British Grand Prix: Rain, home favourites and a cuddly toy

British Grand Prix race fans
Rain can't keep these two Formula 1 fans away from the first practice session at Silverstone
British Grand Prix Max Chilton practice
British driver Max Chilton gets a feel for the track during a rainy practice session
British Grand Prix tyre technician
A tyre technician measures the temperature of the track in the pit lane ahead of qualifying
British Grand Prix brake pads and calipers
The intricacies of a Formula 1 car are on show during a busy qualifying session on Saturday
British Grand Prix Ferrari technicians
Marussia technicians arrange tyres for Max Chilton and Jules Bianchi in the paddock at Silverstone
British Grand Prix pit-lane fans
An expectant crowd overlooks the pit lane awaiting qualifying
Vettel
World champion Sebastian Vettel helps to fix his windshield ahead of practice on day two
British Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton prepares to take to the track for qualifying for his home grand prix
British Grand Prix Daniel Ricciardo
Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo prepares himself for the final qualifying session
British Grand Prix Fernando Alonso
Alonso drives past the Mercedes pit board of Hamilton
British Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel
Vettel's specially designed driver's helmet featuring all of the staff from the Red Bull factory
British Grand Prix Fernando Alonso helmet
Alonso's helmet sits alongside his cuddly toy mascot
British Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton fans
Hamilton fans prepare for their favourite's arrival on the track
Fernando Alonso
Former champion Alonso relaxes between qualifying sessions
British Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel
Vettel finds time to sign autographs for fans ahead of Sunday's race
British Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton fan
The British fans are out in force for Hamilton
Marvin Hulmes
Marvin Humes, from the boyband JLS, takes in the atmosphere from the Red Bull garage
Red Arrows
The iconic Red Arrows perform in the skies above Silverstone ahead of the British Grand Prix
British Grand Prix Nico Rosberg celebrates
But it's Mercedes' day as Nico Rosberg wins the race with Hamilton fourth after suffering a tyre blow-out

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