Valtteri Bottas snatched pole place away from Lewis Hamilton on the dying of qualifying for the 70th Anniversary Formulation 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone on Saturday.
The Brit appeared on track to take his 92nd profession pole however Bottas pipped him, ending 0.063 seconds forward of his Mercedes team-mate.
Nico Hulkenberg took a powerful third in his position as Sergio Perez’s substitute at Racing Level.
Perez stays sidelined with coronavirus and Hulkenberg was the one driver inside one second of the all-conquering Mercedes crew.
Max Verstappen took fourth forward of Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo, with Lance Stroll sixth for Racing Level.
Sebastian Vettel’s poor kind left him in a disappointing 12th.
Hamilton stole an early march on Bottas however a poor first sector on his ultimate run handed the initiative to his team-mate, with the Finn claiming his first pole because the opening spherical in Austria.
Bottas, who signed a one-year Mercedes contract extension earlier this week, stated: “When you find yourself ranging from pole you’ll be able to solely purpose to win the race.
“The tempo is there so the job is to get begin off the road and go from there.”
Hamilton added: “It wasn’t that nice however Valtteri did job and deserved pole. For me it wasn’t an ideal final lap.”
Hulkenberg certified 13th final week however failed to start out the race following a automobile failure. He stated: “It has been a loopy seven or eight days.
“Final week, we had the excessive of the comeback after which the low of not beginning on Sunday.
“I felt extra ready this week. I’m stunned to face right here however there’s a massive smile on my face.”
The F1 season returns to Silverstone for the second successive week in a season working amid coronavirus restrictions.
Final Sunday, Hamilton gained the British Grand Prix in exceptional circumstances as he crossed the road with a puncture.
He scraped to the chequered flag in a dramatic end, simply seconds earlier than a pursuing Max Verstappen might overtake him.
Bottas had suffered the identical challenge on the penultimate lap, which suggests he’s now 30 factors behind Hamilton within the Championship standings.