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FACTS AND STATS: Silverstone witnesses its first all-British top three in qualifying

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NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Pole position qualifier George Russell of Great Britain and

George Russell led fellow Brits Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris in a thrilling damp-then-dry qualifying, as Nico Hulkenberg impressed to claim P6 for Haas – on a day when neither Charles Leclerc nor Sergio Perez made Q3. Check out the most fascinating facts and stats from qualifying for the 2024 British Grand Prix.

  • This marked the first all-British one-two-three on the grid since the 1968 South African Grand Prix – where Jim Clark took pole at his final F1 race, ahead of Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart.

  • Meanwhile, it was the first ever all-British one-two-three at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

READ MORE: Russell beats Hamilton to pole at Silverstone as Norris completes all-British top three

  • Mercedes extended their all-time record to 82 front-row lockouts after securing their first one-two since the 2022 Sao Paulo Grand Prix.

  • Russell has now out-qualified Hamilton 10-2 in 2024.

  • Hamilton secured his 11th front-row start at Silverstone, tying the record for a single circuit – a feat he’s previously achieved at Yas Marina and the Hungaroring.

  • This was Lando Norris’s fourth consecutive start in the top three – while he maintained his record of never being out-qualified by a team mate at Silverstone.

Qualifying Highlights: 2024 British Grand Prix

  • Nico Hulkenberg secured Haas’s best qualifying performance of the year with P6, which is also their best ever qualifying at Silverstone – while he also had the honour of being the fastest Ferrari-powered car.

  • Over at Aston Martin, Lance Stroll out-qualified Fernando Alonso for the fifth time this year.

  • In P9, Alex Albon tied Williams’ best qualifying performance of the year, with only his second Q3 appearance in the past seven races – the same rate of Q3 appearances as Fernando Alonso.

READ MORE: Verstappen reveals extent of damage after Q1 off as Perez apologises for ‘letting my whole team down’

  • For the second time in four races, Charles Leclerc found himself out in Q2, having suffered the same fate in Montreal.

  • While he may not have joined his team mate in Q3, Williams’ Logan Sargeant at least secured his best start of the season with P12.

  • Zhou Guanyu out-qualified Kick Sauber team mate Valtteri Bottas for the first time since Austin in 2023 – a 15-race streak.

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Zhou Guanyu of China driving the (24) Kick Sauber C44 Ferrari in

Zhou Guanyu out-qualified Valtteri Bottas for the first time since the 2023 United States Grand Prix

  • Daniel Ricciardo’s P15 marks his worst qualifying performance at Silverstone since 2017.

  • As his Haas team mate Hulkenberg was flying high, Kevin Magnussen’s Q1 exit was his sixth consecutive one at Silverstone.

READ MORE: Russell ‘absolutely buzzing’ with home pole as Hamilton hopes Mercedes pair can ‘work together’ to beat Norris

  • Alpine’s P18 and P20 on the grid mark the worst performance for the ‘Enstone squad’ since 1981 – when Toleman drivers Derek Warwick and Brian Henton failed to qualify here.

  • Perez is out in Q1 for the second straight year at Silverstone, and the third time this season.

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