HIGHLIGHTS: Watch the action from an exciting wet qualifying session at Silverstone, as Sainz seals maiden F1 pole
On his 150th Grand Prix weekend, Carlos Sainz sealed his maiden F1 pole position, after producing a sensational final lap to pip Max Verstappen to the top spot at this weekend’s British Grand Prix.
Around a wet Silverstone circuit, Sainz set a late time of 1m 40.983s on the intermediate tyre to beat Verstappen by 0.072s. Verstappen – who had led both Q1 and Q2 – had his final run hindered by Charles Leclerc, after the Ferrari driver’s spin at Turn 14 brought out the yellow flags.
Despite the spin, Leclerc did enough to seal third place, his time 0.315s behind his Sainz, and he will start on the second row, alongside the other Red Bull of Sergio Perez, who qualified in fourth.
Lewis Hamilton was the leading British driver, as he qualified in P5, ahead of his compatriot Lando Norris in sixth. George Russell qualified in eighth, behind Fernando Alonso in the Alpine in P7. Zhou Guanyu achieved his best qualifying result of the season, in ninth, ahead of the Williams of Nicholas Latifi in 10th – having made his first ever Q3 appearance.
Click on the video player above to relive the action from an entertaining qualifying at Silverstone, as we get set go racing at the British Grand Prix.