NOTEBOOK – Silverstone Qualifying

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Mercedes

Qualifying – 1st Lewis Hamilton 2nd Nico Rosberg

Hamilton looks to be on form and as ever will be keen to stay ahead of Rosberg a task which may prove difficult on Sunday. Hamilton needs a win to extend his narrow lead in the championship. Nigel Mansell said once that Silverstone is worth an extra tenth of second.

 

Williams

Qualifying – 3rd Felipe Massa, 4th Valtteri Bottas

Williams have had another strong day and could be on their way back to the top over time. They had appeared to slip back lately but seem to be up there again. We would all like the team to return to form again but this requires investment. They like Mercedes have the people to do it.

 

Ferrari

Qualifying – 5th Kimi Raikkonen, 6th Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari appears to be slipping away a bit in recent races. Williams have filled the gap they left behind. Raikkonen has listened to the order to improve from Maurizio Arrivabene to prove himself if he wants retain his seat.

 

Red Bull

Qualifying – 7th Daniil Kvyat, 10th Daniel Ricciardo

Mixed day for Red Bull after Daniel Ricciardo’s fastest lap which he was on course to beat Daniil Kvyat was disallowed. Red Bull may need time to recover as there a long way off the pace.

 

Lotus

Qualifying – 12th Romain Grosjean, 13th Pastor Maldonado

Both drivers are off the pace of where we expect them to be. Whether it’s just a bad qualifying or their failing away time will tell.

 

Others result

Toro Rosso

Qualifying – 8th Carlos Sainz, 13th Max Verstappen

Force India

Qualifying – 9th Nico Hulkenberg, 11th Sergio Perez

Sauber

Qualifying – 15th Marcus Ericsson, 16  Felipe Nasr

McLaren

Qualifying – 17th Fernando Alonso, 18            Jenson Button

Manor

Qualifying – 19th Will Stevens 20th Roberto Merhi

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