Tag Archive: British GP

Jul 03

Pirelli has shifted the blame for the tyre-exploding chaos of last weekend’s British grand prix.

Pirelli blames teams for tyre-explosive British GP

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (12)F1′s Italian supplier insists its 2013 tyres “do not compromise safety if used in the correct way”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

British GP Heroes: The Results

Britain has won more Formula 1 World Championships than any other nation.

2011-07-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Britain - Lewis Hamilton 06But who is the best British motor racing driver of them all? Ahead of the 2013 British Grand Prix, MoneySupermarket asked recognised and respected online motorsport experts to cast their vote to find out who is considered to be the greatest British driver to ever take part in the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Crestani reigns in wet free practice

Italian leads the way in soggy Silverstone

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Fabrizio Crestani (Venezuela GP Lazarus)Fabrizio Crestani put himself on top of the timesheets in a rain affected free practice this morning, tiptoeing around in treacherous conditions to post the quickest lap between red flags to lead the session ahead of Esteban Gutierrez and Max Chilton.

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Jul 05

British GP: Mark and Seb unveil Wings for Life cars

People from around the world have been uploading their photos and donating to Wings for Life.
 
2012-07-050- Red Bull Racing - British GP - Silverstone - Wings for Life cars 22012-07-050- Red Bull Racing - British GP - Silverstone - Wings for Life cars 1Red Bull Racing drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber unveiled their Wings for Life cars today ahead of this weekend’s British Grand Prix. Both will drive their specially-branded RB8s, which each feature more than 25,000 photos that have been sent in by fans, throughout the race weekend.

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Jul 07

Only one ‘DRS’ zone for British GP – Whiting

There will only be a single ‘DRS’ overtaking zone at Silverstone this weekend.

2008-06-05_00492011-06-11_1148In Canada and again at Valencia two weeks ago, there were two overtaking zones but only a single detection point — a system that arguably worked too well in Canada, and not well enough on the streets of the Spanish port city.

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Jun 10

MotoGP: Stoner leads the way in both wet and dry sessions at Silverstone

Round 6: British GP – Free Practice One & Two 

MotoGP - Jorge LorenzoMotoGP - Cal CrutchlowThe opening day of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone was punctuated by mixed conditions. The morning’s free practice was dry whilst the afternoon’s was wet following a rain shower just before it started, giving riders the chance to use both Bridgestone’s slick and wet tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Ecclestone happy with new Silverstone

85,000 spectators were at Silverstone on Friday

2010-06-12_0619As Silverstone’s new 17-year contract kicks off this weekend, Bernie Ecclestone said he is happy with the circuit. The F1 chief executive has been a staunch critic of the ageing venue, and the sport would have moved away for 2010 had Donington’s plans not fallen through. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Texas F1 officials to attend British GP

Tavo Hellmund and Susan Combs will be at the British grand prix.

2009-08-30_0967Leading figures of the 2012 United States grand prix in Texas will be trackside at Silverstone this weekend. According to the local Austin newspaper Statesman, promoter Tavo Hellmund as well as Texas comptroller Susan Combs will be at the British grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Hamilton invites father to British GP

“I have invited him.  I’ve invited all my family.”

2010-06-27 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 1Lewis Hamilton’s father has not yet accepted an invitation to attend his first race since their professional split. Anthony Hamilton was the McLaren driver’s ever-present manager for his first three seasons in formula one, but 25-year-old Hamilton told his father he wanted to go it alone in 2010 and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Battered Webber fit for British GP

“I’m a little bit tender here and there but the car did a great job”

2010-06-27 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 3Mark Webber awoke on Monday morning determined to return to the cockpit of his Red Bull at Silverstone next weekend. The Australian on Sunday survived one of the most frightening crashes seen in recent times, when his RB6 struck the rear of Heikki Kovalainen’s Lotus before backflipping and wiping out an advertising hoarding. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

Virgin to debut 2010 car at Silverstone

Virgin will run its 2010 car for the first time at Silverstone on 4 February

German driver Timo Glock revealed on Friday that the car, which will reportedly sport a mainly black livery for the British team’s debut this season, is to run at the British GP circuit over two days. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

British GP tickets off to record-setting start

“It was a shame we couldn’t put them (tickets) on sale earlier but we had to do the right deal” -Phillips

Ticket sales for next July’s British grand prix have got off to a record-breaking start, organisers of the Silverstone race revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 08

No ‘sentiment’ as Ecclestone saves British GP

Silverstone plans new layout for British GP 

Bernie Ecclestone insists he is taking a financial hit by agreeing a new deal for the British grand prix. The website of the British newspaper the Daily Telegraph also quoted the 79-year-old F1 chief executive as saying Silverstone will “make a fortune” from the 17-year agreement. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Ecclestone denies reviving Donington GP bid

Damon Hill said he is “quietly confident” a deal will be done

Ecclestone has ruled out rumours he is prepared to revive Donington’s collapsed formula one bid if Silverstone does not imminently agree a deal to host the British grand prix.

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Nov 24

Silverstone ‘very close’ to British GP deal (updated)

Donington can still host 2010 British GP – Gillett

Silverstone is close to securing a long-term deal to keep hosting the British grand prix, according to the circuit’s managing director. Bernie Ecclestone has imposed a December 9 deadline for a deal to be reached, and left the door open to Donington resurrecting its failed race plans. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

F1 on Monday: around the ‘net

The latest…

F1 journalist to reprise naked jog. At the 2005 British grand prix, a formula one journalist jogged semi-naked around the Silverstone circuit.

+ All the latest news and bits from F1 on the web. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Still no deal for 2010 British GP – Ecclestone

“We’ll have no other choice, if we don’t have a contract” -Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has warned that, if next month’s World Motor Sport Council were to be held today, the British grand prix would be scratched from the 2010 calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Ecclestone wants 20 races on F1 calendars

Ecclestone makes concessions but no British GP deal yet

Bernie Ecclestone has braced the formula one world for an even longer race calendar in future. There were 17 grands prix this year, and with the addition of Korea next year and the return of Canada, the schedule is set to expand to 19. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

British GP deal ‘very close’ – Hill (updated)

“We’re very close, that’s all I can say”

Damon Hill on Saturday sounded quietly confident that a deal to safeguard the immediate future of the British grand prix is close. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Silverstone boss in Abu Dhabi for British GP talks

Ecclestone trying to save GP – British minister

Hopes that a British grand prix will be held in 2010 will rise on Friday, when the boss of Silverstone walks into the paddock of the new Yas Marina Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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