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Follow live F1 coverage from qualifying for the British Grand Prix where pole position for Sunday’s race will be decided.
Lewis Hamilton will be hoping to deliver on his home soil of Silverstone and is buoyed after his third place last time out at the Canadian Grand Prix, only his second podium of what has been a hugely disappointing season so far. Max Verstappen claimed his sixth victory of the season in Montreal, holding off a late charge from Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz. The reigning world champion’s lead at the top of the drivers’ standings is now stands at 46 points ahead of teammate Sergio Perez.
The championship leader led Red Bull one-two in third and final practice ahead of Perez. Charles Leclerc was third with the Mercedes pair of George Russell and Hamilton fourth and fifth on the timesheets. Follow all the latest updates from Silverstone:
Q1 is underground!
About half the cars were waiting for at least a minute or two before 3:00 – and it’s the Williams of Nicholas Latifi who leads the pack out! Every car is on the intermediate tire.
Kieran Jackson2 July 2022 15:01
It wouldn’t be the Great British summer without a downpour!
It’s pretty torrential out there now, with fans in the grandstands getting a drenching at the moment!
Opportunities aplenty across the pit wall now, how long will the queue be at the front of the pit lane? Intermediates to start with, before the track is full wet…
Kieran Jackson2 July 2022 14:59
The rain has most definitely arrived!
Heavy rain expected around 2:55 at Silverstone, five minutes before the start of Q1…
There may well be a big rush coming out of the pit lane at 3:00 if the track is still at all dry. Cue drama. Stay tuned to keep track of all of it!
Kieran Jackson2 July 2022 14:52
15 minutes until qualifying!
We’re getting reports that rain is expected prior to Q1 here at Silverstone. It is very murky overhead. Time for some fun…
Two weeks ago, in the wet in Montreal, Fernando Alonso was the surprise name on the front row for Alpine – who could spring a surprise in potentially similar conditions this afternoon?
Kieran Jackson2 July 2022 14:45
A nice moment prior to FP3!
Lewis Hamilton’s younger brother, seven years his junior, Nicholas is in the paddock this weekend, as is his father Anthony.
Nicholas has been at Lewis’ races throughout his Formula 1 career, including in Sao Paolo when he won his first world title back in 2008…
Kieran Jackson2 July 2022 14:32
Keanu Reeves is in the house!
The Matrix star is in the Aston Martin garage today at their home circuit!
As for the drivers on track for Aston… Sebastian Vettel was 12th fastest in third practice, with team-mate Lance Stroll back in 16th.
Kieran Jackson2 July 2022 14:20
Another win for Jamie Chadwick in the W-Series!
The British 24-year-old makes it four wins from four in W-Series this year, breaking home 19 seconds clear of the rest of the field!
She’s been talking this week about a potential opportunity in Formula 2 or Formula 3 next season – and no wonder!
Emma Kimiläinen of Finland came second and British 19-year-old Abbi Pulling came third.
Kieran Jackson2 July 2022 14:12
Latest updates from Silverstone
Weather no problem for Jamie Chadwick who runs away with it in the W Series!
The Brit claims her home race for the first time and it’s six wins in a row – what a start to her title defence.
Much closer behind her for the podium spots.
Karl Matchett2 July 2022 14:09
WEATHER UPDATE: Sprinkles of rain at Silverstone
As expected, the rain is on its way.
With the W-Series race underway, there are a few showers at certain points of the race track. Nobody has pitted yet, notably.
The rain is expected to get heavier however as we approach qualifying in just over an hour’s time….
Kieran Jackson2 July 2022 13:58
McLaren duo with contrasting fortunes at Silverstone
McLaren’s pair continue to see very different seasons take shape: Lando Norris is again up in eighth around the head of the midfield, while Daniel Ricciardo placed 18th in FP3.
A real season of struggle for the Australian so far.
Karl Matchett2 July 2022 13:55