Home favourite Lewis Hamilton led the way in final practice for the British Grand Prix as Marcus Ericsson walked away unscathed from a huge shunt.
While Hamilton, quickest in both sessions at Silverstone on Friday, topped the timesheets once more - his best lap just 0.063 seconds faster than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg - the one-hour session was heavily disrupted following Ericsson's crash.
With 20 minutes remaining, the Swedish driver lost control of his Sauber on the exit of Stowe before hitting the inside barrier head-on at high speed.
The force of the impact saw Ericsson sustain significant damage to his Sauber, but the 25-year-old walked away from the accident. The red flags were immediately deployed and Ericsson was given a once-over by medical staff at the scene of the crash.
While he appeared fine, his participation in qualifying later on Saturday is in doubt following the damage sustained to his car.
Over a thousand Ferrari owners have gathered today at Silverstone as a two-day Ferrari Race Weekend begins.
This evening there will an attempt to break the world record for the largest parade of Ferrari's, with more than 1,200 owners signed up to take part.
Red Bull's Mark Webber has won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Fernando Alonso finished second and Sebastian Vettel third.
It was a disappointing day for the Brits, with Lewis Hamilton finishing in 8th and Jenson Button in 10th.
It has not been a good start for Scottish sportsmen as Paul Di Resta has retired from the British Grand Prix. The Force India driver made contact with another car and spun off with a puncture in the opening laps.
Parking problems and bad weather were not enough to stop the F1 faithful arriving at Silverstone for today's race.
Fernando Alonso leads the drivers championship and starts in pole position after an impressive performance in qualifying yesterday.The Spanish driver could be the first driver to win two British Grand Prixs on the bounce since David Coulthard in 2000.
Comedian and car enthusiast Rowan Atkinson arrives at Silverstone to watch the British Grand Prix.
The McLaren driver starts a disappointing 16th place on the grid. There hasn't been a British winner of the Grand Prix since his team mate Lewis Hamilton triumphed in 2008.
There has been concerns over the amount of parking at Silverstone today ahead of the British Grand Prix despite race organisers urging everybody with a ticket to attend. Cars are now being forced to park bumper to bumper in available parking meaning there will be long delays when leaving the venue.
Drivers and spectators may find the going extremely tough ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone today. Despite the adverse conditions race orgainsers have urged everybody with a ticket to attend although there have been some changes to some of the preparations.