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F1 2015: British GP – Hamilton Tops Final Practice

Lewis Hamilton has set the fastest time in the final practice session ahead of the British grand prix.

The current world championship leader experience a difficult Friday which left him trailing behind teammate Nico Rosberg for both of the free practice session. However, overnight changes made to his Mercedes enable Hamilton to set the fastest time overall in the hour long session. The number 44 Mercedes clocked a fastest time of 1:32:917.

Nico Rosberg kept close company to Lewis Hamilton in second place ahead of the Ferrari’s of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel. Toro Rosso drivers Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz completed the top six. Verstappen was quoted yesterday as saying that his Toro Rosso is second only to the Mercedes in terms of pace. The Williams duo of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas were seventh and eighth with Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado completing the top ten.

McLaren’s continued their plan of saving on engine mileage but Fernando Alonso’s car still ran into problems. A suspected hydraulic issue lef the Spaniard with only six laps on the board and unable to complete a run on the medium compound tyre in the final part of the session.

 

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Natalie Le Clue is an F1 aficionado of the most dedicated vein. And, true to form for any F1-enamoured junkie, she readily admits to crying the first time she saw a F1 car, calling it an ‘overwhelming moment’. Natalie has won the 2010 gSport Woman In Media award, the 2015 Woman In Media Print award, and has been named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in South African Sport by the Department of Sport and Recreation. Natalie is currently serving as SAfm's F1 correspondent. Follow Natalie on Twitter @nlc27

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2017 Hungarian GP Broadcast Times

CDTBSTGMT+2Local
Free Practice 1Friday 03:00Friday 09:00Friday 10:00Friday 10:00
Free Practice 2Friday 08:00Friday 13:00Friday 14:00Friday 14:00
Free Practice 3Saturday 04:00Saturday 10:00Saturday 11:00Saturday 11:00
QualifyingSaturday 08:00Saturday 13:00Saturday 14:00Saturday 14:00
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2017 Drivers Championship

Pos.DriverPoints
1 Sebastian Vettel177
2 Lewis Hamilton176
3 Valtteri Bottas154
4 Daniel Ricciardo117
5 Kimi Raikkonen98
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