[F1] – Good afternoon dear readers of FormulaPassion.it and welcome back with the appointment dedicated to the direct text of the first free practice session of British Grand Prix 2021, tenth stage of the Formula 1 world championship. The debut of the new format with the Sprint Qualification scheduled for tomorrow involves the anticipation of Qualifying today, this free practice session will therefore be essential to verify the goodness of the cars on the flying lap .
Session in progress
15.38 – Third time for Perez, but with hard rubber, 352 thousandths behind Hamilton.
15.36 – Third time for Bottas at 718 thousandths from Hamilton, but with the record in the first sector.
15.35 – Hamilton replies in 1’30 ″ 048.
15.33 – Immediately Verstappen scores a 1’30 ″ 274.
15.32 – Hamilton instead starts his work with medium tires.
15.31 – Leclerc on the track with hard rubber.
15.30 – Green light at the end of the pit lane, it will certainly be an intense 60 minutes.
15.25 – 90 thousand spectators today in the stands of the Northampton circuit.
15.20 – Perfect weather in Silverstone, 24 ° C the air temperature, 46 ° C that of the asphalt.
15.15 – Good news for McLaren: a Saudi fund is ready to make a generous investment to become a shareholder of the British brand.
15.10 – Have you already imagined the 2022 liveries on the prototype presented yesterday? Below is the list of how they could be.
2022 cars, here’s what they would look like with current liveries – PHOTOS
15.05 – Final preparations at Mercedes, we will see if the updates prepared for this appointment will allow the W12 to put the Red Bull RB16-B behind it.
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15.00 – The Aston Martin in honor of the home race sports The Union Jack in the cockpit area.
Aston Martin with ‘The Union Jack’ at Silverstone
14.45 – On the same wave line Nico Rosberg.
Rosberg: “No to pole for those who win the Sprint Qualification”
14.30 – Former Formula 1 patron Bernie Ecclestone was also among those opposed to the Sprint Qualifying.
Sprint qualifications against the history of Formula 1
14.20 – Hamilton, on the other hand, is not of the same opinion, even if in an older statement he had confessed the fear of a race-train.
Hamilton and the Sprint Qualification: “Always in favor of new formats”
14.10 – The news does not seem to be particularly welcome to the Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff.
Wolff: “Sprint Qualifying could be very boring”
14.00 – Is it not clear how Sprint Qualifications work? Here’s everything you need to know about the new format that will debut tomorrow.
How the Silverstone Sprint Qualification works
13.45 – Let’s start our chronicle starting from the Track-Limits to be respected to avoid the cancellation of the lap. Drivers must be particularly careful when exiting Copse and exiting Stowe.
Silverstone, track limits at Copse and Stowe