2015 FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX
Lap length 5.891km (3.66 miles)
Race laps 52
Race distance 306.332km (190.346 miles)
Pole position Left-hand side of the track
Lap record* 1’30.874 (Fernando Alonso, 2010)
Fastest lap 1’29.607 (Lewis Hamilton, 2013, qualifying three)
Maximum speed 329.5kph (204.742 mph)
DRS zone/s (race) Pit straight and Hangar straight
Distance from grid to turn one 420m
Friday 3rd July 2015
British Grand Prix Free Practice 1: 10:00-11:30 (UK time: 10:00-11:30)
British Grand Prix Free Practice 2: 14:00-15:30 (UK time: 14:00-15:30)
Saturday 4th July 2015
British Grand Prix Free Practice 3: 10:00-11:00 (UK time: 10:00-11:00)
British Grand Prix Qualifying: 13:00 (UK time: 13:00)
Sunday 5th July 2015
British Grand Prix: 13:00 (UK time: 13:00)
2014 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Silverstone
2013 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes
2012 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault
2011 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari
2010 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault
2009 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault
2008 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes
2007 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari
2006 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
2005 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes
2004 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Rosberg on board 2014
Button on board 2011
Facts and Figures from the last race
Nico Rosberg took his 11th F1 victory which put him level with one of the drivers he shared the podium with – Felipe Massa – as well as Jacques Villeneuve and Rubens Barrichello. He also took his 11th fastest lap.
However pole position went to Lewis Hamilton – his seventh of the season, meaning he has already taken as many this year as he did in the whole of 2014.
It was Hamilton’s 45th career pole position, which means he and Sebastian Vettel are now tied as the currently active drivers who have taken the most.
Michael Schumacher’s record of 68 is still some way off, but when you consider Hamilton has now had 14 poles in the last 27 grands prix, the possibility that Hamilton might pass it – as well as Ayrton Senna’s tally of 65 – is looking ever more likely.
Mercedes were beaten to pole position in Austria last year but have taken every one in the 12-month period since. The last team to do so was Williams in 1992-3, when they set the record for most consecutive pole positions with 24. Mercedes need five more to match that.
Hamilton only led for three laps but it was enough for him to equal Jackie Stewart’s record for heading 17 consecutive races.
Hamilton has also equalled the second-longest streak of podium finishes. Yesterday’s was his 15th, equalling Fernando Alonso’s run from 2005 to 2006, leaving him four short of the all-time record held by Schumacher.
Daniel Ricciardo failed to make it into Q3 for the first time as a Red Bull driver. Only the Mercedes drivers have now reached Q3 on every occasion.
Alonso and Jenson Button picked up an unwanted record by being the first drivers to collect 25-place grid penalties. Button already has a total of 40 grid place penalties for the year so far, and that is likely to rise when he inevitably has to fit fresh power unit components later in the year.
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