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British GP: Verstappen completes double, Leclerc fails to show up after electrical issue

British GP: Verstappen completes double, Leclerc fails to show up after electrical issue

Alex Albon's strong performance and Williams' surprising third-place finish stood out in the session.

British GP LIVE Streaming: Formula 1 Live Streaming: Max Verstappen completed a double in Friday’s Practice sessions as he ends the FP2 session 0.022s ahead of Carlos Sainz.

Williams’ Alex Albon had a fantasic outing in both practice session as he secured another third place finish.

After an incident-packed F2 qualifying, the start of the session was delayed by five minutes to accommodate barrier repairs and track sweeping, but the full 60 minutes of running were still available to the field – bar the sidelined Leclerc – as they racked up further valuable data for the remainder of the weekend.
Alex Albon’s strong performance and Williams’ surprising third-place finish stood out in the session.

It was 2022 pole-sitter and race winner Sainz who set the early pace on medium tyres, only for reigning double world champion Verstappen to reclaim top spot when drivers moved over to softs as the halfway mark of the session approached.

Verstappen finished up with a best time of 1m 28.078s, more than half a second quicker than his FP1 benchmark, but Sainz sat just 0.022s adrift, with Albon and Williams continuing to impress via a run to third on the timesheets.

Sergio Perez wound up fourth, a quarter of a second away from team mate Verstappen, while rookie Logan Sargeant underlined Williams’ strong start to the weekend by posting a lap time quick enough to round out the top five positions.

With their factory just a few hundred metres from the circuit, Aston Martin ended their day in sixth and 10th respectively, Lance Stroll leading the team’s charge over Fernando Alonso – albeit with the Canadian losing a mirror and taking a stone to the finger, and the Spaniard losing one of his runs to an issue at the front-left of his car.

Nico Hulkenberg went from 20th and last in FP1 to seventh fastest in FP2, with the Alpine of Pierre Gasly and McLaren of Oscar Piastri slotting between the Haas driver and the aforementioned Alonso to complete the top half of the field.

Mercedes had another quiet session – despite this time running soft tyres – as George Russell took 12th, just behind Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu, and Lewis Hamilton placed 15th, having run wide and launched over the kerbs exiting Stowe.

Esteban Ocon and Lando Norris were 13th and 14th in their respective Alpine and McLaren machines, as Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo), Kevin Magnussen (Haas) and the AlphaTauris of Yuki Tsunoda and Nyck de Vries brought up the rear ahead of Leclerc – De Vries enduring a scary moment after the chequered flag had flown as he suffered a sudden front-right puncture on his AlphaTauri.

Ferrari mechanics were huddled around Leclerc’s car in the early minutes of the session as they attempted to repair an electrical issue, but the crew were unable to complete a fix in time and instead turned their attention to Saturday’s running.

British GP Schedule

Saturday, July 8
Free Practice 3: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm IST
Qualifying: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm IST

Sunday, July 9

Main Race – 7:30 PM IST


Where can you watch Practice, Qualifying, and Race on TV?

The Practice, Qualifying, and Race will not be telecast on television in India.

Where can you watch Practice, Qualifying, and Race? – Live Stream

F1 fans in India can Live Stream all the formula 1 action on the F1TVPro App and Website.

British GP Track Details

Location – Silverstone, Northamptonshire

First Grand Prix – 1950

Number of Laps – 52

Circuit Length – 5.891 Km

Race Distance – 306.198 km

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