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Fans, drivers and teams have expressed their concern at a 'lottery' final race where double-points would be on offer

Lewis Hamilton went fastest in first practice but fell away later

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Sebastian Vettel at the German Grand Prix
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A close-up of a Pirelli tyre after the grand prix. The company called the tyre blow-outs 'unforeseen'

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The punctured tyre of Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil

British Grand Prix: What they said about tyre-gate

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All smiles: Lewis Hamilton celebrates his Silverstone pole

Lewis Hamilton: This car can repeat my 2008 triumph in British GP

Briton starts on pole today – but Scot Di Resta is sent to back of the grid

Lewis Hamilton took pole position for his home British Formula One grand prix on Saturday

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton secures pole at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position for his home British Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday with German team mate Nico Rosberg qualifying alongside him in an all-Mercedes front row.

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Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP drives during practice for the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone

British Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg emerges from spray as Mercedes underline Silverstone potential

Heavy rain meant cars and drivers stayed in garages till final 10 practice minutes

Nico Rosberg
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FIA tyre hearing sees Mercedes blame Pirelli for tests

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Second man held over Gloucester mosque fire

A second man has been arrested by detectives investigating a fire at a mosque.

Man sought over Gloucester mosque arson attack

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