Lando has us to thank for today as we’re all dressed in our McL Merch.I was very impressed with all the Brits in qualifying today.
Lewis just allowed his team mate to think he was in with a shout, then turned the Mercedes motor and himself up to 11 in Q3 with two laps good enough for pole.
'Last Lap Lando' just seemingly ghosted his way up the grid at the last moment to claim P5.
George just out performed his car....and team mate.
I put it down the masses of cheering British fans
Hmmm....British driver closely following teammate who spins. The lap is imperative to grid position and so doesn't 'see' or back off for the yellow. Result = penalty.Unfortunately, Russell will start at the back after being penalised for ignoring yellow flags when his team mate went off in Q1
Williams' George Russell has been relegated five places to the back of the British GP grid after being penalised for not slowing for yellow flags in qualifying.www.skysports.com
"He lifted slightly earlier than he had on his previous lap, but his speed was not "significantly" slower than previous laps, although he explained that he was in full control of the car and felt that he would have been able to take avoiding action if needed; and further that he was at a similar speed because he was on a faster lap overall.
"The Stewards reviewed the team radio and noted that the team warned him that a yellow was ahead. They did not specify that it was a double yellow flag. Further, they did not advise him that he needed to abort the lap, following the Race Director's notes in this regard that he should not be able to set a meaningful lap time.