Ten of the best pictures that tell the story of the British Grand Prix weekend.
Paul di Resta, Thursday press conference
Paul di Resta was not pleased to begin his home Grand Prix weekend answering questions about why he’d split from manager Anthony Hamilton.
“I think everything’s been said that has to be said,” di Resta replied when asked about it in the press conference. “I confirm that we’re not working together. I think it’s been reported that we’re no longer working together, so that is the matter at the moment.”
Lewis Hamilton, Friday practice
Very wet conditions on Friday meant teams kept their practice running to a minimum.
Lewis Hamilton acknowledged their support but it was destined to be a poor weekend for McLaren. He qualified and finished eighth while team mate Jenson Button only scraped into the points after going out in Q1.
Pedro de la Rosa, Saturday practice
There was respite from the rain on Saturday morning. But the clouds were gathering as final practice drew to a close.
Nico Rosberg and Ross Brawn, Qualifying
The rain returned with a vengeance during qualifying, forcing an interruption of over and hour and a half. Mercedes helped entertain the soaked crowd during the break.
Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, Race day
Swapsies: Fernando Alonso, who collects examples of his rivals’ crash helmets, trades lids with former team mate Hamilton.
Romain Grosjean, British Grand Prix
It didn’t go to plan for Romain Grosjean at the start again. As he looked around the outside of Hamilton he was passed on the inside by Di Resta. The pair made contact, and Grosjean had to pit for a new front wing.
Despite the delay he recovered to take an excellent sixth. But Di Resta’s weekend was ruined as he spun off with a puncture, suffering damage which put him out.
Michael Schumacher and Felipe Massa, British Grand Prix
Michael Schumacher was the cork in the bottle in the opening laps. But Felipe Massa eventually found a way past in time to take his best finish since 2010: fourth.
Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso, British Grand Prix
Alonso started from pole position and led most of the way. But as his soft tyres began to fade in the final lap Mark Webber reeled him in and passed the Ferrari to score his second British Grand Prix win.
The two RB8s were running Red Bull’s ‘Faces for Charity’ livery, featuring thousands of photographs sent in by fans.
Podium, British Grand Prix
The podium had a slick new look for the British Grand Prix. After the prize-giving the drivers were interviewed in front of the crowd by three-times champion Jackie Stewart.
Crowd, British Grand Prix
The British Grand Prix spectators had endured dreadful weather and severe traffic problems in the build-up to the race. But they were out in force on Sunday and took to the track after the race had finished.
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