Qualifying information and stats – Mercedes land record 9th consecutive …


It’s the weekend that Formula 1 celebrates its 70th anniversary. Some of its teams and drivers also had plenty to celebrate after qualifying on Saturday. Others, not so much…

• Valtteri Bottas gave Mercedes a 9th consecutive Silverstone pole, a record streak at any circuit in F1 history.

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Qualifying facts and stats: Mercedes land record 9th consecutive …

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• Mercedes-Benz have their 199th pole as a power unit supplier in F1.

Qualifying facts and stats: Mercedes land record 9th consecutive …

• Bottas has a 13th career pole – he has won his last 2 starts from pole (USA 2019 and Austria 2020).

• Team mate Lewis Hamilton has been either 1st or 2nd on the grid for the last 7 consecutive Silverstone F1 races.

• Mercedes have a 67th front-row lockout, extending their own record.

ONBOARD: Nico Hulkenberg’s epic Silverstone P3 qualifying lap

• At Racing Point, Nico Hulkenberg’s P3 is his best start since the 2016 Austrian Grand Prix, where he was 2nd on the grid.

READ MORE: Hulkenberg ‘didn’t expect’ P3 on the grid – but fears race rustiness could ‘hurt’ first F1 podium chances

• Racing point now have 2 top-3 starts in the last 3 races (Lance Stroll was P3 in Hungary).

• Stroll was P6 today – just as he was this time last week at Silverstone.

• Max Verstappen is 4th on the grid – the last 4 times that a driver has won from 4th on the grid it has been a Red Bull driver.


Pierre Gasly equaled his and AlphaTauri’s best qualifying of the season

• With P5, Daniel Ricciardo matched Renault’s best qualifying result of the year – team mate Esteban Ocon was 5th at the Styrian Grand Prix.

• It’s Ricciardo’s best at Silverstone since he was 4th on the grid in 2016.

• For Ocon, it was first time in 4 career visits that he has missed the top-10 at Silverstone.

READ MORE: Ocon handed three-place penalty for impeding Russell in Q1 at Silverstone

• Pierre Gasly in P7 matched the best Saturday result by an AlphaTauri this season – he was also P7 at the Styrian Grand Prix. It was the Frenchman’s 3rd Q3 appearance of the season.

• By contrast, team mate Daniil Kvyat went out in Q1 for the 2nd time in 3 races.


P14 is Romain Grosjean’s best Saturday showing of 2020 to date

• Charles Leclerc was the lead Ferrari in P8 – Ferrari’s worst performance at Silverstone since 2014.

• Team mate Sebastian Vettel failed to reach Q3 for the second time this year – he failed only once in the whole of 2019.

• Carlos Sainz’s P13 marked the first time a McLaren car has failed to reach Q3 this season.

HIGHLIGHTS: Watch all the action from a thrilling qualifying session as Hullkenberg bags P3

• Romain Grosjean’s 14th for Haas was his best qualifying of the season.

• It was also the first time in 3 races that a Haas has progressed beyond Q1.


Neither Kimi Raikkonen nor Alfa Romeo are having a good year

• Williams’ George Russell reached Q2 for the 4th consecutive race.

• Alfa Romeo qualified in the first 4 places at the very first F1 world championship race here in 1950. Today they qualified in the last 2 places for the 70th Anniversary race.

• Kimi Raikkonen was slowest in qualifying for the 2nd time in 3 races, after never previously being slowest in outright pace in the rest of his F1 career.

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