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Transfer News LIVE! Arsenal scheduled Martinez meetings; Raphinha to Chelsea; Ronaldo last; Spurs gossip, rumours

Transfer News LIVE! Arsenal scheduled Martinez meetings; Raphinha to Chelsea; Ronaldo last; Spurs Gossip Rumors - Follow the latest transfer news, rumors and gossip during the summer window! (Author: Gardener)

RonaldoTottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea remain key players in the summer transfer window. A new era is dawning in west London and owner Todd Boehly is planning a mega triple deal to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, who has asked to leave Manchester United, Raheem Sterling and Matthijs de Ligt. Arsenal continue to struggle against United for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez and could turn to left-back Alex Grimaldo, who lost to Brentford for Aaron Hickey. Confirmation of the £45million signing of Gabriel Jesus is expected any day now. Tottenham have signed Richarlison and are hoping to finalize two more deals in the coming days. Clement Lenglet flies in to undergo a medical before being loaned out by Barcelona while talks continue with Middlesbrough over defender Djed Spence. Arsenal and Ajax meet via Martinez 21:58 , Alex Young Arsenal new signing Gabriel Jesus will score more goals than new Tottenham striker Richarlison. So says Tony Cascarino, who believes the Gunners have beaten rivals Spurs in the transfer market. 21:27 , Alex Young Arsenal have set up another meeting with Ajax next week in a bid to beat Manchester United by signing Lisandro Martinez. That's according to The Athletic, who report that both clubs are confident of signing the defender - Mikel - Arteta has set his top defensive target this summer. Martinez is only interested in moving to the Premier League otherwise he stays there. Martinez has to decide between Arsenal and United 21:13 Alex Young Lisandro Martinez has told Ajax he wants to move to a Premier League club this summer. The Mail reports the defender's desire to sign for either Arsenal or Manchester United, both of whom have bids for his services. Ajax want £43m on bids of £38m, with the 24-year-old happy to sign for either club but keen to work with Erik ten Hag again after reportedly talking to the new United manager about the move spoke. 20:48 , Alex Young Rowett has spent three seasons at the club and the new contract term has not yet been confirmed. "It's great that the club want me to build on what we've been doing and continue our development," he told the club's official website. 20:38 , Alex Young Fulham close a 17m Pound deal for Sporting star Joao Palhinha off. According to The Sun, the 26-year-old will sign a five-year deal after undergoing a medical on Sunday. Fulham boss Marco Silva has already spoken to Palhinha on the phone ahead of the signing. 20: 18 , Alex Young Yet another blow to Manchester United as Barcelona president Joan Laporte says the club have no intention of selling Frenkie de Jong It has been reported that United wanted to sign the midfielder but clubs apparently did not who want him, not just United," Laporte told reporters. "We have no intention of selling him, he wants to stay" Frenkie is considered by all pundits to be one of the best midfielders in the world. 20:02 , Alex Young The Athletic claim Napoli have expressed an interest in signing Cristiano Ronaldo. That would be one step. 19:40 , Alex Young Chelsea are among favorites to sign Cristiano Ronaldo this summer as the superstar decides to leave Manchester United. New club owner Todd Boehly, who will be in charge of Chelsea's transfer business this summer, is keen to make a headline signing to kick off the new era. Ronaldo could be that man as he seeks to return to the Champions League - reportedly has no interest in playing in the Europa League for the first time, which would seemingly rule out a move to Jose Mourinho for Roma.Bayern Munich are also linked, as they face the loss of Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona, ​​while a sensational move to Real Madrid has also been touted by bookies. 19:08, Alex Young Earlier reports from The Times that Cristiano Ronaldo is looking to leave Manchester United were blocked by the BBC. The 37-year-old wants to move in the summer should a suitable offer come in for him. Ronaldo is not "enjoying" the idea of ​​playing in the Europa League for the first time and wants to explore potential options elsewhere. 18:55 , Alex Young That's what Paddy Kenny, who backed the England international, says to leave Borussia Dortmund despite a reported £103m price tag. 6:31pm, Alex Young Raphinha has turned down a move to Chelsea, according to reports in Spain. Leeds have accepted a £60m offer from Chelsea but Sport claim Raphinha only has eyes for Barcelona. The Spanish giants are working on a deal but Leeds are unlikely to get as much back as Chelsea's offer. 18:11, Alex Young Manchester United are nearing their first signing of the summer. Tyrell Malacia will fly in for his medical on Sunday before completing his £13m move from Feyenoord. The official confirmation should come on Monday or Tuesday. 17:48 , Alex Young Tottenham have confirmed the appointment of former Iceland international Gretar Steinsson as the club's new performance director. The 40-year-old former defender was in the Premier League with Bolton and also played for Dutch club AZ Alkmaar. After retiring, Steinsson took on the role of technical director at Fleetwood and later joined Everton as head of recruitment and development Iceland Football Association to Spurs, where he served as a technical advisor. 17:31 Alex Young Tottenham has been backed to make a bid for Youri Tielemans late in the transfer window. Standard Sport understand Spurs are not interested in the Leicester midfielder at this time. However, Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge suggests there could be a change. "Don't be surprised if they might be able to watch it again later," Bridge told Spurs Fan Channel host Chris Cowlin. "There were always people at the club who admired him, even in the Poch era "He's an attacking midfielder that Tottenham would like to see... Arsenal lose to Brentford for Hickey 17-07, Alex Young Arsenal miss Raphinha, Lisandro Martinex and now Aaron Hickey. The left-back was touted as a target for the Gunners but a £14million deal has been agreed between Brentford and Bologna. The Scotland international will have his bees medicated next week, according to Italian outlet Il Resto del Carlino. 16:46 , Alex Young Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet travels to London for a medical at Tottenham. That comes according to reports from Spain, which add that Barca have given the centre-back permission not to attend the start of the pre-season training session on Monday. Spurs are expected to pay around 60 per cent of Lenglet's wages and have the option to sign Lenglet permanently for around £5m. 16:33 , Alex Young Chelsea and Bayern are the two leading candidates to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, The Times reports. Ronaldo, who earns around £500,000 a week, has one year left on his contract at Manchester United, although the club hold the option to extend for another season. Both Bayern and Chelsea have discussed signing the player and new Blues owner Todd Boehly raised an issue with the superstar with Ronaldo's representatives Gestifute last month. 16:23 , Alex Young Cristiano Ronaldo has asked to be traded by Manchester United this summer, The Times reports. The 37-year-old has no interest in playing Europa League football and would like to join a Champions League club after playing there for the last 19 seasons in Europe's premier club competition. It remains to be seen whether a club would step in for him. 15:57 , Alex Young What a rollercoaster ride that was. The end, it seems, could be in sight with news that Barcelona have upped their offer to £51m, according to journalist Gerard Romero. It's still just short of Chelsea's £60m bid but with both Raphinha and his agent Deco - yes he used to be at Barca and Chelsea! 15:39 , Alex Young Birmingham has parted ways with manager Lee Bowyer amid uncertainty over a proposed takeover at St Andrew's. Bowyer was in charge for 16 months, guiding the club to safety after his appointment in March 2020 and then guiding them to 20th place in the Sky Bet Championship last season. But at a time when the club's owners are looking to sell, Bowyer's contract has been terminated /23 campaign," read a club statement. 15:11 , Alex Young Richarlison wastes no time endearing himself to Tottenham fans Take a look at his latest Instagram story 14:50, Marc Mayo Arsenal are chasing a player dubbed the 'Turkish Messi' or, less appealingly, the 'new Özil' Last season's team It will claims talks have started for the player 14:14 , Marc Mayo Manchester United fans are hoping Frenkie de Jong, who likes an Instagram post from the club, is a sign he's set to join them soon one Have agreed fee for De Jong worth around £56m although he reportedly prefers to stay at Barcelona Chelsea are also interested in a deal 13:51 , Marc Mayo First signing of the summer: ✅ pic.twitter.com/Zy3Jg2jG q2 – Everton (@Everton) Jul 2 2022 13:44 , Marc Mayo Tottenham are looking to sign Jesse Lingard this summer. The Mail reports that the midfielder feels overwhelmed by West Ham's latest contract offer after leaving Manchester United. Antonio Conte is said to want Lingard as a squad option, taking a native spot in his Spurs squad. 13:17 , Marc Mayo Brentford and Bologna have agreed a £14m deal to sign Aaron Hickey . A medical is scheduled for next week. 12:52 , Marc Mayo Barcelona are hoping to convince Chelsea to sell Marcos Alonso for just £8m. Talks are scheduled for next week as the Blues, who are open to the sale of the left-back, consider what price they are willing to let him go for.Sport details the Blaugrana's plans to sign Alonso alongside Cesar Azpilicueta above which Chelsea has a contract extension option of 12 months. 12:24pm, Marc Mayo Richarlison has sent Tottenham fans his first message since signing on the dotted line of a £60million transfer. Antonio Conte's Spurs have sealed the move from Everton forward to their previous summer signings of Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and Yves Bissouma. After his medical treatment in Brazil, Richarlison has yet to travel to the capital to pose with his new jersey or visit the training complex. That's why he sent a social media message on Friday night to announce the biggest step of his career. 🤙 Looking forward to seeing you soon, @richarlison97! pic.twitter.com/3ssS6n3Djx - Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) Jul 1, 2022 11:53am , Marc Mayo Lisandro Martinez has told Ajax he wants to move to a Premier League club this summer. The Mail reports the defender's desire to sign for either Arsenal or Manchester United, both of whom have bid for his services. Ajax want £43m on bids of £38m, with the 24-year-old keen to sign for either club but keen on rejoining Erik ten Hag is said to have discussed the move with the new United manager. 11:48 , Marc Mayo Barcelona have agreed to pay £51million for Raphinha, according to Spanish journalist Gerard Romero. Leeds are said to be close to accepting the Catalans' offer after the winger made his desire to join the Camp Nou club clear. Chelsea had offered around £60m for the player, with other reports suggesting Barcelona aren't quite that far on the deal. Both clubs are said to have agreed personal terms as the La Liga giants look to find the money to afford Raphinha's fee. 11:41 , Marc Mayo Barcelona have given Clement Lenglet permission not to attend Monday's pre-season training session has not been sighted at any airport so far... Tottenham will pay £4million for Lenglet's loan spell with an unspecified purchase option included in the deal was inserted. 11:23 , Marc Mayo We are delighted to announce the loan of Manchester United and England goalkeeper Dean Henderson. ✍️— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) Jul 2 2022 11:14am , Marc Mayo Juventus await Chelsea's decision on a potential £95m move for Matthijs de Ligt. The Blues have been informed of the Dutch defender's price tag, according to Tuttosport as Juve see alternative options to replace De Ligt. Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly, also linked with Chelsea, is the preferred option. 10:48 , Marc Mayo Amadou Onana has held talks with Arsenal over a summer move. Journalist Sacha Tavolieri has claimed that the Gunners are one of a number of teams pursuing the Lille midfielder, with other capital clubs interested. The 20-year-old Belgian made a breakthrough start for Lille last season, making 41 appearances. 10:21 , Marc Mayo Arsenal's battle for Lisandro Martinez has escalated with a new offer from Manchester United for the Ajax defender. After the Gunners saw a second £34m offer rejected, the Red Devils have bid £39.6m, according to the Mirror, which consists of around £35m up front and the rest from add-ons. 10:02am, Marc Mayo Raheem Sterling is close to a £45million move from Manchester City to Chelsea. The Mail reports on the winger, who has agreed a four-year deal at Stamford Bridge with the transfer potentially finalized by the end of next week. Positive talks between Sterling and manager Thomas Tuchel are described as key to his decision, with Chelsea also including Nathan Ake and has Oleksandr Zinchenko in mind. 09:45 Marc Mayo Barcelona can only bid around £45m for Raphinha as they battle Chelsea for the Brazilian winger. Sport report of the player and his agent Deco informing Leeds of their desire to sign for the Spanish giants despite a £60m bid from Chelsea amid claims they have agreed personal terms with Raphinha. Barcelona are reportedly fearful that unless they can raise more funds soon, Leeds will end the bidding war at any moment and hand Chelsea the win. 09:39 , Marc Mayo Benfica defender Alex Grimaldo could become Mikel Arteta's new left-back after Arsenal considered an offer for the Spaniard. Aaron Hickey was a target for the Gunners, who are reportedly open to selling Nuno Tavares and now Portuguese outlet Record has cited Grimaldo as a budget option. A row with Benfica has seen the 26-year-old become available for just £7million, with his contract also expiring next year. Grimaldo is also said to share an agency with Arteta... 09:27 , Marc Mayo Clement Lenglet flies to London this morning to undergo a medical ahead of a loan move to Tottenham, according to Radio Catalanuya. Barcelona have agreed to let the defender join Antonio Conte's team. The loan fee is set at around £4million, with Spurs reportedly having a purchase clause to make the Frenchman permanent too. Friday, July 1, 2022 10:40 PM , Marc Mayo Marco Asensio can be Arsenal's for just £25m. The Gunners and AC Milan target has been informed by Real Madrid that he can leave on cheap this summer as Los Blancos don't plan to offer him a new contract. Asensio's contract expires next June and he's ready for a move from the Bernabeu. Friday, July 1, 2022 9:46 PM , Marc Mayo Wolves' goal should have landed in Molineux before a late intervention from Marco Silva. And The Sun claims the deal will be sealed after disputes over agent commissions between Jorge Mendes and Hernan Reguera are settled. Friday 1 July 2022 9:09pm Marc Mayo Spezia have emerged as the latest club to be interested in Pablo Mari. Mikel Arteta's Arsenal are struggling to change the Spanish defender after he was loaned to Udinese last season. La Gazzetta dello Sport call Spezia keen to start talks after beating relegation from Serie A. Friday 1 July 2022 8:41pm Marc Mayo Newcastle United are delighted to confirm the signing of Lille's Sven Botman on a five-year deal! – Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 1, 2022 Friday, July 1, 2022 8:26 PM , Marc Mayo £95m fee is required for Chelsea to sign Matthijs de Ligt. So says Tuttosport, who say Juventus are open to selling The Dutchman ahead of starting talks over a new contract. The Old Lady will turn to Kalidou Koulibaly and Gleison Bremer to replace De Ligt should he leave, with Arsenal's Gabriel also on her radar. Matt Turner is settling in at Arsenal Friday, July 01, 2022 8:01 PM , Marc Mayo You don't need to look, basically every reply to this tweet was about the announcement of Gabriel Jesus! Check out all the action from Matty Turner's first session 👇— Arsenal (@Arsenal) July 1, 2022 Friday, July 1, 2022 7:38 PM , Marc Mayo Manchester United optimistic about beating Arsenal vs Lisandro Martinez. Goal report of positive talks between the two parties as the Ajax defender considers following Erik ten Hag to Old Trafford .Martinez is said to like the idea despite Arsenal recently making a second offer for his services worth £35m. Friday 1 July 2022 19:13 Marc Mayo Jesse Lingard's status as a homegrown player has made him a tempting option for Tottenham. Antonio Conte is looking to build his squad to be ready on multiple fronts and the Telegraph name Lingard as a potential squad option. Everton are also keen with a likely ability to offer more first-team football. Friday 1 July 2022, 18:38 Marc Mayo Chelsea are considering a move for Frenkie de Jong despite Manchester United approaching the Dutch midfielder. A fee of £56m has been agreed between the Red Devils and Barcelona but the Blues are longtime fans of De Jong, according to The Guardian. The offer of Champions League football could influence the opinion of a player who is reluctant to leave the Camp Nou. However, a new midfielder is not a major priority for Chelsea and no official offer has been received. More on Lenglet's loan deal to Spurs Friday, July 01 2022 18:12 , Alex Young Tottenham are close to making their FIFTH summer signing. Clement Lenglet is on a one-season loan from Barcelona with an option to buy. Tottenham have now reached a full agreement on personal terms with Clément Lenglet. He's happy to join Spurs as Antonio Conte is pushing to have him. pic.twitter.com/CEGCXfltUd - Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 1, 2022 Friday July 1, 2022 18:06 , Alex Young Chelsea finalize £55m deal to sign Raheem Sterling, the Mirror reports . The Blues had hoped to agree a fee of almost £40million for a player with just a year left on his contract, but City will more than recoup the fee they paid Sterling seven years ago. Sterling's arrival casts further doubts over the futures of Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic. Chelsea also want to sign Nathan Ake from City. Friday 01 July 2022 5:42 PM , Alex Young West Ham say they are 'disappointed' with academy striker Sonny Perkins' representatives after confirming the teenager's departure and said they 'strongly believe' that an approach by a rival club had prompted him to push for an exit. Perkins made his Europa League group stage debut against Rapid Vienna last season and has made a total of three appearances for David Moyes' first-team at another club, leading to him asking to be released from his stipend at West Ham United will," it said in a statement. Friday, July 1, 2022 5:24 PM , Alex Young Tottenham are finalizing details to join Clement Lenglet on loan from Barcelona this season, Marca report. Antonio Conte has spoken with the player and Lenglet is expected to join the club next week pre-season ahead of the pre-season tour of South Korea. Spurs have an option to make the move permanent. Friday, July 1, 2022 4:58 PM , Alex Young Mohamed Salah is now the highest paid player in Liverpool history after inking a £350,000-a-week contract. Negotiations lasted almost a year, but Salah finally accepted the terms for three months. extension by one year. Salah's agent Ramy Abbas Issa sometimes took to Twitter to stoke the flames and talks have reportedly accelerated in recent days to reach an agreement. Friday 1 July 2022 4:34pm Alex Young Leeds United are weighing interest in Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks, the Liverpool Echo claim. Winks have been linked with Everton, although interest appears to have waned as the club want a loan deal and Spurs want £20m to sell. Friday July 1, 2022 4:03 p.m. Alex Young It's the opposite of spit - it's an agreement! Mohamed Salah has signed a new three-year deal with Liverpool. "I'm feeling great and looking forward to winning trophies with the club," he said. Friday, July 1, 2022, 3:58 p.m., Alex Young There's something going on. Friday 1 July 2022, 15:48 Alex Young Crystal Palace have confirmed Sam Johnstone's signing on a free transfer. Friday 1 July 2022 15:37 Alex Young A transfer that had been planned for months is finally confirmed as Andre Onana joins Inter Milan on a free transfer. He was once linked with Arsenal. Friday, July 1, 2022 3:21 PM , Alex Young A few whirlwind hours for Marseille and Matteo Guendouzi. The manager, Jorge Sampaoli, quit by surprise this morning, leaving Guendouzi with a new boss to impress. The deal is valued at around £10million, with the midfielder's loanee converted into a permanent transfer, with Marseille avoiding relegation via a clause. Friday, July 1, 2022 3:04 PM , Jonathan Gorrie I wish you all the best, Matteo 🤝— Arsenal (@Arsenal) July 1, 2022 Friday, July 1, 2022 2:59 PM , Jonathan Gorrie The Brazilian is one of the most sought-after players in the world Market sharp this summer with Arsenal and Barcelona are also chasing his signature. While the La Liga giants have struggled financially of late, a £179m cash injection could help their cause, with the 25-year-old thought he would prefer the idea of ​​a move to Spain. Raphinha has long been hoping for a move to Barcelona this summer but Chelsea have agreed a deal with Leeds that the Catalan giants are said to be unable to match just yet. Friday 1 July 2022 14:49 Jonathan Gorrie Arsenal are keen to push through a deal for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez but Manchester United could make things difficult on that front. According to Goal, positive talks have been held at Old Trafford over a move for the Argentina international. Friday 1 July 2022 2:33pm Jonathan Gorrie Tottenham has had a busy Friday with three confirmed signings. Defender Tyrell Ashcroft and goalkeeper Josh Keeley joined the youth ranks after confirming the arrival of Richarlison, who could reach £60m graduated for the club. Friday, July 1, 2022 2:05 PM , Jonathan Gorrie A return to French football for the former Newcastle, Tottenham and Watford midfielder. Friday 1 July 2022 2:01pm Jonathan Gorrie It really doesn't stop at Tottenham this summer, does it? Middlesbrough's Djed Spence is now set to undergo a medical at Spurs ahead of his move from the Championship side, according to The Daily Mirror. Friday 1 July 2022 13:46 Jonathan Gorrie Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis is among Everton's list of targets trying to replace Richarlison .However, the club are aware they need to replace the Brazilian striker and are currently creating a list of goals. Watford striker Dennis is under consideration and the Hornets could be tempted to sell him if an offer of around £20million comes into play £3million Despite Watford being relegated from the Premier League last season, the 24-year-old impressed, scoring 10 goals in his debut year in England. This caught the eye of Villarreal who scouted him but now Everton are also in the running for the Nigerian. Friday 1 July 2022 13:31 Jonathan Gorrie Matthijs de Ligt is excited about the idea of ​​working under Thomas Tuchel while Chelsea continue to pursue the Juventus defender. Standard Sport understand the Stamford Bridge giants have made an approach for the 22-year-old, who has two years left on his contract at Turin. The Blues have emerged as the favorites to sign De Ligt should the 22-year-old leave Juventus this summer and the old lady hierarchy accepts his desire for a new challenge. Jesus, Nketiah, Vieira: How Arsenal could line up next season Friday 1 July 2022 13:23 , Jonathan Gorrie Arsenal embark on another summer of serious spending while Mikel Arteta continues to build a squad capable of challenging near the top of the table Gunners spent just under £150m last summer and have already parted ways with three new faces through the door in Marquinhos, Matt Turner and Fabio Veiria, for almost £50m. The latter is Porto's first choice so far in a £34million deal. However, the arrival of Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City for around £45m is imminent as Arteta reshapes their forward line following the departures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang , in January, and Alexandre Lacazette, last month. Friday 1 July 2022 13:04 Jonathan Gorrie Richarlison has sent an emotional message to Everton fans after he sealed a £60m move to Tottenham on Friday. Annual contract in North London, followed by Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and Ivan Perisic at the club. While Spurs already have one of the most successful frontlines in Europe, the addition of a Brazil international striker speaks to the ambitions on display this summer. A hugely popular figure on Merseyside, Richarlison moved from Watford to Goodison Park in the summer of 2018 in a deal worth £50million. Friday 1 July 2022 12:49pm Jonathan Gorrie The PA claims Arsenal are now actively trying to sell Nicolas Pepe. Signing for £72million in 2019, the Ivorian's time in north London has not worked out and the imminent arrival of Gabriel Jesus will only push him further down the pecking order. West Ham close in on another signing Friday 01 July 2022 12:42 , Jonathan Gorrie David Moyes is wanting more competition for Aaron Creswell after a difficult season for the defender, who has been sent off twice during the club's Europa League campaign create. Weitere Berichte aus Italien deuten darauf hin, dass die Gebühr für den ehemaligen Roma-Star, der Berichten zufolge 2019 West Ham abgelehnt hatte, rund 10 Millionen Pfund betragen könnte und Chelsea-Mittelfeldspieler Deco - dass er lieber nach Spanien wechseln würde. Es wird angenommen, dass der Brasilianer bereits persönliche Bedingungen mit den spanischen Giganten über einen möglichen Wechsel vereinbart hat und Deco aufgefordert hat, die Blues darüber zu informieren, dass sie nur seine zweite Wahl sind. Freitag, 1. Juli 2022, 12:24 Uhr, Jonathan Gorrie Richarlison hat am Freitag einen 60-Millionen-Pfund-Wechsel zu Tottenham abgeschlossen und wurde vom ehemaligen Mittelfeldspieler Michael Brown auf Erfolg getippt. Ich bin ein bisschen überrascht, dass Everton ihn zu diesem Preis gehen lässt, aber in Bezug auf Tottenham ist es wirklich aufregend“, sagte er zu Sky Sports. „Harry Kane und Heung-min Son haben nach ein wenig Hilfe an der Spitze des Spielfelds gesucht, damit sie Angriffsspieler in Hülle und Fülle haben.“ Es ist eine wirkliche Verpflichtung, da Antonio Conte zeigt, dass er diese Unterstützung bekommt. Freitag, 1. Juli 2022, 12:16 Uhr, Alex Young Marseille scheint einen Vertrag zur Verpflichtung von Matteo Guendouzi bestätigt zu haben, indem er den Mittelfeldspieler in ein Werbevideo für sein neues Trikot aufgenommen hat, obwohl der Verein oder Arsenal keine offiziellen Informationen über einen Transfer erhalten haben. Der Mittelfeldspieler ist weit verbreitet Es wird erwartet, dass er diesen Sommer nach einer erfolgreichen Leihperiode einen dauerhaften Wechsel in die Ligue 1 besiegeln wird. Standard Sport geht davon aus, dass der Deal einen Wert von rund 10 Millionen Pfund hat, ausgelöst durch eine Reihe von Zielen, darunter Marseille, der den Abstieg aus der Ligue 1 vermeidet Chelsea für die Verpflichtung von Leeds-Flügelspieler Raphinha, schreibt Simon Collings. Chelsea führt derzeit das Rennen um Raphinha an und ist bereit, eine Gebühr von 55 Millionen Pfund für ihn zu zahlen, während er einen Lohn von 115.000 Pfund pro Woche anbietet. Barcelona bleibt jedoch scharf auf den Brasilianer und glaubt, dass er ihr bevorzugtes nächstes Ziel ist, wenn sie können match Chelsea's offer.The Spanish club have struggled financially of late but have now received a cash boost of £179m after selling 10 per cent of their LaLiga TV rights for the next 25 years to global investment firm Sixth Street. Friday 1 July 2022 12:00 , Jonathan Gorrie Could be a bad week for Arsenal. Having seen their attempts to sign Leeds United star Raphinha gazumped by Chelsea (and potentially Barcelona), Manchester United could do something similar in regards to Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez. Standard Sport understands the Gunners are pushing for a quick deal with the Dutch giants, although the Argentine international might have other ideas. Indeed, the Daily Mail claim the idea of linking up with former boss Erik Ten Hag at Old Trafford appeals to Martinez. Friday 1 July 2022 11:57 , Jonathan Gorrie Jesse Lingard had seemed set for a move back to West Ham after his Manchester United contract offically expired on Thursday. The Telegraph, however, claim Tottenham are considering a move for the 29-year-old. A free agent boasting bags of experience and able to play across the frontline, Antonio Conte is reportedly considering him.

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Adele looks glamorous on the second night at the BST Hyde Park Festival

Adele, 34, cut a glamorous figure as she took the stage in front of a crowd of 65,000 at the BST Hyde Park Festival in London on Saturday. (Author: Gardener)

the BST Hyde Park FestivalAdele cut a glamorous figure as she took the stage at the BST Hyde Park Festival in London on Saturday in front of a crowd of 65,000. The 34-year-old singer, who took to the stage the night before for her first public show since headlining two Wembley concerts in 2017, wore a glamorous black off-the-shoulder dress with a pleated skirt and sequin detailing. The Hello hitmaker's jeweled ensemble glittered under the bright stage lights, her outfit being fitted at the waist. Adele performed her first track 'Hello' to the huge crowd as well as tracks from her latest album '30' including 'I Drink Wine'. It was the second public show Adele played since she headlined two Wembley concerts in 2017. She postponed her stay in Las Vegas in January. On Friday, the star held back tears as she addressed the audience and told them she was "f**king s****ing" after performing her first song. Before taking the stage, Adele was supported by all the women including Kasey Musgraves, Gabrielle and Self Esteem. Kacey Musgraves looked glamorous in a dazzling tracksuit as an all-female cast took the stage on the Saturday before Adele's second night at BST Hyde Park in London. The country singer, 33, donned the metallic rainbow two-piece, which featured a black geometric pattern, for her performance. Pop star Kacey's crop top gave a slight glimpse of her waist as she gazed out at the crowd with her mic in hand. She would sometimes strum a black guitar while singing to her fans in the audience. Kacey was one of several musicians performing live at the festival ahead of Adele's main show that night. British singer Gabrielle, 52, wore an all-black outfit for her performance this weekend. The hitmaker wore a black semi-sheer trench coat with puff sleeves as she stood behind the mic stand. The piece was tied in the middle to accentuate her waist and she wore a pair of black leggings underneath. The star wore a pair of black ankle boots and accessorised with a pair of matching statement earrings. Meanwhile, the band Self Esteem put on an animated performance as they took the stage. She opted for a corset top and sported a black cropped shrug that matched the rest of her outfit. It comes after Adele - who headlined Friday and Saturday in Hyde Park this week - said she found the thought of letting her fans down during her show on Friday "shameful". The 34-year-old singer feels like she let her fans down when she postponed her stay at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas earlier this year, and Adele addressed the issue during her show. The Grammy winner, who made her first UK gig in five years, told the crowd: "I know a lot has happened with this album and I'm sure many of you feel like you've been left alone Down and such, which really embarrasses and upsets me. Earlier this year, a source told The Sun that Adele will be "doing everything she can" to reschedule her stay in Las Vegas as soon as possible. The singer was forced to reschedule her shows at Caesars Palace after Covid hit her backstage team, but Adele is determined to reschedule the shows as soon as possible, according to the insider.

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People with COVID-19 can infect cats and dogs and make them sick by cuddling them, a study says

VANCOUVER -- Cat and dog owners who cuddle their pets when they're infected with COVID-19 could be causing the animals to contract the virus, according to a Canadian study. (Author: Gardener)

VANCOUVERVANCOUVER -- Cat and dog owners who cuddle their pets when they're infected with COVID-19 could be causing the animals to contract the virus, according to a Canadian study. The study says that while it was already known that animals such as cats, dogs, ferrets and hamsters appear to be susceptible to COVID-19, transmission may be more common than previously thought. The research, published this month in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, included 69 cats and 49 dogs, including pets and animals from shelters and spay/neuter clinics. Pet owners were also asked to complete an online survey about how they interact with their animals. “These data indicate a relatively common human-to-animal transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and that certain human-animal contacts — for example, kissing the pet, pet sleeping on the bed — appear to increase the risk ", says the study. "We concluded that infections in dogs and cats reflect direct transmission from humans to animals, given the pandemic nature of this virus in humans and the limited contact of most pets with other animals." Dogs and cats living in shelters showed im Lower rates of COVID-19 infection compared to those living with humans, said study co-author Prof. "It was quite a substantial difference, as we expected," Weese said. Dorothee Bienzle, of the University of Guelph's pathobiology department, said the results suggest cats have a higher rate of COVID-19 infection than dogs. "It has to do with how well the virus attaches to the receptor in the cat's or dog's respiratory system," Bienzle said. The high prevalence of COVID-19 antibodies in cats surprised researchers, she said. "We didn't expect so many," she said. Animals infected with COVID-19 show symptoms similar to people who contract the virus, she said. Weese said cats can transmit the infection to each other and to humans as well. A veterinarian in Thailand was diagnosed with COVID-19 in August 2021 after being sneezed on by an infected cat belonging to a patient who had tested positive for the virus, he said. Genetic analysis showed the virus was passed from cat owner to pet and to vet, Weese said. There is also evidence that mink infected by humans could spread the virus to other humans, he said. Human-to-animal transmission can be minimized by owners keeping their distance, wearing a mask and taking other precautions, just as they would to prevent infecting a person, he said. "Ideally, we want to prevent it from spreading as much as possible so that people can limit contact with animals if they are infected," he said.

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Marcel Brands reveals Everton's struggles and disputes with owner Farhad Moshiri

The Dutchman has criticized the build-up at Everton and interference from owner Farhad Moshiri. (Author: Gardener)

Farhad MoshiriMarcel Brands has spoken out about the difficulties he faced in fulfilling his role as director of football at Everton Football Club, which he held between May 2018 and December 2021 during a period of disorder at Goodison Park. Brands was one of many members of the club's sporting side - including managers, coaches and technical staff - to have left recently amid a haphazard, ineffective and expensive approach to recruiting players and backroom staff. Although the Dutchman held this role as Director of Football, for much of his time at the club it was felt that he was not able to freely exercise the role and not really 'manage' football, as the job title would suggest. "It was a wonderful experience at a wonderful club," Brands said of his time at Everton. The fans and also the history of the club were great, but it's very difficult to shape a club like that. "You end up not getting the satisfaction you want. So much is possible at the club if you do it right, but you don't have the time to build something up.” Brands is now in a similar role as general manager in his home country at former club PSV Eindhoven. One that is intended to offer a club stability, even when there are changes in coaches, coaching staff or players. The football director's goal is to recruit players who fit a certain style and coaches who can get the best out of them. That means if a high-profile player is sold or a manager moves to another team, as was the case with Carlo Ancelotti's Everton departure to Real Madrid, there is at least some continuity and a plan to replace departing staff. But that was never the case at Everton, who have appointed six managers over the last seven years with little to no continuity. This has resulted in a rebuild each time a new manager has been hired, usually with owner intervention, frivolously and without a long-term plan. "I was struggling to go from a player contract of 50,000 a week to 45,000 a week because that fit the salary structure better and was more in line with the quality of the player," Brands added. “And then the owner called and said he was sitting with another player and he could come for 175,000 a week. He earns three times as much as the others.” “Something like that makes it difficult. You also see the difference with clubs where the structure is good. You don't see crazy transfers anymore." Speaking of the Premier League in general, where there are some big clubs in terms of their global brand, but many who still run their transfer business in a disorganized way, Brands sounded almost taken aback by the way how things are made. "The Premier League is so fantastically well organized and such a strong brand, but there is still so much room for improvement in money management," he said. “To give an example, every time a coach is fired, the whole team has to go. You don't build anything that way. "I tried until my last breath to keep coach Marco Silva in the saddle because I was convinced that he was a top coach," added Brands. "I had to talk like a madman to keep Ancelotti in the saddle but in the end he went to Real Madrid because he felt the owners' support wasn't there." Everton will hope they learn from those mistakes but with current owner Farhad Moshiri at the helm, there could always be the possibility of the unnecessary and damaging interventions that Brand is talking about. Brands also mentioned to ESPN last week that "the owners are very involved, which makes it easy to influence them. That sometimes makes it very difficult. Moshiri has put a lot of money into the club but it hasn't been spent wisely, leading to Everton's current situation where they were on the verge of breaching Financial Fair Play rules while at the same time being on the verge of relegation. They hope their strategic review of football and new director of football Kevin Thelwell, along with manager Frank Lampard, can put the club back on track to qualify for European football.

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Latest updates from a rainy British Grand Prix qualifying session

F1 LIVE: Latest updates from a rainy British Grand Prix qualifying session - Follow the latest updates and analysis from Silverstone as pole position for the British Grand Prix is ​​decided (Author: Gardener)

British Grand PrixDame Deborah James says she felt "absolutely loved" in video taken a month before her death. Dame Deborah James says she felt "absolutely loved" in video taken a month before her death. Logan Mwangi's 14-year-old step-brother was questioned by police after he killed the five-year-old. Logan Mwangi's 14-year-old step-brother was questioned by police after he killed the five-year-old. Footage of the moment Logan Mwangi's birth father was told his son could have survived his injuries if an ambulance had been called sooner. Footage of the moment Logan Mwangi's birth father was told his son could have survived his injuries if an ambulance had been called sooner. Source: The Murder of Logan Mwangi, ITV Source: The Murder of Logan Mwangi, ITV Source: The Murder of Logan Mwangi, ITV Source: The Murder of Logan Mwangi, ITV Putin says it would be 'disgusting', the G7 leaders above without seeing Putin says it would be 'disgusting' to see topless G7 leaders 'did cruel things to children' R Kelly Victim says 'did cruel things to children' after sentencing R Kelly Victim says after sentencing of Johnson and Erdogan engaged in 'finger wagging game' before Biden intervenes Johnson and Erdogan engaged in 'finger dart game' before Biden intervenes Boris Johnson greeted by Turkish President in Madrid Boris Johnson greeted by Turkish President in Madrid welcomes Lewis Hamilton's criticism of 'older voices' a 'load of rubbish' Bernie Ecclestone says Lewis Hamilton's criticism of 'older voices' is 'a load of rubbish' Bernie Ecclestone says Deborah James says she appeared in video that shot in the last few days was felt "absolutely loved". Deborah James says she felt 'absolutely loved' in video filmed in recent days Deborah James says she felt 'absolutely loved' in video filmed in recent days Deborah James says she has feeling 'absolutely loved' in video filmed in recent days Logan Mwangi's father is told the five-year-old son may have survived. Logan Mwangi's father is said the five-year-old son may have survived for the British Grand Prix, where pole position for Sunday's race will be decided. Follow live F1 coverage from qualifying for the British Grand Prix, where pole position for Sunday's race will be decided. Lewis Hamilton will be hoping to deliver on his home soil at Silverstone and is buoyed up after finishing third at last time's Canadian Grand Prix, only his second podium finish in what has been a hugely disappointing season so far. Lewis Hamilton will be hoping to deliver on his home soil at Silverstone and is buoyed up after finishing third at last time's Canadian Grand Prix, only his second podium finish in what has been a hugely disappointing season so far. The reigning world champion's lead at the top of the drivers' standings is now 46 points ahead of team-mate Sergio Perez. The reigning world champion's lead at the top of the drivers' standings is now 46 points ahead of team-mate Sergio Perez. The championship leader led a Red Bull double ahead of Perez in the third and final practice session. The championship leader led a Red Bull double ahead of Perez in the third and final practice session. Max Verstappen believes Nelson Piquet is "not a racist" but agrees his choice of words was "very offensive" describing Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton in an interview - he has since apologized and says his comments were mistranslated. Piquet is the father of Max Verstappen's girlfriend Kelly Piquet and the Red Bull driver - who has "hung out" with the Brazilian - says the 69-year-old didn't mean a racial slur. "Everyone is against racism - I think it's very straightforward, that's all you can do with it," said Verstappen before the British Grand Prix. "I think the wording that was used, although of course with different types of cultures and things that they probably said when they were little and younger, wasn't right. Let it be a lesson for us for the future not to use that word as it is very offensive and has even more resonance these days.” Friday July 1, 2022 11:05am , Kieran Jackson The grid may need to be careful this weekend… Lewis Hamilton will capitalize on the odds of Formula 1's racism storm by becoming "unbeatable" at this weekend's British Grand Prix, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said. Wolff also called on the sport's bosses, and rival teams to join Mercedes in "putting your money where your mouth is" to fight racism. Preparations for Hamilton's home race have been marred by the emergence of a racial slur used by three-time world champion Nelson Piquet against the British driver. Piquet, 69, has since apologized but claimed the offending word was mistranslated. But Wolff said: "Lewis thrives on adversity and when things are thrown at him then he becomes unbeatable.

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British Grand Prix LIVE! Qualifying, F1 latest news, TV channels and updates from Silverstone today

British Grand Prix LIVE! Qualifying, F1 news, TV channels and updates from Silverstone today - Follow live as Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen and Co battle for pole position at the F1 British Grand Prix... (Author: Gardener)

SilverstoneSerena Williams was unable to summon the old magic as her Wimbledon return ended in a first-round loss to little-known Frenchwoman Harmony Tan. Williams took to the court to play singles for the first time since leaving center court early and in tears after suffering a hamstring injury in the opening round 12 months ago. Williams was rusty and error-prone. The will remained and was fueled by a support crowd, she looked like she might stumble across the finish line after coming back from a set and then saving a match point in the 12th game of the decider. Serena Williams was unable to summon the old magic as her Wimbledon return ended in a first-round loss to little-known Frenchwoman Harmony Tan. Williams took to the court to play singles for the first time since leaving center court early and in tears after suffering a hamstring injury in the opening round 12 months ago. Williams was rusty and error-prone. The will remained and was fueled by a support crowd, she looked like she might stumble across the finish line after coming back from a set and then saving a match point in the 12th game of the decider. Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray both start with victories on Center Court at Wimbledon. Serena Williams is beaten by Harmony Tan on Center Court in a late-night thriller. Qualifying for the 2022 British Grand Prix takes place at Silverstone today, with a potential six-way battle for pole position. Qualifying for the 2022 British Grand Prix takes place today at Silverstone, with a potential six-way battle for pole position. Lewis Hamilton and George Russell are hoping to take to the streets in their Mercedes and challenge both Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc for victory. Lewis Hamilton and George Russell are hoping to take to the streets in their Mercedes and challenge both Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc for victory. Verstappen led Carlos Sainz across the line in Canada two weeks ago to underscore his dominance of the F1 Championship this year, but there is still plenty of time for Ferrari to iron out its problems and catch the Red Bull. Verstappen led Carlos Sainz across the line in Canada two weeks ago to underscore his dominance of the F1 Championship this year, but there is still plenty of time for Ferrari to iron out its problems and catch the Red Bull. Fans are with Silverstone as they always promise the potential of rain to mess things up after completely washing out Friday's first practice before Hamilton set the second-best time in the afternoon, despite Verstappen dominating Saturday morning's practice. Fans are with Silverstone as they always promise the potential of rain to mess things up after completely washing out Friday's first practice before Hamilton set the second-best time in the afternoon, despite Verstappen dominating Saturday morning's practice. Follow our live blog for the latest updates and news from British Grand Prix qualifying. Follow our live blog for the latest updates and news from British Grand Prix qualifying. 13:37 , Marc Mayo There's a threat of rain over Silverstone for qualifying and the rest of the grid could welcome it. From today's perspective it's hard to see anyone coming close to Max Verstappen who looked in a class of his own in third practice today. A dry race is forecast for tomorrow, so a chaotic, wet qualifying seems the most likely way to shake up the grid and Verstappen's current dominance. 13:03 , Marc Mayo Max Verstappen sets a serious marker with a half-second lead over his rivals by beating last practice session. Sergio Perez followed in the other Red Bull in second ahead of Leclerc, Russell, Hamilton and Sainz. A very tight qualifying ahead of us, although challenging Verstappen for pole is indeed a daunting task. 12:58 , Marc Mayo Only Hamilton and Perez are now the front runners on track as the rain stayed away as much of the field stormed out earlier in the session. But here comes Verstappen for the last two minutes. 12:51 PM , Marc Mayo The official Car Performance Ranking has Verstappen's Red Bull four tenths faster than the Ferrari on the straights. 12:48 , Marc Mayo What can the other Red Bull do? Perez sprints across the line in 1:28.410 to finish second, four tenths behind Verstappen but with just a very slender margin over Leclerc. Shortly thereafter, Russell improves slightly and is ahead of Hamilton in fourth place. 12:44 - Marc Mayo Here comes Leclerc with two personal bests before losing time in the last sector and just 0.002s behind Verstappen. That may not matter, however, as the Red Bull is coming down the backstretch ready to beat the best time of the day. He does it! That's a 1:27.901 and almost half a second better than his previous best. Wow. 12:41 , Marc Mayo Russell starts a fresh flying lap with sparks flying as he skirts Copse, two tenths down after the second sector. A 1:28.550 puts him in third as he regains some time on Verstappen in the latter part of the lap. 12:32 , Marc Mayo Hamilton drives fastest in sector three and ends up just a tenth behind Verstappen. 12:25, Marc Mayo Verstappen with the fastest time at 1:28.541, while Sainz improves his time but is just 0.341s clear of third place, leaving both Ferrari cars just over three tenths adrift of the Red Bull. 12:21 PM, Marc Mayo "Yesterday's problems at high speed are no better," Sainz said on Ferrari team radio after both Hamilton and Russell dropped him to fifth place overall. No such problems for Russell, who reports "no bouncing" to the Mercedes shop. Rain is expected shortly leading to the pack piling up on the track for soft-tire runs in preparation for qualifying. 12:04 , Marc Mayo Welcome to Standard Sport's British Grand Prix Live Blog! The final practice session is underway, which we will bring you later before qualifying, starting at 3pm.

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British Grand Prix qualifying as Max Verstappen battles for pole position at Silverstone

F1 LIVE: British Grand Prix qualifying updates as Max Verstappen battles for pole position at Silverstone - Follow the latest updates and analysis from Silverstone as pole position is decided for the British Grand Prix (Author: Gardener)

Max VerstappenDame Deborah James says she felt "absolutely loved" in video taken a month before her death. Dame Deborah James says she felt "absolutely loved" in video taken a month before her death. Putin says it would be 'disgusting' to see G7 leaders shirtless Madrid Lewis Hamilton's criticism of 'older voices' is 'a lot of rubbish', says Bernie Ecclestone. Deborah James Says She Felt "Absolutely Loved" in Video Filmed in Recent Days Deborah James Says She Felt "Absolutely Loved" in Video Filmed in Recent Days James Says on feeling "absolutely loved" in a video filmed over the past few days Deborah James says she felt "absolutely loved" in a video filmed over the past few days. Follow live F1 coverage from qualifying for the British Grand Prix, where pole position for Sunday's race will be decided. Lewis Hamilton will be hoping to deliver on his home soil at Silverstone and is buoyed up after finishing third at last time's Canadian Grand Prix, only his second podium finish in what has been a hugely disappointing season so far. Lewis Hamilton will be hoping to deliver on his home soil at Silverstone and is buoyed up after finishing third at last time's Canadian Grand Prix, only his second podium finish in what has been a hugely disappointing season so far. Max Verstappen clinched his sixth win of the season in Montreal, holding off a late attack from Ferrari's Carlos Sainz. Max Verstappen clinched his sixth win of the season in Montreal, holding off a late attack from Ferrari's Carlos Sainz. The reigning world champion's lead at the top of the drivers' standings is now 46 points ahead of team-mate Sergio Perez. The reigning world champion's lead at the top of the drivers' standings is now 46 points ahead of team-mate Sergio Perez. The championship leader led a Red Bull double ahead of Perez in the third and final practice session. The championship leader led a Red Bull double ahead of Perez in the third and final practice session. Another win for Jamie Chadwick in the W Series! 14:12 , Kieran Jackson The 24-year-old Brit has claimed four out of four W Series wins this year and stormed home 19 seconds ahead of the rest of the field! Emma Kimiläinen of Finland was second and 19-year-old Brit Abbi Pulling third. Jamie Chadwick claims four out of four W Series wins this year (Getty Images) Friday, July 01, 2022 12:15 PM , Kieran Jackson Protesters plan to disrupt this weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone due to race day an invasion of the range is possible, according to "credible information" obtained by Northants Police. Local police - who are responsible for policing this weekend's event, with 400,000 spectators expected over the three days - have issued a stern warning to the group and are ready to communicate about facilitating a "peaceful protest" at the Group that running at a live circuit is "extremely dangerous" and their plan would "endanger lives" during Sunday's race. Lewis Hamilton says F1 'older voices' should no longer be given a platform Friday, July 01, 2022 11:35 AM , Kieran Jackson In response to Piquet's comments and those of Bernie Ecclestone yesterday, Lewis Hamilton didn't have a hot spot in the preliminary round mush talked. race press conference. Hamilton has called for censorship of Bernie Ecclestone and Sir Jackie Stewart and declared "enough is enough" after Nelson Piquet's racial slur. The seven-time world champion was speaking ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix - days after the 69-year-old's insulting reference to Hamilton emerged from a podcast recorded last November. Three-time world champion Stewart, 83, recently said Hamilton should "resign" after struggling for results this season, while Ecclestone, 91, told ITV's Good Morning Britain on Thursday that he would "take a bullet" for Vladimir Putin, who also describes the Russian President as a "first-class man". 'Enough is enough': Lewis Hamilton hits back at Bernie Ecclestone and Nelson Piquet Max Verstappen believes Nelson Piquet is 'not a racist' but agrees his choice of words was 'very offensive' World champion Nelson Piquet was widely condemned earlier this week for saying for describing Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton in an interview using racist language - he has since apologized and says his comments were mistranslated. Piquet is the father of Max Verstappen's girlfriend Kelly Piquet and the Red Bull driver - who has "hung out" with the Brazilian - says the 69-year-old didn't mean a racial slur. "Everyone is against racism - I think it's very straightforward, that's all you can do with it," said Verstappen before the British Grand Prix. "I think the wording that was used, although of course with different types of cultures and things that they probably said when they were little and younger, wasn't right. Let it be a lesson for us for the future not to use that word as it is very offensive and has even more resonance these days.” Friday July 1, 2022 11:05am , Kieran Jackson The grid may need to be careful this weekend… Lewis Hamilton will capitalize on the odds of Formula 1's racism storm by becoming "unbeatable" at this weekend's British Grand Prix, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said. Wolff also called on the sport's bosses, and rival teams to join Mercedes in "putting your money where your mouth is" to fight racism. Preparations for Hamilton's home race have been marred by the emergence of a racial slur used by three-time world champion Nelson Piquet against the British driver. Piquet, 69, has since apologized but claimed the offending word was mistranslated. But Wolff said: "Lewis thrives on adversity and when things are thrown at him then he becomes unbeatable.

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Carlos Sainz ousts Max Verstappen in wet Silverstone for pole position at British Grand Prix

Carlos Sainz ousts Max Verstappen in wet Silverstone for pole position at British Grand Prix (Author: Gardener)

Carlos SainzFerrari driver Carlos Sainz of Spain celebrates after setting the fastest time during qualifying for the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone, England on Saturday July 2, 2022 - AP * Lewis Hamilton risks it all bitter battle with the F1 establishment Ferrari's Carlos Sainz clinched his first pole position at the wet Silverstone, just ahead of championship leader Max Verstappen. Sainz' teammate Charles Leclerc was third. Sainz has struggled with various mistakes and reliability issues so far this season but continued his fine form from Canada in the UK. Verstappen, who narrowly beat him to victory in Montreal two weeks ago, will have his best chance of winning his maiden Grand Prix on Sunday if he starts from the front row in front of his former Toro Rosso team-mate. Sergio Perez finished fourth ahead of Britain's Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris in the second Red Bull. Mercedes had looked stronger so far this weekend than they have since Barcelona and Hamilton threatened the front row for much of Saturday's qualifying session. However, in ever-changing conditions, fifth place was the best the seven-time champion could manage, three places ahead of teammate George Russell. McLaren's Norris put in another strong performance two Brits inside the top six for the race, with Fernando Alonso seventh. Sainz seemed surprised to take pole with what he called a "decent" lap. "I had no idea where I would qualify. I didn't know what lap time I had to set to get pole." "A first pole position is always special, especially at Silverstone - it feels very good," he said. Verstappen, who leads Sergio Perez in the standings with 46 points and Leclerc with 49 points, shrugged off the boos of some home fans in his interview after the session. "It was a bit disappointing because I couldn't understand Billy [Monger, who did the interviews]," he said. Hopefully a good race of course. Too bad the order wasn't a bit mixed up but hopefully another good fight between Ferrari and Red Bull. Let's hope Mercedes can step into the mix to make it a bit more interesting. But good session from Norris. Has gotten the best out of the McLaren again and a third row start is about the best he could get this weekend. Again in front of Daniel Ricciardo and in front of his old pal George Russell. "It was a bit disappointing because I couldn't understand Billy [Monger, who asks the questions]. Maybe some of them don't like me, but it's ok, they have their own opinions. Maybe some of them don't like me but it's ok, they have their own opinion The Dutchman manages to regain control and continues on his way#BritishGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/1pcHlK4ATb— Formula 1 (@F1) 2 July 2022 Whether that's track dependent or not, or if there's something else out there, I'm not sure. If tomorrow's race is dry we'll be able to handle that better. Places five and eight are a bit disappointing though. Crazy qualifying at Silverstone 🤯 Didn't quite work out in the end, but tomorrow's P5 and P8 on the grid is up for grabs 💪 pic.twitter.com/j17QZTmKoa – Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) July 2nd, 2022 Hassled Verstappen for the win in Canada, but just missed out... But there's still a long way to go before his first win tomorrow. Happy for Carlos, he did a great job today, I think the pace is there. It will be interesting to see who will make one or the other stop. It was quite a tricky qualifying session with the rain. I think the car worked quite well overall. In Q3 it's a bit of a lottery at the end. I think it's very good for us to still be on the front row. We have a good race car in the dry and in the wet. It's not just about the first lap, it's also about the race. Look forward to tomorrow. To be fair, he does get a few boos from (some of) the home crowd. It was a good lap but I struggled a lot with the standing water. It was very easy to get snaps and lose the lap, also harder to get temperature on the intermediate stages. I ended up doing a lap and I didn't think it was anything special. Pole position came as a bit of a surprise. The pace was there all weekend except in FP3 we had a couple of issues which we think we've fixed. We should be in a good position to try and hold onto that. I'm sure that Max and Charles will put a lot of pressure. The Ferrari man takes his first pole position! He's just 0.072s ahead of Verstappen, with Leclerc in third and Sergio Perez in fourth. Hamilton struggled for the front row for most of this session but has fallen back a bit lately. Still a few places ahead of Russell and in fifth place. Hamilton on a decent lap but he might struggle to beat Sainz. Only fourth for Hamilton... a second off pace. But then Leclerc beats that... Can Hamilton do it? He could be the last man (or not far away) to cross the line and shoot it again... He crosses the line 0.027 seconds slower than Verstappen! Russell starts another hot lap. Leclerc is on a mega lap... Verstappen too. That's Verstappen. Does that give Hamilton a chance? Leclerc is second, 0.004s ahead of Hamilton, who sets a good lap... Russell third, 0.9s behind Verstappen with the fastest middle sector. Verstappen is picking up speed again...he's being told it's going to rain, but to keep pushing. Fastest in the first two sectors and crosses the finish line 1.8s faster than Leclerc. There's four minutes to go so the times will likely continue to tumble...unless the rain comes back...Leclerc is now fastest ahead of Verstappen, Hamilton and Sainz...the track is improving. Verstappen on another good lap... Verstappen on another good lap... Verstappen on another good lap... But Alonso has a great lap... he's three seconds faster than Zhou! But Verstappen is a few tenths quicker than both of them... despite that moment on the previous lap. Hamilton is more than two seconds behind in sector one alone... At the moment it's a stopover, although it has stopped raining. Sainz is warned of a possible shower towards the end of the session. Verstappen gets a bit nervous in the final corners, which must have affected the start of his first flying lap. 10 drivers, only one man on pole. Ferrari leads at the end of the pit lane ready to drive. It's still raining a little. But we hardly had any yellow flags or even spins, let alone red flags or accidents. I think that's three qualifying sessions in a row that he's now beaten Bottas after failing to do so in the previous seven. Verstappen seems to be the master of these conditions so far, but you can't ignore Hamilton in these conditions. The rain has eased off a bit now but it's still falling as it has been all session. I'm not sure if we'll see much improvement from here, if at all. It's currently Gasly, Bottas, Tsunoda, Ricciardo and Ocon in the bottom five. Quite a big difference between the first few drivers and those at the bottom of the timesheets. But then Verstappen responded with a 1:40.655. Hamilton with a good time, good enough for second place but four tenths behind Verstappen's pace. The times are getting shorter, although the conditions are getting worse. Hamilton fourth and Russell fifth. Verstappen is a second ahead of Perez. Yep, still seems to have mastered the conditions. The rain seems to have gotten heavier. Initial lap times about three to four seconds or so slower than what we finished last session with. No wonder everything relates to the intermediates. Albon wasn't happy about having to do a cool down lap. Hamilton, who is now on the track, complains of "massive vibration" in his tires. He's just on his lap. He's just on his lap. 15 minutes to go, 15 riders in and 10 through. However, it does not come down sideways as it did just before the session started. The track is improving but some drivers are still struggling to improve. Haas and Aston Martin in particular are not looking good. Only to be beaten by Verstappen by 0.7 seconds later. It seems the RB is excellent in his hands in all conditions. Within half a second from Verstappen. Russell in fifth but just set the fastest first sector of the session. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during qualifying for the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit in Silverstone, England, Saturday July 2, 2022 - AP I think we could add at least one driver to that bring to try dry tyres... Ricciardo is trying to get out of the last five and is on course at the moment. Could be a manic end to the session. Stroll, Vettel, Tsunoda, Ricciardo and Schumacher in the drop zone. Verstappen beats it by 1.3 seconds or so. The rain has now almost completely stopped. Not yet, but maybe at the end of the session. Sainz in third place. Tsunoda, Latifi, Alonso, Ocon, and Vettel currently in the drop zone. However, the Alpines are yet to set a lap time. He beats Leclerc while Perez comes in third ahead of Hamilton and Russell. Then Leclerc beats Verstappen again with a 1:42.129. 0.359s behind Leclerc, but Russell is about a second slower...Verstappen is then fastest at 1.778s. He really is a master in the wet. Albon second! I think there's a dry line emerging now? The track will definitely get better. Only six drivers posted a time, yellow flags for some reason...Hamilton and Russell both on their first timed laps. Charles Leclerc has started his hot lap. But will the rain get better or worse in Q1 and even throughout the hour? I find. A few more minutes... Not sure if my photo from the media center does it justice, but it's pretty stable. And it looks like it's only going to get harder. I don't think it will be very long, the wind is strong today but it will make it difficult outside. Would be surprised if anyone starts the session (which starts in about seven minutes) on dry tires... I think the rain is coming. Good. It looks like it could be more than a few skewers and stains as well. chance of rain? Looking more and more likely... could well be a mixed session. Hamilton pole? They can be useless to notice if that rain is coming. I can't see that we're really going to get a completely wet session. Still, I think there are signs that Mercedes could get there. Red Bull not so much. looked almost glued to the floor. "Yesterday's problems at high speed are no better" 😬 The Ferraris seem to jump a lot more in the corners than the Mercedes. pic.twitter.com/uovyrNzS5L - Sky Sports F1 (@SkySportsF1) 2nd July 2022 1410BST: Well, #Silverstone has successfully run the gauntlet of every significant rain so far today. Latest radar: pic.twitter.com/s441MzTFM6 - Ian Fergusson (@fergieweather) July 2, 2022 According to BBC Weather, the chance in the hour of qualifying is about 60 percent. The conditions are already quite tricky. I don't have to say that again, but I will: we really need a win from Leclerc, or at least a big swing of points in his favour. Verstappen runs away with it and frankly, that's no better than Hamilton (or any other driver) running away with it. Red Bull's Max Verstappen ahead of the 2022 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Towcester. Picture date: Saturday July 2, 2022. Well, unless you're Verstappen, work for Red Bull, are a fan of both... In any case, the W-series drivers are out there with slick tires and ( Surprise) Jamie Chadwick is about to win. It's graying in the distance... And welcome to our 2022 British Grand Prix qualifying coverage at Silverstone. The British Grand Prix always feels like a special event and Silverstone is usually a track that produces some decent action. Let's hope for more of the same this weekend. What the Championship really needs is Max Verstappen having a bad weekend. He leads by 46 points ahead of teammate Sergio Perez, but perhaps a more realistic title challenger is Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, who is 49 points adrift. It doesn't seem that long ago that Leclerc was the one with the big lead. Well, after a month or two of Ferrari failures, he comes this weekend with a mammoth task. Does the final practice give us hope that this might be the case? It might have looked like that for a while during the practice session, but it didn't end that way. Mercedes seemed to have taken a decent step back forward, certainly closer to Ferrari, but the pace of Max Verstappen's Red Bull looked amazing in the latter part of the session, setting a lap of 1'27.901 which was four. Tenths quicker than his teammate Sergio Perez and almost half a second quicker than the leading Leclerc Ferrari and just a little quicker than both Mercedes cars. We don't know yet and should find out in qualifying. Or at least we could if it stays dry throughout the session. Were some teams out with a more optimized set-up for the rain? Anyhow, Red Bull appears to have unleashed a significant amount of power and lap time after yesterday. There were definitely encouraging signs, and they appear to be closer to the pace of the second-fastest team, if not closer to the actual lead. George Russell reported that there was "no bouncing" on one of his early runs, but later in the session Hamilton complained about this issue, which has dogged him all season. In any case, fourth and fifth aren't bad for Russell and Hamilton considering they shared the Ferraris. Lando Norris was the best of the pack in seventh, giving hope for a strong performance from the home riders. But if it's a wet-dry session, who knows?

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the latest updates and news from Silverstone when it rains

2022 British Grand Prix F1 Qualifying live: Latest updates and news from Silverstone while it rains (Author: Gardener)

Silverstone© Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands steers his car during qualifying for the British Grand Prix 2022 F1 Live Qualifying Silverstone News - Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands steers his car during qualifying for the British Formula One Grand 1st Prix at the Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone, England, Saturday July 2, 2022. The British F1 Grand Prix takes place on Sunday July 3, 2022 * Max Verstappen fastest in Q2 ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc * Lewis Hamilton risks it all in a fierce battle with the F1 establishment He crosses the finish line 0.027 seconds slower than Verstappen! Russell starts another hot lap. Leclerc is on a mega lap... Verstappen too. Does that give Hamilton a chance? Leclerc is second, 0.004s ahead of Hamilton, who sets a good lap... Russell third, 0.9s behind Verstappen with the fastest middle sector. Verstappen is picking up speed again...he's being told it's going to rain, but to keep pushing. Fastest in the first two sectors and crosses the finish line 1.8s faster than Leclerc. There's four minutes to go so the times will likely continue to tumble...unless the rain comes back...Leclerc is now fastest ahead of Verstappen, Hamilton and Sainz...the track is improving. Verstappen on another good lap... Verstappen on another good lap... But Alonso is on a great lap...he's three seconds faster than Zhou! But Verstappen is a few tenths quicker than both of them... despite that moment on the previous lap. Hamilton is more than two seconds behind in sector one alone... At the moment it's a stopover, although it has stopped raining. Sainz is warned of a possible shower towards the end of the session. Verstappen gets a bit nervous in the final corners, which must have affected the start of his first flying lap. 12 minutes left. 10 drivers, only one man on pole. Ferrari leads at the end of the pit lane ready to drive. It's still raining a little. But we hardly had any yellow flags or even spins, let alone red flags or accidents. I think that's three qualifying sessions in a row that he's now beaten Bottas after failing to do so in the previous seven. Verstappen seems to be the master of these conditions so far, but you can't ignore Hamilton in these conditions. These drivers are through to Q3. The rain has eased off a bit now but it's still falling as it has been all session. I'm not sure if we'll see much improvement from here, if at all. It's currently Gasly, Bottas, Tsunoda, Ricciardo and Ocon in the bottom five. Quite a big difference between the first few drivers and those at the bottom of the timesheets. But then Verstappen responded with a 1:40.655. Hamilton with a good time, good enough for second place but four tenths behind Verstappen's pace. The times are getting shorter, although the conditions are getting worse. Hamilton fourth and Russell fifth. Verstappen is a second ahead of Perez. Yep, still seems to have mastered the conditions. The rain seems to have gotten heavier. Initial lap times about three to four seconds or so slower than what we finished last session with. Albon wasn't happy about having to do a cool down lap. Hamilton, who is now on the track, complains of "massive vibration" in his tires. He's just on his lap. He's just on his lap. 15 minutes to go, 15 riders in and 10 through. However, it does not come down sideways as it did just before the session started. The track is improving but some drivers are still struggling to improve. Haas and Aston Martin in particular are not looking good. Only to be beaten by Verstappen by 0.7 seconds later. It seems the RB is excellent in his hands in all conditions. Within half a second from Verstappen. Russell in fifth but just set the fastest first sector of the session. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during qualifying for the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit in Silverstone, England, Saturday July 2, 2022 - AP I think we could add at least one driver to that bring to try it dry tires ... not that there is much room for error at the moment. Ricciardo is trying to break out of the bottom five and is on track at the moment. Could be a manic end to the session. Stroll, Vettel, Tsunoda, Ricciardo and Schumacher in the drop zone. Verstappen beats it by 1.3 seconds or so. The rain has now almost completely stopped. Not yet, but maybe at the end of the session. Nine minutes left. Tsunoda, Latifi, Alonso, Ocon, and Vettel currently in the drop zone. However, the Alpines are yet to set a lap time. He beats Leclerc while Perez comes in third ahead of Hamilton and Russell. Then Leclerc beats Verstappen again with a 1:42.129. 0.359s behind Leclerc, but Russell is about a second slower...Verstappen is then fastest at 1.778s. He really is a master in the wet. Albon second! I think there's a dry line emerging now? The track will definitely get better. Only six drivers posted a time, yellow flags for some reason...Hamilton and Russell both on their first timed laps. Charles Leclerc has started his hot lap. But will the rain get better or worse in Q1 and even throughout the hour? I find. How many red flags do you reckon? A few more minutes... Not sure if my photo from the media center does it justice, but it's pretty stable. And it looks like it's only going to get harder. I don't think it will be very long, the wind is strong today but it will make it difficult outside. Would be surprised if anyone starts the session (which starts in about seven minutes) on dry tires... I think the rain is coming. It looks like it could be more than a few skewers and stains as well. chance of rain? Looking more and more likely... could well be a mixed session. Hamilton pole? They can be useless to notice if that rain is coming. I can't see that we're really going to get a completely wet session. Still, I think there are signs that Mercedes could get there. A view from the back of the media center - The Telegraph Red Bull not so much. looked almost glued to the floor. "Yesterday's problems at high speed are no better" 😬 The Ferraris seem to jump a lot more in the corners than the Mercedes. pic.twitter.com/uovyrNzS5L - Sky Sports F1 (@SkySportsF1) 2nd July 2022 1410BST: Well, #Silverstone has successfully run the gauntlet of every significant rain so far today. Latest radar: pic.twitter.com/s441MzTFM6 - Ian Fergusson (@fergieweather) July 2, 2022 According to BBC Weather, the chance in the hour of qualifying is about 60 percent. The conditions are already quite tricky. I don't have to say that again, but I will: we really need a win from Leclerc, or at least a big swing of points in his favour. Verstappen runs away with it and frankly, that's no better than Hamilton (or any other driver) running away with it. Red Bull's Max Verstappen ahead of the 2022 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Towcester. Picture date: Saturday July 2, 2022. Well, unless you're Verstappen, work for Red Bull, are a fan of both... In any case, the W-series drivers are out there with slick tires and ( Surprise) Jamie Chadwick is about to win. It's graying in the distance... And welcome to our 2022 British Grand Prix qualifying coverage at Silverstone. The British Grand Prix always feels like a special event and Silverstone is usually a track that produces some decent action. What the Championship really needs is Max Verstappen having a bad weekend. He leads by 46 points ahead of teammate Sergio Perez, but perhaps a more realistic title challenger is Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, who is 49 points adrift. It doesn't seem that long ago that Leclerc was the one with the big lead. Well, after a month or two of Ferrari failures, he comes this weekend with a mammoth task. Does the final practice give us hope that this might be the case? It might have looked like that for a while during the practice session, but it didn't end that way. Mercedes seemed to have taken a decent step back forward, certainly closer to Ferrari, but the pace of Max Verstappen's Red Bull looked amazing in the latter part of the session, setting a lap of 1'27.901 which was four. Tenths quicker than his teammate Sergio Perez and almost half a second quicker than the leading Leclerc Ferrari and just a little quicker than both Mercedes cars. We don't know yet and should find out in qualifying. Or at least we could if it stays dry throughout the session. Were some teams out with a more optimized set-up for the rain? Anyhow, Red Bull appears to have unleashed a significant amount of power and lap time after yesterday. There were definitely encouraging signs, and they appear to be closer to the pace of the second-fastest team, if not closer to the actual lead. George Russell reported that there was "no bouncing" on one of his early runs, but later in the session Hamilton complained about this issue, which has dogged him all season. In any case, fourth and fifth aren't bad for Russell and Hamilton considering they shared the Ferraris. Lando Norris was the best of the pack in seventh, giving hope for a strong performance from the home riders. But if it's a wet-dry session, who knows?

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British Grand Prix LIVE! Qualifying, breaking F1 news and updates from Silverstone today

British Grand Prix LIVE! Qualifying, breaking F1 news and updates from Silverstone today - (Author: Gardener)

SilverstoneSerena Williams was unable to summon the old magic as her Wimbledon return ended in a first-round loss to little-known Frenchwoman Harmony Tan. Williams took to the court to play singles for the first time since leaving center court early and in tears after suffering a hamstring injury in the opening round 12 months ago. Williams was rusty and error-prone. The will remained and was fueled by a support crowd, she looked like she might stumble across the finish line after coming back from a set and then saving a match point in the 12th game of the decider. Serena Williams was unable to summon the old magic as her Wimbledon return ended in a first-round loss to little-known Frenchwoman Harmony Tan. Williams took to the court to play singles for the first time since leaving center court early and in tears after suffering a hamstring injury in the opening round 12 months ago. Williams was rusty and error-prone. The will remained and was fueled by a support crowd, she looked like she might stumble across the finish line after coming back from a set and then saving a match point in the 12th game of the decider. Qualifying for the 2022 British Grand Prix takes place today at Silverstone, with a potential six-way battle for pole position. Qualifying for the 2022 British Grand Prix takes place today at Silverstone, with a potential six-way battle for pole position. Lewis Hamilton and George Russell are hoping to take to the streets in their Mercedes and challenge both Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc for victory. Lewis Hamilton and George Russell are hoping to take to the streets in their Mercedes and challenge both Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc for victory. Verstappen led Carlos Sainz across the line in Canada two weeks ago to underscore his dominance of the F1 Championship this year, but there is still plenty of time for Ferrari to iron out its problems and catch the Red Bull. Verstappen led Carlos Sainz across the line in Canada two weeks ago to underscore his dominance of the F1 Championship this year, but there is still plenty of time for Ferrari to iron out its problems and catch the Red Bull. Fans are with Silverstone as they always promise the potential of rain to mess things up after completely washing out Friday's first practice before Hamilton set the second-best time in the afternoon, despite Verstappen dominating Saturday morning's practice. Fans are with Silverstone as they always promise the potential of rain to mess things up after completely washing out Friday's first practice before Hamilton set the second-best time in the afternoon, despite Verstappen dominating Saturday morning's practice. Follow our live blog for the latest updates and news from British Grand Prix qualifying. Follow our live blog for the latest updates and news from British Grand Prix qualifying. At 14:43 Marc Mayo Lewis Hamilton described his optimism about Mercedes' improvements after yesterday's race. We have to keep working. “Our long run pace isn't as good as the other guys, but it's not miles away, so we've definitely improved. I'm sure we can continue to work on that tonight and improve the car a bit more.” Ahead of this weekend, Lewis Hamilton was threatened with a race ban or at least some kind of fine for refusing to remove all of his jewelry for the race. 14:23 , Marc Mayo It could be all about Red Bull today but there are reasons for other teams to head into the weekend with confidence given some of the biggest car upgrades we've seen this season. Mercedes has new front suspension, rear wing, sidepods and floor, while Red Bull and Ferrari have new engine covers. Williams has hit the changes hardest, with a new front wing, sidepod, floor, diffuser, the list goes on. It will be interesting to see how these changes translate into qualifying and the race. When I spoke to Alex Albon ahead of the race, he seemed very confident that it would put him up the grid. 14:14 , Marc Mayo When Lewis Hamilton has a reason to struggle, it's inevitably reflected on the track, writes Standard Sport's Matt Majendie Blitzen the field come the race. And at Silverstone this weekend, once the visor is down on his racing helmet, Hamilton will be looking to do the exact same thing. The eight-time British Grand Prix winner has every right to feel like the returning hero this weekend and will no doubt feel that way as a record crowd of more than 400,000 people is expected through the turnstiles over the course of the next three days. But to get to that point, he had to respond to a racial slur directed in his direction instead. 13:37 , Marc Mayo There's a threat of rain over Silverstone for qualifying and the rest of the grid could welcome it. From today's perspective it's hard to see anyone coming close to Max Verstappen who looked in a class of his own in third practice today. A dry race is forecast for tomorrow, so a chaotic, wet qualifying seems the most likely way to shake up the grid and Verstappen's current dominance. 13:03 , Marc Mayo Max Verstappen sets a serious marker with a half-second lead over his rivals by beating last practice session. Sergio Perez followed in the other Red Bull in second ahead of Leclerc, Russell, Hamilton and Sainz. A very tight qualifying ahead of us, although challenging Verstappen for pole is indeed a daunting task. 12:58 , Marc Mayo Only Hamilton and Perez are now the front runners on track as the rain stayed away as much of the field stormed out earlier in the session. But here comes Verstappen for the last two minutes. 12:44 - Marc Mayo Here comes Leclerc with two personal bests before losing time in the last sector and just 0.002s behind Verstappen. That may not matter, however, as the Red Bull is coming down the backstretch ready to beat the best time of the day. He does it! Wow. 12:08 , Marc Mayo Free-to-Air TV: Channel 4 will air all day track action on terrestrial TV. Satellite TV Channel: The British Grand Prix is ​​broadcast live on Sky Sports F1 and Main Event. Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can also tune in online via the Sky Go app. All4 also shows the weekend live for free. 12:04 , Marc Mayo Welcome to Standard Sport's British Grand Prix Live Blog! The final practice session is underway, which we will bring you later before qualifying, starting at 3pm.

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