Hamilton elated to do home fans proud with Silverstone pole


Lewis Hamilton felt glad to have done the home fans at Silverstone proud by bouncing back from a track limits scare to score pole position for the British Grand Prix.

A three-time winner at Silverstone, Hamilton looked set to capture pole position after posting a new qualifying lap record for the current track layout at the start of Q3.

However, Hamilton’s time was deleted after he was found to have exceeded track limits at Copse, handing Rosberg the advantage.

“The penultimate lap was a very good lap. Unfortunately it was taken away,” Hamilton said.

“I touched the kerb and it just pulled me further. I didn’t feel like I was going to be be running wide, but the car bottomed kind of bounced just outside the line.”

Hamilton was left with one all-or-nothing lap to beat Rosberg, during which he duly went three-tenths of a second faster than the German to secure pole for the British Grand Prix.

“A lot of pressure for that final lap. I was sitting in the garage knowing i couldn’t let the guys down because on the first lap I had,” Hamilton said.

“The second lap wasn’t as good, but I was making sure I was cautious, making sure I got the lap in.

“I’m grateful that I did and really again thank you also to all my team who have done an amazing job to have the performance we have this weekend. It’s outstanding.”

Hamilton paid tribute to the fans that had turned out in droves to cheer him on in qualifying.

“I want to say how amazing and grateful I am for all the fans that are here this weekend,” Hamilton said.

“From Thursday until today, just the biggest crowd that I think I’ve ever seen. The energy and the wave that they send is just mesmirising, so a big thank you to everyone that is out there and for the positive energy.”

Following the clash between Hamilton and Rosberg on the last lap of the Austrian Grand Prix, Mercedes issued a new ‘rules of engagement’ with both drivers earlier this week to prevent a repeat.

With the Silver Arrows locking out the front row, Hamilton was asked whether Mercedes had cleared up any confusion regarding the inevitable battle at the start of the race.

“Yeah, I didn’t think there was anything that needed to be cleared up anyway,” Hamilton said.

“We’ll just get on with out job. There’s a lot way to go. I will try not to be in that position again.

“I can’t speak for him, but I’m sure Nico will do the same.”

The British Grand Prix is live on CNBC and the NBC Sports App from 7:30am ET on Sunday.

Saturday’s Supercross Round 11 in Seattle: How to watch, start times, schedules, streams


With three multiple winners now vying for the championship, the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series heads to Round 11 at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington.

Chase Sexton earned his second victory of the season in Detroit when Aaron Plessinger fell on the final lap. Though he was penalized seven points for disobeying a flag, Sexton is third in the championship race. The Honda rider trails leader Cooper Webb (two victories) by 17 points, and defending series champion Eli Tomac (five wins) is three points behind Webb in second with seven races remaining.

Tomac won last year in Seattle on the way to his second season title.

Honda riders have a Supercross-leading 20 victories in the Seattle event but none at Lumen Field since Justin Barcia in 2013. Tomac and Barcia are the only past 450 Seattke winners entered in Saturday’s event.

Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 11 of the 2023 Supercross season in Seattle:

(All times are ET)

BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Round 11 will begin Saturday at 10 p.m. ET streaming on Peacock with a re-air Monday at 1 a.m. ET on CNBC. The Race Day Live show (including qualifying) will begin on Peacock at 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday.

NBC Sports will have exclusive live coverage of races, qualifiers and heats for the record 31 events in SuperMotocross. The main events will be presented on Peacock, NBC, USA Network, CNBC, and NBC Sports digital platforms.

Peacock will become the home of the SuperMotocross World Championship series in 2023 with live coverage of all races, qualifying, and heats from January to October. There will be 23 races livestreamed exclusively on Peacock, including a SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff event. The platform also will provide on-demand replays of every race. Click here for the full schedule.

POINTS STANDINGS: 450 division l 250 division

ENTRY LISTS450 division l 250 division

EVENT SCHEDULE (all times ET): 

Here are the start times for Saturday’s Supercross Round 11 in Seattle, according to the Monster Energy Supercross schedule from the AMA:

4:50 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 1
5:05 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 1
5:20 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 1
5:35 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 1
6:25 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 2
6:40 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 2
7:55 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 2
8:10 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 2
10:06 p.m.: 250SX Heat 1
10:20 p.m.: 250SX Heat 2
10:34 p.m.: 450SX Heat 1
10:48 p.m.: 450SX Heat 2
11:22 p.m.: 250SX Last Chance Qualifier
11:34 p.m.: 450SX Last Chance Qualifier
11:54 p.m.: 250SX Main Event
12:28 a.m.: 450SX Main Event

TRACK LAYOUTClick here to view the track map


FINAL 2022 STANDINGS: 450 points standings | 250 East points standings250 West points standings


ROUND 1: Eli Tomac opens title defense with victory

ROUND 2: Tomac ties Ricky Carmichael on Supercross wins list

ROUND 3: Tomac holds off Cooper Webb again

ROUND 4: Chase Sexton wins Anaheim Triple Crown

ROUND 5: Eli Tomac leads wire to wire in Houston

ROUND 6: Cooper Webb breaks through in Tampa

ROUND 7: Webb wins again in Arlington

ROUND 8: Tomac wins Daytona for the seventh time

ROUND 9: Ken Roczen scores first victory since 2022

ROUND 10: Chase Sexton inherits Detroit victory but docked points


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