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Hamilton Leads in British F1Grand Prix Practice

Hamilton Leads in British F1Grand Prix PracticeHamilton Leads in British F1Grand Prix Practice

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton launched his bid for a fifth-straight British Grand Prix victory by comfortably heading a one-two for the Mercedes Formula 1 team in opening practice at Silverstone Circuit, a motor racing circuit in England next to the Northamptonshire villages of Silverstone and Whittlebury.

Hamilton bested teammate Valtteri Bottas by almost four tenths of a second, with Ferrari’s championship leader Sebastian Vettel Mercedes’ closest challenger half a second back from Hamilton, Motorsport.com reported.

Daniel Ricciardo was the quickest Red Bull driver and finished fourth fastest. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bulls’ Ricciardo and Verstappen finished fifth and sixth respectively.

Sergio Perez used a final minute of green-lap running to improve to eighth, ahead of his Force India teammate Esteban Ocon and behind Romain Grosjean of Haas, as Lance Stroll completed the top 10.

Fernando Alonso replicated Perez’s last-gasp improvement to ensure his late-session recovery ended in 15th.

 

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