Friday: the Mercedes team, with the Finn Valtteri Bottas ahead of the British Lewis Hamilton, took on Friday the command in the time table of the
GP Great Britain of
Formula 1 to mark the best times in the second free session, after the Frenchman Pierre Gasly (Red Bull) surprised in the first. Also, Spanish
Carlos Sainz (McLaren) was tenth in the first round.
Saturday: Lewis Hamilton took the best time of the last free practice, after overtaking the Ferrari without major difficulties (Räikkönen was 2nd and Vettel, 4th) and his partner Valtteri Bottas (3rd). Brendon Hartley crashed into the protections of Turn 6, due to an unexpected failure in the left front suspension.
Behind, the Finn Kimi Räikkönen stands out as the best of Alfa Romeo and just in his wake the two Renault, the Australian Daniel Ricciardo and the German Niko Huilkenberg, while the first Hass, the Danish Kevin Magnussen, has started only 14 points thanks to the score in two races, records very far from the expectations that fell on the team of
Formula 1 U.S.
The motoring British aspires to live a historic weekend in Silverstone, where attendance record is expected to push towards a new victory for local idol, Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), in a race that is also home to the thriving McLaren team.
The English circuit has just signed its renewal for five more years in the World Formula 1 and it will celebrate with a record-breaking amateur presence. The organization expects to surpass 140,000 spectators during the race and thus surpass the 1992 record, when Nigel Mansell won his only title.