Updates on many teams
The rain should have been particularly annoying for the teams that brought updates to Silverstone. These could hardly be tested under the wet conditions. Williams is starting with a revised sidepod and Red Bull has also slightly revised its design on the sidepod. New parts are also available from Mercedes.
Best time to Bottas
Ultimately, Valtteri Bottas set the best time with a 1:42.249 on the intermediate. Lewis Hamilton was second on the soft, a good half a second behind. Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc were behind. Ten of the 20 pilots ever sat down a time. However, one installation lap drove the entire field.
First session of no value
1st practice at Silverstone became a paragon of no value. It started raining just in time for the start of practice. The track was wet afterwards and dried off only slowly, so that all drivers only did a few laps. Six minutes before the end, Hamilton went out on the track with slicks for the first time. He was followed by other pilots, but shortly afterwards practice came to a standstill again after Stroll slid off the track in Copse.
At the Formula 1 in Silverstone, everything is ready for the 2nd practice session over 60 minutes. At 5:00 p.m. the route will be released!