F1 is at Silverstone for a second week running and Lewis Hamilton will be hoping for a similar result.
The Brit star showed incredible calmness in last week's British Grand Prix to win even after his tire punctured on the final lap.
Follow all the updates from the F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix below…
BOTTAS TAKES POLE
Incredible stuff, he beats his teammate with a super last lap. Hamilton looked to have done enough but Bottas crosses the line 0.063 seconds in front.
Nico Hulkenberg and astonishing third place in his Racing Point. What an incredible performance from him.
Max Verstappen qualifies in fourth. Ricciardo fifth, Stroll sixth and Gasly in seventh.
Leclerc is eighth, Albon in ninth and Norris completes the top 10.
FINAL THREE MINUTES
And Mercedes are comfortably clear of the rest of the field.
They have now given it a massive flex by going out on the medium tyres – not the quicker, soft compounds.
Saving tyres for the race day, perhaps.
HAMILTON SETS THE BENCHMARK
He has gone quickest with his first run. Still not as quick as his pole time from last week, but that is still over a second clear of Ricciardo, who is third.
Bottas in second with no answer yet to his teammate's pace around this track.
ELIMINATED FROM Q2
Ocon, Vettel, Sainz, Grosjean and Russell all knocked out of the top-10 shoot out.
Next up, Q3
LANDO NORRIS SURVIVES…BUT VETTEL IS OUT
Norris is though, but by the skin of his teeth, as Sebastian Vettel becomes another early casualty.
The German is clearly going in reverse since the start of the season. Yes his Ferrari is slow but Leclerc is still getting though.
He's qualified in 12th place. That is simply not good enough.
“That's all this car had,” he says over the radio, implying it is simply not quick enough.
RUSSELL IS GOING FOR IT
The Brit is not sitting tight in the garage. He is going for as high-a-place as possible.
He's the only car on track and is currently 12th.
Elsewhere, Nico Hulkenberg and Pierre Gasly both go off at the same point.
Track about to get busy.
RAIKKONEN MAKES HIS FEELINGS KNOWN
He's has his say on yet another early exit. He has had enough now: “One place, two places it doesn’t matter we’re just too f****** slow.”
Q2 IS GO
Who will make it into the top 10 along with the Mercedes and the Red Bulls? Six spaces to filll.
Will Racing Point finally show their pace?
Verstappen is confident, he is out on the slower, but more durable, harder tyre.
ELIMINATED FROM Q1
Kimi Raikkonen seems done to me. He is in last place. The 40-year-old does not seem to have the same fire to deliver.
He is out along with teammate Giovinazzi, Latifi, Magnussen and Kvyat.
That means George Russell is again through to Q2.
Good stuff from the Williams man.
HE HAS DONE IT
A time that gets Albon comfortably into the top 15 easily.
ALBON HAS TO BE CAREFUL HERE
He needs a clean Saturday but at the moment he is in danger of being booted out at Q1. He needs this lap to count.
RUSSELL IS UNHAPPY WITH OCON
The Brit blames the Frenchman for blocking him saying it was “massively dangerous” over the radio.
The stewards have noted the incident, meaning they are aware of it and will investigate after the session.
It has got to be said, Ocon has NOT impressed this year. This time his team did not warn him that Russell was approaching at speed.
But still, he is hardly challenging his teammate, Daniel Ricciardo.
GO GO GO FOR QUALIFYING
Can anyone stop another Mercedes front row lock out?
I am going to call it now…..
No. They can't.
MERCS TOP THE SESSION
Not a surprise to see Hamilton and Bottas dominate proceedings here in final practice.
It is shaping up to be another Mercedes whitewash, sadly.
Lando Norris is best of the rest for McLaren, but even on a light fuel load he is still a whopping 0.581 seconds behind.
Then the two Racing Points with Hulkenberg and Stroll.
VERSTAPPEN NOT HAPPY WITH STROLL
The Red Bull man was on a flying lap and was marginally held up by Stroll.
He lets him know what he thinks of it. Plenty of expletives over the radio.
LAP TIMES ARE DROPPING
But we are some way off Hamilton's pole time for last weekend's race.
Hamilton is still the quickest man on track.
FERRARI OPT FOR NEW ENGINES
A statement from the Italian team.
“After Vettel's power unit failure yesterday, Ferrari has changed the engine on both of its cars for this weekend as a precaution.”
All the talk yesterday was that the teams were unhappy with Racing Point's punishment for copying Mercedes' brake ducts.
They are unhappy because they felt the Silverstone team should have been punished MORE than their £361,000 fine – plus a 15 point deduction.
News this morning is that five teams – Ferrari, Renault, McLaren, Williams, PLUS Racing Point say they intend to challenge the verdict.
Four want more; Racing Point obviously think the penalty was too harsh.
Racing Point Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer has claimed his team have done nothing wrong after Renauly appealed against the legality of their car.
He said: “It’s a bit disappointing. We thought we are well within the rules and did absolutely nothing wrong,” he said. “We invited the FIA in March to come and view everything that we did. We had full disclosure
“Thereafter, they wrote to us and said we were completely compliant. So that’s a bit disappointing. However, we now have to assess the sanction that was given.
“The FIA have acknowledged the rules of non-listed parts going to listed parts were far from clear and ambiguous and they could be viewed from two different sides.
“The initial thought is that from our perspective, we did nothing wrong so that’s unfair. There’s always two perspectives, I guess. The FIA were the arbiters on this. We now have to discuss with the FIA what is going to happen going forward.”
GREEN LIGHT FOR FINAL PRACTICE
We are go for the last session before qualifying for F1's 70th anniversary race.
In all honesty, I don't expect too much on-track action in this session as teams save tyres for qualifying and the race.
Now that's not ideal, but at least there are no fans complaining in the grandstands.
Lando Norris has heaped praise on fellow Brit Lewis Hamilton, but stressed that his Mercedes has allowed him to achieve all he has in F1.
Norris said: “[Hamilton and his Mercedes team-mates] have been driving for the last few years with a massive advantage over every other team.
“Mercedes have been the best with the car, the best with the engine and that has allowed him to achieve the things he has done.
“If Lewis was in a McLaren, he wouldn’t look anywhere near as good as what he has done. Mercedes have been so dominant over the last few years, it’s not been often they have had to race many other cars.
“But I don’t think you can take anything away from him. He’s had some good team-mates, Rosberg and Bottas.
“Especially with Bottas, he has clearly had the upper hand on him the whole time they have been at Mercedes.”
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