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    Chelsea transfer for Ben Chilwell edges closer as Leicester enquire about Olympiakos’ £12m left-back Kostas Tsimikas

    CHELSEA have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell, according to reports.
    The Blues have long been linked with a move for the 23-year-old England international but the Foxes have so far appeared unwilling to do business.

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    Leicester have enquired about Olympiakos left-back Kostas Tsimikas as they search for a replacement for Ben Chilwell
    However, Leicester may now have shown their hand in negotiations as they have enquired about Olympiakos full-back Kostas Tsimikas.
    The Greek international impressed against Wolves in the Europa League on Thursday night and has reportedly attracted interest from Chelsea and Everton in the past few weeks.
    Tsimikas is valued at around £12million by his club and the Daily Mail say Premier League champions Liverpool are also interested.
    The Reds had a £10million bid rejected for Norwich defender Jamal Lewis this week as they seek cover for first-choice left-back Andy Roberston.

    With the Canaries looking for a fee closer to £20million, Tsimikas may present Liverpool with a cheaper option.
    However the 24-year-old may see Leicester as a better option for first-team football.

    The Foxes will also have 34-year-old Christian Fuchs to call upon next season should Chilwell depart the Kingpower.
    Tsimikas registered seven assists in 46 appearances in all competitions in 2019-20.

    Olympiakos have lined up Saint-Etienne full-back Miguel Trauco as Tsimikas’ replacement.

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    Lewis Hamilton fears his tyres could explode and warns he ‘won’t push’ them in 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

    LEWIS HAMILTON fears his tyres could EXPLODE in Sunday’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix if he pushes them too hard.
    The Brit finished last weekend’s race on three wheels after a dramatic last-lap puncture when his front left tyre deflated without warning.

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    Lewis Hamilton fears another burst tyre at tomorrow’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix
    Hamilton salvaged the win, but says he is worried about pushing them again this week, as this weekend’s tyres are even less durable.
    He said: “I have not yet looked into a race scenario but I would imagine there will be some sort of tyre management.
    “I don’t want to push these things as they will probably explode!”
    Hamilton could not hide his frustration as teammate Valtteri Bottas stopped him from taking a record eighth pole at Silverstone.

    The world champion, who has a whopping 30-point lead in the drivers’ championship over the Finn, was clearly upset at missing out on pole position.
    Perhaps it is testament to his character that he actually cares, for he already has 91 poles – more than any other driver in the sport’s history.
    Hands folded and hunched forward, Hamilton, 35, looked like he could not wait for the post-qualifying video press conference to end.

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    He said: “Valtteri did a fantastic job today and was a little too quick for me. 

    “The first lap in qualifying was pretty decent but the last one was not very spectacular and ultimately he did a better job than me.”
    Hamilton looked to have done enough for pole until Bottas pumped in an excellent second attempt at the death to beat his teammate.
    Bottas, who only this week signed a one-year contract extension at Mercedes worth around £8million a year, added: “It feels good. I just love qualifying, especially when it goes well.
    “It’s a good feeling to start from pole position and to get everything out of myself and the car.
    “The mentality from pole position is that the only aim is to win the race and obviously the starting point for it is good. Mentally it’s to try to win it, that’s it.”
    And Nico Hulkenberg completed an astonishing comeback to qualify in third place for tomorrow’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix for Racing Point.
    The German was called up as a last minute replacement for Sergio Perez, who again tested positive for Covid-19.
    Should he consolidate third place in Sunday’s race, not only would it be a remarkable return in itself, it would also mean he ends his run as the driver with the most races without a single podium.
    Hulkenberg, who was at the Rio carnival when the rest of the grid were at pre-season testing in Barcelona, said: “Last weekend was really extreme, an F1 comeback with no preparation and it was challenging.
    “So I was much better prepared this weekend. I was giving it everything to squeeze as much out of it as I could.
    “I know I have a fast car beneath me and to make sure I do everything right with the experience I have.”
    Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel gave a cryptic response when quizzed about his problems after another poor qualifying session in his Ferrari.

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    After qualifying down in 12th, he will be promoted one spot due to Esteban Ocon’s three-place grid penalty for blocking George Russell.
    Vettel said: “I tried everything I had and I was reasonably happy with the lap. We have tried lots of things with the car but we are pretty much stuck.
    “It is very different to usual. I don’t know why that is. I have run out of answers.”

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    F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix LIVE RESULTS: Bottas to start from pole ahead of Hamilton after qualifying

    F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix LIVE RESULTS: Bottas to start from pole ahead of Hamilton after qualifying – The Sunn”,”raw”:”
    QUALIFYING RESULTS

    https://twitter.com/F1/status/1292099225354940418″},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596897828,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”15:43″},”author”:”Jake Lambourne”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/e61e782e3f7d2fa75a689c84a2a2473a?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318762″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-bhunt bypostauthor odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318762″,”content”:{“rendered”:”
    BOTTAS TAKES POLEnn
    Incredible stuff, he beats his teammate with a super last lap. Hamilton looked to have done enough but Bottas crosses the line 0.063 seconds in front.nn
    Nico Hulkenberg and astonishing third place in his Racing Point. What an incredible performance from him.nn
    Max Verstappen qualifies in fourth. Ricciardo fifth, Stroll sixth and Gasly in seventh.nn
    Leclerc is eighth, Albon in ninth and Norris completes the top 10.n”,”raw”:”
    BOTTAS TAKES POLE

    Incredible stuff, he beats his teammate with a super last lap. Hamilton looked to have done enough but Bottas crosses the line 0.063 seconds in front.

    Nico Hulkenberg and astonishing third place in his Racing Point. What an incredible performance from him.

    Max Verstappen qualifies in fourth. Ricciardo fifth, Stroll sixth and Gasly in seventh.

    Leclerc is eighth, Albon in ninth and Norris completes the top 10.”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596895379,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”15:02″},”author”:”Ben Hunt”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9e6897c8bf18cc48fae76c4d49411521?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318759″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-bhunt bypostauthor even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318759″,”content”:{“rendered”:”
    FINAL THREE MINUTESnn
    And Mercedes are comfortably clear of the rest of the field.nn
    They have now given it a massive flex by going out on the medium tyres – not the quicker, soft compounds.nn
    Saving tyres for the race day, perhaps.n”,”raw”:”
    FINAL THREE MINUTES

    And Mercedes are comfortably clear of the rest of the field.

    They have now given it a massive flex by going out on the medium tyres – not the quicker, soft compounds.

    Saving tyres for the race day, perhaps.”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596895096,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”14:58″},”author”:”Ben Hunt”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9e6897c8bf18cc48fae76c4d49411521?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318758″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-bhunt bypostauthor odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318758″,”content”:{“rendered”:”
    HAMILTON SETS THE BENCHMARKnn
    He has gone quickest with his first run. Still not as quick as his pole time from last week, but that is still over a second clear of Ricciardo, who is third.nn
    Bottas in second with no answer yet to his teammate’s pace around this track.n”,”raw”:”
    HAMILTON SETS THE BENCHMARK

    He has gone quickest with his first run. Still not as quick as his pole time from last week, but that is still over a second clear of Ricciardo, who is third.

    Bottas in second with no answer yet to his teammate’s pace around this track.”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596894836,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”14:53″},”author”:”Ben Hunt”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9e6897c8bf18cc48fae76c4d49411521?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318757″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-bhunt bypostauthor even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318757″,”content”:{“rendered”:”
    ELIMINATED FROM Q2nn
    Ocon, Vettel, Sainz, Grosjean and Russell all knocked out of the top-10 shoot out.nn
    Next up, Q3n”,”raw”:”
    ELIMINATED FROM Q2

    Ocon, Vettel, Sainz, Grosjean and Russell all knocked out of the top-10 shoot out.

    Next up, Q3″},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596894513,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”14:48″},”author”:”Ben Hunt”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9e6897c8bf18cc48fae76c4d49411521?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318750″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-bhunt bypostauthor odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318750″,”content”:{“rendered”:”
    LANDO NORRIS SURVIVES…BUT VETTEL IS OUTnn
    Norris is though, but by the skin of his teeth, as Sebastian Vettel becomes another early casualty.nn
    The German is clearly going in reverse since the start of the season. Yes his Ferrari is slow but Leclerc is still getting though.nn
    He’s qualified in 12th place. That is simply not good enough.nn
    “That’s all this car had,” he says over the radio, implying it is simply not quick enough.n”,”raw”:”
    LANDO NORRIS SURVIVES…BUT VETTEL IS OUT

    Norris is though, but by the skin of his teeth, as Sebastian Vettel becomes another early casualty.

    The German is clearly going in reverse since the start of the season. Yes his Ferrari is slow but Leclerc is still getting though.

    He’s qualified in 12th place. That is simply not good enough.

    “That’s all this car had,” he says over the radio, implying it is simply not quick enough.”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596894235,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”14:43″},”author”:”Ben Hunt”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9e6897c8bf18cc48fae76c4d49411521?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318749″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-bhunt bypostauthor even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318749″,”content”:{“rendered”:”
    RUSSELL IS GOING FOR ITnn
    The Brit is not sitting tight in the garage. He is going for as high-a-place as possible.nn
    He’s the only car on track and is currently 12th.nn
    Elsewhere, Nico Hulkenberg and Pierre Gasly both go off at the same point.nn
    Track about to get busy.n”,”raw”:”
    RUSSELL IS GOING FOR IT

    The Brit is not sitting tight in the garage. He is going for as high-a-place as possible.

    He’s the only car on track and is currently 12th.

    Elsewhere, Nico Hulkenberg and Pierre Gasly both go off at the same point.

    Track about to get busy.”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596893845,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”14:37″},”author”:”Ben Hunt”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9e6897c8bf18cc48fae76c4d49411521?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318746″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-bhunt bypostauthor odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318746″,”content”:{“rendered”:”
    RAIKKONEN MAKES HIS FEELINGS KNOWNnn
    He’s has his say on yet another early exit. He has had enough now: “One place, two places it doesn’t matter we’re just too f****** slow.”n”,”raw”:”
    RAIKKONEN MAKES HIS FEELINGS KNOWN

    He’s has his say on yet another early exit. He has had enough now: “One place, two places it doesn’t matter we’re just too f****** slow.””},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596893481,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”14:31″},”author”:”Ben Hunt”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9e6897c8bf18cc48fae76c4d49411521?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318744″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-bhunt bypostauthor even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318744″,”content”:{“rendered”:”
    Q2 IS GOnn
    Who will make it into the top 10 along with the Mercedes and the Red Bulls? Six spaces to filll.nn
    Will Racing Point finally show their pace?nn
    Verstappen is confident, he is out on the slower, but more durable, harder tyre.n”,”raw”:”
    Q2 IS GO

    Who will make it into the top 10 along with the Mercedes and the Red Bulls? Six spaces to filll.

    Will Racing Point finally show their pace?

    Verstappen is confident, he is out on the slower, but more durable, harder tyre.”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596893256,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”14:27″},”author”:”Ben Hunt”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9e6897c8bf18cc48fae76c4d49411521?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318742″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-bhunt bypostauthor odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318742″,”content”:{“rendered”:”
    ELIMINATED FROM Q1nn
    Kimi Raikkonen seems done to me. He is in last place. The 40-year-old does not seem to have the same fire to deliver.nn
    He is out along with teammate Giovinazzi, Latifi, Magnussen and Kvyat.nn
    That means George Russell is again through to Q2. nn
    Good stuff from the Williams man.n”,”raw”:”
    ELIMINATED FROM Q1

    Kimi Raikkonen seems done to me. He is in last place. The 40-year-old does not seem to have the same fire to deliver.

    He is out along with teammate Giovinazzi, Latifi, Magnussen and Kvyat.

    That means George Russell is again through to Q2.

    Good stuff from the Williams man.”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596892913,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”14:21″},”author”:”Ben Hunt”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9e6897c8bf18cc48fae76c4d49411521?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318741″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-bhunt bypostauthor even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318741″,”content”:{“rendered”:”
    HE HAS DONE ITnn
    A time that gets Albon comfortably into the top 15 easily. n”,”raw”:”
    HE HAS DONE IT

    A time that gets Albon comfortably into the top 15 easily. “},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596892796,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”14:19″},”author”:”Ben Hunt”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9e6897c8bf18cc48fae76c4d49411521?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318739″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-bhunt bypostauthor odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318739″,”content”:{“rendered”:”
    ALBON HAS TO BE CAREFUL HEREnn
    He needs a clean Saturday but at the moment he is in danger of being booted out at Q1. He needs this lap to count.n”,”raw”:”
    ALBON HAS TO BE CAREFUL HERE

    He needs a clean Saturday but at the moment he is in danger of being booted out at Q1. He needs this lap to count.”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596892691,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”14:18″},”author”:”Ben Hunt”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9e6897c8bf18cc48fae76c4d49411521?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318738″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-bhunt bypostauthor even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318738″,”content”:{“rendered”:”
    RUSSELL IS UNHAPPY WITH OCONnn
    The Brit blames the Frenchman for blocking him saying it was “massively dangerous” over the radio.nn
    The stewards have noted the incident, meaning they are aware of it and will investigate after the session.nn
    It has got to be said, Ocon has NOT impressed this year. This time his team did not warn him that Russell was approaching at speed.nn
    But still, he is hardly challenging his teammate, Daniel Ricciardo.n”,”raw”:”
    RUSSELL IS UNHAPPY WITH OCON

    The Brit blames the Frenchman for blocking him saying it was “massively dangerous” over the radio.

    The stewards have noted the incident, meaning they are aware of it and will investigate after the session.

    It has got to be said, Ocon has NOT impressed this year. This time his team did not warn him that Russell was approaching at speed.

    But still, he is hardly challenging his teammate, Daniel Ricciardo.”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596892507,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”14:15″},”author”:”Ben Hunt”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9e6897c8bf18cc48fae76c4d49411521?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318736″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-bhunt bypostauthor odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318736 term-f170 term-f1″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

    n
    At the start of the session, track temperature @SilverstoneUK is 42 degrees centigrade while ambient temperature is 28 degrees. Warm for England! f170 f1 pic.twitter.com/y51MDiiZXWn
    — Pirelli Motorsport (@pirellisport) August 8, 2020n”,”raw”:”

    At the start of the session, track temperature @SilverstoneUK is 42 degrees centigrade while ambient temperature is 28 degrees. Warm for England! #f170 #f1 pic.twitter.com/y51MDiiZXW— Pirelli Motorsport (@pirellisport) August 8, 2020 “},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596892371,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”14:12″},”author”:”Ben Hunt”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9e6897c8bf18cc48fae76c4d49411521?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318724″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-bhunt bypostauthor even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318724″,”content”:{“rendered”:”
    GO GO GO FOR QUALIFYINGnn
    Can anyone stop another Mercedes front row lock out?nn
    I am going to call it now…..nn
    No. They can’t.n”,”raw”:”
    GO GO GO FOR QUALIFYING

    Can anyone stop another Mercedes front row lock out?

    I am going to call it now…..

    No. They can’t.”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596891699,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”14:01″},”author”:”Ben Hunt”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9e6897c8bf18cc48fae76c4d49411521?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318690″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-bhunt bypostauthor odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318690 term-f170 term-f1″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

    n
    🥇 @LewisHamilton🥈 @ValtteriBottas🥉 @LandoNorris n
    Up next → Qualifying 😋f170 🇬🇧 f1 pic.twitter.com/ozzj1SxeiPn
    — Formula 1 (@F1) August 8, 2020n”,”raw”:”

    🥇 @LewisHamilton🥈 @ValtteriBottas🥉 @LandoNorrisUp next → Qualifying 😋#f170 🇬🇧 #f1 pic.twitter.com/ozzj1SxeiP— Formula 1 (@F1) August 8, 2020 “},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596884800,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”12:06″},”author”:”Ben Hunt”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9e6897c8bf18cc48fae76c4d49411521?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318688″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-bhunt bypostauthor even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318688″,”content”:{“rendered”:”
    MERCS TOP THE SESSION nn
    Not a surprise to see Hamilton and Bottas dominate proceedings here in final practice.nn
    It is shaping up to be another Mercedes whitewash, sadly.nn
    Lando Norris is best of the rest for McLaren, but even on a light fuel load he is still a whopping 0.581 seconds behind.nn
    Then the two Racing Points with Hulkenberg and Stroll.n”,”raw”:”
    MERCS TOP THE SESSION

    Not a surprise to see Hamilton and Bottas dominate proceedings here in final practice.

    It is shaping up to be another Mercedes whitewash, sadly.

    Lando Norris is best of the rest for McLaren, but even on a light fuel load he is still a whopping 0.581 seconds behind.

    Then the two Racing Points with Hulkenberg and Stroll.”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596884352,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”11:59″},”author”:”Ben Hunt”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9e6897c8bf18cc48fae76c4d49411521?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318686″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-bhunt bypostauthor odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318686″,”content”:{“rendered”:”
    VERSTAPPEN NOT HAPPY WITH STROLLnn
    The Red Bull man was on a flying lap and was marginally held up by Stroll.nn
    He lets him know what he thinks of it. Plenty of expletives over the radio. n”,”raw”:”
    VERSTAPPEN NOT HAPPY WITH STROLL

    The Red Bull man was on a flying lap and was marginally held up by Stroll.

    He lets him know what he thinks of it. Plenty of expletives over the radio. “},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596883978,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”11:52″},”author”:”Ben Hunt”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9e6897c8bf18cc48fae76c4d49411521?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318681″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-bhunt bypostauthor even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318681″,”content”:{“rendered”:”
    LAP TIMES ARE DROPPINGnn
    But we are some way off Hamilton’s pole time for last weekend’s race.nn
    Hamilton is still the quickest man on track.n”,”raw”:”
    LAP TIMES ARE DROPPING

    But we are some way off Hamilton’s pole time for last weekend’s race.

    Hamilton is still the quickest man on track.”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596883106,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”11:38″},”author”:”Ben Hunt”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9e6897c8bf18cc48fae76c4d49411521?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318678″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-bhunt bypostauthor odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318678″,”content”:{“rendered”:”
    FERRARI OPT FOR NEW ENGINESnn
    A statement from the Italian team.nn
    “After Vettel’s power unit failure yesterday, Ferrari has changed the engine on both of its cars for this weekend as a precaution.”n”,”raw”:”
    FERRARI OPT FOR NEW ENGINES

    A statement from the Italian team.

    “After Vettel’s power unit failure yesterday, Ferrari has changed the engine on both of its cars for this weekend as a precaution.””},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596882180,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”11:23″},”author”:”Ben Hunt”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9e6897c8bf18cc48fae76c4d49411521?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318676″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-bhunt bypostauthor even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318676″,”content”:{“rendered”:”
    ICYMInn
    All the talk yesterday was that the teams were unhappy with Racing Point’s punishment for copying Mercedes’ brake ducts.nn
    They are unhappy because they felt the Silverstone team should have been punished MORE than their £361,000 fine – plus a 15 point deduction.nn
    News this morning is that five teams – Ferrari, Renault, McLaren, Williams, PLUS Racing Point say they intend to challenge the verdict.nn
    Four want more; Racing Point obviously think the penalty was too harsh.n”,”raw”:”
    ICYMI

    All the talk yesterday was that the teams were unhappy with Racing Point’s punishment for copying Mercedes’ brake ducts.

    They are unhappy because they felt the Silverstone team should have been punished MORE than their £361,000 fine – plus a 15 point deduction.

    News this morning is that five teams – Ferrari, Renault, McLaren, Williams, PLUS Racing Point say they intend to challenge the verdict.

    Four want more; Racing Point obviously think the penalty was too harsh.”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596881836,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”11:17″},”author”:”Ben Hunt”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9e6897c8bf18cc48fae76c4d49411521?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318670″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-jake-lambourne odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318670″,”content”:{“rendered”:”
    POINT BLANKnn
    Racing Point Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer has claimed his team have done nothing wrong after Renauly appealed against the legality of their car.nn
    He said: “It’s a bit disappointing. We thought we are well within the rules and did absolutely nothing wrong,” he said. “We invited the FIA in March to come and view everything that we did. We had full disclosurenn
    “Thereafter, they wrote to us and said we were completely compliant. So that’s a bit disappointing. However, we now have to assess the sanction that was given. nn
    “The FIA have acknowledged the rules of non-listed parts going to listed parts were far from clear and ambiguous and they could be viewed from two different sides.nn
    “The initial thought is that from our perspective, we did nothing wrong so that’s unfair. There’s always two perspectives, I guess. The FIA were the arbiters on this. We now have to discuss with the FIA what is going to happen going forward.”n”,”raw”:”
    POINT BLANK

    Racing Point Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer has claimed his team have done nothing wrong after Renauly appealed against the legality of their car.

    He said: “It’s a bit disappointing. We thought we are well within the rules and did absolutely nothing wrong,” he said. “We invited the FIA in March to come and view everything that we did. We had full disclosure

    “Thereafter, they wrote to us and said we were completely compliant. So that’s a bit disappointing. However, we now have to assess the sanction that was given.

    “The FIA have acknowledged the rules of non-listed parts going to listed parts were far from clear and ambiguous and they could be viewed from two different sides.

    “The initial thought is that from our perspective, we did nothing wrong so that’s unfair. There’s always two perspectives, I guess. The FIA were the arbiters on this. We now have to discuss with the FIA what is going to happen going forward.””},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596881227,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”11:07″},”author”:”Jake Lambourne”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/e61e782e3f7d2fa75a689c84a2a2473a?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318669″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-bhunt bypostauthor even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318669″,”content”:{“rendered”:”
    GREEN LIGHT FOR FINAL PRACTICEnn
    We are go for the last session before qualifying for F1’s 70th anniversary race.nn
    In all honesty, I don’t expect too much on-track action in this session as teams save tyres for qualifying and the race.nn
    Now that’s not ideal, but at least there are no fans complaining in the grandstands.n”,”raw”:”
    GREEN LIGHT FOR FINAL PRACTICE

    We are go for the last session before qualifying for F1’s 70th anniversary race.

    In all honesty, I don’t expect too much on-track action in this session as teams save tyres for qualifying and the race.

    Now that’s not ideal, but at least there are no fans complaining in the grandstands.”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596881210,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”11:06″},”author”:”Ben Hunt”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/9e6897c8bf18cc48fae76c4d49411521?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318657″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-jake-lambourne odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318657″,”content”:{“rendered”:”
    CAR BLIMEYn
    Lando Norris has heaped praise on fellow Brit Lewis Hamilton, but stressed that his Mercedes has allowed him to achieve all he has in F1.n
    Norris said: “[Hamilton and his Mercedes team-mates] have been driving for the last few years with a massive advantage over every other team.n
    “Mercedes have been the best with the car, the best with the engine and that has allowed him to achieve the things he has done.n
    “If Lewis was in a McLaren, he wouldn’t look anywhere near as good as what he has done. Mercedes have been so dominant over the last few years, it’s not been often they have had to race many other cars.n
    “But I don’t think you can take anything away from him. He’s had some good team-mates, Rosberg and Bottas.n
    “Especially with Bottas, he has clearly had the upper hand on him the whole time they have been at Mercedes.”n”,”raw”:”
    CAR BLIMEY
    Lando Norris has heaped praise on fellow Brit Lewis Hamilton, but stressed that his Mercedes has allowed him to achieve all he has in F1.
    Norris said: “[Hamilton and his Mercedes team-mates] have been driving for the last few years with a massive advantage over every other team.
    “Mercedes have been the best with the car, the best with the engine and that has allowed him to achieve the things he has done.
    “If Lewis was in a McLaren, he wouldn’t look anywhere near as good as what he has done. Mercedes have been so dominant over the last few years, it’s not been often they have had to race many other cars.
    “But I don’t think you can take anything away from him. He’s had some good team-mates, Rosberg and Bottas.
    “Especially with Bottas, he has clearly had the upper hand on him the whole time they have been at Mercedes.””},”date”:{“timestamp”:1596878426,”date_formatted”:”8th August 2020″,”time_formatted”:”10:20″},”author”:”Jake Lambourne”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/e61e782e3f7d2fa75a689c84a2a2473a?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”318633″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”12334383″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-jake-lambourne even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-318633″,”content”:{“rendered”:”
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    187 – Races31 – Wins3 – Wins at Silverstone1 – World Championship n
    …and 1 fine moustache! Happy birthday @nigelmansell 🎂#F170 🇬🇧 #F1 pic.twitter.com/mxu6KnxE5Fn
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    F1 is at Silverstone for a second week running and Lewis Hamilton will be hoping for a similar result.
    The Brit star showed incredible calmness in last week’s British Grand Prix to win even after his tire punctured on the final lap.
    Follow all the updates from the F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix below…

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    F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix: Start time, TV channel, live stream, schedule for Silverstone

    F1 is celebrating its Platinum Anniversary after 70 years of the world championship
    Silverstone is the venue for a second week running as Lewis Hamilton looks to make it four race wins out of five this season.

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    Lewis Hamilton is looking for another victory at SilverstoneCredit: AFP or licensors
    Hamilton heroically held on to beat Max Verstappen despite having a punctured tyre at last week’s British Grand Prix and might be looking for a less wild ride this time around.
    What time is the F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix?
    F1 70th Anniversary qualifying takes place on Sunday, August 9.
    The action will commence at the traditional time of 2.10pm UK time.
    Valtteri Bottas starts from pole, after finishing ahead of Mercedes team-mate Hamilton in qualifying.

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    What TV channel is the F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix on and can I live stream it?
    Every minute of the F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix will be live on Sky Sports F1.
    To live stream the race, head to your Sky Go account.
    Non-Sky Sports subscribers can watch the full race by purchasing a Now TV Day Pass from £9.99.
    Unlike last weekend’s British Grand Prix, only highlights will be shown on Channel 4.
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    Friday, August 7
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    Bottas starts on pole at 70th Anniversary Grand Prix as Hamilton second on grid at Silverstone

    MERCEDES secured yet another front row with Valtteri Bottas snatching pole from Lewis Hamilton.
    Hamilton missed the chance to make it three poles in a row in Formula 1’s 70th anniversary race at Silverstone, with Bottas leaving it late to qualify first.

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    Valtteri Bottas celebrates his pole position at SilversoneCredit: AP:Associated Press

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    Mercedes’ Bottas claimed pole Credit: Getty Images – Getty

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    Lewis Hamilton will start second on Sunday at SilverstoneCredit: AP:Associated Press
    Qualifying took place in tropical conditions as the track temperature soared up to 42C.
    Silverstone is hosting its second race in a row and this weekend is in honour of F1’s 70th anniversary.
    Mercedes dominated last week despite both cars suffering late tyre failures and Hamilton crossed the line first to take the win.
    But this week his team-mate will be starting at the front of the gird after pipping six-time world champ Hamilton by 0.063 seconds.

    Bottas already had plenty to celebrate after signing an £8million one-year contract extension with Merc and will hope to be spraying the champagne after Sunday’s race conclusion.
    Nico Hulkenberg proved to be an excellent super sub for Sergio Perez who is still out after twice testing positive for Covid-19.

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    Hulkenberg claimed third on the grid after an astonishing lap for Racing Point, with Canadian team-mate Lance Stroll also faring well to secure sixth.
    Max Verstappen took fourth for Red Bull ahead of Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo.

    Brit Lando Norris scraped into Q3 by the skin of his teeth and will start in tenth place.
    Ferrari’s troubles continued after a very disappointing result for German driver Sebastian Vettel.
    Vettel was knocked out in Q2 and will start way back in 12th after his decision to go out on the soft tyres backfired.
    Brit George Russell just missed out on making the top ten after a courageous effort for Williams and will start in 15th position in tomorrow’s race.

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    Kimi Raikkonen will become the most experienced F1 driver of all time this season, overtaking Rubens Barrichello.
    But the veteran Finn was fuming at the performance of his Alfa Romeo after yet another early exit as he starts rock bottom in 20th.
    He said: “One place, two places it doesn’t matter we’re just too f***ing slow.”

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    Is the F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix on Channel 4? Silverstone race taking place this weekend

    THE F1 season continues this weekend with the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.
    And just like last weeks British Grand Prix – which was won by Lewis Hamilton in his home race – it will take place from Silverstone in Northamptonshire.
    F1 70th Anniversary LIVE – Latest from Silverstone

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    Hamilton will be ready to go again after his victory a week ago
    When is the F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix?
    The 70th Anniversary Grand Prix takes place this weekend, from August 7-9.
    Practice got underway on Friday.
    Qualifying is on Saturday, August 8 from 11am.
    The main race then starts at 2.10pm on Sunday, August 9.
    Is the 70th Anniversary live on Channel 4?
    Unlike the British Grand Prix last weekend, the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix will not be broadcast live on terrestrial TV on Channel 4.
    Channel 4 will, however, be showing highlights on Saturday from 7.30pm and Sunday from 6.30pm.
    What TV channel is the F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix on and can I live stream it?
    Every minute of the F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix will be live on Sky Sports F1.
    To live stream the race, head to your Sky Go account.
    Non-Sky Sports subscribers can watch the full race by purchasing a Now TV Day Pass from £9.99.

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    Full schedule
    Friday, August 7

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    F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix qualifying: Start time, TV channel, live stream and schedule for Silverstone

    F1 is celebrating its Platinum Anniversary after 70 years of the world championship
    Silverstone is the venue for a second week running as Lewis Hamilton looks to make it four race wins out of five this season.

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    Lewis Hamilton is looking for another victory at SilverstoneCredit: AFP or licensors
    Hamilton heroically held on to beat Max Verstappen despite having a punctured tyre at last week’s British Grand Prix and might be looking for a less wild ride this time around.
    What time is the F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix qualifying?
    F1 70th Anniversary qualifying takes place on Saturday, August 8.
    The action will commence at 2pm UK time.
    Before that, practice three will be held at 11am.

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    What TV channel is the F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix on and can I live stream it?
    Every minute of the F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix will be live on Sky Sports F1.
    To live stream the race, head to your Sky Go account.
    Non-Sky Sports subscribers can watch the full race by purchasing a Now TV Day Pass from £9.99.
    Unlike last weekend’s British Grand Prix, only highlights will be shown on Channel 4.
    Full schedule
    Friday, August 7
    Free Practice One (11am)
    Free Practice Two (3pm)
    Saturday, August 8
    Free Practice Three (11am)
    Qualifying (2pm)
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    Formula E: Antonio Felix Da Costa reveals how he went up a gear during lockdown as he closes in on first FE title

    ANTONIO FELIX DA COSTA has driven like a man possessed since Formula E’s return after 158 days out.
    Da Costa comfortably won the first two races since the restart and now has a whopping 68-point lead in the drivers’ championship.

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    Antonio Felix Da Costa boasts a 68-point lead in the title-race
    And with just four races remaining he seems nailed on to win his first ever FE title with the season coming to a close in Berlin on August 13.
    The Techeetah driver told SunSport how he managed to go up a gear during lockdown.
    He said: “I came into Berlin and I just wanted to make sure that if we don’t win it [the title], I would never blame myself for not being the best version of me.
    “I trained a lot, I recovered – I am healthier than I was before the lockdown.

    “For four or five years now I have been doing a double or triple motorsport programme between FE, being an F1 reserve driver, DTM and WEC.
    “It’s 150 flights a year and my body needed a break. 
    “So in a way these three months really helped me to reset, recover, get rid of pains I’ve had here and there.
    “I’ve trained and I started working with a mental coach as well, so I wanted to make sure I ticked every box. 

    “And if we did not win in the end, I did not want to blame myself for not training.”
    The next double header for Da Costa is on Saturday and Sunday this weekend, where he will hope to extend his lead in the title race.

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    But Da Costa is aware his rivals will close the gap on him in the remaining races in Berlin.
    He added: “It’s all going to come down to have clean days and making no mistakes.
    “I am for sure expecting everyone to get closer and closer but that is why it was so important to get these two wins in the bag.”

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