Silverstone looked like a ghost town as the cars flew around the circuit, battling out to determine the starting grid for tomorrow’s race. The grandstands were empty but Formula 1 put on a show that had the fans watching from home sitting excitedly on the edge of their sofas.
Once again it was Mercedes who proved that they are in a different league, with Lewis Hamilton taking pole position ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas. But the main story was Scuderia Ferrari’s revival as they return closer to the front of the grid after a few weeks of disappointment.
Charles Leclerc momentarily leapfrogged Verstappen into third but the Red Bull does manage to get back ahead on his final lap. Verstappen and Charles will therefore form the second row, both over a second off Hamilton. A good job by Charles, though, as it was the first time this season a red car was able to challenge for the second row of the grid. However, Scuderia Ferrari German driver Sebastian Vettel could manage only 10th after struggling all weekend.
Results Q3 (Classification):
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:24.303 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.313 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing +1.022 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +1.124 Lando Norris McLaren +1.479 Lance Stroll Racing Point +1.536 Carlos Sainz McLaren +1.662 Daniel Ricciardo Renault +1.706 Esteban Ocon Renault +1.906 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +2.036