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.

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