Hamilton powers to Silverstone pole

Lewis Hamilton delivered a superb final lap in qualifying at Silverstone to eclipse team-mate Nico Rosberg by four tenths of a second and claim his second career British Grand Prix pole position.

Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel, meanwhile, took third place, ahead of team-mate Mark Webber at the end of a session that had always been a battle between the Anglo-Austrian and Anglo-German teams.

Mercedes in control ahead of qualifying at Silverstone

Mercedes took a comfortable 1-2 in final practice ahead of qualifying for the British Grand Prix with Nico Rosberg at the top of the timesheet and Lewis Hamilton just a tenth adrift of his team-mate in P2.

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Rosberg quickest in British Grand Prix FP2

Mercedes Nico Rosberg rose to the top of the Silverstone timesheet with a lap of 1:32.248 shortly after the halfway point in FP2. With drivers predominantly concentrating on long runs after that point his time went unchallenged. Mark Webber was his closest rival, three-tenths of a second behind, followed by Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel. Fourth place was taken by Paul di Resta for Force India, fifth was Rosberg’s Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

Ricciardo quickest in British Grand Prix FP1

Toro Rosso’s Daniel Ricciardo set the fastest time of a very wet FP1 at Silverstone. With rain falling before and throughout the 90-minute session, wet tyres were the order of the day, with the field threading their way between patches of standing water.

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