Sidepodcast - All for F1 and F1 for all

F1 encyclopedia

Free Practice 3 results - British Grand Prix 2017 - Hamilton leads the way as the rain hits Silverstone

Rain hits Silverstone
Credit: Ferrari Media

Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in final practice, as the rain came down. It was just over halfway through the session when the clouds burst and the rain come down. Some drivers opted to test out Pirelli's intermediate tyres, which haven't been seen very often this year. The wet tarmac did cause problems for a few, and there were a handful of spins, but no major damage was done.

At the top, it was Hamilton ahead of Vettel, with Bottas in third - the top three split by less than a tenth of a second, showing just how close it is between Ferrari and Mercedes at this mid-point of the season.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:28.06318
2Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:28.09514
3Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:28.13720
4Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:28.73215
5Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:29.48014
6Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:29.61215
7Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:29.81914
8Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:29.90413
9Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:29.95919
10Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:30.08819
11Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:30.13817
12Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:30.17219
13Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:30.27015
14Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:30.30216
15Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:30.41616
16Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:30.50420
17Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:30.51519
18Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team1:30.62124
19Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:30.63024
20Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:31.35818