Hamilton pleased after Friday’s action

Date published: July 8 2016

Topping FP1 and FP2, Lewis Hamilton is delighted that everything went their way on Friday ahead of the British Grand Prix in Silverstone.

In the second session, Hamilton’s teammate Nico Rosberg had to sit out the practice due to a water leak in the Silver Arrow’s garage.

However that didn’t hinder the Brit from completely dominating FP2, posting a fastest time of 1:31.660, while Daniel Ricciardo strayed behind him with a 1:32.051.

The triple  World Champion was also in full praise of the Silverstone circuit, where he has claimed three victories in his career so far.

“It’s been a great first day. Lots of positive steps forward with the balance of the car,” he explained.

“It’s incredibly gusty out there, which is one of the awesome challenges of this circuit. Coming through Maggots and Becketts then down through Stowe, I was actually yelling in my helmet, it’s that exciting!

“What a great combination of corners – particularly when the wind is blowing in the right direction. Today we had a bit of a head wind and it just felt epic through there – one of the most fun rollercoaster rides you can imagine.

“We’ve still got work to do as our ultimate pace could be better. But the long run was good, so if we can keep the car in that window we’ll be in a strong position.”