Reigning world champion was on backfoot in every session of Qualifying and it wasn’t until the last runs of Q3 where Lewis slightly thought of a Pole position but his Finnish teammate was quick enough to deny him that opportunity of starting his home Grand Prix back to back on Pole. In a press release by Mercedes Amg F1 Lewis Hamilton revealed after getting denied of Eighth pole position at the Silverstone, now counts on high degradation of tires and warm temperature of Silverstone to give him a chance of winning the race.
“It's not easy to follow on this track, but I'm hoping that the softer tyres and hot temperatures will create some opportunities tomorrow - it should be exciting,” Said six times world champion.
After scintillating drive in last week’s British GP, Lewis Hamilton looked all set for his 8th pole position on his most favorite track, but his motivated teammate, who has just renewed his contract with team, denied him that opportunity by just 0.062s.
“Valtteri did a fantastic job today, he put in a very strong lap when it mattered in Q3 to take pole.”
Furthermore, Lewis blamed mistakes in his second run of Q3 for not scoring the pole position and told wind changes were also partly responsible and he had to adopt to those changing condition which cost him time.
“My first lap in Q3 was good, but the second one wasn't really all that great. I just didn't pull it together, made a couple of mistakes right at the end and ultimately you pay for that. The change in wind direction made it a bit trickier out there today, but that was the same for everyone so no excuses.”
Lewis Hamilton with a decent advantage of 30 points in championship standing can afford to be a bit aggressive around the first corner and mount a charge to take the lead and like every other race he will do his homework and try everything to win the F1 70th Anniversary GrandPrix.
“We'll work hard tonight to see where we can improve and you know I will be giving it everything to try and beat Valtteri tomorrow.”