George Russell takes British GP pole, leads all-British top three in qualifying


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George Russell secured pole position for his home race, lining up alongside teammate Lewis Hamilton in P2 for Sunday’s British Grand Prix. Lando Norris qualified P3, making it an all-British top three in qualifying, and Max Verstappen will line up next to him in fourth after suffering damage earlier in qualifying.

The Mercedes front-row lockout comes a week after Russell secured the team’s first win since 2022.”We didn’t expect to be front row this weekend,” Hamilton said.

A few surprises happened as qualifying unfolded. Focusing on the top 10, Haas’ Nico Hülkenberg outqualified Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, and Williams’ Alex Albon split the Aston Martin drivers. Meanwhile, Charles Leclerc got knocked out in Q2, and Sergio Pérez beached his Red Bull in Q1.

As Russell approached his on-track interview, cheers roared from the grandstands. He said, “What a feeling.”

He said the car “came alive in quali” and expects it to be tight with Norris. And just because Verstappen is down in fourth, you can’t discount the speed of the three-time world champion.

This is a developing story.

Top photo: MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images



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