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Mercedes to the fore at Silverstone as Rosberg leads Hamilton in dominant final practice session

Mercedes demonstrated exactly why they are hot-favorites for claiming yet another pole position this season in Silverstone, as Nico Rosberg led crowd-favourite Lewis Hamilton in a gripping final practice session for the British Grand Prix. The Red Bulls of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber are likely to be the German marquee’s stiffest competition in qualifying as the duo finished the session in 3rd and 4th places respectively.

Romain Grosjean capped an incident-free session in 5th place ahead of big-guns such as Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen who completed the session 7th and 8th fastest respectively.


Mercedes, Red Bull in the fray as Rosberg tops British GP practice

Nico Rosberg topped the charts for Mercedes on a cold and damp afternoon at Silverstone in free practice for the British Grand Prix. The Mercedes, true to recent form took the top spot on one lap pace, trailed by the Red Bull duo of Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel.

The German driver, who took pole position in three races preceding Canada and famously won the Monaco Grand Prix, was fastest with a 1:32.248s lap, three tenths of a second up on Webber.  The Australian has always been strong on the fast sweeps of the Northamptonshire track- his lap of 1:32.547 a tenth and a half quicker than three-time world champion teammate Vettel, who posted a 1:32.832 best.


Félix da Costa and Sainz Jr to feature at Silverstone Young Driver Test

Infiniti Red Bull Racing announced today that Red Bull Junior Team drivers António Félix da Costa and Carlos Sainz Junior will be taking part in the Young Driver Test set for 17-19 July at Silverstone in the UK. Antonio will be at the wheel for the first two days of the test, with Carlos completing the team’s running at the Northamptonshire circuit on day three.

No stranger to F1 machinery, Portuguese racer Félix da Costa took part in last year’s Young Driver Test at Yas Marina, where he put Red Bull Racing on top of the timesheet on his second day. Earlier this season, he filled the role of reserve driver for Infiniti Red Bull Racing, while regular reserve Sébastien Buemi was on duty at other series (he was racing at the World Endurance Championships during the Chinese Grand Prix and Le Mans testing while we were at the Canadian Grand Prix).


Williams celebrates 600 Races at the British Grand Prix

The Williams F1 Team is celebrating a landmark achievement this weekend at the British Grand Prix - reaching 600 races in Formula One.

Founded in 1977 by Frank Williams and Patrick Head, Williams has secured 297 podiums, 114 race wins and 16 World Championship titles over the past 36 years. Nine of these titles have been won in the Constructors’ Championship, with the remaining seven titles being Drivers’ Championships won with Alan Jones, Keke Rosberg, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve. Williams has grown into a significant international business since its inception and its achievements have earned Founder and Team Principal Frank Williams a knighthood in the 1999 New Year’s Honours List to augment France’s highest decoration, the legion d’Honneur.


Vettel romps to runaway victory for Red Bull in Canada as Webber finishes in 4th place

Sebastian Vettel made it third time lucky in Canada by cruising to a dominating victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The result ensured Sebastian Vettel extended his lead at the top of the Driver’s Championship to 36 points over 2nd placed man Fernando Alonso whilst Aussie Mark Webber brought home valuable points in a fine 4th placed finish.

The start of the race saw Vettel get off to a clean start to lead the pack into the first corner as Webber pounced on the Williams of Valtteri Bottas to get up into 4th place. After the first round of pit-stops was complete the running order remained the same as the runaway race leader opened up a huge gap over the chasing pack.


Weekend to forget for Lotus in Canada as Raikkonen finishes in a lowly 9th place

The Lotus team flattered to deceive yet again as the Enstone based outfit had a weekend to forget as Kimi Raikkonen brought home points in a lowly 9th placed finish whilst Romain Grosjean starting from the back of the grid finished in 13th place outside the points scoring positions.

The start of the race saw the Iceman Raikkonen remain static in 10th place without making much headway up the field as Grosjean found himself  climbing up the field, but not anywhere near the points scoring positions.


Mercedes continue to impress as Hamilton finishes on the podium whilst Rosberg nabs 5th place in Canada

The Mercedes team enjoyed a productive weekend in Canada as Lewis Hamilton led the Silver Arrows charge with an excellent 3rd place finish whilst Nico Rosberg encountered tyre troubles as he pitted 3 times during the course of the 70 lap race to finish in a fine 5th place.

The start of the race saw the Mercedes duo of Hamilton and Rosberg get the jump on the Williams of Valtteri Bottas to run in 2nd and 3rd places respectively.


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