The British Grand Prix at Silverstone this year was a special one. It was my first time ever attending a Grand Prix and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. It surprised me though, just how much of a party/carnival atmosphere it was there but with an estimated attendance of 345,000 through the weekend, it shows just why the British Grand Prix is such an important part of F1 but also the British sporting calendar. I will put an additional post up about that but I will use this post to talk about the action on the circuit.
Coming off the back of an exciting Austrian Grand Prix, practice in Silverstone left people guessing who would be the team to beat with a red Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari topping a session each. Interestingly though, Mercedes had a 1-2 in second practice while the Scuderia had a 1-2 in final practice meaning Qualifying was poised to be intense. It was but right at the front as only 0.006s separated Valtteri Bottas as he denied home favourite Lewis Hamilton pole position. That was the shortest margin for pole in 9 years.