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British GP: Rain the Key Player

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It rained for most of the third free practice session. It wasn’t actually raining at the start of the final 60 minutes of track action prior to qualifying, but the track was wet and then during the session, the downpour intensified.

Scuderia Ferrari thus decided to save the tyres for qualifying, not running in the early part of the session and avoided taking any risks when the weather worsened. Fernando Alonso thus completed only four laps without setting a time, while Kimi Raikkonen did five setting a time of 1.54.558, which was good enough for tenth place. For the record, Sebastian Vettel was fastest in 1.52.522, with his Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo second, followed by the Lotuses of Pastor Maldonado and Romain Grosjean. Qualifying starts at 13h00 local time.

Source: Ferrari Media