The gap between Mercedes and the Rest of the formula 1 is growing and growing and growing. On Saturday, he was already more than a second: Lewis Hamilton will start for the seventh Time in his career from Pole Position in the Grand Prix of great Britain. Team-mate Valtteri Bottas was about three-tenths of a second slower than Hamilton, with his round of 91. Qualification to the best time of his career in 1:24,303 minutes of a track record, on the 5,891 kilometers long Silverstone Circuit continued. Max Verstappen at the Red Bull needed a 1:25,325 minutes for his fastest lap.
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"It's a huge distance between us and the other," said Hamilton afterwards, "but Valtteri has made me pressure." In fact, the Finn who had won the season opener at Spielberg, but then Hamilton was inferior had seemed like the faster of the two men in superior cars. Hamilton had, just at the Moment, as Bottas for the first time, a first, only for a short time valid track record of dangers, with a screwdriver in the second section, for an interruption taken care of: "It goes in Qualifying, the self-confidence to build up, so I had to deep as breathing."
The world champion Team came to meet on Saturday in Northamptonshire, in addition, that it had cooled down overnight. "This is good for us," said team boss Toto Wolff subsequently. Over the course of 1950, the first formula 1 race ever was held, it was also on Saturday, the Wind from changing directions. No Problem for the W11, said Wolff: "Our car swallows the side-wind is good." He was proud that his team had managed to develop a car that is on both the comparatively slow rate in the case of Budapest as well as on a High-Speed track like Silverstone, to be held this coming weekend, another Grand Prix of the Corona-season, the measure of all things. "There is nothing wrong with that. That was really good.“ For the race on Sunday (15.10 in the F. A. Z.-Liveticker Formel 1, as well as at RTL and Sky) remained Verstappen still combative: "you are just too fast in qualifying, but in the first corner there is always a Chance."formula 1 driver standings
Most disappointing qualifying for Sebastian Vettel was in the Ferrari, the fastest rated round was only enough for tenth place. "I didn't do the whole race into the rhythm. Much worse it can be,“ said Vettel afterwards. Team-mate Charles Leclerc was Fourth.
The returnees of the weekend, Nico Hulkenberg, came in the Racing Point is on place 13. The disease representative at Covid-19 diseased Mexican Sergio Perez missed the top Ten, he had been expected. Around six hundredths of a second were missing for the ticket in the critical section. "Not optimal, but it is utopian to assume that it runs immediately," said Hulkenberg for the first Qualifying session, after eight months of formula 1 break. By the end of 2019 Hülkenberg was dropped from the formula 1, after his contract was not renewed at Renault. "I wanted a car, but not in this way", had Hulkenberg said of his surprising return, after he had exchanged with the Mexicans. Perez was between 2014 and 2016, his team-mate in the paddock, which was called at the time, Force India and Hulkenberg in 2012 in Australia, the first formula 1 Grand Prix of his career of dangers.Updated Date: 01 August 2020, 11:19