Valtteri Bottas was fourth after a lock-up at Turn 3 on his final run. But the Finn will start Sunday's British Grand Prix from P9 after taking a new gearbox ahead of the race.
"Qualifying was tough," said Valtteri. "It's not ideal to be starting P9 but we start tomorrow on a different tyre to the cars ahead of us, which could offer up some good opportunities to move forward.
"The Soft should be a good race tyre and I know anything is possible from there. I'll have to be careful to not get stuck behind traffic, but that Soft tyre should give me the opportunity to move forward as others stop.
"The balance of the car wasn't bad, but I really struggled for grip. The lock-up at Turn 3 on the final run cost me a bit of time, but it doesn't explain the gap to the front. Lewis seemed to be able to get the heat into the tyres better than me today in the cooler conditions after the rain. I just didn't have enough grip to compete for pole as the track dried out. We'll look into that tonight.
"We definitely have a strong car here and we've been competitive all weekend, so I'll be pushing all out tomorrow to make up some ground."