Sakon Yamamoto to replace Bruno Senna at HRT at Silverstone

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HRT reserve driver Sakon Yamamoto will take the place of Bruno Senna in both of tomorrow’s practice sessions for the British Grand Prix. The team refused to confirm claims that Yamamoto will drive throughout the race weekend but other sources are reporting team principal Colin Kolles has stated Senna will not drive for the team … Continue reading Sakon Yamamoto to replace Bruno Senna at HRT at Silverstone

Red Bull’s speed may stop home success at Silverstone (British GP preview)

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Having won four races already this year Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton have their eyes on a home win at Silverstone? But the Red Bulls may prove just too quick to catch on a circuit where aerodynamic performance is crucial. Read on to see what surprises the new Silverstone may have in store for the … Continue reading Red Bull’s speed may stop home success at Silverstone (British GP preview)

Ferrari bringing further upgrades (Video)

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Ferrari are bringing more upgrades for the F10 for the British Grand Prix and have further steps planned for the next two races. A new front wing and revised rear wing will be run at Silverstone, two weeks after they introduced their exhaust driven diffuser in Valencia. In the video above Stefano Domenicali confirms further … Continue reading Ferrari bringing further upgrades (Video)

Upgrade will help us fight for British GP win, Hamilton and Button say

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Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button said they expect to be in the hunt for victory in the British Grand Prix this weekend as McLaren bring another performance upgrade for their home race. Speaking at a press conference in London today the pair were also enthusiastic about racing on the revised Silverstone circuit, with Hamilton saying … Continue reading Upgrade will help us fight for British GP win, Hamilton and Button say

Is the new Silverstone better for F1? After a day in the stands I think so

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In the 12 years I’ve been to Silverstone to watch F1 and other races the track has changed very little. So it felt strange to stand at Abbey today and watch the cars turn right instead of left. But having seen GT1 and Formula Three races at the track today I think the revised circuit … Continue reading Is the new Silverstone better for F1? After a day in the stands I think so

Will Monza lose “fastest track” crown?

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The revised Silverstone circuit revealed yesterday could take Monza’s place as the fastest track in Formula 1. Though F1 cars will hit higher top speeds at Monza, the projected average lap speed for F1 cars at the new Silverstone is 4kph faster than that achieved at Monza last year. Here’s why.

Silverstone opens new Arena circuit, expects cars to hit 185mph at Abbey

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The revised Silverstone Arena Circuit, which will hold the 2010 British Grand Prix, was formally opened today by the Duke of York in a ceremony at the track. BRDC President Damon Hill drove the Duke around the circuit. Current and past F1 drivers were on hand for the unveiling of the track including Mark Webber … Continue reading Silverstone opens new Arena circuit, expects cars to hit 185mph at Abbey

Silverstone Arena track laid (Pictures)

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Tarmac for the new Arena sequence at Silverstone, which will be used for the 2010 British Grand Prix, had been laid. Pictures released by the circuit today also show the revised run-off areas at Brooklands and Woodcote corners towards the end of the lap. Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Richard Phillips said work was progressing … Continue reading Silverstone Arena track laid (Pictures)

Silverstone to use ‘Arena’ track in 2010

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The 2010 British Grand Prix will take place on Silverstone’s new ‘Arena’ circuit in 2010, the circuit has confirmed, after gaining approval from Formula One Management. The race organisers say the new circuit, built at a cost of ??5m, will provide a better experience for fans in 2010. It cuts out the Abbey chicane and … Continue reading Silverstone to use ‘Arena’ track in 2010

Silverstone knocks down grandstands to build new Arena circuit (Pictures)

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Silverstone has begun work to build the new “Arena” circuit which it intends to use for this year’s British Grand Prix. The grandstands opposite the pits have been knocked down and several bridges have also been removed as the circuit’s remodelling begins. These stands will be re-constructed in time for this year’s race and the … Continue reading Silverstone knocks down grandstands to build new Arena circuit (Pictures)