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Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Why did the Silverstone race end as it did?

The British Grand Prix turned out to be a dominant win for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes, but the strategy that underlined the rest of the race outcome was fascinating as teams were caught in two minds whether to go with two stops or one. And many, having opted for the latter due to low degradation in the opening stint, found themselves with tyre problems at the end of the race. Ferrari suffered two costly tyre failures in the closing stages. Vettel pitted early to undercut […]

Posted on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Alonso happy with Q1 performance

Fernando Alonso put on an unexpected show during qualifying on Saturday after driving a stoning lap in Q1 on slicks to be quickest of all by the hefty margin of 1.3 seconds. He nearly didn’t get his Q1 lap in – but, having crossed the line just in time, he made good his opportunity by totally nailing it.  The Spaniard missed Q3 due to heavy traffic but his brave Q1 performance in the rain was a nice surprise for both the fans and his team. “We made […]

Posted on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Grosjean:

Romain Grosjean will start the British Grand Prix from 10th but claims that he had qualified at least one position higher if Lewis Hamilton wouldn't have blocked him.  Grosjean moved into Q3 for the second straight race and the fifth time this season. His fastest time was a 1:29.549, which placed him 10th. Haas F1 Team says that an attempt to a better time ended when the Frenchman was held up by eventual pole winner Lewis Hamilton. Grosjean lost three-tenths of a second to the Mercedes driver and the […]

Posted on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Renault scores best qualifying since return

Renault Sport Formula One Team secured its best-ever qualifying finish at Silverstone since its full return to the sport 18 months ago. Nico Hülkenberg put the R.S.17 into sixth position in the rain-affected session for the British Grand Prix, his fifth Q3 entrance after China, Bahrain, Russia and Canada; and best qualifying since joining the team at the start of the year. After penalties further up the field, Hülkenberg will start fifth. “Today we had a very successful qualifying and will start the race just behind […]

Posted on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Hamilton unbeatable in qualifying

Lewis Hamilton will start the British Grand Prix from pole position after setting the fastest time during qualifying on Saturday.  The session began in wet conditions, with light rain dampening the track enough that teams used the intermediate tire throughout Q1. Drivers tiptoed on the wet surface as traction was hard to come by. The rain abated in Q2, allowing the track to dry enough for a return to slicks. Hamilton’s pole-winning lap of 1:26.600 set a new track qualifying record and was .547 of a second […]

Posted on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Three drivers set for grid penalties in Silverstone

  Valtteri Bottas, Daniel Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso will all start the British Grand Prix from a lower position than from wherever they will qualify on Saturday.  Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas received a five-place drop penalty due to an unscheduled gearbox change after Friday's practice sessions at Silverstone, just a week after his team-mate Lewis Hamilton endured the same fate. Stewards handed similar penalty to Daniel Ricciardo, whose Red Bull was also fitted a new gearbox on Friday as the previous one has not lasted the mandatory six […]

Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017

Bottas fastest in both Friday sessions

The 10th round of the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship began with practice on Friday at Silverstone Circuit, as teams prepared for the British Grand Prix on Sunday. The two 90-minute sessions were run under cool and mostly cloudy conditions, with Mercedes setting the fastest times in both sessions. Leading the way in FP1 was Valtteri Bottas, whose fast lap of 1:29.106 was .078 of a second better than the next quickest driver, teammate Lewis Hamilton. Both Bottas and Hamilton were faster than the […]

Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017

2017 British GP - Friday press conference

PART ONE: TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Christian HORNER (Red Bull), Claire WILLIAMS (Williams), Vijay MALLYA (Force India) Q: Vijay, the target for this year was to match, or even improve, on last year’s Constructors’ standings. So far you’re pretty clearly in fourth. Tell us about that and the upgrade you have on the car this weekend. Vijay MALLYA: Well, there is a specific upgrade for Silverstone. We take this particular race very seriously because it’s our home race and there’s no question that development must continue through […]

Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Silverstone activates break clause with Formula 1

British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), the owners of the Silverstone racing circuit, has announced today that it has formally triggered a break clause in its contract with Formula 1. This means that unless a new contractual arrangement can be reached with Liberty Media, 2019 will be the last year that the British Grand Prix takes place at Silverstone – the only viable venue for a British GP. The BRDC has been the custodian of Silverstone for almost 70 years – owning and operating the circuit, which […]

Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Force India's Fan Zone returns to Silverstone

  The Sahara Force India's Fan Zone will return at the Silverstone Woodlands campsite during the 2017 British Grand Prix, to bring Formula One fans ever closer to the team.  The Fan Zone will feature round-the-clock entertainment with DJs, activities and the ability to win money-can’t-buy experiences and prizes. Fans will be able to ask questions to senior members of the team, meet drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon and get a close up look at one of the team’s F1 cars. On Friday night, […]

Posted on Friday, July 7, 2017

British GP future thrown into doubt

BRDC chairman John Grant has confirmed in letter to members that the Silverstone circuit will considering terminating its F1 contract from 2020. The news comes as a shock to Motorsport fans around Britain. The 2016 British GP attracted a record attendance over the four day weekend, with 122,000 spectators on Race day. The letter to BRDC members was leaked to ITV News. It read, “Your board would like to preserve the BGP at Silverstone for many years to come, but only if it makes sense to […]

Posted on Saturday, July 9, 2016

Hamilton elated with 'cautious' pole position

World Champion Lewis Hamilton admitted he took a cautious approach to his final Q3 effort after his initial pole position lap was deleted due to exceeding track limits at the British Grand Prix. Hamilton had set provisional pole but stewards deemed he ran wide at Copse and chalked off his time, leaving Nico Rosberg on top spot. Hamilton responded by setting a lap faster than his initial best as he netted pole position at Silverstone for the fourth time in his Formula 1 career. "The […]