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Britain 2011 - Free practice 3 // Drivers hope for dry running after a wet Friday at Silverstone

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Renault make the most of the new garages at Silverstone
Renault make the most of the new garages at SilverstoneCredit: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic

Just one hour of practice remains, and considering the wet conditions yesterday, the teams and drivers may be hoping for some dry running to get a feel for their cars and the new look circuit. Yesterday also saw the FIA do something of a u-turn on the blown diffuser regulations, with Red Bull seemingly not going to be as affected as first thought. We will have to see!

The final practice session begins at 10am GMT+1.

Statistics

showers

Silverstone Circuit, Saturday

21℃

  • Low 11℃
  • Humidity 63%

Light showers

2010 Session Results
PosDriverTeamTimeLaps
1S VettelRed Bull1:30.95814
2M WebberRed Bull1:30.99215
3F AlonsoFerrari1:31.10110
4N RosbergMercedes1:31.18815
5F MassaFerrari1:31.24016

One to Watch

Towards the end of FP2, as drivers started to emerge from the garage, it looked as though Mercedes had some good pace. Schumacher led the way briefly, before he was knocked off the top spot by his teammate. Both were then beaten by Felipe Massa. Still, Schumacher is thinking good things could happen, if the weather goes their way.

I think in the rain we can physically talk about a podium, whereas in the dry although we might have an improvement in the car - a podium I guess would be out of reach.

- Michael Schumacher

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Just one hour of practice remains, and considering the wet conditions yesterday, the teams and drivers may be hoping for some dry running to get a feel for their cars and the new look circuit. Yesterday also saw the FIA do something of a u-turn on the blown diffuser regulations, with Red Bull seemingly not going to be as affected as first thought. We will have to see!
Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic

Event start

10:00GMT +01:00

9 July 2011