British Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton claims stunning pole for home race

Hamilton qualified ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg while Sebastian Vettel was third quickest for Red Bull ahead of his retirement-bound team-mate Mark Webber.

updated: June 29, 2013 19:38 IST
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Silverstone: Lewis Hamilton resisted pressure from his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg and the speed of both Red Bulls to claim pole position on Saturday for Sunday's British Grand Prix.

The 28-year-old Englishman gave his home fans good reason to cheer -- as they gave him a standing ovation -- with a fastest lap of one minute and 29.607 seconds, four-tenths of a second quicker than his German partner who wound up second on the grid as Mercedes locked out the front row.

It was Hamilton's second pole this year, after three successive secondplace starts, and the 28th of his career. It was also the first pole by a British driver at Silverstone since Hamilton last succeeded in 2007.

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