Free feature: Hamilton fastest, but does he have race pace?
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Free feature: Hamilton fastest, but does he have race pace?

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GARY ANDERSON and EDD STRAW analyse the laptimes from free practice, both from ground level and by helicopter, and reveal how things are really shaping up for the rest of the British GP weekend

Lewis Hamilton was the fastest over a single lap during Friday practice at Silverstone, but the first day of any grand prix weekend is about far more than just headline laptimes.

The 2008 British GP winner's engine problem during the afternoon restricted his running, meaning that while he was the fastest around Silverstone, it's difficult to say whether he has the same two-tenths-per-lap advantage over Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg on race pace.

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