F1 FP3 Results of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix sees Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton setting the quickest lap time in the session.
The Formula One 2020 fifth race weekend’s Free Practice sessions are done with at Silverstone for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton did the quickest lap timing of the session, with his teammate Valtteri Bottas finishing second, behind him. The Mercedes drivers have dominated all the practice sessions this weekend.
McLaren’s Lando Norris did an extraordinary job to finish third fastest in the session. His Ferrari-bound teammate also finished the session in the Top 10.
Racing Point’s Nico Hulkenberg and Lance Stroll continued their impressive display this weekend and were fourth and fifth in the classification. They would be finish this weekend strongly after FIA fined them 15 points for using illegal brake ducts, obtained from Mercedes.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen had an underwhelming session, and finished eighth fastest. His team-mate Alexander Albon was slightly better in P7. Expect them to much better in the qualifying session later today.
Ferrari’s had a mixed session, with Charles Leclerc finished ahead of the Red Bulls in P6, and could be in a shot for a podium finish. Charles has already taken podium in the Austrian and British Grand Prix. His teammate Sebastian Vettel had a disappointing session, and finished outside the Top 10.
F1 FP3 Results
- Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes 1:26.621
- Valtteri Bottas – Mercedes +0.163
- Lando Norris – McLaren +0.581
- Nico Hulkenburg – Racing Point +0.635
- Lance Stroll – Racing Point +0.642
- Charles Leclerc – Ferrari +0.707
- Max Verstappen – Red Bull Racing +0.834
- Alex Albon – Red Bull Racing +0.853
- Esteban Ocon – Renault +0.875
- Carlos Sainz – McLaren +1.006
What to look forward to this weekend at 70th Anniversary GP?
There is a ‘67% chance of rain’ on Sunday, with overcast conditions likely. This bodes well for Mercedes, as cooler track temperatures should favor their black liveries.
The Mercs have dominated all weekend, and expect them to win this weekend. They have finished one-two in all the 3 Practice Sessions. It is an intra-team rivalry between Bottas and Lewis, with the latter the more fancied of the two.
The battle for the Top 5 positions will again be between Racing Point, McLaren, Ferrari and Renault. Red Bull would do well to beat all these teams in the track in qualifying. The qualifying sessions take place tomorrow, with the Final Race on Sunday at the 70th anniversary Grand Prix.
— Formula 1 (@F1) August 8, 2020