Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the British Grand Prix on Saturday, beating Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg by three tenths at Silverstone.
After the first runs, Hamilton held provisional pole position, only for his laptime to be deleted for exceeding track limits at Copse.
On his final flying lap, Hamilton lapped the Silverstone circuit in a record 1:29.287, which proved enough to score his sixth pole position of the season.
Rosberg failed to improve his laptime on his final run and will start alongside the Englishman on the first row of the grid.
Verstappen outqualified Ricciardo for the first time this season to take third, with Kimi Raikkonen also upsetting Sebastian Vettel to qualify in fifth place.
Further back, Williams’ Valtteri Bottas qualified as the best of the rest in seventh place, ahead of the Toro Rosso of Carlos Sainz.
Nico Hulkenberg's final flyer was deleted, relegating him to ninth on the grid. He shares the fifth row of the grid with McLaren's Fernando Alonso.
Earlier in the session, Jenson Button was knocked out in Q1 after preferring not to go out for a second run. Button later revealed that the rear wing on his car got detached at turn 8, losing him downforce.
He was joined by fellow Brit Jolyon Palmer, the Manors of Rio Haryanto and Pascal Wehrlein and Sauber’s Felipe Nasr in the list of drivers eliminated in Q1.
by Rachit Thukral