BRITISH GP


 

Qualifying     Grid     Race    

 

Round 10 – Silverstone, 12 to 14 July

 

All times UK

Day

Session

Times

Sky

Channel Four

Fri 12th  

FP1

1000 to 1130

0945 to 1150

0955 to 1150

 

FP2

1400 to 1530

1345 to 1550

1355 to 1535

Sat 13th 

FP3

1100 to 1200

1030 to 1210

1055 to 1225

 

Qual

1400 to 1500-ish

1300 to 1540

1255 to 1550

Sun 14th

Race

1410 to 1540-ish

1230 to 1730

1255 to 1730

 

Individual driver’s tyre choices:

 

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Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

1

4

8

Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

1

4

8

Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)

1

3

9

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)

1

3

9

Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

1

3

9

Pierre Gasly (Red Bull)

1

3

9

Daniel Ricciardo (Renault)

2

1

10

Nico Hulkenberg (Renault)

1

2

10

Kevin Magnussen (Haas)

1

3

9

Romain Grosjean (Haas)

1

3

9

Carlos Sainz (McLaren)

1

4

8

Lando Norris (McLaren)

1

4

8

Sergio Perez (Racing Point)

2

2

9

Lance Stroll (Racing Point)

2

2

9

Kimi Raikkonen (Sauber)

1

3

9

Antonio Giovinazzi (Sauber)

1

3

9

Daniil Kvyat  (Toro Rosso)

1

3

9

Alexander Albon (Toro Rosso)

1

3

9

George Russell  (Williams)

1

5

7

Robert Kubica (Williams)

2

4

7

 

 

FP1:

·      Quite interesting session. Even had a few drops of rain after an hour or so, but it didn’t come to much. Indeed, the track improved notably once it got totally dry in the following sunshine, witnessed by Gasly’s last-minute fastest lap.

·      Bottas had topped the times for most of the session, except for short periods when Hamilton went a bit faster.

·      At the other end of the timesheet, Grosjean embarrassed himself by spinning a couple of times, once into the barrier in the pit exit lane and needed a new nose/front wing.

·      Raikkonen had an engine problem and was pushed off the circuit quite early on.

·      By the way, I watched the session on Channel, and now I know why I watch Sky: Eddie Jordan, numpty of the first water spouting on (did you see what I did there?) and one of the commentators referring to drivers saying Emerson Fittipladi was “… one of the first from South America.” What?! Fangio? Et al? For goodness sake!

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Gasly

Red Bull-Honda

1m27.173s 

2

Bottas

Mercedes

 

3

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

 

4

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

5

Leclerc

Ferrari

1m28.253s 

6

Vettel

Ferrari

 

7

Hulkenberg

Renault

 

8

Ricciardo

Renault

 

9

Albon

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

10

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

 

11

Norris

McLaren-Renault

1m29.170s 

12

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

13

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

14

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

15

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

1m30.099s 

16

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

 

17

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

 

18

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

19

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

1m30.811s 

20

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

1m32.121s 

 

FP2:

·      Grosjean stuck in the garage with a hydraulic leak (either that or the teams told him that to keep the car in the garage and save body on replacing bodywork…!!!)

·      The rest of the session went very much as normal. Ricciardo pulled over with 15 minutes to go with his engine “switched off.”

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Bottas

Mercedes

1m26.732s 

2

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

3

Leclerc

Ferrari

 

4

Vettel

Ferrari

 

5

Gasly

Red Bull-Honda

 

6

Norris

McLaren-Renault

 

7

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

1m27.562s 

8

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

 

9

Albon

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

10

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

11

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

12

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

 

13

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

14

Ricciardo

Renault

 

15

Hulkenberg

Renault

 

16

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

17

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

18

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

1m28.794s 

19

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

1m29.935s 

20

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

1m30.574s 

 

FP3:

·      Overcast and even a bit of drizzle during the session, but it soon cleared and the track evolved nicely.

·      Are Mercedes sandbagging a bit – wouldn’t be the first time!!

·      Williams weaknesses really highlighted at this long, fast circuit. I just hope they can recover as it looks like McLaren are before the sponsors give up and they have to close doors.

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Leclerc

Ferrari

1m25.905s 

2

Vettel

Ferrari

 

3

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

4

Gasly

Red Bull-Honda

 

5

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

 

6

Bottas

Mercedes

 

7

Norris

McLaren-Renault

 

8

Hulkenberg

Renault

1m26.945s 

9

Ricciardo

Renault

 

10

Albon

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

11

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

12

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

 

13

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

14

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

 

15

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

 

16

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

17

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

18

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

1m27.598s 

19

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

1m29.065s 

20

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

1m29.450s 

 

Q1:

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Hamilton

Mercedes

1m25.513s 

2

Leclerc

Ferrari

 

3

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

 

4

Bottas

Mercedes

 

5

Vettel

Ferrari

6

Norris

McLaren-Renault

7

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

8

Gasly

Red Bull-Honda

9

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

10

Ricciardo

Renault

11

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

12

Albon

Toro Rosso-Honda

13

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

1m26.448s 

14

Hulkenberg

Renault

 

15

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

1m26.640s 

16

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

1m26.662s 

17

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

18

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

19

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

1m27.789s 

20

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

1m28.257s 

 

Q2: 

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Leclerc

Ferrari

1m25.546s 

2

Bottas

Mercedes

 

3

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

4

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

 

5

Vettel

Ferrari

6

Gasly

Red Bull-Honda

7

Ricciardo

Renault

8

Norris

McLaren-Renault

9

Hulkenberg

Renault

10

Albon

Toro Rosso-Honda

1m26.403s

11

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

1m26.519s

12

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

1m26.546s

13

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

 

14

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

 

15

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

1m26.928s 

 

Q3:

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Bottas

Mercedes

1m25.093s 

2

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

3

Leclerc

Ferrari

 

4

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

 

5

Gasly

Red Bull-Honda

6

Vettel

Ferrari

7

Ricciardo

Renault

1m26.182s

8

Norris

McLaren-Renault

9

Albon

Toro Rosso-Honda

10

Hulkenberg

Renault

1m26.385s

 

GRID:

Assuming no overnight penalties, the grid will look like this…

Pos

Driver

Car

Pts

 

1

Bottas

Mercedes

22

 

2

Hamilton

Mercedes

20

 

3

Leclerc

Ferrari

19

 

4

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

18

 

5

Gasly

Red Bull-Honda

17

6

Vettel

Ferrari

16

7

Ricciardo

Renault

15

8

Norris

McLaren-Renault

14

9

Albon

Toro Rosso-Honda

13

10

Hulkenberg

Renault

12

11

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

10

12

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

9

13

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

8

 

14

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

7

 

15

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

6

 

16

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

5

 

17

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

4

 

18

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

3

 

19

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

2

 

20

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

1

 

 

RACE:

·      Not quite incident-packed but certainly interesting with one or two incidents. First of all we had the two Haas cars coming together early on and damaging each other. They both came into the pits to change tyres and Magnussen lasted a few laps and Grosjean a bit longer before they both came in with too much damage to both worth continuing. I wouldn’t be surprised if Gunther Stein had gone home in disgust by then!!

·      Giovinazzi’s right rear tyre failed and pitched him into the gravel. The authorities decided to use the safety car which bunched everyone up and made the rest of the race exciting.

·      There was a lot of racing going on during the race, especially between Leclerc and Verstappen, and then between Verstappen and Vettel, which ended with the next incident…

·      Vertappen passed Vettel and then ran a little wide which compromised him slightly so he defended by positioning on the inside for the next corner. Vettel simply misjudged his closing speed and despite slamming on the brakes drove into the back of Verstappen and pitched them both into the gravel.  They both managed to get going again but Vettel had damage that required a new nose/front wing, while Verstappen was able to carry on. Vettel came out in last and still got a ten-second penalty, dropping him from 15th.

Pos

Driver

Car

Laps

Pts

1

Hamilton

Mercedes

52

23

FL

2

Bottas

Mercedes

52

20

3

Leclerc

Ferrari

52

19

4

Gasly

Red Bull-Honda

52

18

5

Verstappen

Red Bull-Renault

52

17

6

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

52

16

7

Ricciardo

Renault

52

15

8

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

52

14

9

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

52

13

10

Hulkenberg

Renault

52

12

11

Norris

McLaren-Renault

52

10

12

Albon

Toro Rosso-Honda

52

9

13

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

52

8

14

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

51

7

15

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

51

6

16

Vettel

Ferrari

51

5

Penalty

17

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

51

4

18

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

18

3

Rear Tyre

19

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

9

2

Damage

20

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

6

1

Damage

 

                                                                       

 

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