British Grand Prix: Full coverage

ESPN rounds up all the coverage from the British Grand Prix, the tenth round of the 2017 Formula One season. The race takes place with the circuit's future in doubt, following the British Racing Drivers' Club's decision to trigger a break clause in its contract meaning it can walk away from its current deal in 2019.

The weekend will also see the first tests of the Shield device, as well as the continuing championship fight between Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.

Quick links:
-Friday practice


Hamilton romps to Silverstone win, Vettel seventh
Lewis Hamilton turned in a dominant performance to win a record-equalling fifth British Grand Prix on Sunday and cut Sebastian Vettel's championship lead to one point.

Story of the British GP: Hamilton continues Silverstone magic as Ferrari implodes
ESPN rounds up the main talking points from the British Grand Prix, a race which saw momentum in the championship fight take a dramatic shift in the closing laps as Ferrari hit double tyre trouble.

Vettel: Late British GP drama not a disaster
Sebastian Vettel insists his late drama and seventh-place finish at the British Grand Prix should not be seen as a disaster, despite seeing his championship lead cut to one point.

Raikkonen said everything felt normal before British GP tyre issue
Kimi Raikkonen says everything felt normal on his car just before he suffered a dramatic front-left tyre delamination in the closing laps of the British Grand Prix.

Hamilton: Critics wrong to doubt my preparation
Lewis Hamilton reckons his dominant performance at the British Grand Prix shows there is no reason to question his lifestyle choices or preparations in Formula One.

Kvyat: Sainz is equally responsible for Toro Rosso clash
Daniil Kvyat is convinced Toro Rosso teammate Carlos Sainz could have avoided their collision on the first lap of the British Grand Prix.

Red Bull was playing it safe with late Verstappen stop
Red Bull says Max Verstappen's late stop was the most sensible thing to do after seeing Kimi Raikkonen suffer a tyre dramatic tyre delamination.

Pirelli: Ferrari tyre failures unrelated
Pirelli believes the tyre failures on the two Ferraris at the British Grand Prix were different in nature, but has stressed it will not have full details until it completes a full investigation later this week.


British GP strategy guide
ESPN's strategy guide ahead of the 2017 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, will it be a one-stop or two-stop?

Wolff: Criticism of Hamilton no-show an insult
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has defended Lewis Hamilton following criticism of the Briton's no-show at Formula One London Live, labelling the media's subsequent coverage as an insult.

McLaren optimistic Alonso will stay in 2018
McLaren is confident Fernando Alonso will remain with the team in 2018 following an encouraging dinner meeting between senior management and the Spaniard ahead of the British Grand Prix.


Hamilton keeps Silverstone pole after investigation
Lewis Hamilton secured pole position at the British Grand Prix after a dominant display at Silverstone saw him set the fastest lap time by 0.547s in qualifying.

Alonso wows Silverstone crowd ahead of Lewis Hamilton's main event
ESPN rounds up the main talking points from qualifying for the British Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton claimed provisional pole position ahead of the Ferrari drivers.

Who said what after qualifying for the British Grand Prix
ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the Silverstone paddock following qualifying for the 2017 British Grand Prix.

Frustrated Grosjean suggests championship bias saved Lewis Hamilton's pole position
Romain Grosjean has hit out at "big inconsistencies" from the British Grand Prix stewards after Lewis Hamilton was allowed to keep pole position despite impeding his car in Q3.

Wolff: 'Moaning' Grosjean should look at his own track record
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has hit out at Romain Grosjean's suggestion that the stewards gave Lewis Hamilton preferential treatment after qualifying for the British Grand Prix, saying the Frenchman has no right to criticise other drivers for controversial moments.

Vettel: Lewis Hamilton 'owned' British GP pole position
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel admits he had no answer to Lewis Hamilton's lap time in the final part of qualifying for the British Grand Prix as the Briton "owned" pole position.

Hamilton: Home crowd spurred me on to pole
Lewis Hamilton says he was energised by the home crowd as he stormed to a joint-record fifth pole position at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix.

Ricciardo faces further engine penalties after Q1 stoppage
Daniel Ricciardo is concerned that he has lost one of his four engines for the season after suffering a suspected turbo failure in qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Bottas: Gap to Hamilton should never be that big
Valtteri Bottas says the gap to Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in qualifying for the British Grand Prix should never have been as big as it was.

Alonso: We need rivals to make 25 pit stops
Fernando Alonso say he was pleased to reward McLaren's recent hard work with top spot in Q1, though he admits its British Grand Prix prospects look bleak without "chaos" unfolding in the race.

Hulkenberg: No point getting too excited about fifth
Nico Hulkenberg says there is no point "bragging" about his impressive qualifying performance at the British Grand Prix, with concerns still remaining over Renault's race pace.

Final practice

Ricciardo becomes latest gearbox penalty victim
Daniel Ricciardo has joined the growing list of drivers with a grid penalty ahead of the British Grand Prix after Red Bull was forced to change his gearbox.

Mercedes extends Petronas title sponroship
Mercedes has debunked Eddie Jordan's theory that it is planning to pull out of the sport at the end of next year by revealing it has signed a contract extension with title sponsor Petronas.

Friday practice

FP2 Report: Bottas continues Mercedes dominance
Valtteri Bottas continued his and Mercedes' strong start to the British Grand Prix by edging teammate Lewis Hamilton to the quickest time of Friday's second practice session.

Who said what after Friday practice for the British Grand Prix
ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the Silverstone paddock following Friday practice for the 2017 British Grand Prix

Vettel cut Shield test short after feeling dizzy
Testing of the FIA's latest head protection device got off to a bad start at Silverstone after Sebastian Vettel reported distorted vision and dizziness while testing the Shield during first practice for the British Grand Prix.

FP1 report: Bottas beats Hamilton
Valtteri Bottas was the fastest driver in the opening practice session after setting a new lap record at the Silverstone circuit on Friday morning.

Vettel gives Shield its first on-track outing
Sebastian Vettel has given the Shield cockpit protection device its first lap of a Formula One track in opening practice for the British Grand Prix.

Ricciardo: We can get Ferrari in qualifying
Daniel Ricciardo is confident of beating Ferrari at this weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone, but admits Mercedes is out of reach after Friday practice.

Massa confused by Max Verstappen's driving in FP2
Felipe Massa says he was informed Max Verstappen was on an outlap when the pair went wheel-to-wheel during second practice for this weekend's British Grand Prix.

'No obvious roadblocks' preventing Kubica return - Renault
Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul says Robert Kubica's performance at his second test of a Formula One car continued to bolster his case for a return, though he will not rush into putting the Pole into the team's 2017 car.

Silverstone talks had stalled before Liberty takeover
British Racing Drivers' Association (BRDC) president Derek Warwick says it is wrong to blame Liberty Media for Silverstone's current stand-off with Formula One as negotiations also came to a "dead end" in the Bernie Ecclestone era.

Hamilton launches emoji app to rival Fernando Alonso
Lewis Hamilton has launched his own emoji app to allow his fans to communicate using animated images of his face.

Lewis Hamilton invites Billy Monger to British GP
Billy Monger will attend this weekend's Formula One British Grand Prix as a guest of Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes.


Hamilton defends no-show at F1's London demo
Lewis Hamilton has explained why he opted to fly to Greece for a holiday rather than take part in an F1 demonstration event on the streets of London on Wednesday.

Vettel downplays prospect of hostile Silverstone crowd
Sebastian Vettel is expecting a fair crowd at the British Grand Prix, the home race of title rival Lewis Hamilton, despite suggestions he could face a hostile backlash for the events of Baku.

Toro Rosso under investigation for unsafe car
Toro Rosso has been called in front of the stewards at the British Grand Prix after presenting Carlos Sainz's car for scrutineering in an unsafe condition.

Hamilton: Drivers not ready for higher Silverstone speeds
Lewis Hamilton thinks Formula One drivers are not prepared for how fast the corners will be at this weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

F1 enters partnership with Snapchat
Formula One has partnered with social media network Snapchat in order to share fan-produced videos and pictures at a selection of upcoming grands prix.

Vasseur determined to clarify Honda-Sauber confusion
New Sauber team boss Frederic Vasseur says "the Honda question" is the first issue he must face in his new job, amid reports the team's 2018 engine deal is already in jeopardy.

Brawn: Next F1 engine must avoid 'soft middle ground'
Formula One's next engine formula will retain hybrid technology, but Ross Brawn has promised not to settle on a solution that finds a "soft middle ground" between what manufacturers demand and what fans desire.

Ricciardo admits shoey may have run its course
Daniel Ricciardo's post race shoeys have become one of the most anticipated moments of a Formula 1 podium celebration but they might be about to come to an end.


Time for under-fire Silverstone to deliver a classic
ESPN previews the British Grand Prix and why the future of the race is facing more uncertainty than ever.


Can Bottas win the drivers' championship?
ESPN's Jennie Gow and Laurence Edmondson discuss whether Bottas can challenge Vettel and Hamilton for the championship.

F1 promises to keep a British GP
Sean Bratches, managing director of F1's commercial operations, says there are no plans to lose the British Grand Prix despite the ongoing issues with Silverstone.

Brawn and Button want to reignite fans' love of racing
Ross Brawn and Jenson Button praise the impact of F1 London Live with helping to recapture the fans' love of racing.