenberg reached 1:26s and were pushed aside by Norris and the Mercedes. The McLaren driver led the second session ahead of Russell, Alonso, Piastri and Hamilton. Verstappen passed sixth with difficulties and Hülkenberg and Albon snuck into a top 10 from which Leclerc surprisingly fell outa solid Sergeant, Guanyu Zhou and the two RBs.

Albon was the first to go out in Q3 and was the only one to lap in 1:27. Verstappen was in 1:26.3, Piastri lowered the Dutchman by a tenth and Norris improved to 1:26.030. Hülkenberg came in ahead of Sainz and the Aston Martins, Hamilton got to within a tenth and a half of Norris and Russell (1:26.024) He beat his compatriot from a rival team by just six thousandths to be leader in the first attempt of Q3.

The second attempt was a little cold and Norris made a mistake on his lap, returning to the pits without completing it. Hamilton came in at 1:25.9 and beat Russell, who returned the favor with an unbeatable 1:25.819 that gave him pole position.Verstappen followed the British triple and finished ahead of Piastri with a damaged car. Hülkenberg shined again in sixth position and Sainz, Lance Stroll, Albon and Alonso completed an exciting top half of the grid.

 
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