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Lewis Hamilton qualifies in pole position for British Grand Prix

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Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates with his team after qualifying in pole position for the Formula One British Grand Prix at Silverstone, England. Photo: Will Oliver/Reuters

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates with his team after qualifying in pole position for the Formula One British Grand Prix at Silverstone, England. Photo: Will Oliver/Reuters

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Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates with his team after qualifying in pole position for the Formula One British Grand Prix at Silverstone, England. Photo: Will Oliver/Reuters

Lewis Hamilton lit up a spectator-less Silverstone to put his Mercedes on pole position for the British Grand Prix.

Hamilton delivered a track record at the Northamptonshire circuit to secure the 91st pole of his career and cement his status as the pre-race favourite to win here for a stunning seventh time.

Hamilton saw off team-mate Valtteri Bottas by an impressive 0.313 seconds, with the all-black machines continuing to crush their bewildered opposition.

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen finished third, but the Dutchman was a full second slower than Hamilton. Charles Leclerc was even further back in fourth for Ferrari.

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