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F1 British Grand Prix LIVE: Times as George Russell retires with Lando Norris leading thrilling race as rainy Silverstone

F1 British Grand Prix LIVE: Times as George Russell retires with Lando Norris leading thrilling race as rainy Silverstone

Formula One returns to the home of British motor racing this weekend as Silverstone hosts the British Grand Prix.

George Russell was a shock winner last time out in Austria as the Mercedes driver capitalised on a collision between Max Verstappen and Lando Norris late on in the race. Norris was fuming with Verstappen afterwards, setting their rivalry up nicely for Norris’ home race this weekend.

Verstappen leads the world championship by 81 points to Norris going into the British GP, a race he won last year. Russell, despite his victory, is still down in seventh. Lewis Hamilton is an eight-time winner at Silverstone and has finished on the podium in the last two years. Having not won since December 2021, the seven-time F1 world champion would love nothing more than to return to the top of the podium in front of a crowd who adore him.

Russell is on pole position for the race at Silverstone, leading a British top-three with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton second on the grid and Lando Norris third.

Follow live updates from the British Grand Prix with The Independent

F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX – LATEST UPDATES

Hamilton leads British Grand Prix (40/52)

16:09 , Jack Rathborn

Lewis Hamilton has a two-second lead at Silverstone, remarkable scenes.

That was costly for Lando, with McLaren going for the softs and taking too long.

Top-10: Hamilton, Norris, Verstaappen, Piastri, Sainz, Hulkenberg, Stroll, Alonso, Tsunoda, Albon

Hamilton leads British Grand Prix (39/52)

16:06 , Jack Rathborn

Some pivotal moves now, Max with the hard tyres…

Piastri on the mediums. McLaren have saved those for this moment. Norris still leads…

But not for long, a longer stop and Hamilton LEADS THE BRITISH GRAND PRIX!

Russell retires despite leading from pole (Lap 31/52)

15:59 , Jack Rathborn

It’s so slippy and treacherous out there and Russell RETIRES!

“Box, box, retire the car,” comes the reply. BLEEP, BLEEP can be heard, it’s heartache for the Mercedes driver.

It’s a suspected water system issue.

Russell closes in on Verstappen (Lap 31/52)

15:53 , Jack Rathborn

Russell is catching Verstappen in third now.

Leclerc and Perez stopping twice way down in 16th and 17th, too.

It’s drizzling now, no more than that, but Hamilton maintains his “front tyres are falling apart.” High drama!

Top-10: Norris, Hamilton, Verstaappen, Russell, Sainz, Piastri, Hulkenberg, Stroll, Alonso, Tsunoda

Piastri pits after taking lead (Lap 28/52)

15:49 , Jack Rathborn

“Great call for the inter,” Red Bull tell Verstappen, with Piastri due to pit.

Things just got very interesting, McLaren’s move sees Piastri down in sixth.

“Lewis, this is our time,” Mercedes tell Hamilton.

Oscar Piastri drops to P6! (Lap 28/52)

15:48 , Kieran Jackson

Poor Piastri!

He struggles on the mediums and because he pits a lap later, he goes down to sixth!

Lando Norris retakes the lead!

Frontrunners pit apart from Piastri! (Lap 28/52)

15:46 , Kieran Jackson

In come Norris, Hamilton and Russell!

Piastri stays out in the lead! How will this work out?!

Max Verstappen pits for inters (Lap 27/52)

15:45 , Kieran Jackson

Lacking for pace anyway, Verstappen gambles first.

He switches to inters. Is it a tad early?!

More rain on its way! (Lap 24/52)

15:42 , Kieran Jackson

A big fat grey cloud over the circuit now.

Norris, 1.5 secs ahead of his McLaren team-mate Piastri, told by his engineer that rain is expected for 30 minutes – and so when they put is key!

Leclerc, further back in 16th having pitted for inters, goes off track. It’s not wet enough yet!

Meanwhile, Verstappen has lapped his team-mate Sergio Perez. Telling…

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Oscar Piastri up to P2 (Lap 20/52)

15:36 , Kieran Jackson

Hamilton lost first at the start of the lap – and loses second by the end of the lap!

Piastri just about gets it done at the end of the Hangar Straight, though was slightly on the grass at the start as he looked for space!

It’s a McLaren one-two!

Top-10: Norris, Piastri, Hamilton, Russell, Verstaappen, Sainz, Hulkenberg, Alonso, Stroll, Tsunoda

It’s drizzling with rain, but all drivers are adamant it isn’t wet enough to switch to inters yet.

Lando Norris now leads! (Lap 20/52)

15:34 , Kieran Jackson

McLaren’s pace is just too strong!

Norris has superior grip and this time has the pace to pass Hamilton down the Hamilton straight, named after the man himself!

Lando leads! And Piastri is right on the heels of Hamilton, with the Aussie overtaking Russell!

Lewis Hamilton passes George Russell (Lap 18/52)

15:33 , Kieran Jackson

Hamilton, out of nothing, has superior pace to Russell and passes his team-mate down the Hangar Straight! A change of lead!

But both of them go off at Abbey!

And Norris takes second place from Russell as the Mercedes rejoin at the loop!

Oscar Piastri now passes Max Verstappen! (Lap 17/52)

15:31 , Kieran Jackson

Like his McLaren team-mate, Piastri gets past the Red Bull on the Hangar Straight!

The Aussie up to fourth!

Lando Norris passes Max Verstappen (Lap 15/52)

15:27 , Kieran Jackson

Norris gets it done!

In the end, he cruises past Verstappen down the Hangar Straight with DRS – and takes third place down the inside!

Verstappen, notably, did not move under braking…. he wasn’t able to defend that one!

George Russell:

15:26 , Kieran Jackson

“Just keep me posted about anyone coming off, it’s getting harder now.”

Mercedes extend their lead (Lap 13/52)

15:25 , Kieran Jackson

Russell still 1.5 secs ahead of Hamilton, but the second-placed Mercedes is three seconds ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen now!

Are Mercedes quick or are Red Bull are so slow?

Norris now less than half-a-second behind Verstappen!

And the rain is coming. Drops in the pit-lane… bring on the drama!

Russell leads from Hamilton! (Lap 9/52)

15:19 , Kieran Jackson

Russell 1.5 seconds ahead of Hamilton – who is 2.4 secs ahead of Verstappen.

Where has this Red Bull pace come from?

Sainz’s engineer: “Rain expected in 7 laps, lasting 10 minutes.”

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Lewis Hamilton out of DRS range to Russell (Lap 7/52)

15:13 , Kieran Jackson

The eight-time winner here is safely in second, 1.5 secs ahead of Verstappen, but is 1.7 secs behind George Russell out in front.

Most unlike Silverstone, it’s been relatively incident-free so far.

Norris trying to keep hold of Verstappen in third, with Sainz up to sixth and Albon dropping to 12th from ninth!

Lights out!

15:05 , Kieran Jackson

Solid start from all the frontrunners as George Russell keeps the lead from his team-mate at the start!

But Norris loses control slightly at the Loop and goes wide, allowing Max Verstappen to take third place!

A blow for McLaren!

But they’re all safely through without incident… Gasly has retired before the race has even started. He was P20 anyway.

Formation lap!

15:02 , Kieran Jackson

George Russell leads the pack around then for the formation lap at Silverstone!

All but two of them on mediums. Here we go then!

Looks like Pierre Gasly is already out, with a gearbox issue!

A reminder of the starting grid for the British Grand Prix:

14:58 , Kieran Jackson

1. George Russell

2. Lewis Hamilton

3. Lando Norris

4. Max Verstappen

5. Oscar Piastri

6. Nico Hulkenberg

7. Carlos Sainz

8. Lance Stroll

9. Alex Albon

10. Fernando Alonso

11. Charles Leclerc

12. Logan Sargeant

13. Yuki Tsunoda

14. Zhou Guanyu

15. Daniel Ricciardo

16. Valtteri Bottas

17. Kevin Magnussen

18. Esteban Ocon

19. Pierre Gasly

Pit lane. Sergio Perez*

*Perez starts from the pit-lane after taking a new engine for the race

George Russell and Lewis Hamilton speaking pre-race:

14:53 , Kieran Jackson

Russell: “Feeling good. The clouds are back now. The sun was just out. I think there’s some rain in about an hour’s time. That’s going to be the key point of the race.”

Hamilton: “I hope the sun stays out for the fans! We love you guys and all the energy you bring.”

Ten minutes until British GP!

14:50 , Kieran Jackson

It’s getting close now!

George Russell starts on pole at his home race with Lewis Hamilton – an eight-time winner at Silverstone – second on the grid.

Lando Norris is behind in third, with Max Verstappen in fourth – will they be able to race cleanly after coming together in Austria last week?

British Grand Prix: Martin Brundle grid walk

14:47 , Jamie Braidwood

A busy grid-walk today including interviews with Mary Earps, Sir Mo Farah, Sir Chris Hoy and Stuart Broad.

Oh, and Mr Bean.

Time for the British national anthem at Silverstone!

14:45 , Kieran Jackson

Amid a rapturous atmosphere on the grid, it’s time for God Save the King – sung by West End and Broadway actress star Hannah Waddingham!

Max Verstappen: ‘I think it will be tough’

14:45 , Jamie Braidwood

Max Verstappen speaking before the British Grand Prix:

“I think it will be interesting with the weather. I hope the track dries out.

“I think it will be a tough battle. McLaren and Mercedes have been on it all weekend. For us it’s been a bit up and down.

“But, I’m confident we will be in the mix. It will be a good, fun race.

“We have to see what happens in the start. Normally around here you can pass and overtake.”

Patrick Mahomes on the grid with Alpine

14:40 , Jamie Braidwood

Patrick Mahomes, the Super Bowl champion with Kansas City Chiefs, is on the grid with Alpine today. The quarter-back has an ownership stake in the team.

British GP odds!

14:38 , Kieran Jackson

Fancy a flutter?

Neither pole-sitter Russell or second-placed Hamilton among the top two!

  • Lando Norris – 2/1

  • Max Verstappen – 2/1

  • George Russell – 3/1

  • Lewis Hamilton – 4/1

  • Oscar Piastri – 25/1

  • Carlos Sainz – 66/1

  • Charles Leclerc – 100/1

  • Nico Hulkenberg – 150/1

  • Fernando Alonso – 250/1

  • Lance Stroll – 250/1

  • Sergio Perez – 250/1

Odds provided by Betway

REMINDER: Sergio Perez starts from the pit-lane

14:32 , Kieran Jackson

The Red Bull driver, who was 19th on the grid anyway, will now start from the pit-lane after taking a new engine.

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Lando Norris: ‘I hope I’m the top Brit!’

14:30 , Jamie Braidwood

Lando Norris speaking ahead of the British Grand Prix, where he starts third:

“It’s exciting. I love it. I look forward to it more and more every year.

“Three Brits at the front, I hope I’m the one at the top.

“I need to be looking ahead of me. George did a good job for pole. It’s going to be tough but I want to race and put on a good show.”

Plenty of sports stars in the house at Silverstone!

14:26 , Kieran Jackson

Reece James, Mo Farah, Denise Lewis and Owen Farrell among those here today for the British Grand Prix!

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Constructors’ Championship ahead of the British GP:

14:21 , Kieran Jackson

1. Red Bull – 355 points

2. Ferrari – 291 points

3. McLaren – 268 points

4. Mercedes – 196 points

5. Aston Martin – 58 points

6. RB – 30 points

7. Haas – 19 points

8. Alpine – 9 points

9. Williams – 2 points

10. Sauber – 0 points

McLaren boss condemns Red Bull behaviour ahead of British GP: ‘We’ve seen a lack of respect’

14:16 , Kieran Jackson

McLaren boss Zak Brown came out firing on Friday at Silverstone and accused Red Bull of a “lack of respect” after Max Verstappen’s collision with Lando Norris last weekend.

The two drivers, who are good friends off track, were vying for the lead before both sustained punctures during a collision. Verstappen finished fifth after receiving a 10-second time penalty but Norris was forced to retire due to irreparable damage.

Norris was fastest in both practice sessions at an overcast Silverstone circuit on Friday as he targets a dream victory at his home race following his inaugural F1 win in Miami two months ago.

Full piece below:

McLaren boss condemns Red Bull behaviour: ‘We’ve seen a lack of respect’

Driver Standings ahead of the British Grand Prix:

14:08 , Kieran Jackson

1. Max Verstappen – 237 points

2. Lando Norris – 156 points

3. Charles Leclerc – 150 points

4. Carlos Sainz – 135 points

5. Sergio Perez – 118 points

6. Oscar Piastri – 112 points

7. George Russell – 111 points

8. Lewis Hamilton – 85 points

9. Fernando Alonso – 41 points

10. Yuki Tsunoda – 19 points

11. Lance Stroll – 17 points

12. Nico Hulkenberg – 14 points

13. Daniel Ricciardo – 11 points

14. Oliver Bearman – 6 points

15. Pierre Gasly – 5 points

16. Kevin Magnussen – 5 points

17. Esteban Ocon – 3 points

18. Alex Albon – 2 points

19. Zhou Guanyu – 0 points

20. Valtteri Bottas – 0 points

21. Logan Sargeant – 0 points

Lewis Hamilton: ‘It’s going to be tough but we will work as a team’

14:08 , Jamie Braidwood

Lewis Hamilton speaking ahead of the British Grand Prix, where he will start behind George Russell in a Mercedes one-two.

“I hope the sun stays out for the fans! We love you guys and all the energy you bring.

“So proud to be up there with George and three Brits in the top three.

“It’s going to be tough. Lando and Max are very fast. We don’t know what their race pace is like, but we will work as a team to try and stay ahead of them.”

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Max Verstappen poses with members of the Leeds Utd squad!

14:04 , Kieran Jackson

Red Bull are, of course, the new shirt sponsors of Leeds in the Championship next year!

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Max Verstappen reflects on crash with Lando Norris: ‘We already have too many rules’

13:55 , Kieran Jackson

Max Verstappen insists nothing he did in his incident with Lando Norris in Austria was “over the top” with tensions between the two drivers having cooled.

Verstappen and Norris collided on lap 64 of the 71-lap Austrian Grand Prix while vying for the lead last Sunday. Both sustained punctures, with Verstappen finishing fifth and Norris forced to retire.

The pair are close friends off-track yet Norris was fuming at Verstappen for “ruining his race” afterward, insisting the three-time world champion “moved under braking” more than once.

Full story below:

Max Verstappen reflects on crash with Lando Norris: ‘We already have too many rules’

George Russell claims pole as sensational British trio break 56-year streak at Silverstone qualifying

13:42 , Kieran Jackson

Kieran Jackson at Silverstone

In conditions more reminiscent of the dark days of November than the start of summer in July, the leading trio of British drivers thrived at Silverstone on Saturday afternoon. A qualifying session which started in drizzling rain ended in George Russell, Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris storming to the top of the timesheets in the dry, leaving world championship leader Max Verstappen trailing in their wake.

Needless to say, the 100,000-plus British crowd – ponchos aplenty – were left delighted in the grandstands. It is the first time since 1968 that three British drivers have filled the top three places on the grid.

Russell, a week on from his second F1 win in Austria, sealed top spot with his most prestigious pole position to date, usurping eight-time British Grand Prix winner Hamilton by 0.141 seconds. It represented a Mercedes front-row lockout; a throwback to the glory years before Verstappen and Red Bull dominated the sport.

Full report below:

Russell claims pole as sensational British trio break 56-year streak at Silverstone

What is the starting grid at Silverstone?

13:29 , Kieran Jackson

1. George Russell

2. Lewis Hamilton

3. Lando Norris

4. Max Verstappen

5. Oscar Piastri

6. Nico Hulkenberg

7. Carlos Sainz

8. Lance Stroll

9. Alex Albon

10. Fernando Alonso

11. Charles Leclerc

12. Logan Sargeant

13. Yuki Tsunoda

14. Zhou Guanyu

15. Daniel Ricciardo

16. Valtteri Bottas

17. Kevin Magnussen

18. Esteban Ocon

19. Pierre Gasly

Pit lane. Sergio Perez*

*Perez starts from the pit-lane after taking a new engine for the race

WATCH: Lewis Hamilton and George Russell watch England’s Euro 2024 victory with Silverstone crowd

13:21 , Kieran Jackson

How good was this yesterday?!

Lando Norris on the drivers parade:

13:14 , Kieran Jackson

“It’s exciting. I love this every year, excited to get going. Three Brits at the top, I want to be the top one not the bottom one.

“Sun’s out, beautiful summer’s day here in England! It’s going to be a tricky race, strategy good racing, hopefully a good show.

“I know Max is behind but I need to be looking ahead of me. It’s going to be tough, I want to race.

“They had more pressure in the penalties yesterday, but it’s not pressure – it’s enjoyment!”

Max Verstappen on the drivers parade:

13:05 , Kieran Jackson

“It will be a tough battle, Mercedes and McLaren have been really on it. We’ll be in the mix, should be a good fun race.

“It’s a long race, you can pass and race here, hopefully we can do that today.”

Roast dinners are the key to British success?!

12:50 , Kieran Jackson

McLaren boss condemns Red Bull behaviour ahead of British GP: ‘We’ve seen a lack of respect’

12:39 , Kieran Jackson

McLaren boss Zak Brown came out firing on Friday at Silverstone and accused Red Bull of a “lack of respect” after Max Verstappen’s collision with Lando Norris last weekend.

The two drivers, who are good friends off track, were vying for the lead before both sustained punctures during a collision. Verstappen finished fifth after receiving a 10-second time penalty but Norris was forced to retire due to irreparable damage.

Norris was fastest in both practice sessions at an overcast Silverstone circuit on Friday as he targets a dream victory at his home race following his inaugural F1 win in Miami two months ago.

Full piece below:

McLaren boss condemns Red Bull behaviour: ‘We’ve seen a lack of respect’

British GP odds!

12:23 , Kieran Jackson

Fancy a flutter?

Neither pole-sitter Russell or second-placed Hamilton among the top two!

  • Lando Norris – 2/1

  • Max Verstappen – 2/1

  • George Russell – 3/1

  • Lewis Hamilton – 4/1

  • Oscar Piastri – 25/1

  • Carlos Sainz – 66/1

  • Charles Leclerc – 100/1

  • Nico Hulkenberg – 150/1

  • Fernando Alonso – 250/1

  • Lance Stroll – 250/1

  • Sergio Perez – 250/1

Odds provided by Betway

Nico Rosberg has his say on the British GP:

12:10 , Kieran Jackson

BREAKING: Sergio Perez starts from the pit-lane

12:07 , Kieran Jackson

The Red Bull driver, who was 19th on the grid anyway, will now start from the pit-lane after taking a new engine.

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Constructors’ Championship ahead of the British GP:

11:58 , Kieran Jackson

1. Red Bull – 355 points

2. Ferrari – 291 points

3. McLaren – 268 points

4. Mercedes – 196 points

5. Aston Martin – 58 points

6. RB – 30 points

7. Haas – 19 points

8. Alpine – 9 points

9. Williams – 2 points

10. Sauber – 0 points

George Russell claims pole as sensational British trio break 56-year streak at Silverstone qualifying

11:43 , Kieran Jackson

Kieran Jackson at Silverstone

In conditions more reminiscent of the dark days of November than the start of summer in July, the leading trio of British drivers thrived at Silverstone on Saturday afternoon. A qualifying session which started in drizzling rain ended in George Russell, Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris storming to the top of the timesheets in the dry, leaving world championship leader Max Verstappen trailing in their wake.

Needless to say, the 100,000-plus British crowd – ponchos aplenty – were left delighted in the grandstands. It is the first time since 1968 that three British drivers have filled the top three places on the grid.

Russell, a week on from his second F1 win in Austria, sealed top spot with his most prestigious pole position to date, usurping eight-time British Grand Prix winner Hamilton by 0.141 seconds. It represented a Mercedes front-row lockout; a throwback to the glory years before Verstappen and Red Bull dominated the sport.

Full qualifying report below:

Russell claims pole as sensational British trio break 56-year streak at Silverstone

Driver Standings ahead of the British Grand Prix:

11:29 , Kieran Jackson

1. Max Verstappen – 237 points

2. Lando Norris – 156 points

3. Charles Leclerc – 150 points

4. Carlos Sainz – 135 points

5. Sergio Perez – 118 points

6. Oscar Piastri – 112 points

7. George Russell – 111 points

8. Lewis Hamilton – 85 points

9. Fernando Alonso – 41 points

10. Yuki Tsunoda – 19 points

11. Lance Stroll – 17 points

12. Nico Hulkenberg – 14 points

13. Daniel Ricciardo – 11 points

14. Oliver Bearman – 6 points

15. Pierre Gasly – 5 points

16. Kevin Magnussen – 5 points

17. Esteban Ocon – 3 points

18. Alex Albon – 2 points

19. Zhou Guanyu – 0 points

20. Valtteri Bottas – 0 points

21. Logan Sargeant – 0 points

Lewis Hamilton after qualifying P2:

11:21 , Kieran Jackson

“Big thanks to this incredible crowd. Three Brits in the top-three is incredible. We didn’t expect to be front row this weekend but this is huge for our team, everyone here really deserves this.

“The care felt great. I think ultimately there was still time left on the table which George was able to find but I feel confident about the car for tomorrow, with the conditions we have we can keep Lando behind.”

British GP 2024 F1 weather forecast: Rain expected at Silverstone for race

11:13 , Kieran Jackson

The British Grand Prix takes place on Sunday and rain is in the air at Silverstone for raceday.

After regular downpours on Friday and Saturday in Northamptonshire, Sunday’s race can also expect some added drama with the weather.

The Met Office states that there is a 80% chance of rain on Sunday at 11am, with a thunderstorm expected around 1pm.

Full detail below:

British Grand Prix weather F1 forecast as rain expected at Silverstone

What is the starting grid?

11:06 , Kieran Jackson

1. George Russell

2. Lewis Hamilton

3. Lando Norris

4. Max Verstappen

5. Oscar Piastri

6. Nico Hulkenberg

7. Carlos Sainz

8. Lance Stroll

9. Alex Albon

10. Fernando Alonso

11. Charles Leclerc

12. Logan Sargeant

13. Yuki Tsunoda

14. Zhou Guanyu

15. Daniel Ricciardo

16. Valtteri Bottas

17. Kevin Magnussen

18. Esteban Ocon

19. Sergio Perez

20. Pierre Gasly

WATCH: Lewis Hamilton and George Russell watch England’s Euro 2024 victory with Silverstone crowd

11:02 , Kieran Jackson

How good was this yesterday?!

Start time and how can I watch the British Grand Prix?

11:00 , Kieran Jackson

(All times BST)

Sunday 7 July

  • Race: 3pm

The British Grand Prix will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and free-to-air Channel 4 in the United Kingdom – and ESPN in the United States. Sky’s and Channel 4’s coverage of Sunday’s race starts at 1:30pm (BST).

You can watch Channel 4’s coverage of the British Grand Prix for free via their website.

Sky Sports subscribers can watch all the action at Silverstone on the Sky Go app. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

F1 British Grand Prix!

10:58 , Kieran Jackson

Good morning! After what was a super Saturday for British sport, how the heads this morning?

After England’s penalty shoot-out win at Euro 2024, it’s time for the Brits on the racetrack to do the business in front of the home crowd at Silverstone!

George Russell starts on pole alongside Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, with Lando Norris in third!

We’ll have all the build-up to the race, with lights out at 3pm (BST)!

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George Russell claims pole as sensational British trio break 56-year streak at Silverstone qualifying

Saturday 6 July 2024 18:24 , Kieran Jackson

Kieran Jackson at Silverstone

In conditions more reminiscent of the dark days of November than the start of summer in July, the leading trio of British drivers thrived at Silverstone on Saturday afternoon. A qualifying session which started in drizzling rain ended in George Russell, Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris storming to the top of the timesheets in the dry, leaving world championship leader Max Verstappen trailing in their wake.

Needless to say, the 100,000-plus British crowd – ponchos aplenty – were left delighted in the grandstands. It is the first time since 1968 that three British drivers have filled the top three places on the grid.

Russell, a week on from his second F1 win in Austria, sealed top spot with his most prestigious pole position to date, usurping eight-time British Grand Prix winner Hamilton by 0.141 seconds. It represented a Mercedes front-row lockout; a throwback to the glory years before Verstappen and Red Bull dominated the sport.

Full report below:

Russell claims pole as sensational British trio break 56-year streak at Silverstone

Max Verstappen on his qualifying session:

Saturday 6 July 2024 17:22 , Kieran Jackson

What is the starting grid?

Saturday 6 July 2024 16:59 , Kieran Jackson

1. George Russell

2. Lewis Hamilton

3. Lando Norris

4. Max Verstappen

5. Oscar Piastri

6. Nico Hulkenberg

7. Carlos Sainz

8. Lance Stroll

9. Alex Albon

10. Fernando Alonso

11. Charles Leclerc

12. Logan Sargeant

13. Yuki Tsunoda

14. Zhou Guanyu

15. Daniel Ricciardo

16. Valtteri Bottas

17. Kevin Magnussen

18. Esteban Ocon

19. Sergio Perez

20. Pierre Gasly

George Russell after claiming pole:

Saturday 6 July 2024 16:42 , Kieran Jackson

“What a feeling! At the start of the year, we couldn’t dream of being pole here.

“The car at the moment is feeling so so good, came alive in quali. Riding this wave tomorrow, buzzing, we’ve got a race to win – it’s going to be tight with Lando, Max as well, but so excited right now.

“I don’t think Silverstone could have dreamt of the three Brits in the front-three, we can’t wait for the race tomorrow.”

Lewis Hamilton after qualifying P2:

Saturday 6 July 2024 16:33 , Kieran Jackson

“Big thanks to this incredible crowd. Three Brits in the top-three is incredible. We didn’t expect to be front row this weekend but this is huge for our team, everyone here really deserves this.

“The care felt great. I think ultimately there was still time left on the table which George was able to find but I feel confident about the car for tomorrow, with the conditions we have we can keep Lando behind.”

Lando Norris after qualifying third:

Saturday 6 July 2024 16:26 , Kieran Jackson

“I’m happy with P3, three Brits in the top three is pretty cool here. Good laps by George and Lewis.

“I want the rain again tomorrow, I’m excited! Bring the fight to George and Lewis. We’re going to have some good battles!”

TOP-10 IN QUALIFYING FOR BRITISH GP:

Saturday 6 July 2024 16:20 , Kieran Jackson

1. George Russell – 1:25:819

2. Lewis Hamilton – +0.141

3. Lando Norris – +0.211

4. Max Verstappen – +0.384

5. Oscar Piastri – +0.418

6. Nico Hulkenberg – +0.519

7. Carlos Sainz – +0.690

8. Lance Stroll – +0.766

9. Alex Albon – +0.821

10. Fernando Alonso – +1.098

George Russell:

Saturday 6 July 2024 16:12 , Kieran Jackson

“Yes. Nice one team. Race win tomorrow!”

George Russell on pole position for the British Grand Prix!

Saturday 6 July 2024 16:12 , Kieran Jackson

It’s a Mercedes one-two at Silverstone – and Toto Wolff is delighted!

Hamilton goes quicker to take pole for a matter of seconds – before Russell beats his team by 0.171 seconds!

Lando Norris is third for an all-British top-three!

4-10: Verstappen, Piastri, Hulkenberg, Sainz, Stroll, Albon, Alonso

Verstappen made a mistake on the loop in his final lap…

Who will be on pole?

Saturday 6 July 2024 16:05 , Kieran Jackson

Not since 1968 have we had three British drivers start in the top-three on the grid…

3:00 to go..

Driver Standings ahead of the British Grand Prix:

Saturday 6 July 2024 14:36 , Kieran Jackson

1. Max Verstappen – 237 points

2. Lando Norris – 156 points

3. Charles Leclerc – 150 points

4. Carlos Sainz – 135 points

5. Sergio Perez – 118 points

6. Oscar Piastri – 112 points

7. George Russell – 111 points

8. Lewis Hamilton – 85 points

9. Fernando Alonso – 41 points

10. Yuki Tsunoda – 19 points

11. Lance Stroll – 17 points

12. Nico Hulkenberg – 14 points

13. Daniel Ricciardo – 11 points

14. Oliver Bearman – 6 points

15. Pierre Gasly – 5 points

16. Kevin Magnussen – 5 points

17. Esteban Ocon – 3 points

18. Alex Albon – 2 points

19. Zhou Guanyu – 0 points

20. Valtteri Bottas – 0 points

21. Logan Sargeant – 0 points

Head of UK motorsport says he would not support F1 race on the streets of London

Saturday 6 July 2024 14:29 , Kieran Jackson

The head of UK motorsport has said he will not support a Formula One race on the streets of London.

The F1 calendar has continued to expand in recent years, with a round on the Las Vegas strip added last season, while a street race in Madrid is also due to make its debut in 2026.

But speaking ahead of this weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Motorsport UK chairman David Richards cast significant doubt over whether a race in the capital would ever take off.

Head of UK motorsport says he would not support F1 race on the streets of London

Kimi Antonelli: Who is Mercedes teen tipped to replace Lewis Hamilton on F1 grid in 2025

Saturday 6 July 2024 14:05 , Kieran Jackson

Kimi Antonelli – the teenager tipped as a potential replacement for Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes next year – is one of the highest-rated prospects in motorsport right now.

The Italian driver is racing in Formula 2 in 2024, having skipped F3, for Prema Racing alongside British teen and Ferrari reserve Ollie Bearman.

Antonelli, 17, is on Mercedes’ books and was signed on to their junior programme at 11 years of age. In the years since, he has won numerous karting and single-seater competitions, which has thrust him into the spotlight at such a young age.

But who is Antonelli?

Kimi Antonelli: Who is Mercedes teen tipped to replace Lewis Hamilton in 2025?

McLaren boss condemns Red Bull behaviour ahead of British GP: ‘We’ve seen a lack of respect’

Saturday 6 July 2024 13:15 , Kieran Jackson

McLaren boss Zak Brown came out firing on Friday at Silverstone and accused Red Bull of a “lack of respect” after Max Verstappen’s collision with Lando Norris last weekend.

The two drivers, who are good friends off track, were vying for the lead before both sustained punctures during a collision. Verstappen finished fifth after receiving a 10-second time penalty but Norris was forced to retire due to irreparable damage.

Norris was fastest in both practice sessions at an overcast Silverstone circuit on Friday as he targets a dream victory at his home race following his inaugural F1 win in Miami two months ago.

Full piece below:

McLaren boss condemns Red Bull behaviour: ‘We’ve seen a lack of respect’

Ollie Bearman seals ‘dream’ F1 seat next year as fourth British driver on 2025 grid

Saturday 6 July 2024 11:12 , Kieran Jackson

British teenager Ollie Bearman has signed a “dream” contract to join Haas F1 team next year on a multi-year deal.

The 19-year-old, hailing from Chelmsford in Essex, will become the fourth full-time British driver on the grid in 2025 alongside Lewis Hamilton, George Russell and Lando Norris. He will make his debut in Australia in March.

Bearman, who is racing full-time in F2 this year alongside his duties as a reserve for Ferrari and Haas, impressed when called up to make his F1 debut for Ferrari in Saudi Arabia in March, finishing seventh having replaced the ill Carlos Sainz.

Ollie Bearman seals ‘dream’ F1 seat next year as fourth British driver on 2025 grid

Max Verstappen reflects on crash with Lando Norris: ‘We already have too many rules’

Saturday 6 July 2024 11:00 , Kieran Jackson

Max Verstappen insists nothing he did in his incident with Lando Norris in Austria was “over the top” with tensions between the two drivers having cooled.

Verstappen and Norris collided on lap 64 of the 71-lap Austrian Grand Prix while vying for the lead last Sunday. Both sustained punctures, with Verstappen finishing fifth and Norris forced to retire.

The pair are close friends off-track yet Norris was fuming at Verstappen for “ruining his race” afterward, insisting the three-time world champion “moved under braking” more than once.

Full story below:

Max Verstappen reflects on crash with Lando Norris: ‘We already have too many rules’

Ollie Bearman seals ‘dream’ F1 seat next year as fourth British driver on 2025 grid

Friday 5 July 2024 15:13 , Kieran Jackson

British teenager Ollie Bearman has signed a “dream” contract to join Haas F1 team next year on a multi-year deal.

The 19-year-old, hailing from Chelmsford in Essex, will become the fourth full-time British driver on the grid in 2025 alongside Lewis Hamilton, George Russell and Lando Norris. He will make his debut in Australia in March.

Bearman, who is racing full-time in F2 this year alongside his duties as a reserve for Ferrari and Haas, impressed when called up to make his F1 debut for Ferrari in Saudi Arabia in March, finishing seventh having replaced the ill Carlos Sainz.

Ollie Bearman seals ‘dream’ F1 seat next year as fourth British driver on 2025 grid

Christian Horner backs Max Verstappen in Lando Norris squabble: ‘He’s not going to change’

Friday 5 July 2024 12:05 , Kieran Jackson

Red Bull boss Christian Horner insists Lando Norris must learn how to race Max Verstappen after their collision at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Verstappen and Norris came together on lap 64 of the race at the Red Bull Ring when vying for the lead. Both drivers sustained punctures, allowing George Russell to capitalise and claim victory for Mercedes.

Norris and McLaren team principal Andrea Stella were angry afterward, stating three-time F1 world champion Verstappen consistently broke the rules by moving in the braking zone during a few tussles late in the race.

Full piece below:

Horner backs Verstappen in Norris squabble: ‘He’s not going to change’

Ollie Bearman seals ‘dream’ F1 seat next year as fourth British driver on 2025 grid

Friday 5 July 2024 09:59 , Kieran Jackson

British teenager Ollie Bearman has signed a “dream” contract to join Haas F1 team next year on a multi-year deal.

The 19-year-old, hailing from Chelmsford in Essex, will become the fourth full-time British driver on the grid in 2025 alongside Lewis Hamilton, George Russell and Lando Norris. He will make his debut in Australia in March.

Bearman, who is racing full-time in F2 this year alongside his duties as a reserve for Ferrari and Haas, impressed when called up to make his F1 debut for Ferrari in Saudi Arabia in March, finishing seventh having replaced the ill Carlos Sainz.

Ollie Bearman seals ‘dream’ F1 seat next year as fourth British driver on 2025 grid

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