Lewis Hamilton has always loved racing in Silverstone, and he showed it yet again clinching pole position for the British Grand Prix race, which is scheduled for Sunday. Hamilton's Mercedes team mate, Nico Rosberg, also looked comfortable as the German will start the race in second position, followed by Red Bull's Max Verstappen in third.
Hamilton has been brilliant in the British Grand Prix, winning the race three times in his career. The British driver will hope for a fourth victory in Silverstone. He will be confident going into the race. Not only has Hamilton finished in pole, the defending champion has won three of the last four races this season, and has closed the gap on leader, Rosberg.
The German is aware of Hamilton enjoying a great spell, but Rosberg will be eager to win his sixth title of the season. Hamilton, who will receive huge support in the British Grand Prix, expects a tough race.
"Fortunately the fans give me more than enough motivation. Tomorrow, as always, is going to be a very tough race and it's important that we do our due diligence tonight and tomorrow morning and understand the strategy, the tyres. Yeah, I'm going to give it everything I've got. My long run pace yesterday was really strong. I think I've got the car in a real nice place, you know balance for both qualifying and the race," Formula 1's official website quoted Hamilton as saying.
There is no doubt about the competitive race, which is going to take shape, with drivers like Hamilton, Rosberg, Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo, Kimi Raikkonen, Sabastian Vettel all having a chance to win the British Grand Prix.
Mercedes will be the team to beat, but their team management will hope to see a accident-free race as Hamilton and Rosberg have collided more than once this season.
Red Bull and Ferrari drivers will also be keen to show serious pace, with splendid driving in the circuit to shine on Sunday. Verstappen is having a great time in Red Bull's car, and even outqualified Daniel, who will start the race in fourth position. He is keen to finish the race in the podium, at least, but if the driver is given space and time to work around by the Mercedes drivers, one will not be surprised to see Verstappen win the race as well.
"It's good to be in front, I think. I think every teammate wants that but in terms of mental boost I don't see the mental side in it, I just try to do my best and that's it. Then we go to the race and we try to score a lot of points and try to get on the podium. And about learning the car, I'm definitely still improving but I think everybody is doing that," Verstappen said.
Where to watch live
The British Grand Prix is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. local time, 5:30 p.m. IST, 8 a.m. ET
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