Formula 1: the rain plays a trick on the drivers at Silverstone

Like two weeks ago in Montreal, the rain played a role in free practice on Friday at the British Grand Prix. The first session of Quebecer Lance Stroll ended in the gravel trap.

The completely wet Silverstone circuit convinced more than one not to try their luck. Only 10 of the 20 drivers, including Stroll, recorded a time. The representative of Aston Martin tried a last exit at the end of the session, but he lost control of his single-seater, which came to rest at the edge of the track.

This incident caused a red flag and the race organizers preferred to end the first training session a few minutes early. Stroll, he recorded the eighth fastest time (1 min 51.243 s), having been able to complete five laps.

Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo) was fastest in 1:42.249, half a second quicker than local hero Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes).

The action at Silverstone will continue later on Friday with the presentation of the second free practice.


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