Hamilton takes lead in final practice

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Great Britain, Silverstone Circuitgb

Having struggled a bit on Friday, Lewis Hamilton topped the times in the final practice session ahead of qualifying in Silverstone, going more than half a second quicker than his team mate.

Rosberg encountered yet another gearbox issue, this time crucially on his racing gearbox. Rather than the hydraulic problems on Friday, the team discovered an oil leak on his car during the session, forcing him to sit out part of the session.

Raikkonen was the closest competitor as he continues to show solid pace in comparison to his team mate this weekend. Verstappen and Sainz followed suit in 5th and 6th, confirming their promising pace from Friday.

The duo headed both Williams, Kvyat and Maldonado who complete the top 10 in a fairly uneventful session.

Results

Pos.No.DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
144Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG1:32.917-18
26Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1:33.469+0.552s14
37Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:33.692+0.775s20
45Sebastian VettelFerrari1:33.918+1.001s17
533Max VerstappenToro Rosso1:34.147+1.230s20
655Carlos SainzToro Rosso1:34.282+1.365s23
719Felipe MassaWilliams1:34.501+1.584s19
877Valtteri BottasWilliams1:34.538+1.621s19
926Daniil KvyatRed Bull Racing1:34.545+1.628s16
1013Pastor MaldonadoLotus F11:34.708+1.791s25
1127Nico HulkenbergForce India1:34.886+1.969s21
123Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:34.896+1.979s15
1311Sergio PerezForce India1:35.121+2.204s22
148Romain GrosjeanLotus F11:35.246+2.329s22
1512Felipe NasrSauber1:35.587+2.670s19
1622Jenson ButtonMclaren1:35.695+2.778s19
179Marcus EricssonSauber1:35.919+3.002s20
1814Fernando AlonsoMclaren1:36.101+3.184s6
1928Will StevensMarussia1:37.989+5.072s19
2098Roberto MerhiMarussia1:38.285+5.368s18