F1 British Grand Prix Sprint Race LIVE: Updates and result as Lewis Hamilton takes on Max Vesrtappen

British Grand Prix Sprint Race LIVE: History in the making in F1 as Lewis Hamilton leads the pack for first-ever 30-minute sprint with pole position – and championship points – on the line

Lewis Hamilton starts first on the grid for the first-ever sprint race in Formula 1.

Instead of the traditional Saturday qualifying, today’s 30-minute, 17-lap bonanza will determine the starting order for Sunday’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

There are no stops and the hope is that the 100,000 fans in attendance will get plenty of action with world championship points for the top three finishers.

To follow Sportsmails OLLIE LEWIS for live coverage of the Formula 1 Sprint Race of the British Grand Prix, including build-up, updates and results.