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LIVE F1 | Qualifying for the 2022 British Grand Prix at Silverstone!

LIVE F1 | Qualifying for the 2022 British Grand Prix at Silverstone!

2 July - 14:00
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It is time for qualifying of the British Grand Prix. The teams have had three free practice sessions to find the perfect set-up of the car, although most drivers barely drove during FP1.

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Who will take pole at Silverstone?

Max Verstappen was the last driver to achieve pole position in Formula 1Charles Leclerc has the most poles in 2022. Carlos Sainz, the teammate of the Monegasque, seems to be very fast on the Silverstone asphalt and hopes to achieve his first ever pole position in his F1 career.

While Red Bull Racing and Ferrari will be battling it out for pole position, Mercedes, McLaren and Alpine will be hoping for the third row of the grid or perhaps even a stunt. Fernando Alonso showed in Canada that a stunt is possible when he finished second in qualifying in the rain. Lando Norris, Lewis Hamilton and George Russell will be looking to step up their game in front of the home crowd.

Wet qualifying?

Whether Saturday's qualifying will be completely dry is still uncertain. In the afternoon, there is a weather.com forecast a 78% chance of rain, which could fall during the qualifying session.

The story of 2022

Pre-season testing demonstrated that Ferrari were back at the front of the Formula 1 grid. In the early races, they seemed to be on top but Red Bull are currently on a winning streak. Charles Leclerc is getting the pole positions, but it's Max Verstappen doing the business in the races on Sunday. Mercedes haven't been in the mix for race wins this season, as Hamilton and Russell struggled with porpoising. Mercedes believe they have got a grip on this now and there are strong suggestions they will be in the mix.

F1 started the season with brand new rules and regulations. So far, they have improved the racing as drivers can now follow each other closely for a number of laps. This has created a few on-track battles that last more than one corner as we've seen in previous years. It has also provided a bit of a change in the standings. Alfa Romeo, with Valtteri Bottas, have made huge gains. Williams still sit at the bottom of the standings, with Haas much closer to the midfield than years gone by. McLaren seemed to have moved backwards but still hold foruth. Alpine are battling for that position and look to be improving. In Canada, last time out, Fernando Alonso started from the front row.

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