British Grand Prix

  • Pirelli announces tyre changes ahead of German Grand Prix 03-07-2013 02:17 PM

    Milan: Formula One cars will race on different tyres for the rest of the season in the wake of a string of blowouts during Sunday's British Grand Prix that sparked the threat of a revolt from teams. Tyres exploded on four cars at Silverstone, including those of Lewis Hamilton and...
  • FIA allows in-season testing over tyre trouble 03-07-2013 02:10 PM

    London: Facing a revolt from teams over exploding tyres at the British Grand Prix, Formula One's governing body allowed in-season testing on Monday to allay safety fears. Jean Todt, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) president, said in a statement the Young Drivers Test scheduled for July 17-19 at Silverstone would...
  • Lotus apologise to Kimi Raikkonen for wrong strategy 02-07-2013 11:19 PM

    London: Lotus have apologised to Kimi Raikkonen for an incorrect strategy call that denied the Finn a likely podium finish in Sunday's British Grand Prix. Team principal Eric Boullier, who is facing a tug-of-war with Red Bull for the 2007 world champion's services next year, recognised in a preview for...
  • Exploding F1 tyres are bad news for Pirelli brand 01-07-2013 10:28 PM

    London: "Take the F1 performance to your car," runs a slogan on the website of Italian tyre maker Pirelli that risks alarming motorists after a weekend of high-speed blowouts in the British Formula One grand prix. Pirelli, which supplies all 11 teams in F1 motor racing, suffered the downside of...
  • Force India hope to keep McLaren behind them 01-07-2013 10:23 PM

    London: Force India are beginning to believe they could finish the Formula One season ahead of McLaren after adding more points to their tally at Sunday's British Grand Prix. The Silverstone-based team, who operate on a far smaller budget than the sport's second most successful team in terms of race...
  • Silverstone kerbs not behind blowouts, says Derek Warwick 01-07-2013 07:18 PM

    London: Silverstone's owners hit back on Monday at suggestions that the circuit's kerbs could be to blame for explosive Pirelli tyre failures at Sunday's British Formula One Grand Prix. Derek Warwick, President of the British Racing Drivers Club, said he had been out to look at the kerbs and dismissed...
  • Pirelli to have two three-day tests on tyres: Bernie Ecclestone 01-07-2013 06:54 PM

    London: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone says Pirelli will be allowed to run two three-day tests in a bid to resolve the tyre blowouts that affected four drivers in the British Grand Prix on Sunday. Bernie Ecclestone says he has spoken to FIA president Jean Todt, who has agreed the...
  • Tyre failures are unacceptable, says Felipe Massa 01-07-2013 05:28 PM

    London: After a shocking exit of four drivers due to string of tyre failures at Silverstone, Ferrari driver Felipe Massa said this types of incidents are "unacceptable". Massa was one of six drivers to suffer a high-speed blowout during the race at Silverstone. Britain's Lewis Hamilton, the 2008 world champion...
  • Formula One risks driver action over tyre safety 01-07-2013 04:18 PM

    London: Formula One searched for answers on Monday after headline-grabbing British Grand Prix tyre blowouts plunged the sport into crisis and triggered talk of a possible driver boycott in Germany next weekend. Tyre supplier Pirelli, who have faced criticism from some teams since the start of the season, began an...
  • Formula One in crisis mode after tyre failures 01-07-2013 12:20 PM

    Silverstone, England: Formula One and tyre supplier Pirelli faced a full-on crisis on Sunday after the British Grand Prix came close to being stopped for safety reasons due to a spate of explosive high-speed blowouts. The spectre of Indianapolis 2005, when only six Bridgestone-shod cars competed in a farce of...
  • Red Bull call for Formula One to revert to 2012 tyres 01-07-2013 11:36 AM

    Silverstone, England: Formula One should revert to last year's tyres for safety reasons to prevent any repeat of Sunday's dangerous British Grand Prix blowouts, according to Red Bull principal Christian Horner. Speaking to reporters after a race in which four drivers suffered high-speed rear left tyre failures, with the rubber...
  • Tyres burst for four drivers at British Grand Prix 01-07-2013 10:23 AM

    Silverstone: Amid growing concerns about the safety of Formula One tyres, the sport's governing body has ordered tyre supplier Pirelli to attend a meeting on Wednesday in response to dramatic tyre blowouts that hit four cars at the British Grand Prix on Sunday. Lewis Hamilton was leading the race when...
  • F1 drivers threaten to boycott German Grand Prix 01-07-2013 09:49 AM

    Four drivers suffered almost identical rear-left 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...
  • Reprimanded Nico Rosberg keeps Silverstone win 01-07-2013 09:24 AM

    Silverstone, England: British Grand Prix winner Nico Rosberg breathed a sigh of relief on Sunday after Formula One stewards decided not to punish him for an alleged flag infringement that might have cost him the victory. The German reported to them after the race with a team representative but was...
  • It's disappointing to slip back so close to finish: Adrian Sutil 30-06-2013 11:44 PM

    Silverstone: His seventh place finish helped Sahara Force India gather eight valuable world championship points but driver Adrian Sutil was still left disappointed as he could not make it to the podium after running at the third position at one stage here. Sutil was running third after beginning the race...
  • Force India finish 7th, 9th at Silverstone 30-06-2013 07:57 PM

    Silverstone: Force India drivers Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta finished seventh and ninth, respectively, in a dramatic British Grand Prix here at Silverstone on Sunday. After a series of tyre explosions throughout the race, the Grand Prix was won by Mercedes' Nico Rosberg who finished the 52-lap race just...
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg wins British Grand Prix 2013 30-06-2013 07:07 PM

    Nico Rosberg won an eventful British Grand Prix on Sunday, after four drivers including early race leader Lewis Hamilton were hit by tire blowouts and Sebastian Vettel retired while leading with 10 laps remaining due to mechanical problems. With Vettel's Red Bull teammate Mark Webber closing fast, Rosberg managed to...
  • Tyre failure wrecks Hamilton's home hopes 30-06-2013 06:57 PM

    Silverstone: Sudden tyre failure wrecked Lewis Hamilton's hopes of a home British Grand Prix victory on Sunday after the Mercedes driver had led from pole position. Formula One's 2008 world champion led from the start but suffered a dramatic failure on lap eight when his left rear tyre suddenly deflated...
  • Force India's Paul di Resta penalised for underweight car 30-06-2013 03:43 PM

    Silverstone, England: Paul di Resta has been disqualified from qualifying and sent to the back of the grid after his Force India was found to be 1.5kg underweight after qualifying at the British Grand Prix on Saturday. The Force India driver was set to start from fifth on Sunday and...
  • Despite pole position, Hamilton vary of Red Bull at Silverstone 30-06-2013 03:01 PM

    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 1-2 for Mercedes in the qualifying on Saturday. "Undoubtedly it's going to...
  • Lewis Hamilton revives magic memories of 2007 30-06-2013 09:47 AM

    Silverstone, England: Lewis Hamilton revived memories of his stunning Formula One debut season on Saturday with his first British Grand Prix pole position since 2007. The 2008 champion said his flying qualifying lap, almost half a second quicker than second-placed Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg, gave him an incredible feeling...
  • Silverstone learns lessons from 2012 chaos 30-06-2013 09:27 AM

    Silverstone, England: Organisers of the British Grand Prix are ready for all kinds of weather conditions on Sunday after flooding forced them to refund thousands of fans in 2012. "We don't want it to rain but we'd be a lot more robust now under the same circumstances," said Richard Phillips,...
  • Di Resta's Force India fails weight check after British GP qualifying 30-06-2013 08:22 AM

    Silverstone, England: Paul di Resta faced demotion from fifth place to the back of the starting grid for his home British Grand Prix after his Force India car failed a post-qualifying weight check on Saturday. International Automobile Federation (FIA) technical delegate Jo Bauer said in a statement that the matter...
  • Force India impress in British GP qualifying 29-06-2013 08:19 PM

    Silverstone: Sahara Force India's Paul di Resta and Adrian set the fifth and seventh fastest time at the Formula One British Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday. Lewis Hamilton blazed to pole in his home race ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber locked the second row...
  • Mercedes' Hamilton grabs pole position at Silverstone 29-06-2013 06:32 PM

    Silverstone: Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position for his home British Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday with German team mate Nico Rosberg qualifying alongside him in an all-Mercedes front row. The 2008 world champion, chasing his first win for Mercedes after leaving McLaren last year, started the session with...
  • Williams celebrate 600 races but want much more 29-06-2013 05:11 PM

    Silverstone: Williams are celebrating their 600th Formula One race this weekend but, for all their past wins and titles, just one point in Sunday's British Grand Prix would be a cause for some jubilation. The once dominant team, winners of nine constructors' championships between 1980 and 1997, have not scored...
  • Mercedes driver Rosberg fastest in second practice at Silverstone 28-06-2013 08:27 PM

    England: Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was fastest in practice at the British Grand Prix, followed by the Red Bull drivers Mark Webber and three-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel on Friday. Rosberg, who won the Monaco GP, was 0.299 seconds faster than Webber. The Australian surprised his team on Thursday by...
  • Daniel Ricciardo tops first practice at rain-hit Silverstone 28-06-2013 04:59 PM

    Silverstone: The first practice of the British Grand Prix has been disrupted by rain, with most of the big names remaining in the paddock on Friday. Toro Rosso's Daniel Ricciardo set the fastest lap of 1:54.249 followed by Sauber's Nico Hulkenberg, who was 0.784 seconds off the pace. Williams driver...
  • Force India cancel Rossiter's F1 practice debut 28-06-2013 01:28 PM

    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...
  • Sebastian Vettel is the man to beat at British GP 28-06-2013 09:46 AM

    Silverstone: As they get ready for the British Grand Prix this weekend, a sense of urgency seems to be creeping into the paddocks of Ferrari, Lotus and Mercedes. The talk on Thursday was dominated by the abrupt announcement that Red Bull's Mark Webber is leaving Formula One after the season....