The four-time F1 world champion from Hertfordshire claimed his 76th career pole position, beating Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in P2 by 44 thousandths.
Hamilton said at Silverstone that he wanted to skip Saturday's press conference to watch England play in the World Cup, and he says he is keeping July 15 free in his diary so he can travel to Russian Federation for the final.
Cheered on by his loyal home fans, Hamilton clocked a flying lap of 1m 25.892s in Q3 to pip Vettel to first place on the grid.
Such was Lewis Hamilton's anger in the immediate aftermath of the British Grand Prix that he walked off before giving a post-race interview done in anger. Vettel will now head into his home race at Hockenheim, Germany a week on Sunday eight points clear of Hamilton.
Hamilton also acknowledged the fanatical F1 supporters at Silverstone on a scorching hot afternoon.
"Silverstone is a special event on the calendar and we want to do all we can to ensure it stays on the schedule for a long time", he said.
The drivers rode low to the ground turning the pedals in front of them and their vehicles were dressed-up homestyle - some as vintage cars, one decked out in flowers and others like Formula 1 speed machines.
"It's easy for you to sit and watch the race", added Hamilton.
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Hamilton was hit to the back of the field by Raikkonen after just three corners at Silverstone but responded to finish second to Sebastian Vettel.
"It is a lot of constructor points", Wolff said.
"It was interesting tactics, I'll say, on their side, so we'll do everything we can to fight them in the next race". Ferrari have got a little bit fortunate in the last couple of races so I hope that we get a few more positive races. 'We've had rough Fridays, but for a change it seems like a good Friday. "I deserve it, I took the 10 seconds and got fighting".
The incident dropped the Mercedes driver down to P18.
Bottas ended the race fourth after fending off Daniel Ricciardo's advances, the Australian having been promoted from sixth when his Red Bull Racing teammate, Max Verstappen retired after spinning off the road late in the race. "On the straights it's like you are driving in a different series".
"Yes I would have loved for us to build a gap in Austria, Montreal and Silverstone because we lose some in Hungary and we lose some in Singapore". Both Ferrari and Red Bull drivers took advantage of the safety auto to stop for fresh tyres, but Mercedes left both of their cars out.
Mercedes technical director James Allison said: "Yesterday's free practice running proved an extremely accurate portent of what we saw today".
The top six, now on the durable medium-compound tyre, settled into a rhythm, with Vettel leading Bottas ahead of Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo and Raikkonen, but a lap-32 safety vehicle turned the grand prix on its head after Sauber's Marcus Ericsson had left his drag reduction system open as he entered turn one, crashing heavily into the barriers.
"But competition on the calendar is extreme and it is hard to see two British Grands Prix".