Mercedes duo dominates FP3 in Silverstone as Norris finishes in Top 3 again, check British GP practice results

The final practice session at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix saw George Russell top the timesheets, leading a British 1-2-3 in challenging wet conditions

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The final practice session at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix saw George Russell top the timesheets, leading a British 1-2-3 in challenging wet conditions. After overnight rain drenched the track, teams and drivers were relieved when the rain eased an hour before the start of FP3.

For the first 45 minutes, there was significant track activity on intermediate tyres. However, with 15 minutes remaining, the rain returned, solidifying the standings. Russell clocked the fastest lap with a time of 1:37.529s, narrowly beating his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by just 0.035s.

McLaren’s Lando Norris, who had been the quickest in both Friday sessions, followed closely, just 0.185s behind Russell. This British trio dominated the session, maintaining a comfortable lead over the rest of the field. Ferrari's Carlos Sainz was the best of the rest, finishing over six-tenths of a second behind Russell.

Pierre Gasly pulls out Red Flag

VCARB driver Daniel Ricciardo had a disappointing session, ending up 18th, a substantial 3.637s off the pace. Ricciardo’s troubles were compounded by a pending stewards' investigation for an incident in the pit lane.

During a red-flag period triggered by Alpine's Pierre Gasly sliding off the track and into the gravel at Vale, Ricciardo’s return to the pits raised eyebrows. Footage from his onboard camera showed him weaving through the pit lane, narrowly avoiding team personnel from other garages. Although he appeared to be in control of his car, the close calls could lead to repercussions.

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The session highlighted the skill and adaptability of the British drivers, particularly in challenging conditions. Russell’s performance sets a positive tone for Mercedes, while Norris continues to demonstrate McLaren’s competitiveness this season.

Here are the final results:  

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DRIVER

TEAM

TIME

1

George RUSSELL

Mercedes

1:37.529

2

Lewis HAMILTON

Mercedes

1:37.564

3

Lando NORRIS

McLaren

1:37.714

4

Carlos SAINZ

Ferrari

1:38.139

5

Max VERSTAPPEN

Red Bull

1:38.393

6

Charles LECLERC

Ferrari

1:38.454

7

Oscar PIASTRI

McLaren

1:38.654

8

Fernando ALONSO

Aston Martin

1:38.940

9

Sergio PÉREZ

Red Bull

1:39.284

10

Nico HULKENBERG

Haas

1:39.340

11

Alexander ALBON

Williams

1:39.603

12

Lance STROLL

Aston Martin

1:39.700

13

Logan SARGEANT

Williams

1:39.702

14

Yuki TSUNODA

VCARB

1:39.820

15

Valtteri BOTTAS

Stake

1:40.242

16

Esteban OCON

Alpine

1:40.430

17

Kevin MAGNUSSEN

Haas

1:40.539

18

Daniel RICCIARDO

VCARB

1:40.823

19

Guanyu ZHOU

Stake

1:41.785

20

Pierre GASLY

Alpine

DNF
Formula 1 Lando Norris Lewis Hamilton British Grand Prix George Russell
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