Oscar Piastri (AUS) McLaren MCL38 stops in the pit lane. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 12, British Grand Prix,
Oscar Piastri (AUS) McLaren MCL38 stops in the pit lane. Formula 1 World…

2024 F1 British Grand Prix - Friday Practice - As it happened

A recap of what happened in Friday F1 practice at the British Grand Prix.

05 Jul 2024
13:13
Piastri goes clear

Making the most of the softs, Piastri storms to the top now with a 1m27.631s, less than a tenth ahead of Verstappen.

13:07
Current order

Verstappen, Russell, Leclerc, Sainz, Hamilton, Hulkenberg, Ocon, Bottas, Stroll and Piastri.

13:04
Verstappen on top now

A 1m27.764s for the Red Bull driver on the mediums - a tenth ahead of Sainz.

12:58
Good time from Sainz

He goes fastest now with a 1m27.925s. Ferrari aren't expected to fare too well here given the high-speed nature and the bouncing they've struggled with.

12:56
Hamilton makes it a Mercedes 1-2

Hamilton goes 0.003s ahead of Russell at the top of the pile.

12:53
Bearman into fifth

A strong lap from Bearman albeit on the softs puts him fifth overall. 

Russell improves at the top to a 1m28.046s.

12:50
Russell lowers the benchmark

A 1m28.156s for Russell puts him 0.2s clear of Verstappen at the top of the timesheets. Hamilton is 0.3s off now in third.

12:46
FP1 back underway

Tsunoda's car has been cleared and FP1 is back underway. 

12:44
12:39
Red flag

Tsunoda has dropped it into the gravel trap so the session has been stopped.

12:37
Hamilton leads the way now

A 1m29.035s for Hamilton puts him 0.8s clear of Tsunoda. Verstappen is third overall currently.

12:35
A dominant start for Verstappen

Verstappen heads the timesheets by 1.2s ahead of Bottas.

12:33
Issue for Stroll

"Brake pedal is very long. Think there's an issue. Now there's BBW fail."

12:30
FP1 is underway

Russell, Hamilton and Bearman take to the track as first practice kicks off at Silverstone.

12:26
Driver swaps for FP1

A number of changes in FP1 with teams opting to run young drivers.

  • Isack Hadjar is driving for Red Bull in place of Sergio Perez
  • Franco Colapinto is in Logan Sargeant's Williams
  • Jack Doohan steps in for Pierre Gasly at Alpine
  • Oliver Bearman gets another Haas outing for Kevin Magnussen
12:14
Upgrades for this weekend

Many teams have new parts for this weekend

Here's a run down from our Silverstone F1 paddock insider 

Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 12, British Grand Prix, Silverstone, England,
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 12,…
12:09
Welcome

Good afternoon and welcome to the Crash.net live blog for Friday practice at the British Grand Prix.

Follow all of the action across this weekend here.