Wolff even managed to pick a hole in Mercedes' weekend, despite seeing Bottas and then Hamilton set new lap records at Silverstone.
The Finn ended up three tenths in arrears, but still comfortably clear of the fastest non-Mercedes, the Red Bull of Max Verstappen in third. Valtteri is pushing me right to the limit.More news: Republicans Say No to Delaying the Election
"This track is just awesome because with a gust of wind, you have a head wind, a tail wind, a cross wind in different parts of the circuit. But it is tough out there - with the winds, it is like juggling balls on a moving plate", said a delighted Hamilton. It was a real struggle out there. It still wasn't flawless the first laps but still a really clean lap and the second one even better.
'I was down in the first sector, too, so I don't know how but I managed to compose myself for Q3.
"But tomorrow is race day and I hope we can carry the momentum forward and we can bring the race to a happy ending like we did in qualifying".More news: Trevor Reed, former Marine, sentenced to nine years for assaulting Russian police
For his part, Bottas was understandably disappointed not to be closer to Hamilton at the end of qualifying, having been fastest of anyone in Q2. "I felt really comfortable with the auto and with both tyre compounds so I was really waiting til Q3 to get everything right". I can't imagine how many people are watching and if it's the same energy-wise back home where they are, if it's the same as it is when we're at the track.
"Disappointing, but we'll need to look into it".
He added: "I think my long-run performance this weekend has been really good. Obviously, Lewis past year managed to win it from second place with a different strategy from me so everything is still wide open and no doubt the guys will try to mix it up from behind so we will see".More news: Georgia camp with COVID-19 outbreak didn't require masks