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Qualifying results - British Grand Prix 2016 - Lewis takes pole as Button disappoints the home crowd

Lewis takes pole as Button disappoints the home crowd
Credit: McLaren Honda

It wasn’t an easy ride to pole position for Hamilton, but he pulled out all the stops to secure the top spot on his final flying lap in Q3. His first time was deleted due to infringing track limits – something that affected many of the drivers through all of the sessions. Red Bull locked out the second row of the grid, with Verstappen qualifying ahead of Ricciardo for the first time since he joined Red Bull.

Kimi Räikkönen beat Sebastian Vettel on the third row, but the German is set to take a gearbox related penalty anyway. Both Alonso and Hülkenberg had their Q3 times deleted, pushing them back to the bottom of the top ten. Jenson Button, meanwhile, was bitterly disappointed to wind up 17th, missing out on the cut to escape the first session. Finally, Marcus Ericsson didn’t participate in qualifying after his huge crash in final practice saw him head to the hospital for checks.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:29.28714
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:29.60614
3Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:30.31312
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:30.61812
5Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:30.88115
6Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:31.49017
7Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:31.55712
8Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:31.98917
9Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:32.17218
10Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:32.34315
11Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:31.87512
12Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:32.00210
13Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:32.05014
14Esteban GutiérrezHaas F1 Team1:32.24114
15Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:32.30612
16Kevin MagnussenRenault Sport F1 Team1:37.06012
17Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:32.7883
18Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:32.9059
19Rio HaryantoManor Racing MRT1:33.0989
20Pascal WehrleinManor Racing MRT1:33.1519
21Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:33.5448
DNQMarcus EricssonSauber F1 TeamNo time0