Bottas leads Hamilton in ultimate British GP apply


Valtteri Bottas led six occasions world champion crew mate Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes one-two in a gusty ultimate apply for the British System One Grand Prix on Saturday.

The Finn, 5 factors behind Hamilton after three races, put in a quickest time of 1 minute 25.873 seconds round an eerily quiet circuit with empty grandstands because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hamilton, chasing a document seventh dwelling win on Sunday, was zero.138 slower with gusts of wind making life tough.

Crimson Bull’s Max Verstappen was better of the remainder, zero.three off the tempo, with Canadian Lance Stroll fourth for Mercedes-powered Racing Level.

McLaren’s Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris had been fifth and seventh rspectively with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc separating the pair in sixth.

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was solely 14th and reported one thing unfastened within the cockpit after the crew modified the pedals on Friday.

Crimson Bull’s Alex Albon, who crashed closely on Friday, managed solely 9 laps and was 13th after mechanics labored to repair fault on his automotive.

Nico Hulkenberg, standing in for Sergio Perez at Racing Level after the Mexican examined constructive for the brand new coronavirus, was ninth on the timesheets.