Sport British GP: Daniel Ricciardo to start back of grid at Silverstone following disastrous qualifying session

05:10  16 july  2017
05:10  16 july  2017 Source:   ABC News

Austrian GP: Hamilton leads Verstappen in 1st practice

  Austrian GP: Hamilton leads Verstappen in 1st practice Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen in the first practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday.The British driver's best lap was 0.19 seconds quicker than Verstappen, who also did well in practice for the Azerbaijan GP two weeks ago.Hamilton's teammate, Valtteri Bottas, was third quickest at 0.37 behind. The Finnish driver twice span his car on the tricky Turn One.Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel, who was fourth, and Kimi Raikkonen, sixth behind Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, also had minor problems.

Red Bull can fight Williams at Silverstone - Ricciardo .

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Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Red Bull Racing prepares to drive during final practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 15, 2017.© Mark Thompson/Getty Images Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Red Bull Racing prepares to drive during final practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 15, 2017. Daniel Ricciardo's hopes of a sixth straight podium finish have been cruelled, as he will start from the back of the grid at the British Formula One Grand Prix.

Ricciardo, winner in Azerbaijan last month, will sit in 20th place on the grid at Silverstone after his car halted on the track with a suspected turbo failure during the qualifying session.

The incident caused a delay, with race officials bringing out the red flags.

Bottas shoos away shoey after F1 win

  Bottas shoos away shoey after F1 win Valtteri Bottas in a Mercedes has won the Austrian Grand Prix with Red Bull's Australian Daniel Ricciardo third, to claim a fifth podium finish in a row.Mercedes driver Bottas won from pole position at the straight-heavy Spielberg track on Sunday, with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel narrowly behind to maintain his Formula One championship lead.

He’ll start tomorrow’s race from eighth on the grid , following Valtteri’s [Bottas] five-place grid penalty. “Tomorrow, Stoffel will start from eighth and Fernando will start from the back of the grid . DANIEL RICCIARDO .

Stoffel Vandoorne out- qualified Fernando Alonso, who was Q1 leader, for the first time this season, while both Williams drivers have work to do again after another dismal qualifying session . Alonso, with his 30-place penalty, will be joined at the back of the grid by Daniel Ricciardo , who fears an engine

Ricciardo had already been slapped with a five-place grid penalty because he changed the gearbox on his Red Bull before it had been used in six consecutive Formula One races.

"Better [to have problems] today than tomorrow," said Ricciardo, who is fourth in the drivers' championships.

"But better to not to have them at all." Ricciardo was fourth in Austria last week and aside from his Azerbaijan triumph, he has also managed top-three placings in Spain, Monaco and Canada this season.

Lewis Hamilton took pole position for his home grand prix for the third year in a row with a sensational lap that left the Briton one step away from Michael Schumacher's Formula One record.

Ricciardo could give 'shoey' the boot

  Ricciardo could give 'shoey' the boot Sir Patrick Stewart willingly did a 'shoey' but according to Daniel Ricciardo the post-race celebration might soon become a thing of the past.Ricciardo, who is riding a run of five straight podiums was asked what the plan would be should he get on the podium at Silverstone on Sunday and he admitted the ritual might have run its course.

Hamilton started from eighth on the grid on Sunday. Ricciardo backed Vettel up. "The lights were held for a long time, more than normal. The 10th race of an exciting season is the British GP at Silverstone next weekend.

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His championship-leading Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel, who has a 20-point advantage after nine of 20 races, qualified third on a drying track after steady drizzle throughout the morning.

Hamilton was half a second quicker than Ferrari's second-placed Kimi Raikkonen and his time of one minute and 26.600 seconds was so outrageously quick there were gasps before the crowd erupted.

"I always try to leave the best to last," Hamilton said.

"I needed to make sure I got that lap in. I didn't do in the last race (in Austria) so I really made sure I saved it this weekend."

Hamilton cleared following Grosjean incident

Hamilton still faced a nervous wait while stewards investigated an incident involving Frenchman Romain Grosjean, who complained he had been blocked by the Mercedes driver.

They swiftly decided to take no further action, to Grosjean's evident disgust.

"I was impeded today. Maybe if it was another driver there would have been something," he said.

Hamilton's mastery lit up an overcast afternoon and the pole was the 67th of his career and sixth of the season, giving him every chance of equalling Schumacher's record 68 before the August break.

The triple world champion has won the last three British Grands Prix and can equal the late Jim Clark's feat of four home wins in a row, and five in total.

Formula 1 2017: Starting grid, lineup for British Grand Prix at Silverstone .
Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images Lewis Hamilton has pole for the British Grand Prix, and he’ll need it to keep up in the Drivers Championship. Ferrari’s Vettel qualified in third for Sunday’s race, behind teammate Kimi Raikkonen and the Mercedes of Hamilton. Valtterri Bottas, Hamilton’s partner, had a shot at a top spot but incurred a five-place grid penalty due to a premature gearbox change.

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