British Grand Prix

  • Daniel Ricciardo happy with 'best third' at British Grand Prix 07-07-2014 11:36 AM

    Australian Daniel Ricciardo celebrated the "best third place" of his career on Sunday after grabbing a podium finish at the British Grand Prix. The 25-year-old Red Bull driver produced an outstanding drive to prove his worth. He said: "I'm not normally ecstatic with a third, but I am today ......
  • Claire Williams celebrates after memorable British Grand Prix 07-07-2014 11:10 AM

    Silverstone: Claire Williams admitted she had to pinch herself. One year on from enduring a low point in a miserable season after taking the job as deputy principal in her father's Formula One racing team, Williams was at the center of a post-race party Sunday at the British Grand Prix....
  • Force India bag four points at Silverstone but lose ground in team standings 06-07-2014 11:03 PM

    Silverstone: Nico Hulkenberg ensured Sahara Force India got something positive out of a tough weekend at home by finishing eighth in the Formula 1 British Grand Prix on Sunday. The Silverstone squad failed to find pace on the high downforce Silverstone Circuit the entire week and had to go for...
  • Mercedes' Hamilton wins crash-hit British Grand Prix after Rosberg retires 06-07-2014 08:07 PM

    Silverstone: Lewis Hamilton won a crash-hit British Grand Prix on Sunday to cut Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg's lead in the drivers' championship from 29 points to just four after the German had his first non-finish of the season. Hamilton, the 2008 champion, started sixth on the grid. The British driver...
  • Fernando Alonso questions Ferrari tactics at British GP 06-07-2014 11:12 AM

    Two-time champion Fernando Alonso questioned his Ferrari team's tactics and decision-making strategy Saturday after he was eliminated early from qualifying for the British Grand Prix. The Spaniard had failed to make the cut to Q2 for the first time since the 2010 Monaco Grand Prix. "We know there are two...
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg takes pole position at British Grand Prix 05-07-2014 06:53 PM

    Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for the British Grand Prix on Saturday, capitalizing on a critical error of judgment by his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton on the last lap of a shock-filled and rain-hit qualifying session. The German secured pole by persevering on his final lap...
  • Sergio Perez apologises for joke about women drivers 05-07-2014 05:57 PM

    Mexican Formula One driver Sergio Perez has apologised to Williams test driver Susie Wolff after a joke about women racers backfired on him. Wolff, who in Friday practice with Williams at the British Grand Prix became the first woman in 22 years to take part in a Formula One weekend,...
  • Sebastian Vettel on top in rain-hit final British GP practice 05-07-2014 04:06 PM

    Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel topped the timesheets in a wet final practice for the British Grand Prix on Saturday as neither of the Mercedes drivers bothered to set a timed lap. The Red Bull driver, who has not won a race since last season when he wrapped up...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton tops second practice at British Grand Prix 04-07-2014 08:49 PM

    Lewis Hamilton was fastest in practice for his home British Grand Prix on Friday despite losing precious track time due to a Mercedes engine problem. The Briton, who has not won at Silverstone since 2008 but desperately needs to do so on Sunday to rein in runaway team mate and...
  • Nico Rosberg fastest in first practice at British Grand Prix 04-07-2014 04:13 PM

    Silverstone: Nico Rosberg topped the times ahead of Mercedes teammate and Formula One championship rival Lewis Hamilton in the first practice for the British Grand Prix on Friday. Rosberg, who leads the title race ahead of Hamilton by 29 points, clocked an early best lap of 1 minute, 35.424 seconds,...
  • Susie Wolff brought to halt by engine failure at British Grand Prix 04-07-2014 03:58 PM

    Silverstone: Susie Wolff became the first woman driver in 22 years to take part in a Formula One race weekend on Friday but her involvement in British Grand Prix practice lasted barely 20 minutes. On a bad morning for Williams, who finished third and fourth in Austria the weekend before...
  • Gene Haas gets foot into Formula One with Ferrari deal 04-07-2014 12:22 PM

    Oxnard,Calif: Haas Automation has become an official sponsor of Ferrari through the 2015 Formula One season. Haas Automation is the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America and is owned by Gene Haas, the NASCAR team owner recently granted entry into F1. Haas Formula will not enter F1 until...
  • Fernando Alonso warns Ferrari of tough times ahead 04-07-2014 12:12 PM

    Silverstone: Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso warns his Ferrari team to expect a winless run of tough times and a fight to finish third in the Formula One constructors' championship. Alonso, who has won races in every year he has raced for Ferrari since 2010, says he has little confidence...
  • Renault reshuffle after Red Bull criticism 04-07-2014 11:59 AM

    Silverstone: The Renault engine supply team that powered Sebastian Vettel to four successive Formula One championships announced a major reshuffle on Thursday after mounting criticism from Red Bull. The most dramatic move saw Renault Sport F1 president and managing director Jean-Michel Jalinier resign and retire. He was replaced by Jerome...
  • Lewis Hamilton hopes to 'home' in on Rosberg's lead 02-07-2014 09:35 PM

    Silverstone celebrates its 50th grand prix this weekend with all eyes on Lewis Hamilton as the home favourite with a real chance of winning a race he cannot afford to lose. It has been six years since he won at home in Britain and the Mercedes driver needs a change...
  • 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...