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F1 ANNIVERSARY GP 2020 PRACTICE 1 BOTTAS LEADS

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F1 ANNIVERSARY GP 2020 PRACTICE 1 BOTTAS LEADS

Formula 1 is back at Silverstone for the second time in two weeks, for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix! As the name suggests, it’s been 70 years since the inaugural F1 race, right here at Silverstone.

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Pos.DriverTeamTimeLaps
01Valtteri BottasMercedes1:26.16621
02Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:26.30423
03Max VerstappenRed Bull1:26.89324
04Nico HulkenbergRacing Point1:26.94225
05Charles LeclercFerrari1:27.06220
06Alex AlbonRed Bull1:27.28022
07Sebastian VettelFerrari1:27.49821
08Lance StrollRacing Point1:27.53926
09Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri1:27.65327
10Esteban OconRenault1:27.70123
11Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri1:27.70723
12Lando NorrisMcLaren1:27.84626
13Romain GrosjeanHaas1:27.90826
14Carlos SainzMcLaren1:28.13828
15George RussellWilliams1:28.17024
16Nicholas LatifiWilliams1:28.22624
17Daniel RicciardoRenault1:28.51123
18Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo1:28.65524
19Robert KubicaAlfa Romeo1:28.96022
20Kevin MagnussenHaas1:29.31917

Valtteri Bottas ended the first 70th Anniversary Grand Prix free practice session fastest at Silverstone for Mercedes.

Bottas, who tumbled down the order from second in last weekend’s British Grand Prix in dramatic style with a late puncture, set a time of 1m26.166s to end the morning running fastest, beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton by a tenth of a second.

Hamilton was ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who completed the top three runners with a time 0.727s off the leader’s pace, having been the first car to set a timed lap earlier in the morning.

Nico Hulkenberg – who is once again deputising for Sergio Perez following the Mexican’s second positive COVID-19 result – impressed by finishing fourth fastest for Racing Point.

The session was largely overshadowed by the outcome of Renault’s protest against Racing Point and the subsequent points deduction and fine issued for the Silverstone-based team’s Mercedes-inspired brake ducts.

Charles Leclerc was fifth, with Red Bull’s Alex Albon slotting in between the other Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel.

Lance Stroll was eighth, ahead of Daniil Kvyat for AlphaTauri and Esteban Ocon for Renault who completed the top 10.

Pierre Gasly ended the session 11th ahead of Lando Norris and Romain Grosjean in 12th and 13th respectively.

The other McLaren of Carlos Sainz Jr was 14th, with the two Williams of George Russell and Nicholas Latifi following in 15th and 16th.

Daniel Ricciardo finished somewhat out of position for Renault in 17th, beating both Alfa Romeos – with Robert Kubica stepping in for Antonio Giovinazzi.

Kevin Magnussen completed the order for Haas, having set a total of 17 laps.

Teams largely focused on running the soft tyre during the session, as they gathered data on the change in compound for this weekend compared to the first Silverstone race last week.

BREAKING: RACING POINT HAS BEEN FINED €400,000

FORMULA 1 : VETTEL’S ASTON MARTIN DEAL IN DANGER

OFFICIAL: BOTTAS WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE SECOND DRIVER AT MERCEDES IN 2021

VETTEL TO RACING POINT THE ANNOUNCEMENT POSTPONED

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F1 2020 NEXT RACE

Russia

27 Sep
BRITISH TIME

Session
10h00 - 11h30Free practice 1
14h00 - 15h30Free practice 2
11h00 - 12h00Free practice 3
14h00 - 15h00Qualification
14h10 - 16h10Race

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