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F1 2020, British Grand Prix, Mercedes, Red Bull: Form guide for Silverstone GP

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The F1 season is set to resume in Britain this weekend where Mercedes hopes to keep its perfect 2020 season alive with a fourth-straight win.

So where’s the team’s biggest threat going to come from?

Here, we assess each team’s performance so far in 2020, where they can improve and what their prospects are for this weekend’s British GP.

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F1 news 2020, 70th anniversary Grand Prix, British GP, qualifying results, Daniel Ricciardo, Nico Hulkenberg

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Daniel Ricciardo once again put in another strong showing at Silverstone as he qualified in P5 for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix this weekend.

The Australian has shown good pace all weekend and only just missed out on the second row of the grid, despite putting in his time on intermediate tires, rather than the softs that the majority of the pack were on.

That means he will start on mediums compared to the others, meaning theoretically he should be able to go for longer than his rivals without pitting.

“That’s a cracking time from Ricciardo,” Sky Sports’ Martin Brundle said after the lap that set his qualifying time.

Ricciardo himself was also delighted, having finished fifth last week, his joint-best ever finish in a Renault.

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Formula 1: 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, Silverstone, Practice, qualifying, Daniel Ricciardo, result, live blog, timing, F1

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Formula One, 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Qualifying, 11pm AEST —

Daniel Ricciardo is hoping to replicate his best day in a Renault this season after finishing Friday’s second practice session in a stunning third.

While the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas comfortably topped the timesheets in both practice sessions, Ricciardo stunned the paddock with a scorching lap to pip Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to third on the timesheets.

It left the Aussie crowing about ‘genuine’ pace – and targeting a first podium since Monaco 2018.

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F1 2020, British Grand Prix, Friday practice: Daniel Ricciardo eyes podium, Lewis Hamilton fastest at Silverstone

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Daniel Ricciardo is eyeing his first podium finish in more than two years after showing “genuine” pace during practice for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.

Hamilton bounced back to top the times ahead of Valtteri Bottas on Friday but it was Ricciardo that was making waves with a scorching lap narrowly quicker than former Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen.

Ricciardo — who hasn’t stood on an F1 podium since winning the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix — now sees a third-placed finish as a realistic possibility for the first time in a Renault.

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Bottas with Merc until 2021

Bottas with Merc until 2021

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