2011 British Grand Prix practice in pictures

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Persistent rain fell during the first day of practice for the British Grand Prix.

Here are pictures of all the cars splashing around a soggy Silverstone in Friday’s two practice sessions.

Plus Daniel Ricciardo making his debut for HRT.

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Keith Collantine
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9 comments on “2011 British Grand Prix practice in pictures”

  1. Excellent pics yet again Keith. Esp like the overhead shots of the STR cars. Always appreciate these.

  2. There is some confusion with the drivers:
    Photo 5 is Chandhok, not Trulli;
    Photo 6 is Trulli, not Chandhok;
    Photos 9 and 10 are Sutil, not Hulkenberg.


  4. McLaren finally trying out a large-chord-small-flap rear wing that the other top teams have been running for a while (as aooposed to the small-chord-large-flap wing style that they’ve had on the MP4-26 the whole time up to this point). If they decide to keep it on their car for the rest of the weekend, perhas it hints that they’re sacrificing some race pace in favor of better quali pace?

    Thats my rudimentary understanding at least, based on some technical articles I’ve seen, by scarbs and a few others.

    1. *as opposed…


      just braindead today:)

  5. Zut alors, Vettel is playing with my emotions with that helmet of his. It’s not fair…

    1. I’m just waiting for someone to come along and explain how it’s further illustration of his arrogance! *glances at watch* I’m kind of surprised it’s taking so long…

      1. I, for one, find it really annoying that Vettel keeps changing his helmet design every week. You should keep the same design throughout your career

        1. Your right of course. Perhaps there should be some sort of worldwide mandatory helmet design database, where children hoping to enter the world of motorsport will submit their intended colourscheme and design at, say the age of five years old, that is then locked in for the rest of their career. Alternately one could accept that Vettel and others can change their helmets whenever they so desire, esp for the teams home race etc.

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