F1 practice LIVE: Lewis Hamilton finishes second in FP2 with Carlos Sainz on top and Lando Norris third

Bernie Eccleston ‘surprised’ Hamilton didn’t ‘wave away’ Nelson Piquet’s racist comment

Follow live F1 cover if the British Grand Prix weekend starts with free practices one and two om silverstone† Last time in Canada, Max Verstappen claimed his sixth win of the season in Montreal, holding off a late attack from Ferrari‘s Carlos Sainz. The reigning world champion’s lead at the top of the championship standings is now 46 points away from teammate Sergio Perez

Lewis Hamilton finished third – only his second podium of the season – while fellow British teammate George Russell came home fourth. Both the Silver Arrows and Ferrari – with Charles Leclerc after having had a month to forget – will aim to be on the podium again this weekend.

Hamilton won last season’s race, after crashing with Verstappen at a memorable moment on the opening lap at Copse Corner – and an incident that has come back to the public eye Nelson Piquet’s racist language to describe Hamilton when we talk about the crash.

Follow the latest updates as we build on this weekend’s British Grand Prix:

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Both Sainz and Hamilton complained about bouncing, but they finished in the top two!

Kieran JacksonJuly 1, 2022 5:45 PM

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Does Max keep anything in the locker for Saturday?

Kieran JacksonJuly 1, 2022 5:19 PM

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Kieran JacksonJuly 1, 2022 17:10

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Sainz tops FP2!

Despite Hamilton’s slipstream advantage, Russell can’t improve his time…

Sainz is first on the scoreboard, but perhaps a cause for optimism for Mercedes? Hamilton is second after that session, with Norris third – the pair are less than two tenths away from the Ferrari pace-setter.

Not a bad hour for the British!

Kieran JacksonJuly 1, 2022 17:03

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Russell pits for softs

A quick pit stop by the Mercedes man, who gets one more chance to place his car on the standings….

It is expected that every car on the track now will see a change in the standings?

Kieran JacksonJuly 1, 2022 16:59

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10 minutes to go…

George Russell is complaining about a lack of grip on the track, in response to his engineer saying he can push hard – he is currently in eighth.

One point to note is that the gap between the top-9 cars is currently no more than a second, with Leclerc in fifth just four-tenths behind his Ferrari team-mate Sainz, still leading the pack into the closing stages.

Kieran JacksonJuly 1, 2022 16:54

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15 minutes to go…

Encouraging for UK fans. Hamilton is now second, 0.163 seconds behind leader Sainz, while Norris is also in the top three.

With the whole field now on softs, who will have the momentum heading into Saturday?

Kieran JacksonJuly 1, 2022 4:46 PM

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It wouldn’t be a Friday without crowds on the track…

Kieran JacksonJuly 1, 2022 4:45 PM

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30 minutes to go…

We are halfway through FP2 and most of the field is switching to the soft tire.

Lando Norris has just set the fastest time of the day, with Leclerc and Sainz in second and third place respectively.

George Russell is now in fourth place, Hamilton (on the mediums) in ninth.

Kieran JacksonJuly 1, 2022 16:30

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20 minutes past…

All but one of the cars are now in the pits.

The Ferraris are at the top with Leclerc still in first place, followed by the Red Bulls of Verstappen and Perez.

We’ve been here before, haven’t we?

Hamilton is fifth, while teammate Russell has not yet set a meaningful time and is currently 17th.

Kieran JacksonJuly 1, 2022 16:22

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