Motor racing-Verstappen leads Red Bull one-two in final British practice

Formula One F1 - British Grand Prix - Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain - July 2, 2022 Red Bull's Max Verstappen during practice REUTERS/Molly Darlington

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Formula One championship leader Max Verstappen led a Red Bull one-two in a breezy final practice for the British Grand Prix on Saturday.

The Dutch 24-year-old lapped with a best time of one minute 27.901 seconds, 0.410 quicker than his Mexican team mate Sergio Perez.

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc was third with the Mercedes pair of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton fourth and fifth on the timesheets.

Ferrari's Carlos Sainz was sixth fastest, confirming expectations that the battle in qualifying would be between the top three teams.

Red Bull are leading both championships and are chasing a seventh successive win, with Verstappen 46 points clear of Perez after nine races.

Verstappen has won six times this year but Hamilton, whose team have been struggling with a bouncing car, is a record eight times winner at his home Silverstone circuit.

Qualifying starts at 1400 GMT, with the threat of rain ever-present.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Timothy Heritage)

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Motorsport

Motor racing-I need luck to win title in Singapore, says Verstappen
Motor racing-Albon ready to race but wary of intensive care toll
Motor racing-Hamilton feels for fans as Verstappen heads for early title
Motor racing-Hamilton vows maximum attack to the end of the F1 season
Motor racing-Albon ready to get back on track in Singapore
Motor racing-Birthday boy Verstappen can get title party started early
Extension of partnership with PETRONAS restores Hamilton’s faith in Mercedes
Motor racing-Petronas staying with Mercedes F1 team beyond 2026
Motor racing-FIA approves three more sprint sessions in Formula One from 2023
Runner-up Hakim rues missed chance in Motegi

Others Also Read