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13 | 07 | 2019 GP Großbritannien / GP Great Britain  Charles Leclerc will start the British Grand Prix from third on the grid and Sebastian Vettel will line up sixth. The race starts at 14.10pm (15.10pm CET).

Q1. In the first part of qualifying, the SF90s took to the track on Medium tyres. Sebastian was first to post a time in 1’26”154, with Charles next up doing a 1’25”628. On his second run, the Monegasque got down to a 1’25”533, while the German did a 1’25”898 on the Softs, with both men getting through to the next session.

Q2. In this part, Charles again went out on Mediums, while Seb stayed on the Softs he’d used in the first session. The former immediately posted an excellent 1’25”646, while his team-mate did a 1’26”529. The both pitted for new Softs, with which they will start the race. Charles got down to a 1’25”529 while Seb went through to Q3 courtesy of a 1’26”023.

Q3. In the 12 minutes of the top ten shoot-out, the Scuderia Ferrari drivers set out on the 5.891 kilometre long track on new Soft tyres. Sebastian was first out, doing a 1’25”787, followed a few seconds later by Charles doing a 1’25”616. After a change of tyres, Charles went better doing a 1’25”172, just 79 thousandths off Valtteri Bottas’ pole time of 1’25”093 and 73 behind Lewis Hamilton who is second. Sebastian however was unable to improve and thus starts from sixth, behind Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly.

Sebastian Vettel #5 
“It’s been a bit of an up and down weekend for me and this afternoon, I struggled to get the most out of the car, as I couldn’t get a feel for it and I wasn’t happy with how it went. Lately, we have been clearly struggling on one lap pace. However, looking at our long run pace from free practice, I expect to be more competitive in the race tomorrow. It looks like Mercedes start favourite, but I think we can take the fight to the Red Bulls and then see what we can do from there.”

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12 | 07 | 2019 GP Großbritannien / GP Great Britain Scuderia Ferrari made the most of Friday’s free practice to acquire data and prepare for the rest of the weekend. Apart from fine tuning the car settings and evaluating tyre behaviour, as per every race, this particular Friday there was also the small matter of understanding the impact of the completely new surface laid along the entire track, to get a picture of grip levels and possible tyre degradation.

FP1. The first session saw the drivers mainly run the Soft tyres, having to deal with one red flag period after Kimi Raikkonen went off track and a second period of inactivity when light rain meant all drivers headed back to the garages, to avoid any unnecessary risks. Charles and Sebastian did some aero testing also, covering 21 laps each, setting very similar best lap times: 1’28”253 for the Monegasque and 1’28”304 for the German.

FP2. In the afternoon, the times dropped steadily as the new surface rubbered in. The Scuderia Ferrari drivers did 30 laps each, working towards tomorrow’s qualifying and Sunday’s race. This time they ran the Soft and Medium compounds, setting similar times while simulating various stages of the race, by running different fuel loads. The entire planned programme was completed. As for their times, Charles stopped the clocks in 1’26”929, while Sebastian did a 1’27”180.

Tomorrow. The cars are back on track tomorrow at 11am (12 CET) for the final hour of free practice prior to qualifying, with the battle for pole position starting at 2pm (15 CET), and Sunday’s race getting underway at 14.10pm (15.10 CET).

Sebastian Vettel #5
“It’s good to be driving at this circuit again and the new surface seems a lot smoother than the old one, with a lot higher grip, which makes it good fun. I would say the lap times don’t mean much today, as usual on a Friday, but it’s clear that our main rivals seem very strong and are the ones to beat.
It looks quite close between us and Red Bull, but as we were trying some new things on our car, it’s a bit hard to judge. We must wait for tomorrow to get a clearer picture of where we are.”

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11 | 07 | 2019 GP Großbritannien / GP Great Britain  Fluctuating temperatures and weather ranging from clouds to sunshine greeted Scuderia Ferrari and its drivers to the United Kingdom for this weekend’s British Grand Prix, the tenth round of the 2019 Formula 1 season.

Meeting the media. Before the track action starts tomorrow, Sebastian and Charles attended the usual planning meetings with the engineers before facing the media in the team’s press motorhome. The first to face the questions and TV cameras was Sebastian, who said he wasn’t going to make any predictions before the cars had even turned a wheel. “This season we have seen results fluctuate from one weekend to another, so I’m waiting to see the data from free practice to get an idea of our potential here at Silverstone,” said the German. “Development is continuing race after race,” added the four times world champion. “Obviously, we continue to push to get closer to our rivals. That’s something we have managed to do over the past three races, so let’s see how it goes here. There’s a new surface, which will be a new challenge for everyone.” Sebastian also said he was happy that Silverstone would host the British Grand Prix for a further five years. “This is a historic track, that has always produced a great show and that all the drivers love, which is why we can only be happy to hear about the renewed deal.”

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