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British Grand Prix – Formula 1 embarked on new territory on Saturday when the sport trialled its first ever sprint qualifying session. The session saw a 17 lap dash to the line from a standing start to determine the start order for Sundays Grand Prix. Drivers were given free rein on tyre choice and fuel loads, which allowed them to push to the finish. Red Bull's Max Verstappen was able to bolt from the line and seize the lead from Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, albeit with fiery front brakes. Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was unable to capitalise on some fresh softs and couldn't move up from third place. Alpine's Fernando Alonso was a big mover in the sprint and shot up from 11th to...
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