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Formula 1: Silverstone starting lineup – Lewis Hamilton takes pole

A polesitter has not failed to win a race yet this year.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc are set to share the second row in third and fourth place, respectively.

Set to share the third row are McLaren’s Lando Norris and Racing Point’s Lance Stroll in fifth and sixth place, respectively. McLaren’s Carlos Sainz Jr., Renault teammates Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel are set to round out the top 10 in seventh, eighth, ninth and 10th, respectively.

Eliminated after the second round of qualifying were AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly, Red Bull’s Alexander Albon, Racing Point’s Nico Hulkenberg, who is replacing Sergio Perez after Perez tested positive for COVID-19, AlphaTauri’s Daniil Kvyat and Williams’ George Russell. These five drivers qualified in 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th place, respectively.

Eliminated after the first round of qualifying were Haas’ Kevin Magnussen, Alfa Romeo teammates Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Raikkonen, Haas’ Romain Grosjean and Williams rookie Nicholas Latifi. These five drivers qualified in 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th place, respectively.

Russell, who is now 25 for 25 in terms of outqualifying his teammates throughout his career, is under investigation for ignoring the yellow flags when Latifi spun out.

Here is the full starting lineup for the 2020 British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit.

1st – Lewis Hamilton
2nd – Valtteri Bottas
3rd – Max Verstappen
4th – Charles Leclerc
5th – Lando Norris
6th – Lance Stroll
7th – Carlos Sainz Jr.
8th – Daniel Ricciardo
9th – Esteban Ocon
10th – Sebastian Vettel
11th – Pierre Gasly
12th – Alexander Albon
13th – Nico Hulkenberg
14th – George Russell
15th – Daniil Kvyat
16th – Kevin Magnussen
17th – Antonio Giovinazzi
18th – Kimi Raikkonen
19th – Romain Grosjean
20th – Nicholas Latifi

Source: beyond the flag