Formula 1: Norris stays on top at home


His run at the top continued Friday afternoon as Lanod Norris continued to lead the field ahead of teammate Oscar Piastri and the Red Bull of Sergio Perez. As windy conditions prevailed with the threat of rain looming – weekend projections showed a 60% chance – drivers began complaining of a slowing track as the tricky winds caught drivers out on their flying laps.

HIGHLIGHTS: Catch the action from FP2 at Silverstone as Norris remains at the top of the timesheets

Max Verstappen set the benchmark early on a set of medium tires as much of the field followed suite for their respective opening runs. The changing conditions caught Charles LeClerc out early as he complained of struggling in the high-speed sections of Silverstone. Carlos Sainz seemed to hint that the track was slowing down due to the wind before Verstappen set the then quickest lap of the session on a set of new soft compound tires.

The threat of rain in the final moments of the session prompted several teams to change run plans as fast lap runs became the name of the game. Lando Norris took advantage of the changing track and promptly went quickest overall by three tenths over teammate Oscar Piastri as the rain began to come down over the circuit.

With Friday’s running concluded, all focus shifts to the final free practice session and the 3-rounds of qualifying for Sunday’s British Grand Prix. All of the days action kicks off tomorrow morning at 11:30 local time.

Free Practice 1 Report – CLICK HERE


DateSessionTime (Local Circuit)
July 5thPractice 112:30 – 13:30
Practice 216:00 – 17:00
July 6thPractice 311:30 – 12:30
Qualifying15:00 – 16:00
July 7thRace15:00

Free Practice 2 Results

14Lando NorrisMCLAREN MERCEDES1:26.54926
281Oscar PiastriMCLAREN MERCEDES1:26.8800.331s24
311Sergio PerezRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:26.9830.434s25
427Nico HulkenbergHAAS FERRARI1:26.9900.441s26
516Charles LeclercFERRARI1:27.1500.601s27
644Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES1:27.2020.653s26
71Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:27.2330.684s21
855Carlos SainzFERRARI1:27.2490.700s31
918Lance StrollASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:27.2740.725s21
1063George RussellMERCEDES1:27.2940.745s26
1114Fernando AlonsoASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:27.3720.823s25
1277Valtteri BottasKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:27.3810.832s16
1323Alexander AlbonWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:27.6451.096s26
1410Pierre GaslyALPINE RENAULT1:27.7321.183s24
1531Esteban OconALPINE RENAULT1:27.7431.194s19
1622Yuki TsunodaRB HONDA RBPT1:27.7451.196s26
172Logan SargeantWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:27.8091.260s24
1824Zhou GuanyuKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:27.8131.264s19
193Daniel RicciardoRB HONDA RBPT1:27.9161.367s25
2020Kevin MagnussenHAAS FERRARI1:28.1221.573s20