An aerodynamic upgrade for Red Bull helped wing the performance advantage their way – while cool temperatures at Silverstone left championship leader Jenson Button flummoxed. Meanwhile yet another team abandoned KERS leaving Ferrari the only team still using the energy recovery devices – although Felipe Massa reckoned it paid dividends for him at the start … Continue reading Upgrade works for Red Bull and McLaren ditch KERS (British Grand Prix round-up)
Before this year’s British Grand Prix I pointed out that it would be madness for F1 to leave behind a circuit that regularly gets huge crowds. And so it proved as Silverstone packed in a capacity audience of 120,000 on Sunday. Buoyed by the success of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button its three-day total attendance … Continue reading Silverstone F1 crowd exceeds 310,000
The British Grand Prix was all about one man – and it wasn’t Jenson Button or Lewis Hamilton. Here’s a collection of pictures of Sebastian Vettel’s dominant drive to victory in front of a packed Silverstone crowd.
Sebastian Vettel obliterated his rivals at Silverstone, leading team mate Mark Webber home in a one-two finish for the rampant Red Bulls. Jenson Button was unable to deliver the result the home crowd wanted – he slumped to his worst finish of the year, sixth, which was no better than where he qualified.
Drivers’ championship Jenson Button 64 Rubens Barrichello 41 Sebastian Vettel 39 Mark Webber 35.5 Jarno Trulli 21.5 Felipe Massa 16 Nico Rosberg 15.5 Timo Glock 13 Fernando Alonso 11 Kimi Raikkonen 10 Lewis Hamilton 9 Nick Heidfeld 6 Heikki Kovalainen 4 Sebastien Buemi 3 Sebastien Bourdais 2 Robert Kubica 2 Constructors’ championship Brawn 105 Red … Continue reading Championship points after Britain
1. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault 2. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 3. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 4. Felipe Massa, Ferrari 5. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 6. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 7. Jarno Trulli, Toyota 8. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 9. Timo Glock, Toyota 10. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes 11. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota 12. Nelson Piquet Jnr, Renault 13. Robert Kubica, … Continue reading British Grand Prix result
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Sebastian Vettel starts the British Grand Prix from pole position and with more fuel on board than anyone in the top ten – giving him an excellent chance of winning tomorrow. Here’s the drivers’ fuel weights in full.
Sebastian Vettel will start from pole position for a second race in a row as Red Bull’s excellent British Grand Prix performance continued. The team looked likely to lock out the front row but Mark Webber was delayed on his final qualifying attempt, leaving him third. Vettel and fellow front row starter Rubens Barrichello have … Continue reading Pole for Vettel as Button struggles to sixth (British Grand Prix qualifying)
1. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’19.509 2. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’19.856 3. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’19.868 4. Jarno Trulli, Toyota – 1’20.091 5. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota – 1’20.216 6. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’20.289 7. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota – 1’20.361 8. Timo Glock, Toyota – 1’20.490 9. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – … Continue reading British Grand Prix grid
Review the British Grand Prix first practice live blog below.
The British Grand Prix this weekend is set to be the last at Silverstone. I’m going to be doing an interview for BBC Radio 5 for their Sunday programming about the track’s final Grand Prix, and they want to talk about people’s memories of F1 at Silverstone. So, what’s your favourite Silverstone moment? Have you … Continue reading Your favourite Silverstone memory
I’ve had a very exciting offer to spend the Saturday of the British Grand Prix with Ferrari. I’ll be watching the practice and qualifying sessions and having a tour of the paddock and Ferrari garage. And, of course, doing everything I can to grab five minutes with someone from the team… I had a similar … Continue reading Saturday with Ferrari
We’ve had hundreds of responses from F1 fans who’ve been to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and have loads of advice and experience to share. Whether you need to know when to get there, what to take, or where to watch from, we’ve got loads of ideas and tips to help you out:
Rubens Barrichello needs to do something – anything – to stop 2009 turning into a repeat of those six long seasons spent in Michael Schumacher’s shadow. Seven races into this year’s championship, Jenson Button has won six times and Barrichello’s points total is barely more than half his British team mate’s. Button can expect an … Continue reading Silverstone: Button’s home, Barrichello’s track?
Britain has had more home winners of its Grand Prix than any other country. And with Jenson Button favourite to win again this year, that record could grow even further this weekend.
Follow F1 Fanatic on Twitter for the latest updates from the British Grand Prix this weekend There’s been a big response to our plans for a Silverstone Meet & Greet on the forum and on Facebook. So far it looks like there could be around 100 of us heading to Silverstone for the Grand Prix … Continue reading Join me and other F1 Fanatics at the British GP this weekend (Update)
We are not likely to see a repeat of the heavy rain we saw in 2008 in this year’s British Grand Prix. The outlook for the weekend is dry with warm temperatures pushing up towards 20C. This will follow a week of largely wet weather which should leave the track very ‘green’ on Friday. The … Continue reading British Grand Prix weather forecast
I won’t be seeing much of BBC’s coverage of the British Grand Prix as I’ll be at the track. For those of you who can’t make it this year, here’s when all the action will be on British TV: Friday 19th June 9:55-11:35 – First practice (BBC Red Button, online) 13:55-15:35 – Second practice (BBC … Continue reading British Grand Prix TV Times
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