George Russell wins pole position for the Great British GP

The qualifications for the Great Britain Grand Prix brought changeable weather again, where rain was expected every hour through the sun that illuminated the track, but also a much stronger wind, unlike the previous sessions.

After the signal was given that the Q1 session was free, the drivers took to the track where they used intermediate tires. Hamilton set a 1:37.759. Verstappen dropped to 1:37.518. Norris separated Verstappen and Hamilton, and was 0.089 seconds slower than Verstappen. Hamilton responded with a new fastest lap of 1:37.134, with Russell settling in behind him, while Piastre joined in 3rd. The top 5 at eight minutes was: Hamilton, Russell, Piastri, Verstappen, Norris.

As the track dried, the switch to soft tires began, but Perez spun off the track and caused a red flag. After Perez’s car was removed, all drivers were on soft tires, but rain was expected at any moment. Before starting the last 7 minutes, the order was as follows: Hamilton, Russell, Piastri, Verstappen, Norris, Magnussen, Leclerc, Albon, Stroll, Perez.

Bottas went first on soft tires, and the time was 1:32.461. Hulkenberg recorded 1:31.929. Piastri was faster with a time of 1:30.895. The rain started to fall again, so there were new changes in positions. Hamilton made his way to the top with a time of 1:29.547. Russell made it to 2nd and Leclerc to 3rd.

The ranking of the top 5 was as follows: Hamilton, Russell, Leclerc, Sainz. Dropped from Q1: Bottas, Magnussen, Ocon, Perez, Gasly. Lance Stroll, who finished 12th, was investigated for leaving the pits while the red light was on.

At the start of Q2, all drivers took to the track using soft tyres. Albon was the first to set a measured time of 1:27.983, which was soon overtaken by Alonso’s 1:27.652. But Piastri was answered by Alonso 1:27.631.

Sainz soon moved Piastri from the leading position, and Norris was the new leader with a time of 1:27.432. After that, Alonso passed Norris with a time of 1:27.279. Sainz soon responds to Alonso and breaks out on top with a time of 1:27.149. But Piastri responded to Sainz and came out on top with a time of 1:26.945, so the top five at 4 minutes looked like this: Piastri, Sainz, Alonso, Verstappen, Norris.

Hulkenberg brought the new change to the top with a time of 1:26.847. Norris responded with a time of 1:26.559, followed by Russell and Hamilton, while Hulkenberg dropped to 4th place. Soon there were new changes at the top, as jr Leclerc dropped out of Q2.

Poredak top 5: Norris, Russell, Alonso, Piastri, Hamilton. Otpali iz Q2: Leclerc,Sargeant, Tsunoda, Zhou, Ricciardo.

All drivers immediately took to the track in Q3. Verstappen started with a time of 1:26 : 350. Piastri immediately overtakes Verstappen with a time of 1:26.237 . But N orris matches Piastri with a time of 1:26.030 . Russell beats all three with a time of 1:26.024 and in the first lap he had a provisional pole position . The standings after the first few laps were as follows: Russell, Norris , Hamilton, Piastri , Verstappen , Hulkenberg , Sainz , Stroll , Alonso , Albon .