Oracle Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen took his fifth straight pole position for Sunday’s British Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit.

The two-time world champion set a fastest time of 01:26.720s and speaking following the action he said:

“It was quite a crazy qualifying, very hectic and slippery in some places. I had a little ‘inchident’ in the pit lane, I understeered as I turned and the car just went straight – I think there was quite a bit of damage. That aside, very happy. Equally, I’m very happy for McLaren, you could see how excited everyone was in that garage, they’ve worked so hard, it’s also great for the British fans too. I’m expecting the Ferraris and Mercedes to be more competitive during the race. As for us, we know that we have a good race car and I’m already looking forward to it. I don’t mind if it’s wet tomorrow, in FP3 we were very fast in the wet so I don’t think we need to worry.”

It was a fantastic day for the McLaren Formula One Team as Lando Norris starts the race from the front row and speaking following the action he said:

That was close! Two-tenths to P1 in Q3, is pretty insane. My last lap was a good lap. I could hear Zak on the radio on the in-lap, which is the best thing ever. I’m grateful. For us to achieve second and third is pretty amazing for the whole team, with all the hard work that we’ve been putting in, especially to do it here in Silverstone. To do that with the chrome livery at our home race, for the team, for myself, is amazing. Big thanks to the whole crowd here, they’re amazing. It’s been a very special day for us. I look forward to tomorrow.”

Oscar Piastri had a great day in the second McLaren as he secured his career-best starting position in third place with a time of 01:27.092s and speaking following the action he said:

I’m very, very, very happy. I mean, what a qualifying session. The car was a rocket ship in Q2 and Q3, I feel like I put a pretty good lap together. It’s a massive result for the team and the hard work that’s gone into bringing upgrades to the car. To have both of us up here is a mega result. Now we’ve just got to try and stay there for tomorrow. We know that will be a challenge, but we’re looking forward to it.”

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz start the race from fourth and fifth respectively.

Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s George Russell and Lewis Hamilton start the race from sixth and seventh just ahead of Alex Albon who did a fantastic job for the Williams Racing team to get into Q3.

Fernando Alonso starts ninth for Aston Martin just ahead of Pierre Gasly who rounded out the top ten for the Alpine F1 Team.

Nico Hulkenberg starts from 11th with a time of 01:28.896s.

Lance Stroll was left disappointed as he starts from P12 with a time of 01:28.935s just ahead of Esteban Ocon who set a time of 01:28.956s.

Logan Sargeant starts the race from 14th place with a time of 01:29.031s.

Sergio Perez starts P15 with a time of 01:29.968s starting the race just ahead of Yuki Tsunoda and Zhou Guanyu.

Nyck De Vries starts the race from 18th just ahead of Kevin Magnussen who stopped on track with an apparent engine issue.

Valtteri Bottas was disqualified from qualifying for failing to provide a adequate fuel sample following the session and will start the race from the back.

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