Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris & George Russell react to British quali


Lewis Hamilton will begin the British GP from P5 on the grid (Photograph: Getty)

The three British Formulation 1 drivers, Sir Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris and George Russell have shared their disappointment on the qualifying consequence for his or her dwelling race.

At a moist Silverstone circuit, it was hoped that the Mercedes duo of Hamilton and Russell might spring a shock and qualify on the entrance row of the grid.

However whereas they confirmed promise within the first two classes, neither driver might sustain with the frontrunners through the remaining run, with Hamilton set to start out Sunday’s race in fifth and Russell in eighth whereas McLaren’s Norris is sixth.

In the meantime, Carlos Sainz Jr. took the primary pole place of his Formulation 1 profession for Ferrari.

‘There was undoubtedly an enchancment for us, and we appeared to have closed up a bit of, however I believe within the dry we wouldn’t have had an opportunity to get into the highest three however within the rain, we had an opportunity as we speak,’ Hamilton informed Sky Sports activities.

Rain fell closely on the observe minutes earlier than the beginning of qualifying (Photograph: Getty)

‘Our race tempo was a bit of bit higher yesterday [in practice] than our single lap tempo. From fifth it will likely be powerful however I’m going to attempt to work my means ahead.

‘I’m a bit of gutted as a result of we’ve got such a terrific crowd right here and I used to be pushing so exhausting to get on the entrance row and struggle for pole place as we speak. Fifth makes tomorrow powerful however I’ll have this wonderful crowd with me so let’s push forwards.’

Hamilton has received seven of the final eight British Grand Prix and it’s a must to return to 2013 for the final time there wasn’t a house driver on the rostrum at Silverstone.

Whereas it will likely be troublesome to maintain that run going, Russell believes there’s a probability, saying: ‘I need to get previous Lando and [Fernando] Alonso as quickly as potential and be a part of the struggle on the entrance.

‘Based mostly on pure tempo, we might be on par with the fellows in entrance and I don’t see why we are able to’t struggle for a podium however beginning down in P8 its not the place we need to be and it’s not going to be a straightforward activity.

‘Because the session progressed every part obtained barely worse. I had actually good confidence in Q1, and we had been within the high three for almost all [of qualifying] however then I didn’t have it when it mattered. We undoubtedly had the tempo to be P4, P5 as we speak.’

Norris was a bit of extra optimistic than his fellow countrymen, including that he was ‘very happy’ with sixth.

‘We’ve been in an honest place all weekend which is a bit of bit shocking as a result of I believe we’re the one staff to not convey any upgrades. To be in that place is admittedly good for us.

To hold on goes to be the actual query for us. I’m anticipating George to be coming previous me in a short time, however our race is with Fernando and with Zhou [Guanyu]. It’ll be a superb struggle.

MORE : Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. takes first ever pole place for the British Grand Prix

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