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LIVE F1 | The third free practice session of the British Grand Prix weekend

LIVE F1 | The third free practice session of the British Grand Prix weekend

2 July - 11:00
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After the first Friday session literally fell into the water, the second free practice went well. The teams will hope for another trouble-free free practice on Saturday before the lights go green for qualifying later that day.

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The first free practice session was basically worthless for the Formula 1 teams at Silverstone. Only ten drivers set a time in it, while drivers such as Fernando Alonso, Alexander Albon and Nicholas Latifi only did one lap.

The British in Britain

On Saturday, the teams have to make up for lost time as a result. Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris will be hoping to match the pace of the second free practice session, while George Russell will be looking to place himself between the other two Brits.

Up front, like the other races of the season, the battle seems to be between Ferrari and Red Bull Racing. Carlos Sainz made a very strong impression on Friday, can he make a small step towards his first pole position later on Saturday during the third free practice? FP3 will start at 12:00 BST.

The story of 2022

Pre-season testing demonstrated that Ferrari were back at the front of the Formula 1 grid. In the early races, they seemed to be on top but Red Bull are currently on a winning streak. Charles Leclerc is getting the pole positions, but it's Max Verstappen doing the business in the races on Sunday. Mercedes haven't been in the mix for race wins this season, as Hamilton and Russell struggled with porpoising. Mercedes believe they have got a grip on this now and there are strong suggestions they will be in the mix.

F1 started the season with brand new rules and regulations. So far, they have improved the racing as drivers can now follow each other closely for a number of laps. This has created a few on-track battles that last more than one corner as we've seen in previous years. It has also provided a bit of a change in the standings. Alfa Romeo, with Valtteri Bottas, have made huge gains. Williams still sit at the bottom of the standings, with Haas much closer to the midfield than years gone by. McLaren seemed to have moved backwards but still hold foruth. Alpine are battling for that position and look to be improving. In Canada, last time out, Fernando Alonso started from the front row.

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