F1 grid today: Starting positions for British Grand Prix

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A compelling F1 season continues on Sunday with the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, as Carlos Sainz starts on pole ahead of Championship leader Max Verstappen.

Sainz recorded the fastest lap amid wet conditions on Saturday afternoon for the first pole position of his Formula 1 career, with world champion Verstappen alongside him on the front row and the other Ferrari driver, Charles Leclerc, in third.

Sergio Perez completes the Ferrari-Red Bull front two rows, while eight-time winner Lewis Hamilton - who has only been on the podium twice so far this season - will see what he can do from fifth.

His Mercedes team-mate George Russell starts back in eighth, with Fernando Alonso ahead of him in seventh and McLaren’s Lando Norris in sixth.

Verstappen - who crashed in the first lap of last year’s race - currently has a 46-point lead in the Championship from team-mate Sergio Perez, having won five of the last six races.

Here is everything you need to know:

When is the British Grand Prix race?

Sunday 3 July

  • Race: 3pm BST

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The entire race will be broadcast live on Sky Sports F1 and Channel 4.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

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What is the starting grid?

  1. Carlos Sainz - Ferrari

  2. Max Verstappen - Red Bull

  3. Charles Leclerc - Ferrari

  4. Sergio Perez - Red Bull

  5. Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes

  6. Lando Norris - McLaren

  7. Fernando Alonso - Alpine

  8. George Russell - Mercedes

  9. Guanyu Zhou - Alfa Romeo

  10. Nicholas Latifi - Williams

  11. Pierre Gasly - Alphatauri

  12. Valtteri Bottas - Alfa Romeo

  13. Yuki Tsunoda - Alphatauri

  14. Daniel Ricciardo - McLaren

  15. Esteban Ocon - Alpine

  16. Alex Albon - Williams

  17. Kevin Magnussen - Haas

  18. Sebastian Vettel - Aston Martin

  19. Mick Schumacher - Haas

  20. Lance Stroll - Aston Martin

Driver championship

Current driver standings

  1. Max Verstappen - 175 points

  2. Sergio Perez - 129 points

  3. Charles Leclerc - 126 points

  4. George Russell - 111 points

  5. Carlos Sainz - 102 points

  6. Lewis Hamilton - 77 points

  7. Lando Norris - 50 points

  8. Valtteri Bottas - 46 points

  9. Esteban Ocon - 39 points

  10. Fernando Alonso - 18 points

  11. Pierre Gasly - 16 points

  12. Kevin Magnussen - 15 points

  13. Daniel Ricciardo - 15 points

  14. Sebastian Vettel -13 points

  15. Yuki Tsunoda - 11 points

  16. Guanyu Zhou - 5 points

  17. Alex Albon - 3 points

  18. Lance Stroll - 2 points

  19. Mick Schumacher - 0 points

  20. Nico Hulkenberg - 0 points

  21. Nicholas Latifi - 0 points

Constructors’ championship

  1. Red Bull Racing - 304 points

  2. Ferrari - 228 points

  3. Mercedes - 188 points

  4. McLaren - 65 points

  5. Alpine - 57 points

  6. Alfa Romeo - 51 points

  7. Alphatauri - 27 points

  8. Aston Martin - 16 points

  9. Haas - 15 points

  10. Williams - 3 points

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