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Summary

  1. Hamilton fastest in second practice, Ricciardo 2nd
  2. Red Bull as fast as Mercedes on long-run pace
  3. Rosberg out with car problem, Button has power problem
  4. Final practice & qualifying from 10:00 BST

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    It looks like things are aligning for Lewis Hamilton as Nico Rosberg suffers a troubled day. Will Mercedes get it sorted for tomorrow?

    I'll leave you with Andrew Benson's final practice report and we'll be back with coverage of final practice from 09:30 BST tomorrow.

    See ya.

  2. British Grand Prix preview

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Finally, remember to listen in to the British Grand Prix preview at 20:00 BST, when Jennie Gow sits down with Lewis Hamilton.

    After the latest collision with Nico Rosberg, it should make for interesting listening.

  3. Raikkonen re-signs

    In case you missed it from this morning, Ferrari have re-signed Kimi Raikkonen as team-mate to Sebastian Vettel for the 2017 Formula 1 season.

    The 36-year-old's future had been in doubt as the team considered whether he had done enough to earn a fourth consecutive season with the team.

    They have decided that he is the best option as support to four-time world champion Vettel, who leads their team.

    It will be a seventh year at Ferrari for the Finn, who won their last drivers' title in 2007.

    Kimi Raikkonen
    Image caption: 'cheers'
  4. 'No sex, please, we're the British GP'

    F1

    It was arguably the most famous season in Formula 1 history, featuring thrilling racing, off-track controversies and the near-death of the sport's most famous driver, Niki Lauda, as he battled James Hunt for the world championship.

    Through the long, hot summer of 1976 Hunt's attempt to claw back a huge points deficit to reigning champion Lauda was big news in Britain.

    However, almost the entire season - including the British Grand Prix - was not broadcast on television in the UK because one of the cars was sponsored by a condom manufacturer.

    BBC Sport tells the story of how a forward-thinking contraception company led to an F1 blackout, as the sport draped itself in cigarette advertising.

  5. Post update

    I would absolutely love to carry on with all these Top Gun quotes, but we're heading towards wrapping things up here. Before we do go, here's a couple of things worthy of your attention...

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  7. Post update

    No Ferrari in the top three. Will they get things right for the weekend?

  8. FP2 result

    11) Sainz 12) Gutierrez 13) Kvyat 14) Nasr 15)  Hulkenberg 16) Perez 17) Wehrlein 18) Palmer 19) Ericsson 20) Magnussen 21) Haryanto. No time: Rosberg

  9. FP2 top 10

    1) Hamilton 2) Ricciardo 3) Verstappen 4) Vettel 5) Raikkonen 6) Alonso  7) Bottas 8) Grosjean 9) Button 10) Massa 

  10. Post update

    Allan McNish

    BBC Radio 5 live Formula 1 analyst

    On what we've seen today, Red Bull are the ones that are going to take the fight to Mercedes this weekend.

  11. Post update

    "Slow in please, slow in. Avoid changing gear," comes the message over the radio to Daniel Ricciardo.

    He finishes the session second fastest, but does that suggest all is not as well as they would like?

  12. Chequered flag

    The chequered flag falls and Lewis Hamilton finishes the day fastest of all. 

    Nico Rosberg, meanwhile, failed to get out in this session.

  13. Post update

  14. Post update

    Top Gun

    I, and Tom Cruise, approve of all this Top Gun chat. Clearly the best 80s film. 

    Three minutes to go in second practice, and the day is going to belong to Lewis Hamilton.

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  16. Post update

    Jenson Button's finally getting more than the odd lap in now. He's on the soft compound and has the need, the need for speed.

    He finally puts in a representative lap time as he crosses the line with a time of 1:33.763. That puts him P9, 0.8s down on his McLaren team-mate Fernando Alonso, who is P6.

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  18. Post update

    Good stat from Jennie Gow - Lewis Hamilton has always won the world championship when he's won the British Grand Prix - 2008, 2014 and 2015. 

    Game over if he wins this weekend, then?

  19. 'Major' problem for Rosberg?

    Allan McNish

    BBC Radio 5 live Formula 1 analyst

    "The gearbox is off Rosberg's car. It is obviously a major issue. Everyone is happy on one side of the garage and the other side looks like having a long night ahead of them."  

  20. Post update

    We've been waiting for the Force Indias to do quali runs, but it turns out that they aint going to do them. Not in this session anyway, because the team just told Jennie Gow that they did their qualifying sim in FP1.