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Max fifth in final Silverstone practice

Published on 06 July 2024 by Stefan Meens

Max Verstappen finished the third and final practice session of the British Grand Prix in fifth place. George Russell lapped the wet Silverstone circuit quickest ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. McLaren’s Lando Norris completed the top three.

Although the rain has eased for the start of FP3, the track is far from dry, hence all drivers opting for the green side walled intermediate Pirelli. Max has an exciting start to his session with a neat and tidy 360 degrees spin at Brooklands. The Dutchman calmy collects his RB20 and continues.

Pierre Gasly is less fortunate after beaching his Alpine following a spin. After a brief interruption due to a red flag as a result of Gasly’s incident, the drivers take to the wet circuit, again opting for the intermediate tyres. With the rain having stopped, the lap times start to tumble. Max, Hamilton, Norris and Russel all vie for the fastest lap. With 25 minutes to go, it is the latter that records the best effort of the session (1:37.529).

In the closing third, the times are no longer bettered as the rain returns to the former WOII airfield considered one of the classic tracks on the F1 calendar. Apart from a few timed laps, the session fizzles out with the two Mercedes topping the leaderboards.

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Results third free practice Great Britain:

1George RussellRUSMercedes1:37.529 22
2Lewis HamiltonHAMMercedes1:37.564+0.035s27
3Lando NorrisNORMcLaren Mercedes1:37.714+0.185s20
4Carlos SainzSAIFerrari1:38.139+0.610s22
5Max VerstappenVERRed Bull Racing Honda RBPT1:38.393+0.864s20
6Charles LeclercLECFerrari1:38.454+0.925s25
7Oscar PiastriPIAMcLaren Mercedes1:38.654+1.125s27
8Fernando AlonsoALOAston Martin Mercedes1:38.940+1.411s20
9Sergio PerezPERRed Bull Racing Honda RBPT1:39.284+1.755s17
10Nico HulkenbergHULHaas Ferrari1:39.340+1.811s15
11Alexander AlbonALBWilliams Mercedes1:39.603+2.074s23
12Lance StrollSTRAston Martin Mercedes1:39.700+2.171s22
13Logan SargeantSARWilliams Mercedes1:39.702+2.173s21
14Yuki TsunodaTSURB Honda RBPT1:39.820+2.291s25
15Valtteri BottasBOTKick Sauber Ferrari1:40.242+2.713s21
16Esteban OconOCOAlpine Renault1:40.430+2.901s24
17Kevin MagnussenMAGHaas Ferrari1:40.539+3.010s20
18Daniel RicciardoRICRB Honda RBPT1:40.823+3.294s27
19Zhou GuanyuZHOKick Sauber Ferrari1:41.785+4.256s22
20Pierre GaslyGASAlpine Renault---2