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F1 2016: British GP Quali Report – Hamilton Grabs Pole

Lewis Hamilton has secured pole position ahead of the 2016 British grand prix.

The Mercedes driver bested teammate Nico Rosberg by three tenths of a second to secure his 55th career pole. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was best of the rest in third ahead of his Australian teammate Daniel Ricciardo in fourth.

Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen will start fifth after out-qualifying teammate Sebastian Vettel by six tenths of a second. Although Vettel set the sixth quickest time on track he will move back a further five places on the grid after yet another gearbox replacement.

Elsewhere, Jenson Button failed to advance beyond the first part of qualifying as an issue with his rear-wing end-plate confined him to the garage in the opening session of the qualifying hour. McLaren teammate Fernando Alonso made it to the final part of qualifying and with Vettel’s penalty will start the race in ninth.

Further down the grid Rio Haryanto out-qualified teammate Pascal Wehrlein by half a tenth while Marcus Ericsson missed the session. The Sauber driver was taken to hospital for routine checks after crashing heavily in the morning practice session.

Provisional Standings:

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Natalie Le Clue is an F1 aficionado of the most dedicated vein. And, true to form for any F1-enamoured junkie, she readily admits to crying the first time she saw a F1 car, calling it an ‘overwhelming moment’. Natalie has won the 2010 gSport Woman In Media award, the 2015 Woman In Media Print award, and has been named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in South African Sport by the Department of Sport and Recreation. Natalie is currently serving as SAfm's F1 correspondent. Follow Natalie on Twitter @nlc27

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2017 Spanish GP Broadcast Times

CDTBSTGMT+2Local
Free Practice 1Thursday 03:00Thursday 09:00Thursday 10:00Thursday 10:00
Free Practice 2Thursday 07:00Thursday 13:00Thursday 14:00Thursday 14:00
Free Practice 3Saturday 04:00Saturday 10:00Saturday 11:00Saturday 11:00
QualifyingSaturday 07:00Saturday 13:00Saturday 14:00Saturday 14:00
RaceSunday 07:00Sunday 13:00Sunday 14:00Sunday 14:00

2017 Drivers Championship

Pos.DriverPoints
1 Sebastian Vettel104
2 Lewis Hamilton98
3 Valtteri Bottas63
4 Kimi Raikkonen49
5 Daniel Ricciardo37
> Full Championship Table

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