Uncertainties abound but Hamilton is favourite

Uncertainties abound but Hamilton is favourite

The poor weather during Friday practice meant the real form of the teams was hard to judge, but Mark Hughes believes Lewis Hamilton is still the favourite at Silverstone

Although there were mutterings that the rained-out sessions of Friday didn't mean much, they are almost certainly the most meaningful wet practices of the year to date – in that the forecast for race day is resolutely very wet.

An extra set of intermediates Pirellis were made available to the teams in an effort at encouraging the cars to run in front of a record 80,000 Friday capacity, but only towards the very end of the second session did it become feasible to use this rubber. For much of the time, the risk of aquaplaning was too high to even run with the wet tyres – something that Bruno Senna proved with a heavy crash at Chapel bend in his Williams.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?


from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just