SILVERSTONE, England – Lewis Hamilton is reported as ”stepping up to the challenge’ with one of the great qualifying laps of his Formula 1 career ahead of the 2018 British F1 GP.
He beat Ferrari rival and current championship leader Sebastian Vettel by 44 thousandths of a second.
“I didn’t leave anything on the table today,” he told journalists later. ”The lap was… I mean it was just intense. With the whole build-up, with knowing how close we were, for me it feels like one of the best laps I’ve every produced.”
Records show the F1 pole was Hamilton’s 76th and his fourth in a row at Silverstone and he will be chasing a record sixth home win on Sunday to become the first driver to win five in a row at the circuit that hosted the first championship race in 1950.
He shares the record of five British wins with late compatriot Jim Clark and France’s four-times champion Alain Prost.
Victory will see Hamilton reclaim the overall championship lead from Vettel, who has a one-point advantage after nine races.