Hamilton Credits Leaving ‘No Stone Unturned’ in Simulator to Beating Verstappen at British GP Qualifying

Published 07/16/2021, 2:50 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 16, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after finishing first in the sprint race qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron


The high-intensity qualifying session is done and dusted with Lewis Hamilton taking provisional pole, beating Max Verstappen. However, Hamilton has stated it’s the hard work that he put in the simulator that helped achieve this triumph.

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The 7-time world champion will start from pole in tomorrow’s sprint qualifying and will be hoping to do the same, and start from the front in Sunday’s race at Silverstone.

Hamilton praises sim work for achieving pole

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Speaking after the quail session, being asked how he managed to get pole. Hamilton replied, “I was in the sim this morning, just using it as a practice session cause it’s the first time that we had the morning free. And just put in the time and try to give absolutely everything.

Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 16, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after finishing first in the sprint race qualifying REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

“Leave no stone unturned, and so that first lap was great and the second one was looking even better but just lost the backend in the last corner. So my heart was in my mouth as came across the line,” Hamilton concluded.

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Can Lewis repeat it on Saturday?

The Mercedes driver has got pole position in the bad for tomorrow’s sprint race, and he will be duplicate the result. Hamilton knows if he can do the same on Saturday he can earn three points for the championship, and try to reduce the gap to Verstappen.

However, the 36-year-old will have wary as the Red Bull prodigy is just behind him, and knows he will throw everything at him once the lights go out.

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Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 16, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during practice REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Do you think that Lewis can beat Max in the sprint race tomorrow, and grab much-needed points for himself and the Brackley-based squad? Let us know your predictions in the comments down below.

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