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Ricciardo and Rosberg head wet Silverstone practice // Standing water makes FP1 a washout, but the action picks up in FP2

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Ricciardo and Rosberg head wet Silverstone practice
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It was a damp start to the running at Silverstone, with just a few drivers heading out early for installation laps and then no action for almost forty minutes. The standing water was keeping cars in the garage, but eventually Esteban Gutiérrez broke the silence.

It wasn't until there were just 13 minutes left that Daniel Ricciardo set the first lap time, though. In the tricky conditions, Charles Pic found himself spinning into the barriers and losing a nose, whilst Valtteri Bottas narrowly missed colliding with a marker board. In the end, only 11 drivers set a time in the morning.

Things picked up in the afternoon, as the track started to dry out. Mercedes and Red Bull were the two teams showing the most promise under the grey Silverstone skies, but Toro Rosso continued to show well.

Felipe Massa was the driver to spin this time, the Ferrari heading off track out of the Stowe corner, straight into the barriers, with nose and suspension damage. Nico Rosberg was the fastest driver, with Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber behind him.