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Hamilton benefitted from Friday simulator session

Lewis Hamilton has revealed that a Friday morning session in the Mercedes simulator played a part in his 'pole' winning qualifying lap at Silverstone. Though third quickest in the day's sole practice session, finishing a whopping 0.780s off Max Verstappen's pace, the Briton had the upper hand in qualifying, edging out the Dutchman - who has claimed pole at the last three events - by 0.075s. Other than a number of updates to the W12, and the support of the Silverstone crowd, Hamilton credits his performance to a late Friday morning run in his team's simulator. The revised format due to the Sprint Qualifying trial means that going into qualifying the teams would only have one hour of...
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