- Carlos Sainz set the thirteenth best time overall in Qualifying at Silverstone: 1:26.578.
- The McLaren of the Spaniard lost pace between Q1 and Q2 for reasons that he will now investigate together with the team.
- The Spaniard will have a free tyre-choice for the race, in which tyre degradation is set to play an important role.
"This is not the result we wanted. Q1 was positive, I was feeling more comfortable in the car, but then in Q2 we lost grip in the rear-end and, ultimately, speed. We don’t know why that happened, because we didn’t change the car, but we will analyse it".
"For Sunday we will have to prepare for a difficult race, but first it is important to look in detail what happened this Saturday. I was feeling very quick with my first set of tyres. It is a shame, because my time from Q1 would have put me in Q3".