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British GP: Max Verstappen fastest in final practice ahead of Lewis Hamilton before F1 Sprint battle
July 17, 2021
Max Verstappen quickest from Ferraris with Lewis Hamilton eighth, as drivers and groups consider British GP grid-setting race later right this moment; watch the first-ever F1 Dash stay on Sky Sports activities F1 at 4.30pm, with build-up from 3.40pm
By Matt Morlidge
Final Up to date: 17/07/21 3:40pm
Max Verstappen topped the timesheets within the British GP’s ultimate apply earlier than the inaugural F1 Dash afterward Saturday, because the championship chief equipped for a singular battle towards rival Lewis Hamilton.
In a session the place most drivers had been making ready for the much-anticipated 17-lap race – stay on Sky Sports activities F1 at 4.30pm – quite than specializing in outright velocity, Verstappen accomplished much less mileage than his rivals but additionally clocked the quickest time, forward of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.
Hamilton, who will head the sector forward of Verstappen within the F1 Dash, was clearly on a special technique to the 32-point championship chief and completed with a quickest time over a second off the pretty modest 1:29.902.
The Silverstone residence hero completed down in eighth, however will hope to ship one other glowing efficiency within the debut full-throttle race that may set the grid for Sunday’s showpiece British GP.
Construct-up for F1 Dash is at 3.40pm forward of lights out at 4.30pm.
A session quick on incident till this late, late spin for Valtteri Bottas within the Mercedes.
Behind Verstappen and the Ferraris, Esteban Ocon confirmed Alpine’s race tempo in fourth after their double Q2 exit in qualifying yesterday, whereas Sergio Perez was fifth – the place he’ll begin the F1 Dash in.
McLaren’s Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo had been simply forward of the Mercedes of Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, who spun proper on the finish of the session.
The star of Friday – George Russell – was eleventh as he prepares to start out eighth within the Dash, whereas Aston Martin had been the principle staff out of place in ultimate apply as Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll completed seventeenth and 18th.
However the Mercedes-powered staff are notoriously robust in race circumstances.