Sports

Sebastian Vettel heads Lewis Hamilton in British Grand Prix second practice

Sebastian Vettel heads Lewis Hamilton in British Grand Prix second practice

Vettel secured second place on Sunday's grid - 0.44s off Lewis Hamilton on pole position - after one of the closest qualifying sessions at Silverstone in recent memory. Frenchman Esteban Ocon finished seventh for Force India, who are now level on points with McLaren and ahead on podiums.

First Hamilton bogged down at the start, losing a couple of places.

FINAL - Sebastian Vettel wins the British GP!

While Raikkonen was handed a 10-second time penalty for the incident, Hamilton immediately set about climbing back through the field as the contact had left him with minimal - if any - damage.

The front-runners all stopped for fresh rubber, promoting Hamilton to third. Five laps to go! The Ferraris took the opportunity to pit again, sending Bottas into the lead.

Hamilton, from his record 76th pole, appeared bogged down as he responded and was instantly in a scrap for third with Raikkonen, who collided with the Briton under braking into Turn Three. This is getting interesting with nine laps to go. The Finnish driver stays first. "To push over the limit just a little bit more, without losing it, is one of the toughest positions to put the vehicle". Both cars end up in the wall.

The four-time champion seized the lead at the start and fought back after losing the initiative during two safety vehicle periods to register his second win at Silverstone and the 51st of his career.

Thai Soccer Coach Apologizes to Parents in Letter from Cave
The kids, some of whom can't even swim, are expected to wear scuba gear, with experienced divers by their side at all times. Meanwhile PayPal billionaire Elon Musk is sending experts from his Space X and Tesla vehicle companies.

It had looked, however, as if Vettel was going to deny him the top slot. Sauber's Marcus Ericsson loses control over his vehicle and crashes one of the safety walls.

Now it seems the biggest challenge will come from the Ferrari drivers. The safety auto is out.

Lap 22 - Vettel still is in the lead.

In a fortnight, Formula 1 reconvenes in Hockenheim for the German Grand Prix and the home favourite will boast an eight-point advantage when the lights go out in Baden-Wurttemberg. Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes) at 2.264sec, 3. He's now 22.118 second away from second-placed Valtteri Bottas, but he gets closer.

Raikkonen was at fault for the coming together and the stewards concurred as they slapped the Ferrari driver with a 10-second penalty.

Bottas did well to hold off Daniel Ricciardo for fourth as the Finn's tires dropped off dramatically, while Verstappen retired in the closing stages with gearbox issues.

Hamilton was sent spinning and reported that his auto was broken but has so far continued in the race.


  • Woman with leg stuck in train refuses ambulance because it’s too expensive

    Woman with leg stuck in train refuses ambulance because it’s too expensive

    Recently Kramer saw a woman leaving the subway, got a foot in the gap between the train and the platform. "It's $3000 ($A4060). But the woman "made it a point to say 'you don't understand, I have awful insurance, '" a witness tells CNN . "Skin came off.
    Croatia beat Russian Federation , reach World Cup semifinal

    Croatia beat Russian Federation , reach World Cup semifinal

    Brazil won the last of its five World Cup titles in 2002 with a team led by Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho. A stingy Brazil team has only conceded once in the tournament and Lukaku said it is hard to find weaknesses.
    Is Michael Cohen About To Flip On President Trump?

    Is Michael Cohen About To Flip On President Trump?

    So the only way he can speak to the only person who has the power to pardon him is through someone like George Stephanopoulos . In the interview, Cohen also distanced himself from Trump's approach toward Robert Mueller's investigation.
  • Marcus Smart 'Hurt and Disgusted' By Celtics' Silence

    Marcus Smart 'Hurt and Disgusted' By Celtics' Silence

    Smart was one of several players to receive a qualifying offer on June 29, just before free agency opened. According to the report from the Boston Herald , Smart is waiting on a three-to-four year deal.
    Brazil Defender Danilo Ruled out for Remainder of 2018 FIFA World Cup

    Brazil Defender Danilo Ruled out for Remainder of 2018 FIFA World Cup

    The notion that Lukaku is a player who only scores goals in low pressure games against small teams can be fully put to bed now. There is something really special about this squad. "[But] I think offensively that we are really strong".
    Rebels in southern Syria 'reach ceasefire deal' with Russian Federation

    Rebels in southern Syria 'reach ceasefire deal' with Russian Federation

    Daraa province encompasses most of the area held by rebels in the southwest, one of their last remaining strongholds in Syria. The offensive has swept into swathes of rebel-held territory in Deraa province, helped by heavy Russian air strikes.
  • Russia's World Cup dream ends with Croatia shootout defeat

    Russia's World Cup dream ends with Croatia shootout defeat

    Croatia was a ideal three-for-three on their final penalty kicks, and Ivan Rakitic converted the game-winner to advance Croatia . Vida removed his shirt as he ran away in celebration, possibly thinking Croatia were heading through.
    Trump focused on Kavanaugh, Kethledge for Supreme Court

    Trump focused on Kavanaugh, Kethledge for Supreme Court

    The messaging campaign will also underscore the risks faced by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under a conservative Supreme Court. A common thread with all three is that their states are very much aligned with the Trump administration on policy.
    How to Watch Sweden vs England

    How to Watch Sweden vs England

    The Daily Telegraph : "After winning a World Cup match via a penalty shoot-out, we are officially daring to dream. Eriksson coached England at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups , reaching the quarterfinals of both.
  • Trae Young Has Had a Horrific Start to Summer League

    Trae Young Has Had a Horrific Start to Summer League

    Grayson then retaliated with a "Zidanesque" headbutt to the chest, bringing tension and emotion to the scene. Allen and Young were each assessed a technical foul, and Allen also was charged with a personal foul.
    England, fans euphoric after shootout triumph

    England, fans euphoric after shootout triumph

    Jordan Pickford says this England team can go and create their own history, after the country reached the semi-finals of the World Cup for just the third time ever.
    N Korea says talks with Pompeo were 'regrettable'

    N Korea says talks with Pompeo were 'regrettable'

    In fact, Trump earned the scorn of seasoned Korea watchers and non-proliferation experts when he declared the crisis over. Speaking privately, U.S. officials suggested the North Korean statement was a negotiating tactic.