Vettel still believes in F1 title bid if Ferrari fix weaknesses

Florence Fletcher
July 14, 2019

The Finn, 31 points behind the five-times world champion after nine races, lapped the former airfield in one minute 26.732 seconds on soft tyres. Ferrari's Charles Leclerc was fifth fastest, with team mate and 2018 race victor Sebastian Vettel a fraction slower in sixth.

"But I hope in future that they put this on - this is such a special weekend that it needs all the focus of the whole country".

"The new surface is quite grippy, but sometimes you can lose the grip very suddenly on new Tarmac".

"I believe that we have quite an efficient auto as well which means that it is not so draggy but overall we are missing a bit of grip which speaks for the deficit we have in certain corner types".

But Nico Rosberg, who had a four-year rivalry with Hamilton as Mercedes teammates, said such an approach wouldn't have worked for him. "Of course it's a race victory but it doesn't mean that we are suddenly the dominating team", said the Dutchman.

"It will be a record crowd by our estimation, because this goes back before our computer records", said Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle.

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Henman agreed but was amazed at how many long rallies Federer did end up winning against Rafael Nadal througout the match . Federer did get the better of Djokovic at Wimbledon on Centre Court once, beating the Serb in the semifinals in 2012.

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Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton had a surprise guest join them at Wimbledon on Saturday morning: Kate's younger sister, Pippa. The famous Venus Rose Water Dish was presented to her by the President of the All England Club, the Duke of Kent.

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The bee coloured train took over from Ineos at the front with three killometres to go once Bernal and Thomas were out of danger. On Friday, Bernal and the rest of the peloton got to know about headwinds which only extended the longest stage of the Tour.

The 1992 World Champion is the only driver to win the British Grand Prix four times, with his win in 1986 being the last time a Formula One race was held at Brands Hatch. So it is not that I am occupied by what happened past year.

"We had very high wear on the front tyres, front left, which somehow is already affecting the single qualy lap, because if you look, we are quite strong on the first and second sector but somehow weak on the last one, some extra understeers", Binotto explained. I'm sure it's not exactly what the British fans would like to see here but we all love a challenge and it's great to have them both on the front row. Anni said she had waited 10 years for this moment: "That's my life made, I'm just so overwhelmed" To mark F1's 1,007th race, Red Bull are displaying two of James Bond's classic Aston Martin license plates on their cars this weekend.

"I think the bigger picture today, it was OK. still Mercedes look very fast and the ones to beat. We have definitely become stronger". "This makes the exercise of data-gathering in free practice even more important than usual, in order to come up with the best strategy".

Verstappen, victor of the previous race in Austria to end Mercedes' run of 10 successive wins, was third fastest in the morning.

"We are fully aware the Ferrari and Red Bull have taken a step forward but if we did not have the issues we have, we would have been in the fight (in Austria)", Hamilton said. Gasly finished seventh and lapped by his team mate in Austria and is under-pressure to perform.

Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Räikkönen were in 11th and 12th, with the second McLaren of Carlos Sainz in 13th.

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