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Sainz gets pole for the first time in Formula 1. Verstappen accompanies him on the first starting line and Leclerc will be third. Checo Pérez finished fourth ahead of the Mercedes, where this time it was Hamilton who won the game over his teammate Russell who will start eighth.
Norris will be sixth followed by Alonso, Russell, Zhou and Latifi.
“Comfortable in the rain since Q1 and the same in Q. In Q3 I think we had more, I’ve been left with a bittersweet taste.” Alonso explains for ‘Dazn’
As we saw in Canada, sometimes you qualify well but then you fall back to your natural position, so it’s good to start from that seventh position.”
“Yesterday we were a bit surprised that we had that rebound, we made changes at night and today we are fine, so we hope that everything will go well tomorrow,” he concluded.
Alonso will start seventh
Fernando Alonso has finished seventh. The Asturian asked for rain for the classification and that is what he has had, although in the end he has not been able to repeat the feat of Canada.
Alonso had very good pace in both Q1 and Q2, while he dropped a bit in Q3. Tomorrow, with the race dry, we will see what ‘Magic’ Alonso is capable of.
Very even everything for the race. The Red Bulls and the Ferraris have a great pace and therefore it is difficult to say what will happen tomorrow.
Dry conditions for the race.
Carlos did not expect the pole
“Thank you very much, thank you to all the fans and for being here in the rain”, a very sober Sainz began despite having achieved his first pole position.
“It was a good lap, but I had a lot of problems with the water on the track and with the intermediates it was very easy for the car to fishtail. In the end I was able to do a lap that I didn’t think was good and in the end it was pole position, I didn’t expect it to be,” he explained.
“The pace has been there all weekend except for FP3. I think we’ve fixed those issues for qualy. If we have the pace from FP2 we can fight for the win, but Verstappen and Leclerc will be there for sure.” pressure,” he added.
Sainz gives the surprise
The Spaniard did not seem to be in contention for pole. He hadn’t had a good pace in Free Practice 3 and although he was making good times there was a clear superiority from Leclerc and Verstappen.
However, at the key moment, he knew how not to make mistakes while the others did and he achieved an unexpected pole position.
Verstappen loses pole at the last moment
“It was a complicated classification, the water dried up, then it rained again…”, Verstappen began by explaining.
“The car has been working well. Q3 is always a lottery, on the last lap I got that yellow flag, but being on the front row is good. We have a good car both in the dry and in the wet,” he added.
“Very happy for Carlos who has done a great job today,” Leclerc begins by saying.
“On that last lap I had to do everything right, but I didn’t do it so I didn’t deserve it. Third place is a good place to start tomorrow and hopefully we can come back doing everything right. I think the pace is there, if the race is clean everything It should go well. We have to start well, tire management is important and the strategy, we will have to choose well, we will see who goes to one stop and who to two”, he added.
“No way,” says Sainz on the radio. “It can’t be, I didn’t expect it, I wasn’t comfortable out there,” says Sainz on the radio when he is told that he has achieved the first position for tomorrow.
Pooooole for Carlos Sainz!!
The Spaniard achieves his first pole position. Great management by Sainz who didn’t make any mistakes on the last lap.
Leclerc can’t and gets third!
Verstappen second!! Ooooojo that Sainz can achieve his first pole.
It starts to rain
Caaaaarlos Sainz puts himself first!
Alonso gets fifth and has another last chance.
Leclerc first but Verstappen is missing to cross the finish line.
Saaainz puts himself first!!
Verstappen and Leclerc marking the purple sectors.
Alooonso is third behind Vertappen and Hamilton.
Sainz scores a 45”, improves but is still far from the lead.
For now, Verstappen, Hamilton, Russell. Norris, Perez, Leclerc, Alonso and Sainz.
The Mercedes slip between Verstappen and Norris. Hamilton second and Russell third.
The track continues to improve and times are reduced. Verstappen first, Norris second.
Verstappen slips between the two Ferraris.
Sainz first, but Leclerc quickly takes it away.
Feeernando Alonso first with three seconds ahead of Zhou and the rest of the drivers.
Zhou puts himself first!!
It makes a 360º turn but keeps going. Control the car and continue.
green traffic light
The moment of truth arrives. The time of the last round of the classification begins to run.
End of Q2
This second qualifying round ends and the Alpha Tauri, Bottas, Ocon and Ricciardo are left out.
Latifi makes it through to Q3 for the first time in his Formula 1 career.
With two minutes to go, they all begin to return to their respective garages.
The rain returns to Silverstone and the times stop improving.
Verstappen leads and Hamilton moves into second! Leclerc is third and Sainz fourth.
Vertsppen marks 1’41” with Norris second and Pérez third.
All the pilots are already on the track. Soon they will mark the first times.
It is still raining slightly in some areas of the circuit and therefore the asphalt remains wet. They continue to come out with intermediate tires.
All the pilots return to their respective garages. The track continues to dry out, we’ll see if the rain comes back or it ends up being a dry qualifying.
End of Q2
Albon falls along with the Haas and the Aston Martins.
Hamilton slips into second position. Very fast the Mercedes in this session.
The track continues to improve so the eliminated will be decided at the last moment. At the moment, those who are left out of Q2 are Tsunoda, Vettel, Mick Schumacher and Stroll.
Verstappen crushes the times and drops to 1’39”9. He very quickly improves the track.
If it doesn’t rain again at Silverstone we will see dry tires on this qualifying day.
A dry lane begins to open. Verstappen leads this Q1 with Leclerc second and Sainz third. Alonso, at the moment, is sixth.
Leclerc goes first with Pérez and Verstappen behind.
Stop raining at Silverstone
Fernando Alonso and Ocon take to the track after having stopped the rain. They do it with intermissions and with a track that should be improving.
Leclerc takes the lead with 1’47” and Sainz second, but he does so two seconds behind his teammate.
Ricciardo is told that they expect the rain to stop in about 8 minutes, which would imply that the conditions will be better in the last minutes of the session.
Lots of water on the asphalt. All the drivers have started with intermediates, but there is too much water for this tyre.
The Alpines are still in the box.
Conditions already tested
On Friday the rain fell on the circuit so everyone has already lapped in these conditions, although some did it more than others.
Many pilots already waiting in line for the traffic light to turn green. It continues to rain at Silverstone, some riders take risks with the dry and others have already set the intermediate. We’ll see who gets the strategy right.
5 minutes to start qualifying
Everything to the point that the classification of Silverstone will begin with the rain as the protagonist, just what Alonso wanted.
time changes again
Bring the wind and rain to Silverstone.
Possibility of rain
At the moment no rain is expected but on Friday it came unexpectedly. We will see if in this qualifying session it appears again. According to the data, it could arrive for the start of the qualy.
Lots of changes to the Alpine
Alpine has brought numerous changes to Silverstone, the most significant being the pontoons, but also the floor of the car. We will see if it helps them to increase performance.
“We brought some improvements this weekend, mainly to the floor and bodywork, which introduced some visual differences on the A522. The main changes to the floor are around the tunnel and diffuser edges, while on top of We have a more pronounced groove in the bodywork to improve flow to the rear of the car,” said Matt Harman, Technical Director.
Hamilton is the driver with the most wins at Silverstone
Last season’s race was marked by the controversial accident of Max Verstappen after having touched Lewis Hamilton.
The Briton is the rider who has won this GP the most times with eight victories.
The Red Bulls have ended up leading Free Practice 3 with Max Verstappen in the lead. Leclerc was third and Sainz, after assuring that the classification would be very even, finished sixth.
Mercedes seems to have made a big step forward, now for real, as they have shown a strong performance that has seen Russell finish fourth and Hamilton fifth. However, the seven-time champion warns that they are not as fast at race pace.
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