British Grand Prix
British Grand Prix runs into qualifying at SilverstoneGetty

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in Friday's practice session of the 2016 British Grand Prix with the Mercedes driver topping both FP1 and FP2. His teammate Nico Rosberg was only a shade slower in FP1 but had to back out of FP2 after his car suffered a water leak.

Hamilton is the defending champion coming into the track and will be looking to close the championship gap with his teammate Rosberg, which currently stands at 11.

Where to watch live

The third free practice session at the circuit begins on 9 July at 9.45am BST, while the qualifying session starts at 12pm BST. Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports F1 HD will provide live coverage of both events in the UK.

Real-time internet updates are available on the Live Timing section of the sport's official website.

Practice review

All eyes were on Mercedes duo Hamilton and Rosberg, who were warned for their clash in the final lap of the Austrian Grand Prix. They have been warned that any further incident will result in financial and sporting penalties and have been given a final warning by the internal department at Mercedes.

Hamilton finished FP2 on top and was a second or two faster than any car in the lap, especially with Rosberg sitting out with a problem in his car. However, Red Bull grew onto the track as FP2 progressed and are likely to be Mercedes' closest competitors going into the British Grand Prix. Both Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen finished second and third at the end of FP2 and were closely followed by the Ferrari duo of Kimi Raikonnen and Sebastian Vettel.

Ferrari used multiple tyres in different junctures of the track and a real prognosis of their chances can only be made after FP3, where they are likely to have made their choice head of qualifying. Meanwhile, McLaren have had an upgrade of their current system this weekend and it showed as Fernando Alonso was back in number 6 after three difficult races on the back of the British Grand Prix.

Top 10 results of the second practice session (FP2) from the Silverstone circuit in the British Grand Prix 2016

1. Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes 1m 31.660s
2. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 1m 32.051s
3. Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull 1m 32.286s
4. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1m 32.570s
5. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1m 32.736s
6. Fernando Alonso (Esp) McLaren 1m 33.040s
7. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams 1m 33.493s
8. Romain Grosjean (Fra)Haas 1m 33.614s
9. Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren 1m 33.763s
10. Felipe Massa (Brz) Williams 1m 33.801s