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Hamilton rises to the top in final practice

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Lewis Hamilton was quickest in final practice ahead of qualifying for the British Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes AMG PETRONAS team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Hamilton set a best time of 1m32.917s late in the session at Silverstone to confirm top spot, while Rosberg slipped into second as the chequered flag fell despite encountering traffic on his quick lap.

Kimi Raikkonen was third quickest for the Scuderia Ferrari team but was 0.775s back from the pace set by the leading Mercedes, while Sebastian Vettel was fourth in the second Ferrari, but was more than a second back on Hamilton.

Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr continued to show that Scuderia Toro Rosso are on the pace this weekend by setting the fifth and sixth fastest times of the session, while the two Williams Martini Racing entries of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas were seventh and eighth, 0.037s apart but more than 1.5 seconds off the pace.

Daniil Kvyat was ninth for the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team despite having run inside the top three in the early stages, while Pastor Maldonado completed the top ten for the Lotus F1 Team.

Nico Hulkenberg was eleventh for the Sahara Force India team, 0.010s quicker than the second Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo, with Sergio Perez of Force India thirteenth ahead of the Lotus of Romain Grosjean.

The Sauber F1 Team continued to struggle at Silverstone with Felipe Nasr fifteenth and Marcus Ericsson seventeenth, while McLaren-Honda also showed a lack of pace to finish sixteenth with Jenson Button and eighteenth with Fernando Alonso.

The two Manor F1 Team drivers once again finished the session at the back, with Briton Will Stevens ahead of Spaniard Roberto Merhi by 0.296s.

Silverstone Free Practice 2 Result

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