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Bottas serves qualifying notice by taking final practice honours ahead of Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas struck a key blow in his battle with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton ahead of qualifying for the British Grand Prix. With the focus of the final practice session at Silverstone on qualifying simulation, Bottas, who claimed pole last year at this track, finished 0.138secs clear of Hamilton at the end of the 60-minute run. Article continues under video With air and track temperatures both cooler by 16 degrees centigrade compared to Friday, Mercedes again found its rhythm after appearing to struggle in the heat. The duo traded fastest laps throughout before Bottas claimed the honours with a time of one minute 25.873s, just 0.032s quicker than the best time from last year's...
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