2017 British Formula 1 Grand Prix - Second free practice

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We will be back for final practice at 10:00 local time tomorrow!
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Stay tuned to the website for a full report, results, news and photos
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Ferrari and Red Bull fill the next four positions
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Bottas remains on top, ahead of team-mate Hamilton, who made a mistake on his Super Soft run
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Chequered flag - FP2 concludes
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It will be interesting to see how the stewards respond to Massa's driving
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After Massa slowed at Vale/Club, Verstappen came close to passing, but wasn't quite able to find a way through:
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Only Vandoorne and Palmer in the pits as we head into the final five minutes
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The Massa/Verstappen incident is now under investigation
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So stewards will look into that one after the session
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The Massa/Verstappen incident has been noted
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Mercedes reports "a little bit of tattiness" on Hamilton's floor, whch will be fixed this evening
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Now it's time for some pit-stop practice at Mercedes:
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Massa slammed his brakes on at Vale/Club, with Verstappen arriving at speed
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Replays show why Massa and Verstappen were so close...
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A mini race on our hands as Massa, Verstappen and Alonso run together
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Kvyat is the only other driver to have sampled that tyre this afternoon
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Bottas has switched to the Medium compound tyre
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Raikkonen reported an issue shifting down from fifth gear
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Replays show his car snapping away through Becketts
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He manages to keep the car going and returns to the track
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Raikkonen has spun into the gravel...
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Massa has a moment heading into Chapel - he spins and slides over the grass run off strip
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15 of the 20 cars are on track at the moment!
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We'll take a close look at the long run times later today...
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They're around 10 laps into their Super Soft runs
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For reference, Vettel and Hamilton are both lapping in the 1m33s bracket
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His car snapped away as he entered the second part
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Replays show Verstappen going off at Becketts
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It's closer than in FP1, but Mercedes looks very strong so far...
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Remember, his best time was posted on the Soft rubber, after he went wide at the second part of Becketts
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Hamilton has settled into a longer run on the Super Soft tyre
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Top 10 update: BOT, HAM, RAI, VET, VER, RIC, HUL, MAS, ALO, OCO
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Hulkenberg improves again - he's up to seventh position
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Grosjean goes off between Village and The Loop - he recovers and continues
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The German is watched on from the garage by Renault tester Sergey Sirotkin
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Hulkenberg hauls himself up to eighth with his first run on Super Softs
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Vandoorne is the latest to have a wobble through Becketts. He's in 12th spot
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Verstappen finally registers a time on Super Softs - his car sparks through Maggots/Becketts as he goes fifth, just a tenth shy of the Ferrari drivers
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Could we get further improvements?
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Magnussen has had a moment through Becketts - the tricky section has caught out a handful of drivers today
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Ricciardo's time is only so-so; he stays fifth, now just over a second off the pace
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Ricciardo goes again on Super Softs - this has been a cleaner lap so far
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Verstappen is the only driver out of the anticipated leading sextuplet not to venture out onto the Super Softs
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Ricciardo sets a lap on the Super Soft tyres but a huge moment through Becketts means he fails to improve
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After that flurry of action, we have BOT 1.28.496 (SS), HAM +0.047 (S), RAI +0.438 (SS), VET +0.460 (SS)
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Palmer has spun through Brooklands and ends up on the grass
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Replays show Hamilton had a big twitch through the second part of Becketts and had to back out
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...though Hamilton doesn't improve! A tardy final sector leaves Hamilton some way off the pace. Will he go again?
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Vettel's time is good enough only for third, 0.460s off Bottas, but Hamilton is on a quick lap...
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Vettel throws his SF70-H into the Maggots/Becketts complex but loses a little more time
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Vettel is just 0.022s down on Bottas after the first split, under braking for Brooklands
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Vettel is the next to begin a lap on the red-banded compound, which is the softest available this weekend
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...the Mercedes driver records a 1:28.496 to move 0.047s clear of Hamilton
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Bottas has switched to the Super Softs and is setting purple sector times...
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He can't. Perez crosses the line and remains in 10th position, albeit now closer to the Frenchman
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It's now the turn of team-mate Perez - can he better Ocon's time?
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Ocon crosses the line and improves his time, but remains ninth
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The Frenchman has enjoyed an encouraging start to his first full-time season, scoring 39 points, and missing out on a top 10 only in Monaco
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Ocon has switched to the Super Soft tyres and begins a lap in the Force India VJM10
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Back to Friday practice, and Alonso raises a few eyebrows as he moves into fifth place, albeit on Super Softs
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It does, at least, have a new team boss starting on Monday http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/355709/sauber-appoints-vasseur-as-team-principal/
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Sauber was cut adrift of the midfield pack in Austria and its struggles look set to continue at the high-speed Silverstone circuit this weekend
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Wehrlein's first lap of the day leaves him a paltry 18th, almost four seconds off the pace
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There was a phenomenal change of direction from Hamilton through Maggots and Becketts during that lap
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Hamilton finds time in the final sector and clocks a 1:28.543 - that puts him 0.618s clear of the pack
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Hamilton is on another hot lap - he's just 0.003s behind his original benchmark on this effort
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As if by magic, Wehrlein joins the action for the first time this afternoon!
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We've yet to see either Sauber driver in this session, though no reason has been supplied by the absence of Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein
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Ricciardo improves his time but he remains third, now 0.984s behind Hamilton
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Mercedes is pleased with Hamilton's early effort
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Top 10 update: HAM (S), RAI (S), RIC (S), VET (S), BOT (M), MAS (S), VER (S), OCO (S), PER (S), ALO (SS)
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Hamilton glides through Stowe and hustles his way through Club to set a 1:28.780, the fastest time of the day
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Raikkonen storms clear on a 1:29.161 - that's a substantial improvement, but Hamilton is flying!
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Vettel reclaims his spot at the top of the pack with a 1:29.850 - the leaders are still on Soft tyres
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A replay shows Sainz Jr. lost it in a big way through Becketts and spun across the grass, before re-joining the circuit
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Raikkonen, then Ricciardo, demote Vettel, with the Red Bull racer recording a 1:30.148
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Toro Rosso's Sainz Jr. has had a spin through Becketts
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Massa's stint up top is short lived, as the Soft-clad Vettel registers a 1:30.320
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Massa moves to the front with a 1:30.838, while Alonso displaces Vandoorne to go second
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Magnussen sat out the earlier session as Giovinazzi received his first run out for Haas
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Magnussen slots into second place with his first timed lap of the day
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Vandoorne duly moves to the front with a 1:31.263 - slightly slower than his FP1 effort
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Vandoorne has had a difficult start to his full-time F1 career but spoke on Thursday about renewed confidence after recent gains, aided by the introduction of Honda's Spec 3 power unit
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Vandoorne is out on the Super Softs and lapping quicker than Hulkenberg
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Hulkenberg improves but he's still in the 1:32s - for reference, the leaders were in the 1:29s earlier
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Hulkenberg posts the first time - a 1:32.211 on the Soft tyres
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Grosjean goes wide through Copse and utilises the extensive run-off
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Grosjean weaves along the Hangar Straight in a bid to get heat into his Soft tyres - it's by far from the warmest day at Silverstone
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Hulkenberg is the first driver on track in this session, followed by Grosjean and Kvyat
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Billy Monger, the F4 driver who had both legs amputated in the wake of a horrific crash at Donington earlier this year, is here as a guest of Mercedes
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The green light comes on at the end of the pit lane and we're underway
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Once more, the grandstands are full of fans - great to see!
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There is only a 10 per cent risk of rain during the session
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For reference, air and track temperatures are 17°C and 30°C respectively
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Magnussen will get his first run of the day, after stepping aside for Ferrari reserve driver Antonio Giovinazzi in FP1:
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We also saw the 'shield' cockpit protection device in action for the first time this morning, as Vettel and Ferrari debuted it on track
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There are two DRS zones in place, the first coming on the Wellington Straight, and the second following on the Hangar Straight
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As a reminder, Pirelli has brought its Super Soft, Soft and Medium tyres here
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Valtteri Bottas edged out team-mate Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes comfortably set the pace in FP1, ahead of main rivals Red Bull and Ferrari
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Renault is celebrating its 40th Formula 1 anniversary this weekend
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We've been treated to a classic Renault display between sessions...
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It's still rather overcast here at Silverstone, but the rain is staying away
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Welcome back to live coverage of the British Grand Prix weekend!