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16 Jul 15:48 Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two victory at the 2017 British Grand Prix. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel suffered a disastrous race...
16 Jul 15:36 Vettel's lead over Hamilton is now just 1 point, join us on July 30 for the Hungarian GP. 
16 Jul 15:31 What an end to the race, Raikkonen and Vettel suffer punctures on the closing laps. Disaster. 
16 Jul 15:29 Hamilton, Bottas and Raikkonen the podium
16 Jul 15:28 Lewis Hamilton wins the British Grand Prix for the 5th time.
16 Jul 15:27 Vettel into the pits. 
16 Jul 15:26 Vettel is off track and also has a puncture, what on earth is going on?
16 Jul 15:25 Raikkonen pits!
16 Jul 15:25 2 laps to go. 
16 Jul 15:25 Bottas quickly passes him and is now in P2.
16 Jul 15:24 Raikkonen: "My left front tyre is broken"
16 Jul 15:20 5 laps remaining.
16 Jul 15:19 Contact between Grosjean and Ericsson. 
16 Jul 15:16 Bottas passes Vettel easily and now there are two Mercedes cars on the provisional podium. 
16 Jul 15:15 It's surely a matter of time before Bottas passes Vettel, he's taken more than three seconds out of the German in the last four laps. 
16 Jul 15:14 Bottas tries to pass Vettel for P3, but Vettel is having none of it. 
16 Jul 15:12 10 laps to go at Silverstone and Hamilton has a 13 sec lead over Raikkonen
16 Jul 15:08 Bottas dials in another fastest lap: 1:31.059. 
16 Jul 15:04 Ricciardo is on fire this afternoon, he's up to P7. 
16 Jul 15:02 He reported no power from his McLaren, poor guy. 
16 Jul 14:50 Raikkonen posts the quickest lap so far, 1:31.903
16 Jul 14:49 Hamilton stays in the lead as he emerges from the pitlane ahead of Bottas
16 Jul 14:47 Hamilton called into the pits
16 Jul 14:41 Hamilton puts down the hammer, pulls 7.2s clear
16 Jul 14:39 Verstappen loses a place to Vettel after a pit stop. 
16 Jul 14:37 Vettel pits and switches to softs, reemerges in 6th. 
16 Jul 14:36 Raikkonen says there's a spot of rain at T7. 
16 Jul 14:34 Ricciardo is now up to P11. 
16 Jul 14:32 Max on the radio:"He (Vettel) wants to play bumper cars or something!"
16 Jul 14:32 Quick look at what's happening in front, Hamilton has pulled out a 4 sec lead over Raikkonen. 
16 Jul 14:30 Racing at its best, wheel-to-wheel!
16 Jul 14:29 Wow! Vettel and Verstappen in a massive battle for P3!
16 Jul 14:27 Ricciardo up to P13 after passing Alonso. 
16 Jul 14:26 Lap 12 and Hamilton leads from Raikkonen, Verstappen and Vettel. 
16 Jul 14:23 Kvyat's penalty is for rejoining the track unsafely.
16 Jul 14:23 Kvyat handed a drive-through penalty for the Sainz incident. 
16 Jul 14:19 Hamilton pulls 1.4s clear on his first clean lap. 
16 Jul 14:16 Valtteri Bottas up to P6 after a pass on Seb Ocon. 
16 Jul 14:16 We're racing again people! Hamilton leads by just under a second from Raikkonen. 
16 Jul 14:14 Safety car IN this lap
Finish Ocon and Perez finish P8 and P9 respectively. Felipe Massa takes the final point on offer. Joins us again in a couple of weeks for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Cheers!
Finish Hulkenberg is P6 and Vettel limps home in seventh! The World Championship lead now down to just one point!
Finish Raikkonen takes the last step of the podium, with Verstappen and Ricciardo coming home P4 and P5.
Finish Lewis Hamilton wins the British Grand Prix! His fifth success at Silverstone and fourth win in a row. Bottas comes home second to make it a sensational Mercedes one-two!
Lap 51 P7...
Lap 51 Vettel down to P5...
Lap 50 But Vettel has a puncture too! And Raikkonen gets past for third again! The crowd are going nuts!
Lap 49 Raikkonen has a puncture! He loses second to Bottas and has to limp into the pits. Disaster!
Lap 48 Four laps to go and another driver still making progress is Ricciardo, who is poised for a last-gasp battle with Hulkenberg for P6.
Lap 47 Bottas is still absolutely flying. He is now five seconds behind Raikkonen, who is well aware that his fellow Finn is beginning to hunt him down.
Lap 46 "I have no more fronts, they've been blistering for 20 laps," says Sebastian Vettel.
Lap 45 "Great job," Bottas is told. The Finn's response? "Minimal talking."
Lap 44 And Bottas gets the job done down the Hangar Straight. He's up to third!
Lap 43 Bottas has DRS and tries a hugely ambitious move around the outside at Stowe. He almost makes the move stick but a huge lock-up from Vettel at Club makes him even more vulnerable.
Lap 42 With Hamilton 12 seconds out in front, the main battle is the one for third. Bottas is now right on the back of Vettel to the delight of the British crowd.
Lap 40 Bottas is now within two seconds of Vettel.
Lap 38 Do Ferrari look at the bigger picture and swap Raikkonen and Vettel around? They have 13 laps to make a decision.
Lap 37 Bottas is closing the gap to Vettel for that final podium place. In the space of four laps, the gap has dropped from 5.5 seconds to 3.1 seconds.
Lap 36 Incredible move again from Ricciardo! He squeezes through on the inside of Magnussen at Copse at 180mph!
Lap 35 Ricciardo has pitted and emerges straight into the Force India battle. With no team orders in effect, Perez and Ocon have both lost time and the Aussie has chewed them both up and spat them out inside one lap. He's up to P8, 11 places up from where he started.
Lap 34 Copy and paste time. "No power," reports Alonso. He is our latest race retirement.
Lap 32 Now the Finn is coming in for some supersoft boots. Raikkonen is able to re-take P2 and Vettel passes for P3. Bottas comes back into a bit of traffic in P4.
Lap 31 Bottas is showing good pace on the older soft tyres, matching Vettel who has already pitted. He could well keep the World Championship leader off the podium this afternoon.
Lap 28 All is quiet at the moment, with the two Force India cars squabbling for P9.
Lap 26 Hamilton's told to box and he swaps the supers for a fresh set of softs. He just about stays in front of Bottas to retain the race lead. Time for the Brit to bring it home.
Lap 25 Raikkonen has now come into the pits from P2 and comes back out a position further down. A Mercedes one-two then, for now...
Lap 24 With Vettel and Verstappen pitting, it has boosted Bottas up to P3 and plenty of clear track to work with which could serve him well for the latter stages of this race. He has just set the new fastest lap...
Lap 23 Make that P8, as Ricciardo eases beyond Vandorne at Stowe, which is seeing plenty of overtaking action this afternoon.
Lap 22 Meanwhile, Ricciardo is up to P9 after getting the better of Massa.
Lap 22 Hamilton's gap to Raikkonen is now 8.8 seconds.
Lap 20 And in comes Verstappen to try and cover...but the pit stop is slow and Vettel gets ahead after a blistering out-lap. Job done for the German.
Lap 19 Vettel has had enough of the Verstappen battle and comes into pit for the softs. He is trying to get past the Dutchman now through the under-cut.
Lap 18 "Another move under braking," says Vettel on team radio, trying to get the attention of the race stewards.
Lap 17 Vettel lines up another attack on Verstappen. This time he eyes up a move around the outside of Stowe but the Dutchman covers it by perfectly positioning his car.
Lap 16 Hamilton now has four second gap to Raikkonen in P2 and is 14 seconds clear of Vettel in P4.
Lap 15 Ricciardo is quietly going about his business. He is past Stroll and Grosjean, and now on the cusp of the top 10.
Lap 14 The British crowd are going wild for Verstappen as he continues to hold off Vettel. All this fighting is bringing Bottas into the equation from P5.
Lap 13 Incredible wheel-to-wheel action between Verstappen and Vettel! The World Championship leader tries a late lunge on the inside at Stowe and forces the Dutchman off the track. But Verstappen refuses to back down and clings on to P3 at the Club section!
Lap 12 RIcciardo is up to P13 after darting through the inside of Alonso at Stowe. Next in his sights is Stroll.
Lap 11 Hamilton is 2.2 seconds clear of Raikkonen and 8.8 seconds in front of Vettel, who is not making much of an impression on Verstappen in P3.
Lap 10 Another drive-through penalty for Kvyat after the stewards deem he re-joined the track unsafely before coming into contact with Sainz.
Lap 9 Hamilton looked a little exposed against the two Ferrari cars this afternoon. But Bottas has got himself back into the picture very quickly and, already on an alternative strategy by starting on soft tyres, can help counter any move the Scuderia make.
Lap 8 Ricciardo's latest recovery mission sees him get back to P14. Bottas also waltzes past Hulkenberg for P5 and now can now set about trying to chase down Vettel.
Lap 7 We've already seen two Toro Rosso cars come together and now the two Saubers have got a little too close for comfort. Thankfully no lasting damage this time.
Lap 7 Hamilton has opened up a two second gap to Raikkonen. Vettel is on the brink of DRS range of Verstappen in third.
Lap 6 Bottas gets ahead of Ocon to move up to P6.
Lap 5 Another fantastic start from Ricciardo as he takes another two places! But all that early hard work has been undone as he runs wide through Woodcote. He falls all the way to the back of the grid.
Lap 5 The Safety Car is in and we're racing again.
Lap 4 Kvyat and Wehrlein, who also got a little tap in the Toro Rosso incident, have both pitted under the SC.
Lap 4 Ricciardo is up to P14 from P19 and Alonso is ahead of the two Saubers in P16.
Lap 3 Just before the Safety Car was brought out, there was great action between Hulkenberg and Ocon as the former just about holds on to P5 down the Hangar Straight. Bottas, meanwhile, has jumped up a couple of places from P9.
Lap 2 Safety Car! The torpedo has struck again as Danill Kvyat takes out team-mate Carlos Sainz after running wide through Becketts.
Lap 1 GO! GO! GO! Hamilton gets off to a perfect start and pulls clear of the pack. But Vettel has fallen down to P4 after Verstappen gets the jump down the Wellington Straight!
13:05 We now have 51 laps ahead with the extra formation lap done and dusted.
13:03 Due to Palmer's stoppage, the start has been aborted and we're set for another formation lap. Concern, though, for Force India, with Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon's cars both smoking quite heavily.
13:02 And Palmer is out of the race already! He has to pull over due to a problem with the brakes. How bad can your luck be?
13:00 The formation lap is underway. The top 10 are all on supersofts, bar Bottas, who is on the softs.
12:55 We have 52 laps of the iconic 3.66m circuit this afternoon. Come the chequered flag, we'll be halfway through the season. Where has the time gone?!
12:50 There is 60 per cent chance of rain this afternoon. But it could be nothing more than a few light spots.
12:45 It's national anthem time.
12:35 There a few dark clouds hovering above Silverstone, but we are expecting a dry race this afternoon and so are the teams. Plenty of red supersoft tyres on show in what is due to be a simple one-stop race.
12:30 The pit lane is now open.
12:25 Kevin Magnussen starts in P16, with Pascal Wehrlein and Marcus Ericsson in the respective lofty heights of P17 and P18 due to the penalties/issues sustained by Ricciardo and Alonso.
12:23 Another poor qualifying performance from Williams leaves Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll with work to do again from P14 and P15 respectively.
12:20 Jolyon Palmer has proclaimed himself "the master of 11th place" and that is exactly where he will start on the grid today. For company, he has the Toro Rossos of Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz behind him.
12:17 Behind him is Valtteri Bottas, who is suffering the same pain as Hamilton did in Austria with a five-place grid penalty for a new gearbox taken into effect. Completing the top 10 is Romain Grosjean in the Haas.
12:14 Stoffel Vandoorne was the under-the-radar star on Saturday, out-qualifying team-mate Fernando Alonso, who is starting last because of 30 places worth of engine penalties, for the first time this season. The Belgian begins in P8.
12:12 Nico Hulkenberg lines up an impressive P5 in the Renault, but he is not getting too excited about it as he has concerns about the team's race pace. Sergio Perez, P6, and Esteban Ocon, P7, will no doubt be straight on his tail in the Force India cars.
12:10 Max Verstappen, on the back of five retirements in his last seven races, is desperate for a good race from P4. But team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, starting P19, suffered turbo problems in qualifying and, with a five-place grid penalty for a new gearbox to boot, it's not a particularly good omen for the Dutchman.
12:08 Behind Hamilton are the two Ferrari drivers, but it's Kimi Raikkonen who is ahead of World Championship leader Sebastian Vettel, whose qualy laps were disrupted by traffic on gloomy afternoon at Silverstone.
12:05 Starting from pole position is home favourite Lewis Hamilton, whose absolutely stonking time of 1:26.600 dead on Saturday saw him finish over half a second clear of his rivals. He is looking to join Jim Clark and Alain Prost at the top of the all-time winners' list in Britain with a fifth victory. He has also won the last three races here.
12:00 Hello and welcome to round 10 of the 2017 World Championship: the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Lights out in one hour.
14:08 A fifth British GP pole for Hamilton, but don't forget he is under investigation so now we wait. Drama and intrigue at Silverstone. Join us Sunday for the British GP.
14:07 Verstappen is fifth ahead of Hulkenberg, Perez, Ocon, Vandoorne and Grosjean.
14:06 Hamilton does a 1:26.6 and Raikkonen is second, Bottas third and Vettel fourth.Make that Vettel third and Bottas fourth.
14:05 Hamilton is purple in the first sector, Bottas has made a mistake at Turn 3, Hamilton is purple in the second sector, Bottas goes second.
14:04 Hamilton is under investigation for blocking Grosjean at the end of the first run in Q3. And yip, it doesn't look good for the Brit.
14:03 Hamilton, Vettel and Bottas are all out on track...
14:02 Here we got with three minutes remaining and one run to decide pole position.
14:00 Yellow flags are out despite all 10 drivers being in the pits.
13:59 Verstappen takes fifth place off Hulkenberg.
13:57 Vettel jumps up to second place, 0.199s off the pace, while Raikkonen is fourth ahead of Hulkenberg and Perez.
13:56 The Brit slides into provisional pole by 0.349s up on Bottas.
13:55 Hamilton is a on a flier as he goes purple in the first sector and the second. And he's is purple in the third with a 1:27.321.
13:53 Green flag and off they go...
13:52 With the track drying ever more with every passing minute this could be a case of last man out has the best track conditions.
13:50 Are you ready for this? 12 minutes of all out action to see who will take pole position for the 2017 British GP.
13:45 The chequered flag is out on Q2 and out go...Palmer, Kvyat, Alonso, Sainz, and Massa.
13:43 Massa has a close encounter with Bottas, which isn't the Brazilian's first incident of the weekend as Verstappen wasn't too impressed with him on Friday.
13:41 ''What the hell was Perez doing," is the word from Vettel, who reckons the Force India driver who needs to watch his mirrors.
13:40 The dropzone are present are: Grosjean, Palmer, Ocon, Massa and Sainz who has yet to set a lap time.
13:37 Bottas hits the front with a 1:29.6 on the soft tyres and Verstappen is up to second. Vettel is on a flier as the Ferrari driver improves from tenth to third as Hamilton goes quickest. A 1:29.0 for the Brit.
13:36 Make that Hulkenberg, Hamilton and Bottas as Raikkonen is already down in seventh place as others come through with hot laps.
13:35 Hulkenberg, Hamilton and Raikkonen are the top three at the moment.
13:33 "The rain is stopping all around the circuit, should stay dry for five to ten minutes," that's the message from McLaren for Alonso.
13:31 Slicks are the tyre of choice with the supersofts in play except for Bottas who has gone out on a set of soft tyres.
13:30 The pit lane light is green and out goes Verstappen, Bottas and others.
13:27 Bad news for Ocon, he is into Q2 but his left rear brake is on the fire. That is going to take a bit of work to sort out for his Force India mechanics.
13:25 Dropzone: Stroll, Magnussen, Wehrlein, Ericsson and Ricciardo.
13:24 Alonso goes P1 with a 1:37.598 and there is an eruption from the crowd and in the McLaren garage. Well done. Now if only this is where qualifying ended.
13:22 The flag is out and Alonso has only just made it to the line. Dropzone are: Magnussen, Wehrlein, Ericsson, Ricciardo and Alonso...
13:20 With 1:49 left on the clock, Alonso swaps his inters for dry tyres and heads back out. Interesting. Alonso is told he is "very tight on time" for the chequered flag.
13:18 Surprisingly Alonso has gone one for a second run but covers just an out-lap and an in-lap before he returns to the pits.
13:17 Now it is Vettel who is quickest after purple times in the first and second sector. A 1:40.0 for the Ferrari driver.
13:16 New P1 as Hamilton goes quickest ahead of Bottas, a 1:41.2 for the Brit. Perez now goes second.
13:15 One driver who hasn't come out is Alonso as, facing a 30-place penalty, there really isn't much point to it so Honda may as well save his engine as much as possible.
13:13 Raikkonen is told to expect around 'three more minutes" of rain and than it will ease off slightly.
13:12 Green and off we go with a busy track as one by one all 19 drivers still in qualifying head out of the pits.
13:11 Still under a red flag with 10:07 on the clock.
13:09 Yellows become red as Ricciardo's car is in a dangerous place for the marshals given the speed of this Silverstone circuit. It is a turbo problem that has put Ricciardo out of qualifying.
13:09 Yellow flags as Ricciardo is off the track at the exit of Woodcote. "I've got a problem" he reports, adding that "it is gone". And by that he means the car, not the problem. Game over for the Aussie.
13:07 A 1:42.9 for Ricciardo as the Red Bull driver leads the way ahead of Hulkenberg, Verstappen, Vettel, Vandoorne, Raikkonen and Alonso. Palmer is P8 and the only other driver with a time on the board.
13:05 Forece India are back in the pits for inters, Mercedes also pit as do the Saubers. Asked about the conditions Raikkonen sums it up: "Raining, raining, raining quite hard."
13:04 Verstappen says it is "inter" conditions. Bottas reports that it is "very slippery" and there is some suggestion that Verstappen left the pits before the light turned green.
13:02 Hamilton and Bottas out on supersofts with Raikkonen and Vettel using inters. And already we have some slipping and sliding through Turn 3 by Ocon.
13:01 Verstappen and Ricciardo are the first drivers out on the inters ahead of Felipe Massa, Stoffel Vandoorne, Esteban Ocon, Nico Hulkenberg and others. Ocon is using the supersofts as is Pascal Wehrlein.
13:00 It is qualifying for the British GP and it is a wet one, the light goes green and off we go...
12:54 It is official, the chance of rain is up to 100 percent as it comes down, fans take cover and drivers prepare for a wet qualifying.
12:51 Toto Wolff believes Ferrari will push Mercedes for pole position today. We will find out in the next hour or so.
12:47 A few penalties await drivers after qualifying with Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas both facing five-place penalties for gearbox changes while Fernando Alonso is currently sitting on a 30-place engine penalty - and that could rise.
12:43 It is going to be a quick qualifying, still an hour long, but the times are expected to be even faster than this morning's. And with Hamilton's 1:28.0 a new lap record, records shall be broken.
12:39 Lewis Hamilton, a four-time British GP winner, was quickest in final practice ahead of Sebastian Vettel. The top ten: 1 Hamilton Mercedes 1:28.063 (SS) 2 Vettel Ferrari 0.032 (SS) 3 Bottas Mercedes 0.074 (SS) 4 Raikkonen Ferrari 0.669 (SS) 5 Hulkenberg Renault 1.417 (SS) 6 Ricciardo Red Bull 1.549 (SS) 7 Grosjean Haas 1.756 (SS) 8 Verstappen Red Bull 1.841 (S) 9 Massa Williams 1.896 (SS) 10 Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 2.025 (SS)
12:34 The rain came down at the end of this morning's final practice but it has cleared up a bit since. No rain at the moment but the showers could return before the end of the qualifying hour.
12:30 Welcome back to Silverstone for qualifying for the British Grand Prix. All times are local.
11:00 Just as Ericsson goes sliding off, the chequered flags wave. A relief to everyone! An intriguing qualifying awaits in a couple of hours. Join us again then.
10:57 With three minutes remaining, a handful of drivers are back out and giving the inters a quick spin.
10:53 One out-lap and Vandoorne is back in.
10:50 There's movement. Vandoorne has decided to go back out with some inters strapped on.
10:46 "Yellows at Turn 7, Max." Verstappen's reply? "Yeah it was because of me!"
10:43 Everybody is back in the pits. That could be the end of the session now.
10:40 Steady rainfall now falling. Meanwhile, Stoffel Vandoorne, in P10, is reporting "bad shifts" and "no power" in his McLaren-Honda. Shock, horror.
10:37 As Alonso gets himself into the top 10 with a 1:30.1 on supers, a light rain shower is expected any moment now.
10:34 So with less than 30 minutes remaining, it appears Ferrari are turning up the wick on their new engine. Very little between themselves and Mercedes at the moment.
10:32 Ricciardo is back out on the supersofts and his first hot lap is only good enough for P6. Nico Hulkenberg in the Renault, meanwhile, is up to the lofty heights of P5 after his latest lap.
10:31 Slight improvements from Bottas and Raikkonen, but not enough for either to move from their respective P3 and P4 positions.
10:30 Now Vettel sends out a warning, going quickest in the first two sectors before closing the gap to Hamilton to a mere 0.032 seconds.
10:28 Bottas is slower in the first two sectors compared to Hamilton and is a tenth off his team-mate after his first showing on the supersofts.
10:27 Hamilton goes purple in all three sectors and sets a 1:28.063 on the supersofts.
10:23 Still nothing more than a few spots of rain at Silverstone as Bottas ducks and dives on track, warming up the supersofts. Expect the lap times to tumble again.
10:21 Sergio Perez creeps into the top 10 with a 1:30.4 on supersofts.
10:20 The top six on the FP3 leaderboard: Hamilton, Bottas, Vettel, Raikkonen, Verstappen and Ricciardo are all back in the pits.
10:18 Fastest sector times so far: S1 Hamilton 28.457 S2 Bottas 35.998 S3 Bottas 24.144
10:16 A reminder that both Mercs are on the softs and so are Red Bull, too. Vettel and Raikkonen on the supers.
10:14 Hamilton trades places with Bottas after going 0.080s quicker with his latest effort. Vettel half a second behind in P3 and the two Red Bulls currently a second off the pace.
10:10 Bottas drops into the 1:28 benchmark on his latest hot lap. Hamilton, Vettel and Raikkonen also improve to complete the current top four.
10:09 Only nine cars out on track at the moment in difficult conditions.
10:08 "It's started to rain," says Raikkonen, shortly after going up to P3, half a second behind Bottas' 1:29.393.
10:07 Vettel, on the supers, gets a little out of shape on the final turn and finds himself seven tenths behind new leader Bottas, who in turn was a tenth quicker than team-mate Hamilton.
10:05 Lewis Hamilton has the soft tyres equipped and instantly shaves 3.2 seconds off Ericsson's time with a 1:29.5.
10:04 First on the board are the two Saubers, both on the supersofts. Marcus Ericsson posts a 1:32.7 with Wehrlein nine tenths slower.
10:00 Green lights. And, with the threat of rain, there is a bit of mad dash to get out on track quickly.
09:55 Ferrari have gradually closed the gap to Mercedes since FP1 on Friday morning, but who will come out on top here? Not long to find out, we're ready to go in five minutes.
09:45 The risk of rain in this session is 80 per cent. This could be a tricky final hour ahead of qualifying this afternoon.
09:40 There are also significant grid penalties for those at the top of the order, with Valtteri Bottas and Daniel Ricciardo set to drop five places each after both required a gearbox change.
09:35 Grid penalties are beginning to take over this weekend. For starters, poor Fernando Alonso has a 30-place grid drop for taking on even more new engine parts. Any more and he'll be starting in London at this rate.
09:30 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the final practice session for the British Grand Prix. And, in true British style, rain is in the air! FP3 gets underway in 30 minutes.
14:30 And there's the chequered flag. It's still Mercedes leading the way but Ferrari have closed the gap somewhat from this morning with Red Bull settling back into their usual third-best slot. Join us for FP3 and qualifying tomorrow!
14:25 The stewards are actually investigating the incident between Massa and Verstappen. Not the time to be picking up penalties!
14:20 It's only FP2 on Friday, but try telling that to Verstappen. He almost loses his front wing as he tries to get the jump on Massa at the final corner! 10 minutes of the session remaining...
14:12 And now Raikkonen loses the rear at the exact same spot! Catching a lot of drivers out this afternoon.
14:08 Massa follows Verstappen by going off through Becketts, bringing the yellow flags briefly in the final two sectors.
14:02 Verstappen is still having to wrestle with his RB13. The Dutchman has just gone off at Becketts but both driver and car are unscathed.
14:00 All is quiet as the drivers keep their heads down on their race sims. A reminder of the top 10: 1 Bottas, 2 Hamilton, 3 Raikkonen, 4 Vettel, 5 Verstappen, 6 Ricciardo, 7 Hulkenberg, 8 Massa, 9 Alonso, 10 Ocon.
13:55 Hamilton's back out after his off, too. No serious damage to the Merc, then.
13:54 After his early spill, Sainz finally gets himself on the timesheet and is up to P11 and a couple of tenths away from a top ten spot.
13:49 We're into the second half on FP2 now and so attention will turn to longer runs and higher fuel loads. Hulkenberg finds improvement though in P7, setting new personal bests in the final two sectors.
13:44 A first, drama-free lap for Verstappen on the supersofts, but is a couple of tenths down on the Ferraris in P5.
13:39 Fellow Brit Jolyon Palmer spins out at Brooklands, while Ricciardo almost loses it at Becketts, too. Hamilton has gone back to the pits as he suspects there may be a bit of damage. He did hit the kerb very hard.
13:35 Hamilton has also gone onto the supers and goes purple in the first sector. However, he runs off at Chapel and sends up a big cloud of dust into the crowd. Vettel, meanwhile, finds improvement, but it's not enough to see him move position.
13:32 Bottas ditches the mediums for some supersofts and bolts up to P1, but is only four hundreths of a second quicker than team-mate Hamilton.
13:27 Alonso climbs up to P5 on the supersofts, 1.695s off the pace.
13:24 "I have too much understeer," complains Verstappen, who is desperate for a good result this weekend. He is told to box.
13:20 And Hamilton goes even quicker with a 1:28.543. Six tenths quicker than Raikkonen in P2 and 1.2s clear of Ricciardo in third. Rapid.
13:16 Raikkonen then shaves seven tenths of Vettel's best, but both are eclipsed by Hamilton who sets a 1:28.7 on softs. Bottas is 1.5s off the pace in P5, but Mercedes have split strategies with the Finn on mediums.
13:14 Vettel goes back to top spot with a significantly quicker 1:29.8.
13:13 Yellow flags in the middle and final sector as Sainz loses all control through Maggotts and Becketts, going for a spot of lawn-cutting in the process.
13:11 Ricciardo goes fastest in sector two and posts a 1:30.1, also on soft tyres, to knock Raikkonen and Vettel into P2 and P3 respectively.
13:09 After a bit of tinkering with his Ferrari, Vettel is now out on track for his first hot lap. He shoots to the top of the standings with a 1:30.3 on softs. The two Mercs are yet to peek out from the garage.
13:07 A 1:31.263 from the Belgian, enough to put him P1 for now and eight tenths quicker than Hulkenberg.
13:05 And Hulkenberg improves to a 1:32.1 as Stoffel Vandoorne starts his first timed lap on the supersoft option, the quickest tyre available this weekend.
13:03 An early off from Grosjean at Copse, but it's a 1:32.980 nonetheless on soft tyres. The Hulk is seven tenths quicker at the moment on the same compound.
13:00 Green lights, and Nico Hulkenberg is straight out of the traps.
12:58 We're all set for 90 more minutes of running, starting with some qualifying sims before switching over to some longer race runs. We're back to our regular grid now with Kevin Magnussen coming back in to replace Antonio Giovinazzi, who got an FP1 outing for Haas this morning.
12:50 Conditions are pretty much the same as this morning: cloudy, cool and breezy. No immediate threat of rain despite the gloomy clouds.
12:40 World Championship leader Sebastian Vettel tested out the Shield during his installation laps this morning, which received a mixed response. One immediate concern was the fact that the screen reflected the front of car, while Vettel had a hard time getting in and out of cockpit.
12:35 Mercedes put down quite a big marker in FP1, with Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton a second quicker than their Ferrari counterparts. Sandwiched in between were the two Red Bulls on a cold, overcast morning at Silverstone.
12:30 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the FP2 session from Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix. For a little while longer, anyway. The session starts in 30 minutes.
10:27 Vettel has joined the fray but still no sign of Ricciardo or Raikkonen heading out.
10:25 The top three, Bottas, Hamilton and Verstappen, are all putting in the laps but on used tyres so don't expect any changes to their times.
10:22 Kvyat is on the move as he slides into the top ten, taking seventh place ahead of Alonso.
10:20 Whatever was bothering the rookie is quickly sorted and he is back out on track.
10:19 And with that Stroll returns to the pits as he's not entirely happy with the left side of his cockpit.
10:15 Stroll is back out on track with a new floor on his FW40. He is currently P18 with only the Saubers slower.
10:13 Two McLarens inside the top ten as Vandoorne goes P9 ahead of Sainz.
10:10 And with that Alonso improves from 10th to seventh on the supersoft tyres.
10:09 Some hopeful McLaren fans in the grandstands sporting a sign that reads "We still believe." At least someone does.
10:05 Purple in the middle sector and Hamilton is now 0.078s off the pace.
10:03 Stroll is not running as his FW40 is busy being fitted with a new floor. No problems, just new parts.
10:02 Hamilton has upped his pace but still falls well short of Bottas by 0.278s.
10:00 Dropzone heading into the final 30 minutes: Stroll, Hulkenberg, Ericsson, Wehrlein and Giovinazzi.
09:59 An unhappy Wehrlein is told to slow down and box because of "gearbox temperatures".
09:58 Outside the Mercedes, Red Bull, Ferrari tussle are Ocon, Alonso, Perez and Kvyat.
09:56 Hamilton has closed the gap to Bottas but is still 0.379s off the pace.
09:55 Vettel is up to fourth place but is 1.8s down on Bottas - and he's running the supersofts to Bottas' softs!
09:54 Bottas goes purple in the final two sectors and is down to a 1;29.1 while Hamilton, purple in the first sector, stays second, 0.691s down.
09:51 Bottas returns to the track with a new set of soft tyres on his W08. Hamilton follows him out.
09:49 Now here is Palmer!
09:48 Ericsson breaks the silence as he heads out in the Sauber. He is currently P16.
09:46 Good news for Palmer is that it appears as if whatever was wrong has been resolved and his RS17 is being put back together.
09:42 A lull in the action as all the drivers are back in the pits returning their first set of tyres to Pirelli.
09:40 Renault have confirmed that something is wrong with Palmer's car, what that something is they aren't saying.
09:37 Red Bull are Mercedes' closest challenger at the moment with Verstappen third and Ricciardo fourth ahead of Raikkonen and Ocon. Surprisingly, it is Alonso in the McLaren who is seventh
09:33 Only one driver has yet to set a time and that is Palmer. He has done just two laps so far this morning.
09:32 Bottas blitzes Hamilton's time, into the 1:29s - and still on the soft tyres.
09:31 Here comes Mercedes and here comes the 1-2 with Hamilton quickest ahead of Bottas. A 1:30.442 for the Brit.
09:28 Shield-less Vettel is laying down the laps and spins at Becketts.
09:27 Verstappen pips Raikkonen by 0.012s to lead the way.
09:26 Another improvement from Raikkonen, he is down to a 1:30.9.
09:25 Raikkonen lowers the benchmark to a 1:31.3 ahead of Verstappen, Ricciardo, Massa, Perez and Sainz.
09:23 Not great for Massa as bits of his FW40 have fallen off the car.
09:20 A 1:32.5 for Raikkonen gets the ball rolling.
09:17 Engines are fired up at Sauber and tyres warmers are off as Wehrlein gets ready to leave the pits. Off he goes. Raikkonen is also out. Verstappen joins the action.
09:13 Ross Brawn is over at Ferrari having a chat with the team following that first lap with Shield.
09:10 Stroll heads back into the pits after lap number 3 and silence descends over Silverstone.
09:06 Early troubles for Max Verstappen as he returned to the pits only to overshoot the mark.
09:04 As others head out, including a super aero-raked Ricciardo, Vettel returns to the pits and so too does Shield.
09:03 Not a great first lap for Shield as from the outside you cannot see the driver and from the inside, at least from the camera angle we get, you can see reflection of the car's bodywork on it.
09:02 Raikkonen, Ericsson, Sainz, Grosjean, Vandoorne, Wehrlein and the under-fire Palmer follow the Ferrari out on track.
09:01 Out goes Vettel and out goes Shield for its first on-track lap.
09:00 Green light and FP1 is underway...
08:54 One test driver in action this morning with Antonio Giovinazzi in action at Haas. He is replacing Kevin Magnussen for FP1.
08:47 The clouds are overhead, Ferrari have an upgraded engine and Red Bull have updates for their RB13. Track temperature is just 21'C as it is a chilly start to the morning at Silverstone.
08:43 Now let's look at the important stuff, the title race! Vettel arrives at Silverstone 20 points ahead of Lewis Hamilton who in turn is 15 ahead of Valtteri Bottas, winner of the last race in Austria. It is, however, Hamilton who has the better British GP record as he is chasing his fifth win at Silverstone, his fourth in a row. Vettel has won here once.
08:39 In other news there have been a few minor alterations to the circuit, all in the name of safety. New double kerbs have been installed on the exit of Turns 9 (Copse) and 18 (Club) while a new debris fence has been erected on the left between Turns 14 and 15. Added to that the depth of tyre and TecPro barriers has been increased in places around the outside of Turns 1, 2, 6, 9, 15 and 16.
08:34 If you haven't heard yet, Shield is making its official debut this morning with the cockpit protection device attached to Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari. “I will run it, we will see for how long,” said the championship leader. “I have seen it on the computer, I haven’t seen it in real life yet. “I’m going to check it out later on and then obviously it depends how it feels.”
08:30 Good morning and welcome to Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix - at least for now. All times are local.
Driver Standings
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:37.212 1:21:27.430 1
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:34.613 14.063 1
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:33.825 36.570 2
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:30.678 52.125 2
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:33.838 65.955 1
6 Nico Hulkenberg Renault Sport 1:34.529 68.109 1
7 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 2:01.681 93.989 2
8 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:34.214 1 LAP 1
9 Sergio Perez Force India 1:34.347 1 LAP 1
10 Felipe Massa Williams 1:34.205 1 LAP 1
11 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:33.962 1 LAP 1
12 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:34.290 1 LAP 1
13 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:32.850 1 LAP 2
14 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:34.181 1 LAP 1
15 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:34.441 1 LAP 3
16 Lance Stroll Williams 1:35.408 1 LAP 2
17 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1:35.442 1 LAP 3
R Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport RETIRED 51 LAPS 0
R Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso RETIRED 51 LAPS 0
R Fernando Alonso McLaren RETIRED 19 LAPS 2
Driver Standings
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:26.600 - 5
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:27.147 0.547 4
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:27.356 0.756 4
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:27.376 0.776 6
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:28.130 1.530 5
6 Nico Hulkenberg Renault Sport 1:28.856 2.256 6
7 Sergio Perez Force India 1:28.902 2.302 6
8 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:29.074 2.474 7
9 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:29.418 2.818 7
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:30.355 1.377 2
10 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:31.422 2.325 3
10 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:29.549 2.949 5
10 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:30.193 1.215 3
Driver Standings
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:27.893 - 4
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:28.732 0.839 4
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:28.978 1.085 3
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:28.992 1.099 3
5 Nico Hulkenberg Renault Sport 1:29.340 1.447 4
6 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:29.431 1.538 3
7 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:29.701 1.808 5
8 Sergio Perez Force India 1:29.824 1.931 4
9 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:29.966 2.073 3
10 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:30.105 2.212 5
11 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:30.193 2.300 4
12 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:30.355 2.462 3
13 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:30.600 2.707 4
14 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:31.368 3.475 2
14 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:42.577 3.665 0
15 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:42.966 4.054 0
15 Felipe Massa Williams 1:31.482 3.589 5
15 Lance Stroll Williams 1:42.573 3.661 1
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:43.036 4.124 1
Driver Standings
1 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:37.598 - 2
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:38.912 1.314 1
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:39.069 1.471 2
4 Nico Hulkenberg Renault Sport 1:39.201 1.603 2
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:39.698 2.100 2
6 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:39.738 2.140 3
7 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:39.962 2.364 1
8 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:40.011 2.413 3
9 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:40.455 2.857 1
10 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:41.114 3.516 1
11 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:41.404 3.806 2
12 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:41.726 4.128 1
13 Felipe Massa Williams 1:41.874 4.276 2
14 Sergio Perez Force India 1:42.009 4.411 2
15 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:42.042 4.444 1
16 Lance Stroll Williams 1:42.573 4.975 2
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:42.577 4.979 1
18 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1:42.593 4.995 2
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:42.633 5.035 2
20 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:42.966 5.368 0
Driver Standings
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:28.063 - 4
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:28.095 0.032 4
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:28.137 0.074 5
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:28.732 0.669 5
5 Nico Hulkenberg Renault Sport 1:29.480 1.417 4
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:29.612 1.549 4
7 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:29.819 1.756 4
8 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:29.904 1.841 3
9 Felipe Massa Williams 1:29.959 1.896 6
10 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:30.088 2.025 5
11 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:30.138 2.075 4
12 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:30.172 2.109 4
13 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:30.270 2.207 4
14 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:30.302 2.239 4
15 Sergio Perez Force India 1:30.416 2.353 3
16 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:30.504 2.441 5
17 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:30.515 2.452 3
18 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1:30.621 2.558 3
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:30.630 2.567 3
20 Lance Stroll Williams 1:31.358 3.295 7
Driver Standings
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:28.496 - 7
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:28.543 0.047 6
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:28.828 0.332 6
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:28.956 0.46 7
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:29.098 0.602 4
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:29.586 1.09 4
7 Nico Hulkenberg Renault Sport 1:29.936 1.44 5
8 Felipe Massa Williams 1:30.006 1.51 5
9 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:30.238 1.742 6
10 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:30.383 1.887 4
11 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:30.555 2.059 3
12 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:30.562 2.066 5
13 Sergio Perez Force India 1:30.624 2.128 4
14 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:30.661 2.165 4
15 Lance Stroll Williams 1:30.695 2.199 4
16 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:30.782 2.286 5
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:30.835 2.339 4
18 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:30.879 2.383 4
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:31.616 3.12 6
20 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1:31.929 3.433 4
Driver Standings
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:29.106 - 7
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:29.184 0.078 6
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:29.604 0.498 5
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:29.942 0.836 5
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:30.137 1.031 6
6 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:30.517 1.411 6
7 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:30.895 1.789 4
8 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:30.993 1.887 4
9 Felipe Massa Williams 1:30.999 1.893 6
10 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:31.041 1.935 5
11 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:31.200 2.094 5
12 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:31.210 2.104 5
13 Sergio Perez Force India 1:31.297 2.191 5
14 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:31.610 2.504 4
15 Lance Stroll Williams 1:31.684 2.578 7
16 Antonio Giovinazzi Sauber 1:32.031 2.925 4
17 Nico Hulkenberg Renault Sport 1:32.171 3.065 7
18 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:32.450 3.344 5
19 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1:33.029 3.923 7
20 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:33.399 4.293 5
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