In Friday’s Silverstone Qualifying, the Mercedes is back in front of everyone thanks to the first position obtained by Lewis Hamilton, who will take the lead in the first Sprint Qualifying on Saturday in Formula 1 history. Valtteri Bottas and in the final lap of the last segment, before the error in the last sector, he could have improved his reference time by three tenths. “I did it to allow the team to have the best possible result “, admitted the Finn who still finished in third position and will start ahead of Leclerc’s Ferrari and Perez’s second Red Bull. But the result and the work of Bottas, who could have put a brick on the future in the team, has slipped into the background compared to the fantastic lap of George Russell, which brought his Williams to the fourth row, in eighth position. A new certificate of maturity of the young Englishman, capable of never being eliminated in Q3 over the ten races of 2021.
Toto Wolff at the end of qualifying he admitted that watching Russell “it is a pleasure for the eyes“And that the boy”deserves a top car“, Before giving an indication on the date of the choice between Williams and Bottas:”I think it will be important for both George and Valtteri to know where they drive next year. It is going to happen. I expect questions for Spa“, He announced to reporters. The Mercedes appointment is therefore resuming after the summer break, on the weekend of 27-29 August, a choice shared by Bottas, who stressed the importance of having clear ideas after the break.