Lewis Hamilton celebrates with the British Grand Prix podium.

Lewis Hamilton benefitted from a mid-race safety car to jump teammate Valtteri Bottas and pinch victory.

Valtteri Bottas celebrates pole at the 2019 British Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas pinched pole from home-crowd favourite Lewis Hamilton by just 0.006 seconds in a tense qualifying battle at the British Grand Prix, but Mercedes didn’t have things all its own way, with Charles Leclerc less than a tenth off pole in his surprisingly quick Ferrari.

Valtteri Bottas on track at the 2019 British Grand Prix.

Bottas beat Hamilton by just 0.006 seconds to deny the Briton a seventh home pole.

Valtteri Bottas on track for practice at the 2018 British Grand Prix.

Valtteri Bottas has pipped Lewis Hamilton to the quickest time in a blustery Friday of practice at Silverstone.

Pierre Gasly ahead of the British Grand Prix.

Pierre Gasly believes his 2019 fortunes will turn around from this weekend’s British Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton congratulates Charles Leclerc after qualifying in Austria

How did Hamilton drop only two places after copping a three-place penalty?

Charles Leclerc puts on his helmet

Charles Leclerc stormed to pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix, comfortably beating Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen and unchallenged by teammate Sebastian Vettel, whose Q3 was cruelled by a power unit problem.

Charles Leclerc after taking pole in Austria.

Charles Leclerc claimed pole after teammate Sebastian Vettel was held in his garage with engine problems.

Charles Leclerc on track at the Austrian Grand Prix.

The competitive order is little clearer after a chaotic day of practice at the Red Bull Ring.