Adrian Quaife-Hobbs scored his maiden GP3 Series pole position in qualifying at Silverstone. The Manor driver was 0.398 seconds quicker than fellow Brit James Calado, with another home racer Lewis Williamson in third.

Williamson set the pace early on, with MW Arden teammate and championship leader Mitch Evans in second place. Quaife-Hobbs and Alexander Sims moved ahead of the Arden pair, but Williamson soon returned to top spot.

Nico Muller broke the British stranglehold when he went quickest, but Williamson then went quicker again with five minutes remaining. In the closing stages Calado moved into first place, but would be denied pole position by Quaife-Hobbs.

Calado was handed a penalty for ignoring yellow flags in practice which would have seen him drop down the grid. However, the stewards later rescinded the penalty to allow him to start the race on the front row.

Williamson made it a British 1-2-3, just like in Valencia, with Evans the best of the rest in fourth. Sims was fifth with Muller in sixth. Valtteri Bottas was seventh, ahead of Nigel Melker and Rio Haryanto, who will both drop ten places due to race incidents in Valencia.

Qualifying results:

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Marussia Manor Racing 1:51.190   13
2 James Calado Lotus ART 1:51.576 0.386 13
3 Lewis Williamson MW Arden 1:51.600 0.410 13
4 Mitch Evans MW Arden 1:51.790 0.600 14
5 Alexander Sims Status Grand Prix 1:51.847 0.657 14
6 Nico Muller Jenzer Motorsport 1:51.889 0.699 14
7 Valtteri Bottas Lotus ART 1:51.921 0.731 12
8 Nigel Melker* RSC Mucke Motorsport 1:51.927 0.737 13
9 Rio Haryanto* Marussia Manor Racing 1:51.932 0.742 14
10 Tom Dillmann Addax Team 1:51.992 0.802 14
11 Antonio Felix Da Costa Status Grand Prix 1:52.252 1.062 14
12 Michael Christensen RSC Mucke Motorsport 1:52.319 1.129 13
13 Gabby Chaves Addax Team 1:52.371 1.181 11
14 Aaro Vainio Tech 1 Racing 1:52.439 1.249 13
15 Tamas Pal Kiss Tech 1 Racing 1:52.445 1.255 13
16 Matias Laine* Marussia Manor Racing 1:52.450 1.260 14
17 Simon Trummer MW Arden 1:52.504 1.314 13
18 Maxim Zimin Jenzer Motorsport 1:52.633 1.488 14
19 Nick Yelloly Atech CRS GP 1:52.678 1.488 14
20 Vittorio Ghirelli Jenzer Motorsport 1:52.741 1.551 14
21 Ivan Lukashevich Status Grand Prix 1:52.782 1.592 14
22 Marlon Stockinger Atech CRS GP 1:52.826 1.636 13
23 Daniel Morad Carlin 1:52.855 1.665 12
24 Luciano Bacheta RSC Mucke Motorsport 1:52.856 1.666 13
25 Dean Smith Addax Team 1:52.936 1.746 13
26 Pedro Nunes Lotus ART 1:52.943 1.753 13
27 Thomas Hylkema* Tech 1 Racing 1:54.018 2.828 12
28 Zoel Amberg Atech CRS GP 1:54.049 2.859 12
29 Leonardo Cordeiro Carlin 1:54.789 3.599 12
30 Conor Daly Carlin 1:54.835 3.645 11

* Ten place grid penalty