Silverstone was packed with fans – and dozens of F1 Fanatic readers – last weekend. Some were sat at Beckets enjoying the view of the new and old parts of the track, others witnessed that controversial moment between Alonso and Kubica unfold at Club, and more watched events unfold before and after the race in … Continue reading Ten F1 fans’ stories from Silverstone
Find all the F1 Fanatic British Grand Prix coverage in one place below. Below are all 44 articles covering the race weekend including reports on every session, team-by-team breakdowns of the race weekend and extensive analysis of the Grand Prix.
You take great risks when you tamper with a masterpiece – but that’s just what the British Grand Prix organisers had to do at Silverstone ahead of this year’s race. The changes added a fast new corner to the track at Abbey and the new section of track was the scene of some exciting racing … Continue reading Was new Silverstone a success? (Poll)
Williams technical director Sam Michael said the bumps at Silverstone must be reduced before next year’s race. Michael said: The new layout was very bumpy. That improved as rubber was laid during the race, but it?óÔé¼Ôäós something that needs to be addressed for 2011. On a positive note, I was impressed by how the new … Continue reading Michael wants Silverstone bumps eased
Which driver did the best job during the British Grand Prix weekend? See below for my pick of the best drivers in the British Grand Prix. Review each driver’s race weekend in detail below and vote for who you thought was the most impressive driver.
Williams claimed their first double points finish of 2010 as Rubens Barrichello finished fifth and Nico H?â??lkenberg came home tenth. Rubens Barrichello Nico H?â??lkenberg Qualifying position 8 13 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’31.242 (-0.393) 1’31.635 Race position 5 10 Average race lap 1’38.263 (-0.203) 1’38.466 Laps 52/52 52/52 Pit stops 1 1 You need to … Continue reading Both cars in points (Williams race review)
Kamui Kobayashi finished higher than he did at Valencia after a more low-key performance. But Pedro de la Rosa had to retire after one run-in too many with Adrian Sutil. Pedro de la Rosa Kamui Kobayashi Qualifying position 9 12 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’31.327 (-0.094) 1’31.421 Race position 6 Average race lap 1’40.499 (+2.223) … Continue reading Kobayashi takes sixth (Sauber race review)
Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 16 17 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’31.901 (-0.529) 1’32.430 Race position 12 Average race lap 1’38.574 (-0.605) 1’39.179 Laps 52/52 44/52 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive chart in new window Sebastien Buemi Made an excellent start from 16th to … Continue reading Buemi unable to score (STR race review)
The two Lotus drivers were separated by just two tenths of a second at the end of the British Grand Prix. Jarno Trulli Heikki Kovalainen Qualifying position 21 18 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’34.864 (+0.459) 1’34.405 Race position 16 17 Average race lap 1’41.439 (-0.005) 1’41.443 Laps 51/52 51/52 Pit stops 1 1 You need … Continue reading Trulli edges Kovalainen (Lotus race review)
An aerodynamic upgrade brought Virgin back on terms with Lotus. Timo Glock Lucas di Grassi Qualifying position 19 22 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’34.775 (-0.437) 1’35.212 Race position 18 Average race lap 1’41.567 (-3.938) 1’45.505 Laps 50/52 9/52 Pit stops 1 0 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive chart in … Continue reading Glock battles Lotuses (Virgin race review)
The most dramatic moment of the weekend for HRT came when they decided to replace regular driver Bruno Senna with Sakon Yamamoto. Senna is expected to return to the car at the next race. Karun Chandhok Sakon Yamamoto Qualifying position 23 24 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’36.576 (-0.392) 1’36.968 Race position 19 20 Average race … Continue reading Debris delays Chandhok (HRT race review)
Renault failed to score at Silverstone after driveshaft failures and punctures spoiled their drivers’ races. Robert Kubica Vitaly Petrov Qualifying position 6 15 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’31.344 (-0.452) 1’31.796 Race position 13 Average race lap 1’40.888 (+2.088) 1’38.800 Laps 19/52 52/52 Pit stops 1 2 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap … Continue reading Kubica’s first DNF (Renault race review)
Adrian Sutil finished in the points for the sixth race in a row and is now just one point between Michael Schumacher in the world championship. But Vitantonio Liuzzi finished out of the points after collecting a penalty in qualifying. Adrian Sutil Vitantonio Liuzzi Qualifying position 11 20 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’31.399 (-0.309) 1’31.708 … Continue reading Sutil in top ten (Force India race review)
You have to go back to the days of Gilles Villeneuve and Carlos Reutemann (pictured) to find a worse result for Ferrari than their 14th and 15th in yesterday’s British Grand Prix. Red Bull, meanwhile, have led twice as many laps as everyone else put together this year – yet still aren’t leading the world … Continue reading Ferrari suffer worst race finish since 1978 (British Grand Prix facts and stats)
The defining moment of McLaren’s weekend came on Friday evening when they abandoned their plans to run their new exhaust-driven diffuser. After the race team principal Martin Whitmarsh admitted he’d have “ripped someone’s arm off” to ensure their second and fourth-placed finishes on a weekend when Red Bull and Ferrari were quicker.
Red Bull began the weekend trying to put psychological pressure on McLaren’s drivers, saying the friendly relationship between Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button is purely for show. Maybe it is, but there’s no hiding the growing animosity within the Red Bull camp as the team again found themselves accused of favouring Sebastian Vettel over Mark … Continue reading Webber wins but team tensions hit new high (Red Bull race review)
The British Grand Prix was a race of mixed fortunes for the Mercedes drivers. Nico Rosberg claimed his third podium finish of 2010 as the team bounced back from a couple of poor results. However Michael Schumacher endured a difficult race, being passed by Adrian Sutil and Sebastian Vettel, leaving him ninth.
A first-lap collision between their drivers and an avoidable penalty were just part of the reason why Ferrari failed to score in Silverstone. It took another dose of poor luck to turn a bad day into a disaster. A wasted race leaves them in danger of falling out of touch with the championship leaders.
It was an exercise in damage limitation for Jenson Button in the British Grand Prix as he rose from 14th on the grid to salvage fourth place – enough for him to hold on to second in the championship. He managed it by gaining more places than anyone else at the start, delaying his pit … Continue reading How Button went from 14th to fourth (British Grand Prix analysis)
The new-look Silverstone served up an exciting Grand Prix with lots of overtaking in the latter stages of the race – and a fair amount of controversy too. Take a look back at some of the highlights from the race in the collection of pictures below.