OH YES! Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton is delighted to grab pole for his home race at the 2015 British GP on Saturday, July 4. Image: Andrej Isakovic
SILVERSTONE, England, July 4 - F1 champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position for his home British Grand Prix on Saturday in a Mercedes one-two with team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg.
The pole was Hamilton's eighth in nine races this season and the 46th of his career for the championship leader, who won at Silverstone in 2014 and has a 10 point advantage over the German.
Read: As it happened - 2015 British GP qualifying
Brazilian Felipe Massa qualified third for Williams, ahead of Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas, with the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel together on the third row.
Honda-powered McLaren's miserable season continued with Spain's Fernando Alonso qualifying 17th and Jenson Button 18th in his home grand prix.
2015 British GP Qualifying results
1 Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1min32.248
2 Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1min32.361
3 Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams-Mercedes 1min33.085
4 Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams-Mercedes 1min33.149
5 Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 1min33.379
6 Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari 1min33.547
7 Daniil Kvyat (Russia) RedBull - Renault 1min33.636
8 Carlos Sainz Jr (Spain) Toro Rosso - Renault 1min33.649
9 Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) Force India - Mercedes 1min33.673
10 Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) RedBull - Renault 1min33.943
11 Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India - Mercedes 1min34.268
12 Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus - Mercedes 1min34.289
13 Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Toro Rosso - Renault 1min34.502
14 Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Lotus - Mercedes 1min34.511
15 Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Sauber - Ferrari 1min34.868
16 Felipe Nasr (Brazil) Sauber - Ferrari 1min34.888
17 Fernando Alonso (Spain) McLaren 1min34.959
18 Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1min35.207
19 Will Stevens (Britain) Marussia - Ferrari 1min37.364
20 Roberto Merhi (Spain) Marussia - Ferrari 1min39.377
1-10: third and final qualifying session
11-15: second qualifying session
16-20: first qualifying session
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