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The next F1 race is in Germany at Hockenheim on July 20. In the meantime you can get all the post-race news from Silverstone by heading over to the F1 channel on Crash.net. Thank-you and goodbye
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Thankfully in terms of our tip for the race, the heart (Hamilton) won out over the head (Rosberg)...
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And that's about it for our live coverage of the British GP. We hope you enjoyed it...
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Full race report now live: http://www.crash.net/f1/race-report/206447/1/hamilton-takes-home-win-as-rosberg-retires.html
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Constructors’ points (top 6) post-British GP: 1 Mercedes 326; 2 Red Bull 168; 3 Ferrari 106; 4 Williams 103; 5 Force India 91; 6 McLaren 90
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Drivers’ points (top 8) post-British GP: 1 Rosberg 165; 2 Hamilton 161; 3 Ricciardo 98; 4 Alonso 87; 5 Bottas 73; 6 Vettel 70; 7 Hulkenberg 63; 8 Button 55
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Hamilton: "This weekend showed... you [should] never give up. I couldn't have done it without the fans. Thank-you guys..."
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Daniel Ricciardo: "Nice to be up here on the podium. Really, really happy. We just held on at the end..."
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Bottas: "As a team we made the most out of it..."
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Valtteri Bottas: "We are on the right way. One more step to go. Car was behaving really well. Was a pleasure to drive it..."
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Lewis Hamilton on the podium 'fans spurred me on'... "I really needed this result and I am very grateful for it..."
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Hamilton picks up the winners trophy
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Podium time; Hamilton is a very happy boy...
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What a difference a day makes for Hamilton - he is now just 4 points behind Rosberg in the Drivers' Championship
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Hamilton on radio: I couldn't be happier. Thank-you
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Vettel is fifth, ahead of Alonso, Magnussen, Hulkenberg, Kvyat and Vergne
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Ricciardo holds on for third, just ahead of Button
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Bottas takes second - his best finish and his second podium in a row
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Hamilton wins the British GP
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Button just 1.6s behind Ricciardo now...
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Final lap
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Lap 51: Maldonado pulls off with smoke coming from the back of his Lotus
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2 laps to go...
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Button has just set his fastest lap of the race...
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Lap 50: Here's the order: Hamilton, Bottas, Ricciardo, Button, Vettel, Alonso, Magnussen, Hulkenberg, Kvyat, Vergne and the rest
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Lap 49: Button still trying to close on Ricciardo and P3...
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Vettel finally got by on the main straight - that was great stuff
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5 laps to go...
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Lap 47: Vettel and Alonso wheel-to-wheel now... Vettel finally by
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Lap 46: Here's the order: Hamilton leads by 23.8s. Then it is Bottas, Ricciardo, Button, Alonso, Vettel, Magnussen, Hulkenberg, Kvyat, Vergne and the rest
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Rosberg back in the pits, tells reporters: "There was nothing I could do to save the gearbox"
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Lap 45: Alonso puts all four wheels off the track again
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Lap 44: Magnussen told to close up on Vettel and Alonso and see if he can get them at the end
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Vettel on radio: He didn't leave the space... - clearly not happy
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Lap 43: Vettel tries to pass Alonso - fails...
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Lap 42: Hamilton leads, 20s up on Bottas
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10 laps to go...
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Hamilton was way out front, so keeps the lead comfortably
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Lap 42: Hamilton pits from lead, 3.4s stop
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So if Button wants that first British GP podium he will have to pass Ricciardo for P3
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Button told on radio: We think Ricciardo will try and get to the end
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Lap 40: Here's the order: Hamilton, Bottas, Ricciardo, Button, Alonso, Vettel, Magnussen, Hulkenberg, Kvyat, Vergne and the rest
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Lap 39: Sutil complaining about the brakes
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Vettel not happy about that move at Brooklands
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Lap 38: Vettel tries to pass Alonso - looks like he is by, and then Alonso comes back... fantastic stuff
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Kvyat pits
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Hamilton's lead is 40+ seconds now
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Lap 36: Here's the order: Hamilton, Bottas, Riccardio, Button, Alonso, Vettel, Magnussen, Kvyat, Hulkenberg, Vergne and the rest
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Super brave move there from Alonso
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Lap 35: Alonso passes Vettel at Copse
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Vettel re-joins in fifth - just ahead of Alonso and Magnussen
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Vettel's stop is 3.1s
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Lap 34: Bottas passes Vettel at Stowe; Vettel pits
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Bottas re-joined in third
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Hamilton leads at the moment by 41.5s from Vettel
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Lap 32: Bottas pits, 2.9s stop
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@MercedesAMGF1 tweets: That's it, race over for @nico_rosberg. Gearbox issue, lost drive. An undeserved end to a sterling weekend for NR6. #F1 #BritishGP
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Rosberg climbing out of the car now...
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Here's the order: Hamilton, Bottas, Vettel, Ricciardo, Button, Alonso, Magnussen, Hulkenberg, Kvyat, Grosjean and the rest..
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Rosberg in real trouble now... he has parked the car
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Rosberg on radio: Having big problems with the gearbox
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Rosberg is crusing, is stuck in gear...
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Button pits
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Lap 29: Hamilton has taken the lead, the crowd goes wild!
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Rosberg radio: Problem on upshift
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Lap 28: Magnussen pits
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Lap 27: Rosberg's lead now 4 secs
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Lap 26: Rosberg's lead now 5 secs from Hamilton; Then it is Bottas, Button, Vettel, Magnussen, Ricciardo, Hulkenberg, Alonso, Kvyat and the rest
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Hamilton has done a new fastest lap - a 1m 37.176s
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Rosberg now leads by 5.9s
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Lap 26: Alonso pits
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Hamilton on radio: Don't worry about the pit stop guys. But lets try and do a great job next time...
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Lap 25: Vettel passes Magnussen
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Replays show there were a slight problem with the left rear at Hamilton's stop
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Hamilton pits from the lead, 4.1s stop - he has gone onto the hard compound tyres
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Sutil pits
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Lap 23: Hamilton 14.6s up on Rosberg
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Hamilton on radio: 'Tyres are starting to drop off'. He must pit soon surely?
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Lap 23: Alonso still stuck behind Button
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Rosberg sets a new fastest lap
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Lap 21: Ricciardo passes Hulkenberg and moves up to P8
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Here's the order: Hamilton, Rosberg, Bottas, Button, Alonso, Magnussen, Vettel, Hulkenberg, Ricciardo, Sutil and the rest...
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Lap 20: Hamilton leads by 15.9s, but has yet to stop
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Rosberg on radio: Gearbox problem on the downshift
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Lap 20: Alonso challenging Button
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Rosberg rejoins in second
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Lap 19: Rosberg pits, 2.7s stop
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Hamilton told on radio: 'It's hammer time...'
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Replays show Ricciardo passing Sutil
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Lap 17: Hamilton sets the fastest lap of the race; Rosberg's lead down to 2.8s
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Great move there by Bottas - he is charging
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Lap 17: Bottas goes round the outside of Button into Stowe; Bottas now third
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Maldonado-Gutierrez incident to be looked at post-race
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Rosberg's lead at end of lap 15 down to 3.8s...
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Lap 16: Ricciardo pits
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Lap 16: Vettel passes Hulkenberg
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Lap 16: Alonso passes Magnussen and goes up to P5
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Lap 15: Kvyat pits
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Lap 14: Rosberg's lead down to 4 secs
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Here's the order: Rosberg, Hamilton, Button, Bottas, Magnussen, Alonso, Ricciardo, Hulkenberg, Kvyat, Vettel and the rest...
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Lap 13: Rosberg's lead down to 4.3s
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Bottas passes Magnussen at Stowe and takes P4
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Alonso gets a 5sec stop-go penalty for being out of position at the first start
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Lap 12: Rosberg's lead down to 4.6s
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Ericsson drives slowly back into the pits, reports front suspension damage
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Maldonado and Gutierrez incident to be investigated
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Lap 11: Rosberg's lead now down to 4.9s
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Rosberg's lead is now 5.4s, so Hamilton has closed up a bit
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Here's the order: Rosberg, Hamilton, Button, Magnussen, Bottas, Alonso, Ricciardo and Hulkenberg
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Lap 11: Vettel pits
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Lap 10: Gutierrez goes off and into the gravel. He made contact with Maldonado prior to his off...
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Lap 10: Ricciardo by Hulkenberg
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Lap 9: Rosberg seems to be inching away - lead now 5.7s
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Ricciardo challenging Hulkenberg - can he get by?
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Lap 8: Rosberg leads by 5.6secs
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Ferrari has confirmed Raikkonen's accident was at 47g
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Lap 8: Alonso passes Hulkenberg into Brooklands
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Alonso under investigation - out of position on original start
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Rosberg and Hamilton flying, posting 1m 38s laps, rest on 1m 41s
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Lap 6: Rosberg leads Hamilton by 5.5s; Alonso passes Ricciardo and goes up to P8
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Alonso now up to P9 and by Kvyat
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Race control confirms: DRS enabled
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Lap 5: Rosberg leads Hamilton by 5.4s
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Lap 4: Rosberg leads - 5 seconds up on Hamilton; Button, Magnussen, Vettel, Bottas, Hulkenberg, Ricciardo, Kvyat and Alonso fill positions 3-10
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Bottas gains another place and passes Hulkenberg
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Replays show Alonso passing Sutil and getting up into P10
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Hamilton now up to 2nd
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Hamilton passes Button at Brooklands
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Rosberg sets the fastest lap, and pulls out a 4 sec gap on Button
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Bottas now by Ricciardo and up to P7
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Hamilton by Magnussen after the Dane goes wide
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Bottas up to P8 and by Kvyat
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Rosberg away well...
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Safety car in this lap
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Grosjean, Vergne and Perez now on the hard compound tyres too
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@InsideFerrari confirms: #FerrariGBRGP Kimi is substantially ok.
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So we are off again under the safety car; Alonso has switched to the medium compound tyres; Vettel and Ricciardo to the hard compound tyres
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Drivers getting ready now for re-start, helmet on - check; climb back into car - check...
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@Lotus_F1Team tweets: They haven't even colour matched the barriers. Gonna have to get them back next week... Race restart in 10mins
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TV pictures show the guardrail where Raikkonen went off. Looking brand new now. Well done Silverstone team!
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Race control: Race will be resumed at 14.05
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@Lotus_F1Team tweets: Proposals to put up traffic lights to enable the race to restart whilst repairs are ongoing have been rejected by teams
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Race control: Next update at 13.55
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@CaterhamF1 adds: @kamui_kobayashi "main thing is I hope Kimi's ok. Our car is fine to continue so let's get on with it again."
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@CaterhamF1 tweets: Just caught up with @kamui_kobayashi who's waiting patiently on the grid... "That could have been quite big eh! I saw Kimi make contact, then start coming back across the track. To the right was just debris so i went left.... but he kept coming and the tarmac started running out so I could only go onto the grass. I was very very close to the barrier and the car was bouncing all over the place, but I just made it through..."
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Another update due at 13.50
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Current track conditions: Track temp: 34 degrees; Air temp: 17 degrees; Humidity 56 per cent
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The stewards opt to take 'no further action' against Vergne and Perez
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Chilton has been handed a drive-through for coming into the pits under the red flags
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@MercedesAMGF1 tweets: Good to hear #Kimi is ok. Great respect for his radio call checking on @MassaFelipe19 too, who also appears fit & well. Good news all round.
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Then it is Sutil, Gutierrez, Alonso, Maldonado, Ericsson, Grosjean, Vergne and Perez. Chilton is in the pits
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So when we re-start, we believe the order will be: Rosberg, Button, Magnussen, Hamilton, Vettel, Hulkenberg, Ricciardo, Kvyat, Bottas and Bianchi.
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Stewards to investigate Vergne / Perez collision
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Ferrari spokesperson tells Sky Sports: Kimi is 'generally okay', his ankle is 'hurting the most'
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@InsideFerrari tweets: #FerrariGBRGP First thing Kimi said in the radio was "Is Felipe alright?". La prima cosa che ha chiesto Kimi per radio: "Felipe sta bene?".
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Replays show Chilton entered the pits when the red flag was being waved
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Message from race control: 'Guardrail repair underway. Next update in 15 minutes'.
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Chilton is under investigation for going back into the pits when the race was suspended. He should have gone back onto the grid
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@bbcf1 tweets: Picture of Raikkonen's crash with Massa- 15 min delay as barrier repair takes place http://bbc.in/1m5zPUV  pic.twitter.com/F64xdXRLWj
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@CaterhamF1 tweets: Both our cars are fine - somehow @kamui_kobayashi made it through that almost unscathed (bar some minor damage to his nose)
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@clubforce adds: The brilliant @SilverstoneUK people are at work to fix the damaged guard rail. It was a big shunt so it may take a bit. #HomeSweetHome
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@Lotus_F1Team tweets: Repair to a guard rail so will be a reasonable wait for restart. Cars being prepped on the grid. Cuppas being brewed at home.
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Felipe Massa: "My start was very bad. Then I was last and I saw Kimi spinning and I just turned to the right... it was a shame. It was a really difficult weekend..."
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@MercedesAMGF1 adds: To confirm - it'll be @nico_rosberg P1 @LewisHamilton P4 at the restart - which will take place behind the safety car #F1 #BritishGP
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@MercedesAMGF1 tweets: We're having a good look at @LewisHamilton's car after that nudge in the opening exchanges - all looks to be well #F1 #BritishGP
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Back to the order, outside the top 10 – it is: Sutil, Gutierrez, Alonso, Maldonado, Ericsson, Grosjean, Vergne, Perez; Chilton looks set to re-start from the pitlane
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Message from race control: 'Guardrail repair is necessary. Next update in 15 minutes.'
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So the order at the moment is: Vettel, Button, Magnussen, Hamilton, Vettel, Hulkenberg, Ricciardo, Kvyat, Bottas and Bianchi
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@MercedesAMGF1 tweets: It'll be a safety car restart - cars can be worked on while they're on the grid and tyres can be changed #F1 #BritishGP
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Marshals are clearing up the debris; Hulkenberg is told: 'Race will be re-started under the Safety Car...'
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Replays show Hamilton's start, passing Hulkenberg and Vettel; Vettel had a poor start from P2
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Replays of the start show Perez was spun by Vergne; Hamilton and Vettel got up close and personal... then Raikkonen went off at Aintree
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Massa's car is going to need some repairs before the off
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Cars back on the grid now - race will be re-started
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Replays show Raikkonen went wide and then when he came back on he lost it and hit the barriers, bouncing back onto the track and collecting Massa
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RED FLAG
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Raikkonen has climbed out. He seems to be limping..
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Massa has got caught up in that...
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Safety car deployed - Raikkonen has crashed out. Looks like a big one
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Lights out: Good start from Rosberg; Button up to second; Vettel down to fourth;
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Rosberg takes his place at the front of the grid. The rest slot into their places... - get ready!
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Cars begin formation lap – all get away cleanly...
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Tyre warmers are off...
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We believe everyone is starting on the medium compound tyres – except the Ferraris
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Air temp: 17 degrees
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The latest info we have on the weather is that there is a 30 per cent chance of rain in the race
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5 minute countdown - 50th British GP coming up
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Nigel Mansell on the gird there having a chat with Lewis Hamilton. Few words of advice maybe?
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Less than 10 minutes to go now until the off...
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Jenson qualified in third so it seems to be working so far...
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Pre-event Jenson said: “This race is going to be a special one for me because it was always such an important race for my dad. I’ll be wearing a special pink helmet and I’m hoping people will enter into the spirit of supporting the #pinkforpapa effort to wear something pink on Sunday to honour his memory. He won’t be there this year, but he’ll always be with us in spirit – I hope he brings me some extra luck on Sunday.”
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There is a lot of pink about today in memory of John Button, Jenson's father who passed away suddenly in January at the age of 70. Jenson is of course also sporting that special pink helmet
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Paddy Lowe tells Sky Sports: 'He just got the brakes a bit hot on the way to the grid. It is no problem...' Let's hope so.
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Alarm bells then for Hamilton already...
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Lewis Hamilton on radio: Check right rear brake – lots of smoke, must be a right rear fire
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National anthem time: God save the queen!
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It looks like we will get a dry race today – and it has been mainly sunny so far. Rain is forecast from 3pm (74 per cent chance) but the race should finish around 2.30pm. There are, however, some grey clouds around...
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Weather has – as usual in Britain – been a bit of a talking point. Friday was dry and sunny. Saturday was rather different. But at least that spiced up qualifying and gives us a really unusual grid, just a shame about Hamilton...
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So let’s get ready for the race...
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Just a reminder there are two DRS zones at Silverstone. The detection point of the first is 25m before Turn Three, with the activation point 30m after Turn Five. The second detection point is at Turn 11 with the activation point 55m after Turn 14.
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Our tip for the race: We’re hoping Lewis Hamilton will win on home soil. But he has made life difficult for himself after what happened in qualifying. Nico Rosberg has to be the favourite once again... So, in short: heart says Lewis, head says Nico.
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Pirelli’s Paul Hembery adds: “With mixed conditions throughout Saturday, it was a very complex qualifying session, in which judging the crossover point and amount of grip – which was constantly evolving – proved to be crucial. As a result, there were some surprises in the qualifying order all the way to the end. We’re still anticipating a two-stop race [though], from what should be a very interesting grid.”
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“A three-stop sprint strategy could also work (medium-medium-medium-hard) with stops on laps 18, 34 and 51. This however would leave drivers vulnerable of feeding into traffic during the closing stages of the race.”
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Pirelli says: “For the 52-lap British Grand Prix, a two-stop strategy is theoretically fastest, although some drivers might even try a one-stopper, if they want to do something different from lower down the grid. Our prediction for the quickest strategy is medium-medium-hard, stopping on laps 23 and 45.
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So how many stops are we likely to get?
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Ferrari (98), Force India (87), Williams (85) and McLaren (72) are all very close in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th respectively.
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In the Constructors’, Mercedes looks very strong, with 301 points on the board – more than double that of Red Bull (on 143)
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Behind them, Daniel Ricciardo is third on 83, followed by Fernando Alonso (79), Sebastian Vettel (60) and Nico Hulkenberg (59). That’s the top six
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Well, coming into the w/d Nico Rosberg leads the Drivers’ Championship by 29 points after he won in Austria. Rosberg has 165 points to Hamilton’s 136. Given where they qualified (P1 and P6 respectively), just like in Austria two weeks ago, Rosberg looks like he is in a good position to capitalise and extend his lead.
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What's the situation in the Drivers' and Constructors' Championships?
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Got all that? If not check out our starting grid story here: http://www.crash.net/f1/results/206420/1/british-grand-prix-starting-grid.html
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Bottas will start in P14 after the penalties mentioned previously with Massa in P15, Alonso in P16 and Raikkonen in P18
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Ferrari duo Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen and Williams duo Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa were all caught out by the conditions and went out in Q1.
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Pastor Maldonado was excluded from qualifying as Lotus was unable to provide a fuel-sample. He will start in P20, ahead of the two Caterhams, who failed to post a time in Q1 within the 107 per cent.
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Esteban Gutierrez is also demoted from P14 due to an unsafe release in Austria – that landed him with a ten-place grid penalty
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Max Chilton had qualified in P13, but drops back five-places due to a gearbox penalty
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Romain Grosjean will start in P11, one spot in front of Jules Bianchi’s Marussia – yes, you read that right!
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Sergio Perez, Daniel Ricciardo, Daniil Kvyat and Jean-Eric Vergne fill positions 7 through to 10
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Nico Hulkenberg will join Button on row two, with Kevin Magnussen fifth and Hamilton winding up sixth and very disappointed.
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However, the final sector was much improved and those who finished a lap were rewarded. Rosberg took pole with a 1:35.766, leaving him 1.6s clear of Sebastian Vettel who had been over two seconds down on Hamilton's original time after two sectors. Jenson Button was the top home driver in third place, albeit 2.5s down on Rosberg
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Conditions were changeable throughout qualifying with drivers starting Q3 on slick tyres but losing a lot of time in the final sector as light rain fell. Hamilton was on provisional pole position as everyone attempted one final run late on, but he backed off in the opening sector with conditions still far from ideal...
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Nico Rosberg took pole position after Lewis Hamilton failed to deliver
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Here’s a quick re-cap on qualifying...
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Welcome to Crash.net's live coverage of the F1 2014 British Grand Prix, round 9 in the championship
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That concludes our coverage of qualifying for the British GP. Stay tuned to Crash.net for all the post-qualifying news and reaction. Bye for now.
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Sergio Perez, Daniel Ricciardo, Daniil Kvyat and Jean-Eric Vergne complete the top ten
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Jenson Button is third followed by Nico Hulkenberg, Kevin Magnussen and Lewis Hamilton – who aborts his final run. Disaster for the Briton
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So, Nico Rosberg is on pole on a 1m 35.766s; Sebastian Vettel will join him on the front row
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Looks like they found a lot of time in the final sector
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Hamilton has ended up sixth
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Rosberg takes pole with a 1m 35.766s
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Hulkenberg quickest...
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Perez missed the 'flag - so can't set a time
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Chequered flag
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Rosberg on radio: Tell Lewis to hurry up
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Ricciardo, Kvyat and Vergne have stayed in the pits
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Button heads out with 2 minutes to go
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Raining on and off - is it all over?
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Vettel aborts his run - he has yet to set a time
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Ricciardo is fourth, with Kvyat, Vergne, Button, Hulkenberg and Magnussen in positions 5 through to 9
13:53
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Rosberg is 0.194s slower... Perez is 1.225s back
13:53
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Hamilton quickest on a 1m 39.232s after first runs
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Perez will be investigated post-session for impeding
13:51
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Rosberg on radio: Drizzle in Stowe
13:50
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Looking pretty dry now...
13:49
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Kvyat and Vergne first out for Q3
13:48
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Session is GREEN
13:47
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Marshals now recovering Gutierrez's Sauber at Luffield
13:46
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Replays show Maldonado going off and through the gravel trap
13:44
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Q3 next up...
13:44
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Grosjean’s best lap in Q2 was a 1m 38.496s – Ricciardo’s best one spot ahead was a 1m 38.166
13:42
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At the front, Hamilton was quickest on a 1m 34.870s. Then it was Rosberg, Vettel, Button, Kvyat, Hulkenberg, Perez, Magnussen, Vergne and Ricciardo
13:42
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Q2 drop-outs: Grosjean, Bianchi, Chilton, Gutierrez, Maldonado – and Sutil (who didn’t run after going off in Q1)
13:40
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Chequered flag...
13:39
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Perez tenth and on the cusp...
13:39
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Yellow flags
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Gutierrez has gone off into the barriers
13:39
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Hamilton now quickest on a 1m 35.000s - 0.179s off Rosberg; Vettel is now third - +1.410s
13:38
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Rosberg now quickest on a 1m 35.179s, 3.131s up on Vergne!
13:37
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Hamilton goes off track...
13:37
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Vergne quickest on a 1m 38.310s
13:37
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Now Gutierrez is best, then Bianchi goes top...
13:36
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Rosberg goes fastest on a 1m 42.730s - he has switched to dry tyres
13:35
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@CaterhamF1 tweets: Technical problems on @kamui_kobayashi's car hampered his final Q1 run, & a secotr 2 spin for @Ericsson_Marcus did the same.....
13:34
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Replays show Vettel put all four wheels off at Copse
13:33
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Button goes fourth
13:33
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Hamilton back top then... 0.187s up on Ricciardo
13:33
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Vettel's time has now been deleted - for exceeding the track limits - that drops him to 14th
13:32
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Vettel now quickest on a 1m 44.085s
13:31
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Hamilton now top on a 1m 44.639s - 0.653s up on Rosberg
13:30
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Rosberg goes fastest on a 1m 45.292s - 1.811s up on Vergne
13:29
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Vergne sets early pace a 1m 47.173s
13:29
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The drizzle has stopped now...
13:27
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Sutil got through to Q2 - but won't take part in the session as he went off into the gravel
13:26
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Everyone has gone out now - except Hamilton and Rosberg
13:25
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Session is GREEN
13:24
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Correction: Ericcson is ahead of Kobayashi in P21
13:23
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Grosjean, Gutierrez, Maldonado, Button, Ricciardo and Vettel in positions P11 to P16
13:23
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At front, Rosberg was quickest on a 1m 40.380s. Then came Kvyat, Hamilton, Button, Hulkenberg, Chilton, Perez, Magnussen, Sutil and Vergne
13:22
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More rain at the end of Q1 seemed to catch people out there
13:21
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Bottas' best lap was a 1m 45.318s – Vettel was only just ahead in P16 on a 1m 45.056s
13:20
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Q1 drop-outs: Bottas, Massa, Alonso, Raikonen, Kobayashi and Ericsson in positions 17 through to 22
13:19
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Chequered flag...
13:18
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Drama here - as both Williams' and Raikkonen are in the bottom six too
13:18
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Rosberg is quickest on a 1m 40.380s
13:17
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Sutil has gone off and beached his car
13:17
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Alonso has spun - is he out?
13:17
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Kvyat now quickest on a 1m 41.032s
13:16
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Button's time has been deleted for exceeding the track limits
13:16
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Replays show Ericsson going side-ways and then bouncing through the gravel
13:15
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Button had a big moment there out of the final corner - but kept it together to go top
13:15
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Gutierrez goes quickest on the dry tyres, then Sutil goes top, followed by Button on a 1m 39.791s
13:14
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@McLarenF1 tweets: A scramble in the pitlane as we fit Options to both cars. #BritishGP pic.twitter.com/xGUaKHG9k0
13:12
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Chilton, Kobayashi, Button, Sutil and Gutierrez switch to dry tyres
13:12
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Replays show Kvyat locking-up and then running wide
13:10
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Now Bottas takes fifth; Hamilton still top from Ricciardo, Rosberg and Vettel...
13:10
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Massa goes fifth
13:09
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@Marussia_F1Team tweets: Max heads in from P17. Some tricky calls to make on tyres. It's quite dry for Inters but looking like rain.
13:07
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Hamilton on radio, says should be on slicks - if they can keep the temperatures up
13:06
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Perez told on radio: There is more rain, but it is light rain...
13:06
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Replays show Raikkonen having a moment out of the final corner
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Vettel and Ricciardo lower the marker, then Hamilton goes top on a 1m 43.676s
13:05
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Gutierrez quickest at moment on a 1m 46.701s - 13 times on board
13:04
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Everyone out now - except the Williams'
13:04
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Chilton sets first time of session, a 1m 48.724
13:02
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Hamilton on radio: Track is very dry
13:01
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@MercedesAMGF1 tweets: Green light! We're hearing less standing water on track than in #FP3 thanks to the support races: it's going to be a greasy Q1... #F1
13:01
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Chilton one of the first out
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Session is GREEN
12:57
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Less than 5 minutes to go now until Q1 begins...
12:56
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Off-track, we are hearing rumours - again - that Lotus will switch to Mercedes engines next season. Nothing confirmed mind, although they do have capacity given McLaren will go with Honda in 2015
12:55
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Quick weather update: Conditions currently damp here. We keep getting sprinklings of rain and the risk for the session is 60 per cent
12:52
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Esteban Gutierrez has a 10-place penalty for an unsafe release in Austria
12:52
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Max Chilton comes into qualifying with a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change. He missed FP3 because of that
12:49
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FIA race director Charlie Whiting has told the drivers he will take a "zero tolerance" approach. Drivers that do this and do gain time will have that lap deleted – just like in Austria. Full story here: http://www.crash.net/f1/news/206381/1/drivers-given-zero-tolerance-over-turns-9-and-18.html
12:49
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Important to note that drivers have again been warned not to exceed the track limits at Turns 9 and 18
12:49
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On Friday, Mercedes came in 1-2 in both dry sessions; Lewis Hamilton set the best time of the day – a 1m 34.508s. Hamilton, however, stopped in FP2 due to an engine problem - missing the final 30 minutes. That meant he didn't get to do his long run
12:49
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Both Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg remained in the pits for the majority of the session - completing just nine laps between them - as Mercedes opted to save tyres with qualifying likely to take place in wet conditions. Fernando Alonso didn’t set a time either. Full report here: http://www.crash.net/f1/news/206379/1/vettel-tops-wet-fp3-at-silverstone.html
12:48
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Quick recap, Sebastian Vettel was fastest for Red Bull Racing in a wet final practice this morning, but neither Mercedes driver set a time.
12:45
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Welcome back! Crash.net's live commentary of qualifying for the British Grand Prix starts shortly
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That concludes our coverage of FP3 for the British GP. Join us later on for qualifying. In the meantime stay tuned to Crash.net for all the latest news and gossip. Bye for now.
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Vettel ends FP3 fastest on a 1m 52.522s. Ricciardo is second followed by Maldonado, Grosjean, Sutil and Kvyat. Magnussen, Button, Bottas and Raikkonen complete the top ten
11:01
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So, FP3 is a bit of a wash-out. Rosberg, Hamilton and Alonso all don’t bother to set a time. Chilton doesn’t set a time either – but that’s because he had a mechanical problem and needs a gearbox change
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Chequered flag
10:56
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Perez goes off at Stowe
10:55
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Replays also show part of Sutil's bodywork flying off his Sauber
10:54
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Replays show Nico Hulkenberg going wide
10:54
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Bottas goes seventh, believe that is his first timed run of the session
10:50
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Replays show Kvyat going off at Brooklands
10:49
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@InsideFerrari tweets: #FerrariGBRGP over and out, time to save tyres for qualy. Sessione finita, salviamo gomme per la qualifica pic.twitter.com/KDpO8oiZwP
10:48
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Replays show Vettel going off track
10:48
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@Marussia_F1Team tweets: So tricky in fact, that Jules just came a cropper, ending up in the gravel. Damage limited to front wing it seems.
10:45
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Yellow flags now as marshals recover Bianchi's car
10:44
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Replays show Sutil going off at Stowe as well
10:44
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Interestingly a few moments ago Marussia tweeted: @Marussia_F1Team Meanwhile, @Jules_Bianchi faring well in the tricky conditions. Currently P14.
10:43
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Bianchi goes off and into the barriers at Stowe
10:43
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@Lotus_F1Team tweets: Much as we don't like it when it rains at Silverstone, we're coming round to the idea if it means P3 and P4 pic.twitter.com/HI05UTX7Bk
10:40
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Recap: 20 mins to go - Top 6: Vettel 1m 52.522s; 2 Ricciardo 1m 52.631s; 3 Maldonado 1m 53.044s; 4 Grosjean 1m 53.566s; 5 Magnussen 1m 53.911s; 6 Button 1m 54.041s
10:38
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Hamilton runs wide at Stowe and then returns to the pits
10:36
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Vettel pushes Ricciardo down to second with a 1m 52.522s effort – 0.109s up on the sister car
10:35
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Still no times from the likes of Hamilton, Rosberg, Alonso, Massa and Bottas
10:33
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Grosjean is a lucky boy there - somehow he avoided the barriers
10:33
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Grosjean spins coming out of the final corner
10:32
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Ricciardo manages a 1m 53.911s lap, while Raikkonen then goes fifth; 12 times posted now
10:27
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Looks like this session could be a bit of wash-out. Teams will want to save tyres as there could be more rain on Sunday
10:26
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Maldonado sets a time now and goes fourth
10:25
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Magnussen now posts a 1m 54.092s effort to go top... only six times on the board
10:22
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Kvyat now sets a 1m 54.657s lap
10:21
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Vergne improves to a 1m 55.232s
10:20
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Kvyat on radio: Car balance very on the nose, it is very difficult to drive
10:20
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Vergne now quickest on a 1m 55.236s – 5 drivers have posted times
10:19
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Replays show Kvyat having a big slid out of the final corner
10:17
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It is now raining again
10:17
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Ericsson and Kobayashi set the first times of the day, a 1m 57.091s and a 1m 59.947s respectively...
10:15
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@Marussia_F1Team tweets: Frustration for Max as a gearbox problem sees him climb from the car, as the diagnosis dictates a gearbox change.
10:14
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Caterham's Kobayashi and Ericsson have the track to themselves
10:13
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Correction: Hamilton comes through the pits and is doing another practice start
10:12
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Hamilton returns to the pits
10:11
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@MercedesAMGF1 tweets: Both #F1 W05 Hybrids out for install laps and practice starts. Blue marked, wet weather @pirellisport tyres for the pair. #BritishGP
10:11
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Hamilton at end of pit lane now doing a practice start
10:10
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@CaterhamF1 tweets: "and then if it doesn't rain I think it'll be prime time pretty soon too, but now it's inters" @kamui_kobayashi
10:09
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No times yet on the board - but everyone has done at least one installation lap
10:08
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Hamilton out now too
10:07
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@Marussia_F1Team tweets: Jules completes an installation lap on his ex wet tyres. Reports that the track is pretty dry & will dry quickly IHO. pic.twitter.com/dCMsmpZoVi
10:06
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Scrub that, only Hamilton still to do an installation lap
10:06
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Almost everyone has been out now, except Hamilton, Kobayashi and Ricciardo
10:05
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Bottas on radio: Track conditions better than I expected
10:02
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Button on radio: There are some dry patches
10:02
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We count nine cars on track currently - doing installation laps of course
10:01
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Adrian Sutil is first out followed by a few more cars...
10:00
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Session is GREEN
10:00
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@Lotus_F1Team tweets: Drying up quite well ahead of #FP3 but still some damp patches in the paddock pic.twitter.com/Iwymki6fsA
09:57
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It's not raining at the moment - but whether it stays like that is anyone's guess
09:57
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Track conditions: Track temp: 21 degrees; Air temp: 16 degrees; Humidity: 90 per cent
09:56
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There was lots of heavy rain overnight and there is more forecast today
09:55
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Friday was nice and sunny at Silverstone. It is very different today!
09:53
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It was not all smiles at Mercedes, however, as Hamilton stopped in FP2 due to an engine problem - missing the final 30 minutes. That meant he didn't get to do his long run
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To recap on Friday practice: Mercedes was 1-2 in both FP1 and FP2, Nico Rosberg fastest in the first session, while Lewis Hamilton set the pace in the second. Hamilton also concluded the day with the best time overall, a 1m 34.508s
09:46
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Morning and welcome to Crash.net's live commentary of FP3 for the British Grand Prix
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That’s it from us for now. Join us tomorrow for live coverage of FP3. And don’t forget you can get all the latest F1 news by heading over to the F1 channel on Crash.net. Bye for now...
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Alonso comes in third on a 1m 35.244s followed by Ricciardo, Vettel, Bottas, Button, Magnussen, Raikkonen and Vergne. Massa is 11th
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As a result Hamilton does 14 laps, Rosberg does 35
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So, Hamilton ends FP2 quickest on a 1m 34.508s. Rosberg is 2nd on a 1m 34.736s. But Hamilton of course missed the final 30 minutes after his car ground to a halt...
15:30
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Chequered flag
15:29
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Final minute
15:24
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Replays show part of the engine cover flapping about on Bottas' Williams
15:20
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Less than 10 minutes remaining now
15:20
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@MercedesAMGF1 tweets: Engine problem cuts the day short for @LewisHamilton - investigations underway as we speak... #F1 #BritishGP #FP2
15:19
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Vergne's car is quickly cleared
15:17
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Vergne stops at Village with left-front damage - replays show something has failed
15:13
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@MercedesAMGF1 tweets: As @LewisHamilton heads back to base for a debrief (we'll keep you posted) @nico_rosberg continues his long run - 17mins of #FP2 to go #F1
15:10
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Hamilton walks back into the paddock - helmet remains on...
15:06
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Ericsson reports a terminal engine problems and heads down the old pit lane
15:04
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Replays show Kobayashi fighting with his Caterham through the final corner
15:02
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@MercedesAMGF1 tweets: That wasn't in the programme... @LewisHamilton comes to a halt at T3. We're looking into it now... #F1 #BritishGP #FP2
15:01
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Hamilton reports: 'Engine killed, no shifting'. He has now climbed out of the car. Car just ground to a halt in Turn 4
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Hamilton has stopped out on track
14:59
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Recap: 30 mins left - Top 6: 1 Hamilton 1m 34.508s; 2 Rosberg 1m 34.736s; 3 Alonso 1m 35.244s; 4 Ricciardo 1m 35.511s; 5 Vettel 1m 35.627s; 6 Bottas 1m 36.016s
14:58
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We are now hearing the stewards have ruled no action will be taken - as both slowed sufficiently
14:57
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As an aside, news coming in that Rosberg and Ricciardo are under investigation for overtaking under the red flags this morning
14:49
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@MercedesAMGF1 adds: This can have a big effect on the car - particularly in terms of braking points - keeping the drivers right on their toes! #F1 #FP2
14:48
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@MercedesAMGF1 tweets: Base winds of 22-23 with gusts up to 40kmh are commonplace @SilverstoneUK, with direction often changing overnight #SilverStunners #F1
14:44
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Alonso now third on a 1m 35.244s
14:40
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Hamilton now re-takes top spot with a 1m 34.508s – 0.228s up on Rosberg. He was also on the medium tyres
14:40
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Rosberg goes top now on a 1m 34.736s – it is his first run on the medium tyres
14:37
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@OfficialSF1Team tweets: #Guti on his first stint on medium tyres, currently P7 #FP2
14:35
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Replays show Grosjean going off at Luffield
14:32
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Bottas has done the most laps so far, 14. Bianchi has only done 4 due to battery issues
14:31
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Massa up to seventh on a 1m 37.207s
14:30
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Recap: 30 mins in - Top 6: 1 Hamilton 1m 35.424s; 2 Ricciardo 1m 35.511s; 3 Rosberg 1m 35.645s; 4 Alonso 1m 36.024s; 5 Vettel 1m 36.108s; 6 Magnussen 1m 37.116s
14:29
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Ricciardo up to second now, just 0.087s off Hamilton
14:28
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@WilliamsRacing tweets: Felipe thanks the guys for their hard work on the radio before heading out- really was an impressive turnaround #FP2 pic.twitter.com/KfRcpVLXNW
14:27
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Massa is out now on track
14:27
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Replays also show Kvyat having a huge moment out of Stowe
14:25
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Replays show Vettel having a bit of a moment in Becketts
14:21
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The Red Bulls are out on their installation laps
14:20
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Grosjean on radio: Car is really, really bad
14:19
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Hamilton now betters that – a 1m 35.424s
14:19
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Rosberg on a hot lap and goes quickest on a 1m 35.645s
14:16
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Hamilton slots into P3 - 1m 36.694s
14:15
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Rosberg goes second on a 1m 36.222s
14:14
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Replays show Hamilton having a big lock-up
14:13
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No sign yet of the Red Bulls or Massa
14:12
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Alonso lowers the marker to a 1m 36.024s
14:11
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Bottas now goes quickest on a 1m 37.363s; 15 drivers have set times now
14:11
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Nico Hulkenberg on radio complains of oversteer
14:10
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Button improves and posts a 1m 37.414s; 14 times on the leaderboard now
14:09
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@WilliamsRacing adds: All four corners of Felipe's car have been fixed and car is now being set-up - so the boys have been busy.... We aim to be out soon! #FP2
14:08
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@WilliamsRacing tweets: Felipe [Massa] is in the garage while the boys continue working after his earlier crash and hopes to be on track soon #FP2
14:06
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Times tumbling now, Button currently quickest on a 1m 37.608s; 10 times on the board
14:05
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Bottas sets the first time of the afternoon a 1m 39.032s. The quickest time in FP1 was a 1m 35.424s
14:01
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Chilton and Bottas are first out
14:00
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Current track conditions: Track temp: 35 degrees; Air temp: 21 degrees
14:00
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Session is GREEN
13:57
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But as in FP1 is rather windy - which will unsettle the cars
13:55
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Still dry and sunny here at Silverstone...
13:49
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If you missed FP1, to recap: Nico Rosberg was quickest, 0.731 seconds up on Lewis Hamilton. Then came Fernando Alonso, Daniel Ricciardo, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel. Felipe Massa had a big crash, but walked away unharmed. Full report here – http://www.crash.net/f1/news/206330/1/rosberg-tops-disjointed-fp1-session.html
13:46
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Welcome back for the start of FP2 for the British GP
11:35
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That’s it from us for now. Join us later for live coverage of FP2 at 2pm UK time. In the meantime head over to the F1 channel on Crash.net for all the latest news and gossip.
11:34
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Maldonado doesn't set a time and only does 2 installation laps, bad session too for Williams after Massa's crash and after mechanical issues sideline Wolff early on
11:33
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Button finishes up 7th on a 1m 36.963s
11:32
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Then it is: 2 Hamilton 1m 36.155s; 3 Alonso 1m 36.263s; 4 Ricciardo 1m 36.623s; 5 Raikkonen 1m 36.703s; 6 Vettel 1m 36.921s
11:31
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So, Rosberg ends FP1 quickest on a 1m 35.424s. He does 25 laps
11:31
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Grosjean on radio: The rear is doing whatever it wants...
11:30
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Replays showing Vettel going off and onto the grass at T1
11:30
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Chequered flag
11:29
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Final minute now
11:29
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Perez then lets Alonso by...
11:28
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Alonso and Perez having a little 'battle'
11:23
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Replays show Frijns locking up
11:18
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@CaterhamF1 tweets: Very solid work in the garage and @RFrijns is back out with 14 minutes left in FP1
11:17
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Ricciardo returns to the pits, he reports gearbox problems
11:16
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Into the final 15 minutes now; Rosberg still quickest on a 1m 35.424s
11:09
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Perez back in the garage
11:08
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Just three cars circulating on track - Button, Kvyat and Perez
11:06
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Session is GREEN again
11:04
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Ericsson's car is beached so we are still under YELLOWS
11:02
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Ericsson is now out of the car
11:00
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Yellow flags – Ericsson off at Becketts
10:59
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Recap: 30 mins to go - Top 6: 1 Rosberg 1m 35.424s; 2 Hamilton 1m 36.155s; 3 Alonso 1m 36.354s; 4 Ricciardo 1m 36.623s; 5 Raikkonen 1m 36.703s; 6 Vettel 1m 36.921s
10:58
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Rosberg breaks into the 1m 35s – with a 1m 35.424s
10:57
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Hamilton goes second on a 1m 36.155; 0.097s off Rosberg
10:55
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Lots of cars on track now trying to make up time after the 15-16 minute red flag period
10:53
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Bianchi sets his first time of the day - a 1m 40.008s
10:52
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Button goes fourth now on a 1m 36.693s
10:51
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Update on Frijns - @CaterhamF1 tweets: On closer inspection of @RFrijns' car it looks like an electrical issue is causing a misfire in the PU. Pushing for him to get back out...
10:50
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Unconfirmed news coming in that Wolff had an engine failure
10:49
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Vettel goes ninth on a 1m 38.497s; still no times from Maldonado, Bianchi and Frijns
10:47
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Kvyat goes sixth on a 1m 37.830s – 1.772s off Rosberg
10:44
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Daniil Kvyat is first man back on track
10:43
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Session is GREEN again
10:42
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Interesting tweet from @RenaultSportF1: Over 60% of the track is taken at full throttle; from Luffield to Stowe the ICE, turbo and MGU-H are flat out for a total of almost 40sec
10:41
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Message from race control: Session will re-start at 10.43
10:39
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Felipe Massa tells Sky Sports: "I just went outside on the kerb and it pushed me out. I then crashed. I am fine. It is not a very good start."
10:38
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The recovery trucks bring the two Williams’ back to the garage. Wolff of course stopped out on track with oil pressure problems early on
10:36
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Time ticking away here...
10:34
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Session is still RED as marshals clear up the mess from Massa’s off; Will Williams be able to repair his car in time for FP2? Let’s hope so
10:32
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Recap: 30 mins in - Top 6: 1 Rosberg 1m 26.058; 2 Alonso 1m 36.889s; 3 Raikkonen 1m 37.385s; 4 Ricciardo 1m 37.592s; 5 Magnussen 1m 37.640s; 6 Vergne 1m 38.020s
10:30
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Replays show Massa lost it out of Stowe. He then went over the kerb and the car went sideways into the wall
10:28
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It was a big one, car has taken heavy damage – thankfully Massa is okay
10:27
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Nico Rosberg goes quickest on a 1m 36.058s; RED FLAG – Felipe Massa has crashed
10:26
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Raikkonen sets a new top time, a 1m 37.485s, then he is immediately beaten by Fernando Alonso with a 1m 36.889s
10:25
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Jean-Eric Vergne now quickest on a 1m 38.020s, 0.264 seconds up on Daniil Kvyat. Button now third; 18 times on board
10:24
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@CaterhamF1 tweets: We have an issue on @RFrijns' car that needs the floor off for a closer inspection
10:24
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Button still top at moment, 0.285 seconds up on Hamilton
10:22
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Replays show Nico Rosberg going wide at Turn 3
10:22
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Susie reports that she lost oil pressure
10:21
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Susie Wolff has stopped at Vale chicane
10:20
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More times being posted now, Jenson Button goes top on a 1m 38.412s – 10 times now set...
10:20
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Susie Wolff quickest overall now on a 1m 44.212, although only four times on the board...
10:18
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Marcus Ericsson posts the first time of the day, a 1m 50.811s
10:16
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Pastor Maldonado is at the end of the pit lane, he has been told to stop the car and is then pushed back into the garage by his mechanics
10:15
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Just a note on the weather, FP1 looks set to be dry, although FP2 could be wet – at least for the final 30 minutes. Chances of rain from 3pm+ set to be 14 per cent
10:13
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Still no times - although everyone has done at least one installation lap. Magnussen has done three in his McLaren
10:12
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Jenson Button is sporting a special pink helmet this weekend; @McLarenF1 tweets: Lookin' good - @JensonButton's #pinkforpapa helmet in residence in the car. #FP1 #BritishGP pic.twitter.com/a6TzLQBADC
10:11
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Renault Sport F1 tweets: Over the years Silverstone has become known as a power track and this year will be no different with the hybrid units. In fact the high torque, low downforce cars should produce even quicker speeds than we have seen in previous years.
10:09
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Lewis Hamilton returns to the pits, reports: 'Steering is not straight...'
10:05
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Everyone has done an installation lap now - except Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton
10:03
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We forgot to mention that Wolff is using Valtteri Bottas’ Williams for FP1. Apologises
10:03
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Replays show Magnussen having a bit of a moment at Luffield
10:01
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Kevin Magnussen is first out
10:01
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Current track conditions: Track temp: 27 degrees; Air temp: 17 degrees; Humidity 71 per cent - and it is dry!
10:00
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Session is GREEN
09:58
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Other FP1 only runners will be Robin Frijns (in at Caterham and driving Kamui Kobayashi’s car), Dani Juncadella (in at Force India and driving Nico Hulkenberg’s car) and Giedo van der Garde (in at Sauber and driving Nick Heidfeld’s car)
09:51
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There will be a number of test / reserve drivers out in FP1, including Susie Wolff. She will become the first woman to take part in an F1 weekend for 22 years shortly...
09:50
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Just 10 minutes or so to go now until practice gets underway...
09:47
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Pirelli has nominated its two hardest compound tyres for this event, the hard and the medium
09:46
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The British GP is round nine in the 2014 FIA F1 World Championship and of course takes place at Silverstone
09:46
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09:46
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09:46
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