Lewis Hamilton took his second pole position of the season after beating teammate Nico Rosberg in his home race in Britain. Hamilton's lap time of 1:29.607 was four tenths quicker than Rosberg and half a second quicker than championship leader Sebastian Vettel. Mark Webber looked to have an upper hand to his teammate during earlier parts of qualifying, but in Q3 Vettel put on a lap time of 1:30.211 to beat Webber by just one hundredth of a second.
The two Force India looked strong again this weekend with Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil qualifiying in 5th and 7th place respectively - Force India's best qualifying of the season. Daniel Ricciardo looked equally impressive and in a hunt to grab the second seat at Red Bull, locked his car on 7th place on the grid.
Lotus which looked the fastest car on long runs in practice couldn't perform particularly well on a single lap in qualifying. Romain Grosjean qualified in 8th place with teammate Kimi Raikkonen starting alongside in 9th after completing only a single run in Q3.
Meanwhile, Fernando Alonso who earlier urged Ferrari to make progress in in-season development in order to reduce the gap to Vettel qualified in 10th place. He was faster than Lotus and Force India in practice but just couldn't get everything right in qualifying. His teammate Felipe Massa couldn't even make into Q3 and starts the race from 12th.
Jenson Button just missed out of Q3 and starts the race from 11th place. After the session he said the results exceeded his expectations and that the team has made some progress. McLaren still have a mountain to climb to return to winning ways.
Jean Eric Vergne couldn't make into the top 10 like his teammate and starts the race from 13th place ahead of the second McLaren of Sergio Perez. Nico Hulkenberg who was the first driver out on track in Q1 starts the race from 15th place ahead of Pastor Maldonado and Valterri Bottas, who take part in 600th race for Williams.
Charles Pic was the fastest among the backmarkers in the Caterham while Max Chilton starts his first home Grand Prix from back of the grid.