Lewis Hamilton fastest in final practice for British GP

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the second free practice at the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone race

A banner for Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain hangs from the stands during the third free practice session for the British Formula One Grand

Haas driver Kevin Magnussen of Denmark is reflected in his rear view mirror during the third free practice session for the British Formula One Grand P

The Force India race car of driver Sergio Perez of Mexico is pushed into the team box during the third free practice session for the British Formula O

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain leaves the team motorhome before the third free practice session for the British Formula One Grand Prix at t

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the final practice session before qualifying for the British Grand Prix in front of his home fans.

The Mercedes driver outpaced Sebastian Vettel, who has a 20-point lead over him in the Formula One drivers' championship.

Hamilton posted a lap of 1 minute, 28.063 seconds at a rainy Silverstone circuit that was 0.032 seconds faster than Vettel.

Valtteri Bottas, who is third in the championship, was third fastest on Saturday morning. Qualifying is later in the day ahead of Sunday's race.