Valtteri Bottas led the way on Friday while Lewis Hamilton seeks to close the gap, Ferrari have race pace concerns and Red Bull are lurking not far behind.
Having been displaced from the top of the times in the final moments of first practice Valtteri Bottas headed the second session for Mercedes, but it was close.
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Pictures from the first day of practice for the 2019 British Grand Prix.
Pierre Gasly led the way in first practice at Silverstone as a new track surface and mid-session shower caught several drivers out.
In the Formula 1 paddock at Silverstone, Dieter Rencken learns more about the track’s new British Grand Prix deal and attends a memorial service for the late Charlie Whiting.
Pictures from the build-up to the 2019 British Grand Prix.
Silverstone is set to deliver the cooler temperatures Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said he was hoping for after the team’s first defeat of the season at a hot Red Bull Ring.
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Silverstone’s track surface, which Lewis Hamilton last year described as being bumpier than the Nurburgring Nordschleife, has been replaced with a smoother finish.
The future of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone remains uncertain despite reports two months ago claiming a deal to keep it on the F1 calendar was close.