British Grand Prix LIVE: Updates as Lewis Hamilton eyes history, Valtteri Bottas on pole

  • Valtteri Bottas starts on pole with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton second
  • Hamilton is looking for his sixth British Grand Prix win
  • The Brit can go clear at the top of the all-time list for most British Grand Prix wins
  • Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc third on the grid with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in fourth

1.33pm A quick reminder as to how they will line up on the grid for today’s race.

Valtteri Bottas starts from the front after edging out Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

Charles leclerc is third for Ferrari with Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly just behind.

Sebastian Vettel had to settle for sixth while Brit Lando Norris is eighth.

See the full qualifying results below.

1.26pm Silverstone is always a star-studded event and this year’s race has is proving no different.

Former Manchester United and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been spotted in the paddock and has been posing for pictures with fans.

He has also been seen at Wimbledon, Queen’s and the Women’s World Cup.

There has been nothing to suggest he is going back into football any time soon. Does a career in formal One beckon for the self-confessed ‘Special One’?


Five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton is already one of the sport’s greatest ever drivers – and he is looking to make history at Silverstone today.

With five British’s Grand Prix victories, the Brit already shares the record for most wins.

One more would see him surpass the legendary Jim Clark and Alain Prost on the all-time list.

Most British Grand Prix wins

Jim Clark 5

Alain Prost 5

Lewis Hamilton 5

Nigel Mansell 4

Jack Brabham 3

Niki Lauda 3

Michael Schumacher 3

1.10pm Good afternoon and welcome to Express Sport’s live coverage of the British Grand Prix.

Firstly, thank you for joining us on what is a huge day for British sport.

As we prepare to watch the action unfold at Silverstone, England are currently battling it out with New Zealand at Lord’s to be crowned Cricket World Cup champions – you can follow that here by the way.

Meanwhile, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are preparing to go head-to-head in the final at Wimbledon.

Despite all that, the most compelling spectacle today might actually come from Silverstone.

It has already been an unpredictable weekend with Valtteri Bottas claiming pole ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

Few expected Ferrari to be quite as competitive as they have been so we are expecting an extremely close race.

So stay tuned as we build up to race before bringing you updates when it gets underway in an hour’s time.

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