British GP

  • Alonso wary of Pirelli Silverstone test July 4, 2013

    Nuerburgring: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is reluctant to take part in a test at Silverstone this month because he fears a repeat of the scenes at the British Grand Prix on Sunday when exploding tyres put drivers' lives at risk. The Spaniard, second in the standings behind Red Bull's triple world...
  • Pirelli says teams contributed to blowouts July 3, 2013

    Formula One teams contributed to the dramatic blowouts at Sunday's British Grand Prix by mounting rear tyres the wrong way around and running them with low pressures, supplier Pirelli said on Tuesday. Rejecting any suggestion that its product was dangerous, the Italian company said in a statement it would bring...
  • Hamilton, Webber, Alonso put on show at British GP July 1, 2013

    Silverstone: Midway through the British Grand Prix, it seemed Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Mark Webber would be looking back on the race with anger and regret. Webber had a horrible start and was nudged off the track by Romain Grosjean to find himself in 14th. Hamilton, the early race leader,...
  • F1 drivers threaten to boycott German Grand Prix July 1, 2013

    Four drivers suffered almost identical rearleft tyre failures in a chaotic British Grand Prix on Sunday, with Mercedes' Nico Rosberg eventually winning it. As a result, the drivers have threatened to boycott next weekend's German Grand Prix unless the unexpected tyre explosions are rectified. "I am 100 percent sure that every...
  • Sauber car simply not quick enough: Hulkenberg June 30, 2013

    Sauber's Nico Hulkenberg, who qualified 15th for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone reckons that it was the best Sauber could do as the car is 'simply not quick enough'. "Unfortunately P15 is the reality," Hulkenberg said after qualifying. "It was more or less the best we could do today."...
  • Despite pole position, Hamilton vary of Red Bull at Silverstone June 30, 2013

    Despite talking the pole position at the Silverstone for the British Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton feels that it would be tough to beat Red Bull for the chequered flag. Hamilton and teammate Nico Rosberg had made it a 12 for Mercedes in the qualifying on Saturday. "Undoubtedly it's going to...
  • Ferrari falter in British GP qualifying June 30, 2013

    Silverstone: Ferrari were left guessing after one of its worst qualifying sessions this season at the British Grand Prix on Saturday, a result that damages its bid to challenge Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel in the drivers' championship. Fernando Alonso qualified 9th and Felipe Massa 11th. With 12 races remaining, Alonso trails...
  • Rosberg fastest in 3rd practice at Silverstone June 29, 2013

    Silverstone: Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was fastest in the final practice at the British Grand Prix on Saturday, followed by teammate Lewis Hamilton. In drier conditions at Silverstone, Rosberg followed up a fastest lap on Friday by beating Hamilton by 0.146 seconds and continued the strong form that saw the 28yearold...
  • Hamilton complains about balance of the car ahead of British GP June 29, 2013

    Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, managed to clock the fifth fastest time in Friday afternoon's second free practice run has complained about the balance of his car as reported by www.sportsmole.co.uk. Hamliton, was also reprimanded by the stewards on Friday for ignoring preevent instructions to stay right of a bollard on the...
  • Hamilton warned; Bottas fined during practice run at Silverstone June 29, 2013

    Silverstone: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton was reprimanded by the stewards after making a late entry to the pit lane while Williams' Valtteri Bottas was fined 1,000 (856) for pit lane speeding during Friday's second free practice session at Silverstone as per reported by www.gpupdate.net Team Lotus were also reprimanded for releasing Kimi...
  • Race at Silverstone will be quite tight, reckons Webber June 29, 2013

    Red Bull's Mark Webber, who recently announced that he will leave F1 at the end of the current season, reckons that the British Grand Prix will be a very close race. Webber set the second fastest time in second practice after opting out of the first session due to...
  • McLaren already looking to 2014 season June 29, 2013

    Silverstone: Going into its home race still struggling to overcome the myriad of problems with its Formula One car, McLaren knows that the 2013 season is practically out of reach and is looking ahead to 2014. Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh told The Associated Press on Friday that it has...
  • Force India cancel Rossiter's F1 practice debut June 28, 2013

    Wet conditions at the Silverstone race track have forced Sahara Force India to cancel James Rossiter's Formula One Practice debut ahead of the first practice for the British Grand Prix. Rossiter is the simulator driver for Force India and was scheduled to drive Adrian Sutil's VJM06 during the first practice...
  • Fired up by spirit of Ferrari pioneer, Alonso seeks a win June 27, 2013

    Silverstone: The spirit of Ferrari's pioneering "Pampas Bull" will be with Fernando Alonso when he takes on the Red Bulls at the British Grand Prix this weekend. Two years ago, the Spaniard marked the 60th anniversary of Ferrari's first Formula One victory by driving winner Jose Froilan Gonzalez's 1951 car...
  • Formula One: A brief history of British Grand Prix June 26, 2013

    The British GP is one of the oldest continuously staged Formula One World Championship Grand Prix along with the Italian GP with the first race being held in way back in 1928. The Grand Prix was also designated the European Grand Prix five times between 1950 and 1977 and in...
  • Lewis Hamilton takes a swipe at former team McLaren June 26, 2013

    After his unexpected switch to Mercedes this year, 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton hinted that Mercedes have a better car than his former team McLaren, which offers him a chance to be more competitive. Hamilton, who is yet to claim the top position this season, had won four races with McLaren in...
  • Hamilton disappointed at ban for Silverstone test June 26, 2013

    After International Tribunal (IT) handed a ban for Mercedes from the Young Driver Test at Silverstone for completing a private tyre test at the Circuit de Catalunya after the Spanish Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton expressed his disappointment on missing out on test when he termed as the 'an important test...
  • I need to get a win: Lewis Hamilton June 25, 2013

    Lewis Hamilton is desperate to get a win under his belt, but the Mercedes driver thinks chances of getting it at Silverstone during this weekend's British Grand Prix are very thin. "I need to get a win," Hamilton told Press Association Sport. "But I'm not going to Silverstone thinking about the...
  • Di Resta hopes to be third time lucky at Silverstone June 25, 2013

    Sahara Force India driver Paul Di Resta hasn't seen sunny days at Silverstone, and the Scot heads into this weekend's British Grand Prix believing that his home race owes him a good result. On his two attempts at the Silverstone track, Di Resta has blown hot and cold. He qualified a...
  • Button hopeful of a McLaren's good show at Silverstone June 19, 2013

    With just 37 points from seven races so far in the season, it would be fair to say McLaren's performance has been far from satisfactory and Jenson Button feels the ride quality of the McLaren car has been a big issue this season. "I think we do have OK downforce,...
  • Red Bull's Mark Webber wins British Grand Prix July 8, 2012

    Silverstone: Red Bull driver Mark Webber won the British Grand Prix on Sunday, overtaking Fernando Alonso late in the race to cut his rival's lead in the Formula One championship. In dry conditions after two days of rain caused chaos on and off the Silverstone track, Webber pursued polesitter Alonso from...
  • Ferrari's Alonso takes British GP pole November 16, 2012

    Silverstone: Formula One leader Fernando Alonso put Ferrari on pole for the first time in 31 races after mastering the rainsoaked track in a disrupted qualifying session on Saturday for the British Grand Prix. The reigning Silverstone champion was just 0.047 seconds faster than Red Bull driver Mark Webber, who will...
  • Rain halts British Grand Prix qualifying July 7, 2012

    Silverstone: Rain halted qualifying for the British Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday but it was too late to give any hope to McLaren's Jenson Button. The red flag was waved with six minutes and 19 seconds remaining of the second of three qualifying stages as rain, spray and particularly standing...
  • Vettel fastest in British GP final practice July 10, 2010

    Silverstone: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber set the fastest times in the final practice session ahead of qualifying for Formula One's British Grand Prix. After clocking 1 minute 30.958 seconds, Vettel saw the nose cone fall off his car in the final run on Saturday morning. Vettel edged Webber...
  • Silverstone signs 17year British GP deal December 8, 2009

    London: Silverstone's owners secured the future of the British Formula One Grand Prix on Monday after agreeing a 17year deal with the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone. Damon Hill, the 1996 champion and President of the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) that owns the circuit, told a news conference that the...
  • Vettel takes pole in British GP, Button sixth June 21, 2009

    Silverstone: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel seized his second pole position in a row while Formula One leader Jenson Button could qualify only sixth for his home British Grand Prix on Saturday. Button's teammate and closest title rival Rubens Barrichello, whose last win was with Ferrari in 2004, took second place on...
  • Hamilton storms to win in British Grand Prix July 7, 2008

    Silverstone: McLaren's Lewis Hamilton blew away his rivals to win his home British Grand Prix on Sunday and storm back to the top of the Formula One standings. Hamilton, now locked in a threeway tie at the top with Ferrari's Felipe Massa and world champion Kimi Raikkonen, mastered the rain to...
  • McLaren's Kovalainen takes pole at Silverstone July 6, 2008

    Silverstone: McLaren's Heikki Kovalainen seized the first pole position of his Formula One career at the British Grand Prix on Saturday after lapping more than half a second quicker than his rivals. The 26yearold Finn roared around the former World War Two airfield in one minute 21.049 seconds, with Australian Mark...
  • Raikkonen brings smiles back in Ferrari camp July 9, 2007

    New Delhi: With tyre problems slowing down defending champion Fernando Alonso and his McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton, Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen blazed through to win the British Grand Prix on Sunday. Rookie Lewis Hamilton came in third, becoming only the third driver in Formula One history to have nine consecutive podium finishes...
  • Ferrari claw back as Kimi wins British GP July 8, 2007

    Silverstone (England): Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen won the British Grand Prix on Sunday with McLaren's championship leader Lewis Hamilton on the podium again in front of his home crowd. The Finn, who led a Ferrari onetwo in France last weekend, took the chequered flag 2.4 seconds ahead of McLaren's double world...