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Summary

  1. Hamilton takes pole after battling with Vettel
  2. Hamilton fastest, Alonso out in Q2
  3. Sainz out with the Williams cars, Vettel fastest in Q1
  4. Hartley crashes heavily following suspension failure in final practice
  5. Get involved #bbcf1

Live Reporting

By Mike Whalley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    If Lewis Hamilton is that emotional after going fastest in qualifying, what's he going to be like if he wins the race?

    Well - you know where you can find out? Right here. I'll be with you from 12:30 BST tomorrow for full build-up and race commentary as Hamilton chases history.

    You've all gone off to watch the World Cup, haven't you? And after all we said about having no football chat too. I'm outraged. ;)

    See you tomorrow.

    World Cup
  2. 'Hamilton sounded overcome with emotion'

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    "The crowd chanted Lewis Hamilton's name as he did his interview immediately after qualifying, and he sounded overcome with emotion as he recalled his record sixth pole position at the British Grand Prix."

    Andrew Benson's considered verdict is live on the site now. Read it here - and rejoice in the utter lack of football references. #f1scominghome

  3. Post update

    Want to know what it's like to use an F1 steering wheel? Check out this demonstration, as BBC Radio 5 live commentator Jolyon Palmer - who drove in F1 for Renault last season - takes you through it.

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    Video caption: F1 steering wheel demonstation
  4. How they will start

    Here's how we're looking at the front of the grid for tomorrow then. It's a very similar grid set-up to last year's British Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton in front of the two Ferraris - although Raikkonen was second and Vettel third on the grid 12 months ago.

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  5. Post update

    Michael Emons

    BBC Sport at Silverstone

    It was a hero's welcome back from the Silverstone crowd - on their feet as Lewis Hamilton secured his fourth successive pole position at the British Grand Prix. He leapt out of his car, punched the air and was absolutely delighted with his effort - as were the majority of this crowd.

    Hamilton's hopes of winning a record sixth British Grand Prix are very much on track. Sebastian Vettel leads the championship by just one point and starts alongside Hamilton on the front row tomorrow. All set for a great race.

    Lewis Hamilton
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    Valtteri Bottas, who has qualified fourth for Mercedes, tells to Sky Sports: "I think my final qualifying lap was going well until the last two corners. I went a bit too deep into Turn 16 and lost a couple of tenths. Other than that, it was good. Ferrari look strong. Red Bull seem a bit off, but you never know."

  7. 'My worries are where the Ferraris are'

    Mercedes are still concerned about the threat of Ferrari, clearly.

    Here's their non-executive chairman Niki Lauda, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was close. Lewis did a special lap and it's all down to him. My worries are where the Ferraris are. They are really close. The Ferraris are really quick in the straight and really quick through the corners."

  8. Get Involved #bbcf1

    Anthony Stephenson: WOW. Best quali session of the year. Thought Kimi was gonna do it for a second then! fastest in sectors one and three. What a lap from Lewis - my word.

    What a lap indeed, Anthony. Hamilton talks a lot about how the crowd at Silverstone give him that extra push. I think they might just have made the difference there. They might be needed again tomorrow, too...

  9. 'This track is getting less favourable for us'

    Max Verstappen, who is fifth on the grid for Red Bull, has been speaking to Sky Sports: "We lose more than a second on the straights so this track is getting less and less favourable for us.

    "But the car is strong. For tomorrow, it's going to be a bit warmer, but it's going to be a struggle with the guys ahead. Last time we said it was going to be a boring race, and it was a very entertaining race, so let's see."

  10. 'I had all the tools to be faster'

    Kimi Raikkonen, who is rarely happy, is asked if he was happy with the qualifying run that has brought him third place on the grid.

    "Not really," he says. "I think I had all the tools today to be faster but lost the front wheel going into Turn 16 in the last lap. I think my car should be good for tomorrow. It will not be easy. You might see a few different things tomorrow. We will aim for the top for sure."

  11. 'I'm happy with second'

    Sebastian Vettel, who qualified second, was suffering with a neck problem through qualifying, and says: "I had a bit of an issue in practice but I’m OK now."

    Asked if he thought he could get pole, he adds: "This morning, no. It was very close. The last lap I was very happy with, but I lost a lot of pace in the straight but I’m happy with second and it gives us a chance for tomorrow."

    Vettel
  12. Post update

    Jack Nicholls

    Radio 5 live Formula 1 commentator

    Ferrari have lost the fight but have they won the war, with Vettel and Raikkonen in second and third.

    Kimi raikkonen third
  13. 'These guys are the best'

    Lewis Hamilton is shaking with emotion as he reacts to that. Signalling to the crowd, he says: "These guys are the best. Aw man, I gave it everything I could, and it was so close with these Ferraris. and I was just praying I could do it for you guys. Without you guys, I wouldn't have been able to do it."

    Lewis Hamilton on pole
  14. Post update

    Lewis Hamilton gets a record sixth British Grand Prix pole position. Let's hear from him...

  15. How they finished

    1) HAM 1:25.892

    2) VET +0.044

    3) RAI +0.098

    4) BOT +0.325

    5) VER +0.710

    6) RIC +1.207

  16. Post update

    Wow. That was some effort from Lewis Hamilton there. Silverstone, I can tell you, has gone wild. Who cares about the football?

  17. Pole position - Hamilton

    Raikkonen not fast enough either! Lewis Hamilton takes his 50th pole position as a Mercedes driver at his home Grand Prix!

    Lewis Hamilton
  18. Post update

    Vettel can't do it! But here comes Kimi Raikkonen...

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    One last chance for Vettel and Raikkonen...

  20. Post update

    Quick enough! Hamilton is 1:25.892, and has pole as it stands...

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