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Red Bull failed in their bid to win a review into the "insufficient" penalty imposed on Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton for the crash which took out Max Verstappen at the British Grand Prix.
Formula 1 2021: Lewis Hamilton 'did nothing wrong' in Max Verstappen move, says Mercedes technical chief
Verstappen accused seven-time world champion Hamilton of being "dangerous, disrespectful and unsportsmanlike" following their collision at Silverstone on Sunday.
Roared on by a crowd of more than 140,000, Hamilton attempted to overtake Verstappen on Copse corner on the first lap instead sending the Red Bull careening off the track and into the barrier.
Hamilton clocked 1min 6.134sec in his Mercedes to beat Red Bull's Verstappen, the championship leader, with Valtteri Bottas in the second Mercedes third fastest.
Formula 1 will now host a sprint race on Saturday which will decide the grid for the main Grand Prix race on Sunday.
The British Grand Prix takes place on 18 July and Silverstone bosses will be allowed to sell out for the entire weekend of qualifying and the race itself.
Formula 1 2020: Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc, Sebastian Vettel 'not surprised' by team's struggles
Four-time world champion Vettel, in his last season with Ferrari, qualified 12th, but gained a place thanks to a grid penalty for Renault's Esteban Ocon.
Formula 1 2020: Valtteri Bottas seizes pole position for 70th Anniversary Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton
This is Valtteri Bottas' first pole since the opening race of the pandemic-delayed season in Austria, which he went on to win.
Formula 1 2020: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton fastest ahead of 70th Anniversary Grand Prix qualifying at Silverstone
Lewis Hamilton holds a 30-point championship lead over teammate Bottas in his quest for a record-equaling seventh world title.
Formula 1 2020, British GP: From Hamilton's dramatic win to Leclerc’s unexpected podium, talking points form race
Lewis Hamilton secured his 87th career victory At British GP despite a tyre failure on last lap but Valtteri Bottas and Carlos Sainz tumbled out of the points during closing laps due to similar issues.
Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton romps to victory at British Grand Prix, closes in on Michael Schumacher's F1 record
Lewis Hamilton held on to win the British Grand Prix on Sunday despite a puncture on the last lap to clinch an 87th career win and move within four of Michael Schumacher's Formula One record.
Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton grabs pole position at British GP qualifying ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas
Hamilton needs five more wins to equal Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record of 91 GP wins. The defending champion is also odds-on to equal the F1 great's record of seven world titles.
Bottas was 0.14 seconds quicker than Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, the Formula One champion. Red Bull's Max Verstappen was third in somewhat cooler conditions at Silverstone following Friday’s stifling heat, with Racing Point's Lance Stroll in fourth.
Formula 1 2020: Lance Stroll quickest at 2nd British Grand Prix practice; Sebastian Vettel struggles
Lance Stroll's unexpected teammate Nico Hulkenberg was seventh after filling in at the last minute for Sergio Perez.
Verstappen set a time of one minute, 27.422 seconds in his Red Bull to finish ahead of championship leader Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes by .474 seconds.
After his test was inconclusive, Racing Point driver Sergio Perez was retested and was awaiting the outcome.
The MotoGP races in Britain and Australia are the latest to be cancelled on the international motorcycle racing circuit because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Formula One remains hopeful about the chances of racing at Britain’s Silverstone circuit in July and August despite quarantine measures confirmed on Friday.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Silverstone reaches agreement with Formula One to hold back-to-back British Grands Prix
Formula One and Silverstone have agreed terms for two races without spectators at the circuit this season, subject to government approval, the track’s managing director Stuart Pringle said on Friday.
Formula One is working to put on a British Grand Prix in July even if the country imposes quarantine measures on visitors during the COVID-19 crisis, F1 sources said on Sunday.