LCH DOES IT AGAIN! WITH THE HELP OF THE CURSED SCUDERIA.
LCH will start Sunday’s German Grand Prix from pole position after topping a dramatic qualifying session that saw both Ferrari cars hit trouble, leaving Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel way down the order.
On a weekend that Mercedes is celebrating 125 years in motorsport, Hamilton continued the team’s impressive Saturday record this year by taking his fifth pole of year, edging out Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in the final stage of qualifying.
Hamilton won a Q3 fight that featured neither Ferrari driver after both Leclerc and Vettel were sidelined by separated issues.
For the second time in three races, Vettel was unable to post a time in Q1 after reporting a loss of power during his very first lap of the session. Ferrari instructed Vettel to return to the pits slowly so it could investigate the issue, but did not have time to resolve the problem and get him back out on-track.
With three minutes left on the clock, Vettel jumped out of his car without a time on the clock in qualifying, resigning him to last place on the grid on Sunday. Ferrari later confirmed the problem had been caused by an airflow issue to the turbo on his power unit.