2017 British Formula 1 Grand Prix - Qualifying

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Now the home fans will be hoping that he avoids a penalty
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He's 0.547s clear of his nearest rival
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What a lap from Hamilton...
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Raikkonen jumps to second, with Vettel having to settle for third
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Hamilton storms clear with a 1:26.600!
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Bottas goes P2!
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Out comes the chequered flag, as drivers fly through their laps
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But Hamilton is going quicker!
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He's a tenth down in the first sector
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Bottas suffers a big lock up into Village...
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The incident involving Grosjean and Hamilton is now under investigation
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All 10 drivers are back on track!
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Ocon initiates the final sequence of runs...
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"What was that?!" Grosjean shouts over the radio
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It looks as though that may have been Hamilton ahead...
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Grosjean complains of traffic through the final sector
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Hamilton and Bottas back off and return to the pits
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No more drops of rain out there as we enter the closing stages of qualifying
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Vettel moves into P2, two tenths down on Hamilton
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Raikkonen slots into third, just behind Bottas
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Hamilton goes 0.349s quicker with his first lap
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Bottas kicks off Q3 with a 1:27.580 on Super Softs
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Moments after we type that, Verstappen heads out!
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All active drivers bar Verstappen are back out on track
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Green light - Q3 begins!
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Out in Q2: PAL, KVY, ALO, SAI, MAS
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Alonso is unable to get himself out of the drop zone
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Perez improves - pushing Palmer down to 11th
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Hamilton improves to 1:27.893 up front
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Palmer squeezes into the top 10 - but will it be enough?
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Grosjean jumps from 10th to seventh
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Chequered flag - plenty of times on the way
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Vandoorne moves up to seventh with an improvement
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Vettel edges 0.014s clear moments later!
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Raikkonen goes fastest with a 1:28.992
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No investigation over the Perez/Vettel incident at Copse
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Just under four minutes left on the clock...
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Current drop zone: PER, GRO, PAL, MAS, SAI
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Toro Rosso has finally sent Sainz Jr. out
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"What the hell was Perez doing? It's the second time now. In Austria it was the same thing," says Vettel
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Replays now show Vettel getting caught up behind Perez
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An incident at Copse involving Perez and Vettel has been noted
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Hamilton storms half a second clear with his latest lap
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Vettel now slots into second, two tenths down on Bottas
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Verstappen goes P2, ahead of Raikkonen, Hulkenberg and Hamilton
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Bottas, on Softs, goes quickest with a 1:29.687
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Weather update: Only some droplets, no more light rain expected
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Sainz Jr. is the only driver still in the pits
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Hulkenberg edges clear with his first lap
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Hamilton delivers a 1:31.145 on Super Softs
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Quite a stat...
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All drivers have gone for Super Softs, apart from Bottas, on Softs
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Slick tyres all the way at the start of this phase
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Green light - Q2 begins!
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Verstappen was second, from Hamilton, Hulkenberg and Bottas
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Ocon's car has caught fire at the rear-left
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Out in Q1: STR, MAG, WEH, ERI, RIC
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So it looks as though he did cross the line in time - it was extremely close
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Alonso goes fastest for McLaren-Honda!
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Ocon goes fifth on the Super Soft rubber
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It looked very, very close with Alonso on the line!
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Hulkenberg shoots up to third, getting himself out of danger
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But Alonso is cutting it fine - just under a minute to go...
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Ocon and Alonso are gambling on Super Softs!
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Hamilton and Bottas put Mercedes back on top, before Verstappen edges clear
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Hulkenberg finally opts to go for another run
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Vettel reports that he is starting to struggle on Intermediates, but that it is still too wet for slick tyres
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"No more rain is expected," Vettel is told
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Raikkonen makes it a Ferrari 1-2, seven tenths back
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Vettel goes 1.2 seconds quicker than Hamilton - times are tumbling
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Ricciardo's session is already over, of course
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Hulkenberg is the only driver in the pits at the moment
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Ricciardo's stoppage was due to a "suspected turbo issue", says Red Bull
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Perez now splits them in his Force India
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Hamilton and Bottas move to the front for Mercedes
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Sainz Jr., Grosjean and Kvyat now get between the Ferraris
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Raikkonen goes fifth, just ahead of team-mate Vettel
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Wehrlein and Ericsson are the only drivers without lap times
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In the drop zone: STR, MAG, PAL, WEH, ERI
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Remember, five drivers will drop out in Q1, and another five in Q2, leaving 10 for the pole position shootout
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We're green again!
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Ricciardo's car is now being pushed away by the marshals
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It sounds as though the engine gave up on him there
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He made it a few more corners before stopping and shaking his head
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Replays show Ricciardo gradually slowing on the approach to Brooklands
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The session has now been red flagged
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Ricciardo jumps out of his car - his session is over
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Ricciardo has stopped in the middle sector
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Hamilton goes wide at Village as he kicks off his run
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All drivers are now running with Intermediates
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Hamilton and Bottas have pitted for Intermediates:
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Sainz Jr. has had a spin at Copse corner
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Ricciardo edges ahead in the other Red Bull
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He gets the first time on the board: 1:43.166
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Verstappen goes wide at the Club complex
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Haas now sends its drivers out on Intermediates
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All others are on the Super Softs
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On Intermediates: Vettel, Raikkonen, Hulkenberg, Ricciardo, Vandoorne, Alonso, Verstappen and Palmer
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Hamilton also emerges on the Super Soft rubber
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That's a gamble...
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Wehrlein and Ocon head out on Super Softs
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Green light! Q1 is underway
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They've gone for the Intermediate tyre
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Verstappen and Ricciardo are already at the end of the pit lane
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Most drivers are strapped into their cars
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We can't wait for this one...
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Race Control has now noted "a change in climatic conditions"
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Umbrellas are going up around the track!
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But these will not be active if the session is wet
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As a reminder, 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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Fernando Alonso, meanwhile, is poised to start at the back of the grid, with further power unit-related penalties: http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/355870/alonso-s-british-gp-grid-drop-now-30-places/
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Friday pace-setter Bottas and Red Bull rival Daniel Ricciardo will drop five places on the grid due to unscheduled gearbox changes
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A few drivers are heading into qualifying with grid penalties
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If dry weather prevails, the drivers have the Super Soft (red), Soft (yellow) and Medium (white) tyres available
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Should it rain, it is expected to be at a similar intensity to the final stages of FP3, where Intermediates were required
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Could the rain pose a threat? Race Control says there's a 90 per cent chance of the wet stuff in qualifying
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Hamilton is aiming for his fifth British Grand Prix pole, following on from headline-grabbing laps in 2007, 2013, 2015 and 2016
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Hamilton, of course, is the overwhelming fan favourite
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Mercedes topped all three practice sessions, with Valtteri Bottas fastest on Friday before Lewis Hamilton moved ahead on Saturday morning
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Facing the drivers in the three-part session is one of Formula 1's fastest circuits, with an array of challenging corners
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It's still overcast here at Silverstone, but it's not raining at the moment...
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Hello and welcome to live coverage of qualifying for the British Grand Prix!