Red Bull matches Mercedes in Silverstone sun but cooling conditions could widen gap
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Red Bull matches Mercedes in Silverstone sun but cooling conditions could widen gap

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The times set in Friday practice for the British Grand Prix provide positive reading for Red Bull, which looks to have closed its gap to Mercedes. But there's a change on the horizon that could redraw the picture for the rest of the weekend

Formula 1 fans may be missing from the 2020 British Grand Prix, but the usual Silverstone cliches still apply. The wind was strong at the former Royal Air Force base and the sun - admittedly not always a feature here - blazed down.

But the combination of the two, and particularly the prediction that conditions will be significantly cooler for the rest of the weekend, hung over all of the data the teams gathered on Friday.

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