British GP has a ‘heart-warming’ ending to many people, especially with Mercedes. This team is still happy when their champions continues to win deservedly and set many new impressive records.
The third pole in a row in 2020 is also the 91st pole of Lewis Hamilton‘s career, but more importantly, this achievement helps him hold a new record – the first driver to get 7 poles in the home race.
Meanwhile, Mercedes is also the first team to have 8 consecutive poles at a racetrack in history, stretching from the 2013 season. That number will likely increase to 9 in the next leg next weekend.
Hamilton has 20 races leading all races in his career
This is also the 65th time that the “black pearl” of England has the fastest achievement on Saturday for the team nicknamed “silver arrow”, the number is equal to the pole achievement in the career of legend Ayrton Senna, whom Hamilton always revered and idolized.
Besides, this race is also the 25th time a British driver has won the first starting position in British GP. Hamilton has started for Mercedes a total of 144 races so far, and he also made his first 100 starts for the German team. Mercedes also continued to take the lead with the record of taking the first full line with 66th in history.
Compared to 2019, Mercedes’ ranking performance improved by 0.7 seconds, while Red Bull and Ferrari were both about 0.2 to 0.3 seconds slower with their best performance.
But thanks to the efforts of Max Verstappen, he and Red Bull for the first time since 2016 started in the top 3 at Silverstone. Meanwhile, Ferrari has its best 7th-day performance in 2020 with Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel balancing 2-2 in terms of individual head-to-head scores.