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Sports Bottas leads 3rd practice for British GP ahead of qualifying

16:07  01 august  2020
16:07  01 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

Silverstone qualifying: Hamilton did better than Bottas

 Silverstone qualifying: Hamilton did better than Bottas © Motorsport Images Lewis Hamilton managed the tires better than Bottas The question of pole position at Silverstone was only about Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas - with the better one End for the Englishman ( Formula 1 2020 live in ticker ). Hamilton beat his team-mate and secured his 91st pole position. For senior racing engineer Andrew Shovlin, it was primarily the tires that made the difference between the two.

Valtteri Bottas set the fastest time in free practice on Saturday morning ahead of the British Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton just behind him as Mercedes topped a session It meant the tyres had a little more longevity and drivers were eager to push to find their limit ahead of qualifying later this afternoon.

Valtteri Bottas led a Mercedes 1-2 ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton in final practice for Formula 1's British Grand Prix. Carlos Sainz was fifth in the McLaren ahead of Charles Leclerc in the quickest Ferrari. Teammate Sebastian Vettel continued to endure a difficult weekend, finishing down in 13th

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SILVERSTONE, England — Valtteri Bottas posted the fastest time in third and final practice for the British Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later on Saturday.

The Finnish driver was 0.14 seconds quicker than Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, the Formula One champion. Red Bull's Max Verstappen was third in somewhat cooler conditions at Silverstone following Friday’s stifling heat, with Racing Point's Lance Stroll in fourth.

Hamilton takes Hungarian GP pole position ahead of Bottas

  Hamilton takes Hungarian GP pole position ahead of Bottas BUDAPEST, Hungary — Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas on Saturday to take pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix. It was Hamilton’s second straight pole this season and record-extending 90th of his Formula One career. “I just have to pinch myself, it doesn’t register,” Hamilton said. “Valtteri never makes it easy for me. He kept the pressure on.” Hamilton has won seven times at the Hungaroring and the veteran British driver needs one more to equal F1 great Michael Schumacher’s single-track record of eight wins, when the French GP was held at Magny-Cours. He was .107 seconds quicker than Bottas and .93 faster than Racing Point driver Lance Stroll.

SILVERSTONE, England — Montreal's Lance Stroll led the second practice for the British Grand Valtteri Bottas was third for Mercedes, ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. There is a third practice on Saturday ahead of qualifying in the afternoon, where

Lance Stroll led the second practice for the British Grand Prix on Friday while struggling Ferrari had another bad day, with Sebastian Vettel spending Red Bull driver Alexander Albon had the second-fastest time - .09 behind Stroll - but later crashed. Valtteri Bottas was third for Mercedes, ahead of

McLaren's Carlos Sainz Jr. was fifth ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.

It was another frustrating session for his Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel, who managed only the 14th-fastest time and again had to come into the garage for repairs after a problem with the car's pedals on Friday.

Hamilton is aiming for a record-extending 91st pole position on a track where he holds the record with six wins. He needs five more wins to equal Michael Schumacher's F1 record of 91.

Nico Hulkenberg was ninth driving for Racing Point as a last-minute replacement for Sergio Perez, who is in quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus following a trip back to Mexico in between races because his mother had an accident.

Team principal Otmar Szafnauer said Perez was entitled to go despite Mexico having the world's third-highest number of deaths from COVID-19 — nearly 47,000.

Stroll quickest at 2nd British GP practice; Vettel struggles

  Stroll quickest at 2nd British GP practice; Vettel struggles SILVERSTONE, England — Montreal's Lance Stroll led the second practice for the British Grand Prix on Friday while struggling Ferrari had another bad day, with Sebastian Vettel spending most of it stuck in the team garage. Stroll finished fourth at the Hungarian GP two weeks ago for Racing Point, which uses Mercedes engines and has been showing good pace this season. Red Bull driver Alexander Albon had the second-fastest time — .09 behind Stroll — but later crashed. Valtteri Bottas was third for Mercedes, ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

© LAT Images British GP qualifying : start time, how to watch. Mercedes may have dominated the opening three races, but neither F1 world championship leader Lewis Hamilton nor teammate Valtteri Bottas topped either of the Friday practice sessions ahead of the British GP , as Lance Stroll

second practice session for Formula 1's 2020 British Grand Prix ahead of Alexander Albon, who Verstappen and Albon then demoted Leclerc on their mediums before Bottas sealed the fastest time Approaching the halfway point, the pack began switching to their qualifying simulation runs, led by

“We’ve got no clauses in the contract where he’s got to ask permission to go back to his family ... Our philosophy is we take all the precautions necessary in light of where we’re travelling and if we do take those precautions, I’m confident that we won’t get the virus," Szafnauer said. "We just need to now forensically look back and try to ascertain how Checo became infected and make sure that we cover that off in the future.”

The fourth race of the season is again being held without fans because of virus restrictions in place.

“Without the fans, it is really weird. The British Grand Prix, since I was a kid, was always a massive thing, it was almost like a festival and turning up at the circuit with nobody here is quite peculiar,” Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said. “It doesn’t feel like a British Grand Prix in that respect … the atmosphere obviously isn’t here."

Mercedes has won the first three races, Bottas clinching the season-opener in Austria and Hamilton winning the next two in Austria and Hungary.

Mercedes team boss: "very happy" with Hamilton and Bottas

 Mercedes team boss:

British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton (R) of Mercedes AMG GP and Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen (L) of Scuderia Britain's Lewis Hamilton and Finland's Valterri Bottas topped the timing board Saturday in the third and final free practice session ahead of the qualifying round for the

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lance Stroll led the second practice for the British Grand Prix on Valtteri Bottas was third for Mercedes, ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Mercedes teammate There is a third practice on Saturday ahead of qualifying in the afternoon, where Hamilton will aim

Like Austria, Britain is hosting back-to-back races at Silverstone.

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