Lewis Hamilton, the quickest man in Formula 1 finished quickest in the 2nd Practice of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone. Mercedes were quickest earlier on with Valtteri Bottas in the practice 1 and in the second practice session of the day Hamilton finished the fastest.
Hamilton was 0.176 seconds ahead of Bottas but on different tyres.Mercedes were assessing which tyres might be most suitable for qualifying as teams struggled with durability in high temperatures at Silverstone. Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo was third, from Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Racing Point’s Lance Stroll and Nico Hulkenberg
The lifetime – or lack of it – of the tyres was the big focus of the day as teams came to grips with a softer tyre selection from Pirelli than at last weekend’s British Grand Prix at the same track. The tyres are all one grade softer this weekend, so last weekend’s ‘soft’ tyre – which was very much not favoured – is the medium this weekend, and the ‘hard’ which was the preferred race tyre last weekend is not supplied this time. The tyre supplied as the ‘soft’ this weekend is the second softest of Pirelli’s range, and it appears unsuited to the demands of Silverstone’s high-speed sweeps on a summer’s day with temperatures of 30C.
Hamilton’s fastest time was set on medium tyres, while Bottas’ was on a soft. Stroll and Hulkenberg also used the medium to set their fastest times.
- Hamilton (Mercedes, 1:25.606)
- Bottas (Mercedes, +0.176)
- Ricciardo (Renault, +0.815)
- Verstappen (Red Bull, +0.831)
- Stroll (Racing Point, +0.895)
- Hulkenberg (Racing Point, +1.140)
- Leclerc (Ferrari, +1.206)
- Norris (McLaren, +1.261)
- Sainz (McLaren, +1.312)
- Ocon (Renault, +1.322)
Earlier Hamilton’s teammate Bottas, who has signed a new deal to stay with Mercedes for 2021, has finished as the quickest man in the opening practice session with a 1:26.166. As normal, Mercedes finished one-two with Lewis Hamilton 0.138 seconds was slower than Bottas to finish second in the first practice race of 70th Anniversary GP live at Silverstone.
Attention in the first session was focused on the ‘soft’ tyre, after Pirelli’s decision to supply rubber for this race that is one step softer than at last weekend’s British Grand Prix.
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Unsurprisingly, following his victory at the British Grand Prix under dramatic circumstances, it’s Hamilton who will once again start as favorite this weekend, while team mate Valtteri Bottas’ odds have lengthened a touch, after Hamilton looked to have the Finn in check around Silverstone.
Here are the TV timings of the 2020 F1 World Championship season.
Where to watch F1 70th Anniversary GP LIVE
Formula 1 70th Anniversary GP Live will be streamed LIVE on Disney+ Hotstar VIP, Fans can catch all action LIVE, watch full race replays, LIVE and Exclusive on the Hotstar Platform and on STAR SPORTS SELECT.
F1 70th Anniversary GP LIVE : Race timings, TV Timings and other details
|07th August, Friday|
|3:25 PM||Formula 1||Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, UK||Practice 1||Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select 2 HD|
|7:25 PM||Formula 1||Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, UK||Practice 2||Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select 2 HD|
|08th August, Saturday|
|3:25 PM||Formula 1||Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, UK||Practice 3||Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select 2 HD|
|6:25 PM||Formula 1||Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, UK||Qualifying||Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select 2 HD|
|09th August, Sunday|
|6:35 PM||Formula 1||Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, UK||Main Race||Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select 2 HD|