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MetiNews.Com - Hello and welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the 2020 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Lewis Hamilton recovered from a spin in qualifying to storm home and take pole position for today's race. The six-time world champion clinched his seventh pole at Silverstone ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas, breaking the lap record twice in a dramatic qualifying
Breaking News ! Hello and welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the 2020 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Lewis Hamilton recovered from a spin in qualifying to storm home and take pole position for today's race. The six-time world champion clinched his seventh pole at Silverstone ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas, breaking the lap record twice in a dramatic qualifying session on Sunday. It is Hamilton's 91st career pole, extending his lead as F1's best qualifier, as he chases a seventh victory at his home grand prix. Joe Krishnan is on hand to bring you all the action with the race starting at 2:10pm BST... Lap 13 | Kvyat crashes out | Safety car Lap 2 | Magnussen OUT | Safety car Live Updates New updates availableRefresh 2020-08-02T14:39:51.136Z Lap 51Verstappen comes into the pits for a free pit stop as he goes for the fastest lap.He's up to second now. Bottas is down in fourth as Leclerc takes the podium spot. 2020-08-02T14:37:38.833Z Lap 50VERSTAPPEN PASSES BOTTASBottas is having "visibility problems" in the Mercedes and Verstappen is starting to home in on the Finn with three laps to go.And he's lost his front wing! The tyre has punctured and Bottas has lost second place to Verstappen. He's limping back to the pits. 2020-08-02T14:36:54.570Z Lap 49Raikkonen has had a race to forget after running last and he's gone off the track at Becketts, losing his front wing in the process.The veteran Finn has come into the pits for a new one. Advertisement 2020-08-02T14:34:28.480Z Lap 47Are we going to see 'Last Lap Lando' again?Norris has been on the radio to his crew telling Sainz to get a move on, with Ricciardo now in DRS range. 2020-08-02T14:33:01.733Z Lap 46Ocon is right on the rear wing of Stroll and as he closes up to the Racing Point, he narrowly avoids careering into the back of the Canadian.This battle could go down to the last lap, although Ocon gets the job done at Brooklands. 2020-08-02T14:30:26.743Z Lap 44Hamilton has left Bottas in his wake, with a 3.3s gap to the Finn now as he looks to be managing his tyres.But there's still a lot of action going on behind as Norris closes the gap to his team-mate Sainz for fifth position. Advertisement 2020-08-02T14:20:47.770Z Lap 38To compound Vettel's miserable weekend, he has just been passed by Gasly outside of the DRS zone.Ferrari's troubles continue, although Leclerc has done a grand job in fourth. Photo: AP 2020-08-02T14:18:56.873Z Lap 37Grosjean has already been given one warning for moving under braking and he comes very close to wiping out Ricciardo as the Renault driver gets the job done.Stroll takes advantage to go up to eighth and Grosjean is heading into the pits for some fresh tyres. 2020-08-02T14:17:39.743Z Lap 36Hamilton can't shake off Bottas with a lead of just 1.6s and if he makes one mistake, the Finn will be in his wing mirrors.Verstappen is quite a way back, so it's just the Mercedes scrapping for the race win. Advertisement 2020-08-02T14:12:37.203Z WarningThe stewards have shown a black-and-white flag to Grosjean for that move under braking against Sainz.The Frenchman says he left "half the track" for the Spaniard, but that wasn't the issue. Moving the car like that at 200mph could have caused an incident. 2020-08-02T14:10:41.
.That pit stop has put him last by some distance. A third safety car would put him back into contention for a point, however.
Lap 29Bottas is keeping his team-mate on his heels after posting the fastest lap and crucially, he was half a second quicker than Hamilton on that last lap.The Finn is only 1.7s behind Hamilton and is the only realistic challenger to the Briton as he chases a seventh race win.
Lap 26At half-distance, let's take a look at the top 10...1 Hamilton2 Bottas3 Verstappen4 Leclerc5 Sainz6 Norris7 Grosjean *8 Ricciardo9 Stroll10 Ocon* has not pitted yet
Lap 25Norris gets the jump on Grosjean with the aid of DRS and goes around the outside on Stowe.The Frenchman is starting to fall back now, he's down in seventh and still yet to pit.
Lap 23Sainz goes up the inside of Grosjean but has to yield when the Haas moves under braking."He changed direction. Dangerous driving. Oh my god!"The McLaren makes it count on the next lap and he's got the job done. He's now up into fifth.
Lap 21Hamilton has just punched in the fastest lap of the race to keep Bottas out of DRS range.Verstappen simply doesn't have the pace to keep up with the two Mercedes - he's already 4.3s adrift.
PenaltyAlbon has been handed a five-second time penalty for causing a collision with Magnussen on the opening lap.A disastrous weekend goes from bad to worse for the Red Bull driver.
Lap 19Grosjean immediately finds himself under pressure from Sainz but the Frenchman is chasing the Ferrari now as well. Norris has got past Ricciardo but goes off the track at Copse when challenging his team-mate Sainz.
Lap 18SAFETY CAR ENDINGFor the second time today, we're about to resume racing and Hamilton will once again back up the cars behind him.
Lap 16 | SAFETY CARThe tractor-crane is still getting rid of Kvyat's wrecked AlphaTauri and the safety car will continue to lead the cars around the circuit.Hamilton is getting frustrated with the lack of pace from the safety car out front and nearly drives alongside it heading into the final corner. Steady on, Lewis!
Sky Sports subscribers can watch full coverage of qualifying today from 12.30pm (BST) on the Sky Sports F1 channel, with qualifying scheduled to begin at 2pm.
It is available to watch via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99, or a three-month pass on offer for £25.
Those who do not have a Sky Sports subscription can still watch qualifying as it is being screened on free-to-air TV on Channel 4, with coverage also including Sunday's race.
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