17.28 The Ferraris start with medium tires, in front only Bottas (3) chose the soft, softer ones. Same decision for Alonso, Gasly and Raikkonen.
17.24 Whoever wins the Sprint will start from pole in the British GP tomorrow. And also receive three points in the standings. Two will go to the second and one to the third.
17.21 A few minutes to the training laps, Leclerc likes the new format, I will try, I know it’s difficult and he will also have to focus on the real race tomorrow
17.16 Stefano Domenicali, CEO of the F1 group: We have to think about our fans, and about the future. The response to the Sprint Race was incredible
17.13 I mechanics work on the grid: the procedures are no different from those of a normal GP. Full house at Silverstone, over 100,000 fans attended Christian Horner., Red Bull team principal on Sky: I think it will be an interesting news, there is a lot of anticipation. I think Max will attack on the first lap.
17.08 We remember the standings of the F1 World Championship: Verstappen leader with 182 points, Hamilton 150 and Perez 104.
17.06 According to the forecasts of the teams with the Sprint Race overtaking will increase but also accidents. The new format was introduced at Silverstone, a symbolic track: the first race of the F1 World Championship was held in England in 1950. Here Ferrari won its first GP in 1951 with Jos Froiln Gonzlez. The 375 of the Argentine will be driven by Charles Leclerc in an exhibition.
17.03 Ferrari, Leclerc in the second row. Sainz instead ninth, but plans to recover. Machines already lined up on the starting grid.
17.00 For the statistics the victory of the Sprint Qualifying Race conter like a pole position. Let’s remember the rules: free choice of tires and no pit-stop obligation. In the event of a chronometric penalty, they will be discounted in Sunday’s GP (4 pm) over 52 laps.
16.55 Everything is ready in Silverstone for the Sprint Qualifying Race, the 17-lap mini-race that will establish the starting grid for the British GP at Silverstone. The new format will also be repeated in Monza and Brazil. The top three will receive three, two and one point in the standings.
16.45 The starting order of the Sprint Race was defined by qualifying on Friday. They start like this: Lewis Hamilton (GBR / Mercedes) 2. Max Verstappen 3. Valtteri Bottas (FIN / Mercedes) 1: 26.328 4. Charles Leclerc (MON / Ferrari) 5. Sergio Prez (MEX / Red Bull-Honda) 6. Lando Norris (GBR / McLaren-Mercedes) 7. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS / McLaren-Mercedes) 8. George Russell (GBR / Williams-Mercedes) 9. Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP / Ferrari) 10. Sebastian Vettel (GER / Aston Martin-Mercedes) 11. Fernando Alonso (ESP / Alpine-Renault) 12. Pierre Gasly (FRA / AlphaTauri-Honda) 13. Esteban Ocon (FRA / Alpine-Renault) 14. Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA / Alfa Romeo-Ferrari) 15. Lance Stroll (CAN / Aston Martin-Mercedes): 16. Yuki Tsunoda (JPN / AlphaTauri-Honda) 17. Kimi Rikknen (FIN / Alfa Romeo-Ferrari) 18. Nicholas Latifi (CAN / Williams- Mercedes) 19. Mick Schumacher (GER / Haas-Ferrari) 20. Nikita Mazepin (RUS / Haas-Ferrari).