2017 British Formula 1 Grand Prix - Second free practice
We will be back for final practice at 10:00 local time tomorrow!
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Ferrari and Red Bull fill the next four positions
Bottas remains on top, ahead of team-mate Hamilton, who made a mistake on his Super Soft run
Chequered flag - FP2 concludes
It will be interesting to see how the stewards respond to Massa's driving
After Massa slowed at Vale/Club, Verstappen came close to passing, but wasn't quite able to find a way through:
Only Vandoorne and Palmer in the pits as we head into the final five minutes
The Massa/Verstappen incident is now under investigation
So stewards will look into that one after the session
The Massa/Verstappen incident has been noted
Mercedes reports "a little bit of tattiness" on Hamilton's floor, whch will be fixed this evening
Massa slammed his brakes on at Vale/Club, with Verstappen arriving at speed
Replays show why Massa and Verstappen were so close...
A mini race on our hands as Massa, Verstappen and Alonso run together
Kvyat is the only other driver to have sampled that tyre this afternoon
Bottas has switched to the Medium compound tyre
Raikkonen reported an issue shifting down from fifth gear
Replays show his car snapping away through Becketts
He manages to keep the car going and returns to the track
Raikkonen has spun into the gravel...
Massa has a moment heading into Chapel - he spins and slides over the grass run off strip
We'll take a close look at the long run times later today...
They're around 10 laps into their Super Soft runs
For reference, Vettel and Hamilton are both lapping in the 1m33s bracket
His car snapped away as he entered the second part
Replays show Verstappen going off at Becketts
It's closer than in FP1, but Mercedes looks very strong so far...
Remember, his best time was posted on the Soft rubber, after he went wide at the second part of Becketts
Hamilton has settled into a longer run on the Super Soft tyre
Top 10 update: BOT, HAM, RAI, VET, VER, RIC, HUL, MAS, ALO, OCO
Hulkenberg improves again - he's up to seventh position
Grosjean goes off between Village and The Loop - he recovers and continues
The German is watched on from the garage by Renault tester Sergey Sirotkin
Hulkenberg hauls himself up to eighth with his first run on Super Softs
Vandoorne is the latest to have a wobble through Becketts. He's in 12th spot
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
Magnussen has had a moment through Becketts - the tricky section has caught out a handful of drivers today
Ricciardo's time is only so-so; he stays fifth, now just over a second off the pace
Ricciardo goes again on Super Softs - this has been a cleaner lap so far
Verstappen is the only driver out of the anticipated leading sextuplet not to venture out onto the Super Softs
Ricciardo sets a lap on the Super Soft tyres but a huge moment through Becketts means he fails to improve
After that flurry of action, we have BOT 1.28.496 (SS), HAM +0.047 (S), RAI +0.438 (SS), VET +0.460 (SS)
Palmer has spun through Brooklands and ends up on the grass
Replays show Hamilton had a big twitch through the second part of Becketts and had to back out
...though Hamilton doesn't improve! A tardy final sector leaves Hamilton some way off the pace. Will he go again?
Vettel's time is good enough only for third, 0.460s off Bottas, but Hamilton is on a quick lap...
Vettel throws his SF70-H into the Maggots/Becketts complex but loses a little more time
Vettel is just 0.022s down on Bottas after the first split, under braking for Brooklands
Vettel is the next to begin a lap on the red-banded compound, which is the softest available this weekend
...the Mercedes driver records a 1:28.496 to move 0.047s clear of Hamilton
Bottas has switched to the Super Softs and is setting purple sector times...
He can't. Perez crosses the line and remains in 10th position, albeit now closer to the Frenchman
It's now the turn of team-mate Perez - can he better Ocon's time?
Ocon crosses the line and improves his time, but remains ninth
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
Ocon has switched to the Super Soft tyres and begins a lap in the Force India VJM10
Back to Friday practice, and Alonso raises a few eyebrows as he moves into fifth place, albeit on Super Softs
Although his first priority is quite important... http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/355766/ericsson-vasseur-s-first-priority-is-honda/
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/
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
Wehrlein's first lap of the day leaves him a paltry 18th, almost four seconds off the pace
There was a phenomenal change of direction from Hamilton through Maggots and Becketts during that lap
Hamilton finds time in the final sector and clocks a 1:28.543 - that puts him 0.618s clear of the pack
Hamilton is on another hot lap - he's just 0.003s behind his original benchmark on this effort
As if by magic, Wehrlein joins the action for the first time this afternoon!
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
Ricciardo improves his time but he remains third, now 0.984s behind Hamilton
Top 10 update: HAM (S), RAI (S), RIC (S), VET (S), BOT (M), MAS (S), VER (S), OCO (S), PER (S), ALO (SS)
Hamilton glides through Stowe and hustles his way through Club to set a 1:28.780, the fastest time of the day
Raikkonen storms clear on a 1:29.161 - that's a substantial improvement, but Hamilton is flying!
Vettel reclaims his spot at the top of the pack with a 1:29.850 - the leaders are still on Soft tyres
A replay shows Sainz Jr. lost it in a big way through Becketts and spun across the grass, before re-joining the circuit
Raikkonen, then Ricciardo, demote Vettel, with the Red Bull racer recording a 1:30.148
Toro Rosso's Sainz Jr. has had a spin through Becketts
Massa's stint up top is short lived, as the Soft-clad Vettel registers a 1:30.320
Massa moves to the front with a 1:30.838, while Alonso displaces Vandoorne to go second
Magnussen sat out the earlier session as Giovinazzi received his first run out for Haas
Magnussen slots into second place with his first timed lap of the day
Vandoorne duly moves to the front with a 1:31.263 - slightly slower than his FP1 effort
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
Vandoorne is out on the Super Softs and lapping quicker than Hulkenberg
Hulkenberg improves but he's still in the 1:32s - for reference, the leaders were in the 1:29s earlier
Hulkenberg posts the first time - a 1:32.211 on the Soft tyres
Grosjean goes wide through Copse and utilises the extensive run-off
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
Hulkenberg is the first driver on track in this session, followed by Grosjean and Kvyat
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
The green light comes on at the end of the pit lane and we're underway
Once more, the grandstands are full of fans - great to see!
There is only a 10 per cent risk of rain during the session
For reference, air and track temperatures are 17°C and 30°C respectively
Magnussen will get his first run of the day, after stepping aside for Ferrari reserve driver Antonio Giovinazzi in FP1:
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More angles are available in our special photo piece: http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/355809/in-photos-vettel-debuts-shield-at-silverstone/
We also saw the 'shield' cockpit protection device in action for the first time this morning, as Vettel and Ferrari debuted it on track
There are two DRS zones in place, the first coming on the Wellington Straight, and the second following on the Hangar Straight
As a reminder, Pirelli has brought its Super Soft, Soft and Medium tyres here
If you missed the session, here's our report: http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/355804/bottas-edges-hamilton-in-first-practice/
Valtteri Bottas edged out team-mate Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes comfortably set the pace in FP1, ahead of main rivals Red Bull and Ferrari
Renault is celebrating its 40th Formula 1 anniversary this weekend
It's still rather overcast here at Silverstone, but the rain is staying away
Welcome back to live coverage of the British Grand Prix weekend!