Mercedes claims front row in British Grand Prix qualifying

June 29, 2013 at 12:59 PM
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SILVERSTONE, England, June 29 (UPI) -- Lewis Hamilton edged his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg off the pole position for the British Grand Prix in Saturday's qualifying runs.

Hamilton completed the 3.7-mile course at Silverstone in 1 minute, 29.607 seconds, Saturday after Rosberg had taken the lead with a lap of 1:30.59.

Hamilton, who claimed his second pole of the Formula One season, said he fell into a comfortable groove in the third qualifying lap.

"My lap in Q3 was a lap for the fans out there around the circuit," he said. "I haven't been feeling comfortable in the car all weekend, so I was really happy to find a good lap."

Mercedes has claimed the front row three times this season.

The Red Bull team of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber will start in the second two-car row with Paul di Resta from Force India and Toro Rosso's Daniel Ricciardo behind them.

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