Lewis Hamilton was flying high after securing a record equalling fifth British Grand Prix pole position for tomorrow’s race at Silverstone.
He was 0.547 seconds quicker than Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, and looked mightily impressive during his home practice.
Following his surprise trip to Mykonos to relax prior to this weekend’s Grand Prix, which has been heavily criticised by fans and F1 owners alike because he snubbed the opportunity to attend the British Grand Prix event in Trafalgar Square in the week, Hamilton has answered their criticisms perfectly by securing the best starting place on the track in Sunday’s race.
Hamilton sped around the track, coolly and in control of every manoeuvre which displayed his talent to its fullest and gave watching crowds a great spectacle.
Life couldn’t be sweeter with a record and a pole position at a Grand Prix in your home country, right?
However, just after the results were announce, another announcement was made which has caused a shock to many fans.
Lewis Hamilton was quickly put under investigation for the apparent and deliberate blocking of Haas driver Romain Grosjean.
Grosjean had complained that Hamilton impeded him at the end of the first run at Club Corner, something he made abundantly clear by fuming over the team radio.
In the footage, Hamilton seemed to slow on the corner, and as Grosjean began his move towards the outside of the track, Hamilton appeared to cuts in front to stop his route and to supposedly slow him down.
This forced the French driver to break sharply and lose what he said “a good three tenths” on the track.
“I got completely blocked by Hamilton in the last corner…” he said.
“Very unhappy with my first attempt being completely ruined at the last corner.”
Despite Grosjean's complaints and angry reaction, Hamilton has been cleared of any wrongdoing, meaning his pole position remains intact.