Sports Lewis Hamilton takes pole for British GP

19:33  01 august  2020
19:33  01 august  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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Lewis Hamilton has taken pole position for Sunday's British Grand Prix. It's the seventh time in Hamilton's career he'll lead the pack at Silverstone.

Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas placed second to help continue Mercedes' dominant start to the 2020 campaign. The team has taken every race since the circuit kicked off in Austria.

"Obviously there's a relatively big gap between us and third place, but it doesn't matter at the end of the day - Valtteri is pushing me right to the limit. He's been doing such a fantastic job all weekend," said Hamilton, according to Sky Sports.

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It wasn't completely smooth sailing for the Brit, who suffered a spin in Q2 that nearly derailed Mercedes' grand plans.

"Obviously we had that spin," Hamilton said. "Qualifying is a lot about confidence-building and man, I was already down and down in the first sector every lap. I don't know how, but I took some deep breaths and managed to compose myself.

"Q3 still wasn't perfect but still a really clean lap, and the second one even better. It never gets old that's for sure."

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