2015 BRITISH GP: MERCEDES AMG AS USUAL, WILLIAMS AHEAD OF FERRARI

Lewis Hamilton will start his home grand prix from the front of the grid after he took his eighth pole position in nine races, beating Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by just over a tenth of a second. The second row will be an all-Williams affair, with Felipe Massa edging Valtteri Bottas by just over six hundredths of a second.

Raikkonen was the first across the line as the opening runs of Q3 were completed, but his time of 1:33.149 was quickly eclipsed by Hamilton who powered across the line in a time of 1:32.248. Rosberg was close behind but the German couldn’t outstrip his team-mate and slotted into P2 a tenth adrift of his team-mate. Third and fourth places went to the Williams cars of Bottas and Massa respectively, while Raikkonen was fifth ahead of Ferrari team-mate Vettel. Kvyat was seventh ahead of Sainz, Ricciardo and Hulkenberg.

In the end, the provisional front row order remained the same with neither Hamilton nor Rosberg improving. Behind them Massa put in an excellent final flyer to steal ahead of Bottas, while Raikkonen outqualified team-mate Vettel for just the second time this season to make row three an all-Ferrari line-up. Kvyat was a well-deserved seventh for Red Bull Racing. The Russian improved on his final lap to post a time of 1:33.636, which put him three tenths of a second clear of team-mate Ricciardo who finished in 10th place, behind the Sainz in P8 and ninth-placed Hulkenberg.

2015 BRITISH GP - QUALIFYING
 P.     DRIVER             TEAM        TIME         GAP 
 1. Lewis Hamilton      Mercedes AMG  1:32.248
 2. Nico Rosberg        Mercedes AMG  1:32.361  +  0.115
 3. Felipe Massa        Williams      1:33.085  +  0.837
 4. Valtteri Bottas     Williams      1:33.149  +  0.901
 5. Kimi Raikkonen      Ferrari       1:33.379  +  1.131
 6. Sebastian Vettel    Ferrari       1:33.547  +  1.299
 7. Daniil Kvyat        Red Bull      1:33.636  +  1.388
 8. Carlos Sainz JR.    Toro Rosso    1:33.649  +  1.401
 9. Nico Hulkenberg     Force India   1:33.673  +  1.425
10. Daniel Ricciardo    Red Bull      1:33.943  +  1.695
    Q2 FASTEST TIME: Nico Rosberg    1:32.737           
11. Sergio Perez        Force India   1:34.268  +  1.347
12. Romain Grosjean     Lotus         1:34.289  +  1.552
13. Max Verstappen      Toro Rosso    1:34.502  +  1.765
14. Pastor Maldonado    Lotus         1:34.511  +  1.774
15. Marcus Ericsson     Sauber        1:34.868  +  2.131
    Q1 FASTEST TIME: Kimi Raikkonen    1:33.426         
16. Felipe Nasr         Sauber        1:34.888  +  1.462
17. Fernando Alonso     McLaren       1:34.959  +  1.533
18. Jenson Button       McLaren       1:35.207  +  1.781
19. Will Stevens        Manor         1:37.364  +  3.938
20. Roberto Merhi       Manor         1:39.377  +  5.951
    107% TIME: 1:39.965