Hamilton outpaces Rosberg to claim pole position for British GP

| Updated: Jul 10, 2016 01:03 IST

London, July 9 (ANI): Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton produced a superlative performance in front of his home crowd to take pole position at the Silverstone circuit for Sunday's British Grand Prix. Hamilton outpaced his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg by three-tenths of a second after his first lap was deleted by the stewards for exceeding track limits, the Guardian reported. Red Bull's Max Verstappen finished third ahead of his teammate Daniel Ricciardo on the grid. Hamilton slashed down Rosberg's lead in the Formula One world championship from 24 to 11 points after winning the Austrian Grand Prix last week. (ANI)