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Perez, Ocon finish at 7th and 8th at qualifying race

Press Trust of India  |  Silverstone (UK) 

Sahara Force drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon finished at seventh and eighth positions respectively in the rain-affected qualifying session at the British Grand Prix of the Formula One Championships here today.

Perez clocked a best lap time of 1:28.902 to end the qualifying race at seventh while Ocon was one place behind with a best lap time of 1:29.074.

Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes, who finished fourth, is likely to drop five grid places for an unscheduled gearbox change.

If that happens, Perez will start at sixth -- at the third row -- while team-mate Ocon will begin at seventh -- at the fourth row -- at the final race tomorrow.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, July 15 2017. 22:28 IST