//F1 British Grand Prix live updates, results, highlights from Formula 1’s return to Silverstone

F1 British Grand Prix live updates, results, highlights from Formula 1’s return to Silverstone

Can Lewis Hamilton be stopped?

That might be the easiest question to answer heading into Sunday’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone. To this point in the F1 season, it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. Unsurprisingly, Hamilton once again sits in the pole position after a dazzling, dizzying qualifying run Saturday. Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas will start beside him on the starting grid.

Hamilton has won his last two races in dominating fashion, with victories at the Styrian and Hungarian GPs in July. Silverstone could prove more of the same. Hamilton has dominated the circuit while behind the wheel for Mercedes, taking home British GP victories in five of the last six years.

So, to revisit: Can Lewis Hamilton be stopped? The answer will likely be, “Hmm, probably not.”

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Maybe a better question to ask would be: Who will stand on the podium beside him? There’s a much more open debate on that, because the field behind Mercedes is wide-open. Though it’s still early, this has been a disappointing season thus far for Charles Leclerc, Sebastian Vettel and Team Ferrari, who have just 27 points and one podium for their efforts. With at least 10 more races on the docket, there’s time to make up the deficit, but the car — and the team’s drivers — must improve on those early performances.

Will Hamilton defend his homeland and take home his third consecutive victory on Sunday? Sporting News is tracking live updates, highlights and more from Round 4 of the 2020 F1 season. Follow along below.

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(All times Eastern.)

Formula 1 British Grand Prix live updates, results

9:46 p.m.: Kvyat’s car is finally on the rig and heading off. Should have racing again soon.

9:44 p.m.: Lewis Hamilton seems disappointed with the speed of the safety car, begging him to speed up.

9:35 p.m.: Daniil Kvyat is wrecked. The safety car and medical car are out. Looks like he just lost grip heading into a turn. His day is done.

9:32 p.m.: It’s all Team Mercedes early on through lap 11. Hamilton and Bottas opening up a lead on Verstappen and Leclerc.

9:27 p.m.: Vettel is sitting in 10th — just sitting in 10th. Hamilton opening up a lead on Bottas, with Verstappen, Leclerc and Sainz rounding out the top five.

9:26 p.m.: Albon is pitting early, effects of the collision? Potentially. 

9:24 p.m.: Safety car is heading off and racing will resume shortly. 

9:15 p.m.: Safety car is is out as Alex Albon and Kevin Magnussen collide. Magnussen is wrecked and heads into the wall. His day is done.

9:14 p.m.: Hamilton leads Bottas, Verstappen, Leclerc early on. A quick start for Leclerc as he and Verstappen jockey for third. 

9:10 a.m.: Nico Hulkenberg is out after an issue with with his car. This comes after he got the start for Racing Point after Sergio Perez tested positive for COVID-19.

9:01 a.m.: Drivers are strapping up and in, and we’re a few minutes from lights out at Silverstone Circuit.

8:53 a.m.: F1 drivers delivering a powerful message to start the day:

British Grand Prix starting grid

Grid position Driver Team Lap time
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’24.303
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1’24.616
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1’25.325
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1’25.782
5 Lando Norris McLaren 1’25.782
6 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1’25.839
7 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren 1’25.965
8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1’26.009
9 Esteban Ocon Renault 1’26.209
10 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1’26.339
11 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1’26.501
12 Alex Albon Red Bull 1’26.545
13 Nico Hulkenberg Racing Point 1’26.566
14 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1’27.158
15 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1’27.164
16 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1’27.366
17 Romain Grosjean Haas 1’27.643
18 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1’27.705
19 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 1’27.744
20 George Russell Williams 1’27.092

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