Lewis Hamilton’s incredible Formula 1 record at the British Grand Prix continued on Saturday as he claimed a record-equalling fifth pole position for the race, matching the tally set by Jim Clark 50 years ago.
The result came at a pivotal time for Hamilton as he bids to breathe fresh life into his bid for a fourth world championship after a patchy run of form that has yielded just two podium finishes in the last six races.
Trailing Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by 20 points, Hamilton will be looking to draw himself back into the thick of the title fight in front of his home fans on Sunday with a fourth-straight win at Silverstone.
Hamilton will face a stiff challenge from Vettel, who starts third, as well as fellow Ferrari racer Kimi Raikkonen from P2 on the grid.
Should rain strike as it did in qualifying, though, it could be anybody’s game to win at one of the most historic circuits on the F1 calendar.
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Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett will be on the call, with pit reporter Will Buxton providing updates and interviews throughout the race live from Silverstone.
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