This was the first time that the Qualifying for British Grand Prix was done in an entirely new format. The Sprint Qualifying session was a historic one as Red Bull ace Max Verstappen took pole, but with the new format, there were sure to be modifications before deciding upon the final starting grid for the race day. After the Qualifying session, a number of drivers including Carlos Sainz and George Russell had to report to the stewards.
More importantly it comes to be known that the British driver, Russell was penalized for the incident that took place during the sprint race between him and Carlos Sainz and gets a grid penalty of three places. As a result, he has lost his top 10 position on the grid and will have to start from 12th.
George Russell Slips from 10th to 12th on the Starting Grid for British Grand Prix
Hamilton was the fastest man on track during Friday’s qualifying session, but Verstappen ran away with first place in the sprint race. He will therefore start from pole position, with Lewis Hamilton next to him in second, followed by teammate Valtteri Bottas.
Here is the entire final starting grid for the race today-
|1. Max Verstappen||2. Lewis Hamilton|
|3. Valtteri Bottas||4. Charles Leclerc|
|5. Lando Norris||6. Daniel Ricciardo|
|7. Fernando Alonso||8. Sebastian Vettel|
|9. Esteban Ocon||10. Carlos Sainz|
|11. Pierre Gasly||12. George Russell|
|13. Kimi Raikkonen||14. Lance Stroll|
|15. Antonio Giovinazzi||16. Yuki Tsunoda|
|17. Nicholas Latifi||18. Mick Schumacher.|
|19. Nikita Mazepin||20. Sergio Perez|