SILVERSTONE

  • Pirelli bring winter tyres to first F1 test January 27, 2014

    Jerez, Spain: Pirelli have taken special winter tyres to the first preseason Formula One test to ensure teams get as much track time as possible if the weather turns cold. Testing, which starts in Jerez on Tuesday with 10 of the 11 teams, has been brought forward from February because of...
  • Susie Wolff makes full F1 test debut at Silverstone July 19, 2013

    Silverstone: Trying to become the first female on the Formula One grid in almost 40 years, Susie Wolff made her full test debut on Friday. The 30yearold Briton, a development driver at Williams, took part in the third day of testing at Silverstone. The inseason test is usually restricted to inexperienced...
  • Force India's Young Diver Test continues in Silverstone July 19, 2013

    Silverstone: Force India's Young Driver Test continued here with British driver James Calado completing 48 laps this morning before handing over the car to Paul Di Resta for a Pirelli programme. Calado completed 48 laps, while Di Resta drove for 42 laps. "It has been fantastic to get an opportunity to...
  • Daniel Ricciardo tops timesheets on second day of Young Driver Test July 19, 2013

    Silverstone: Daniel Ricciardo tested for Formula One champions Red Bull at Silverstone on Thursday but went quickest in his regular Toro Rosso race car. The Australian, battling Finland's 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen for the Red Bull seat to be vacated by Mark Webber at the end of the season, drove...
  • 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...
  • Silverstone kerbs not behind blowouts, says Derek Warwick July 1, 2013

    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 as...
  • Pirelli to have two threeday tests on tyres: Bernie Ecclestone July 1, 2013

    London: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone says Pirelli will be allowed to run two threeday 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...
  • Formula One risks driver action over tyre safety July 1, 2013

    London: Formula One searched for answers on Monday after headlinegrabbing 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 immediate...
  • It's disappointing to slip back so close to finish: Adrian Sutil June 30, 2013

    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 from...
  • Force India finish 7th, 9th at Silverstone June 30, 2013

    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 52lap race just 0.7...
  • 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...
  • Silverstone learns lessons from 2012 chaos June 30, 2013

    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, managing...
  • Mercedes' Hamilton grabs pole position at Silverstone June 29, 2013

    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 allMercedes front row. The 2008 world champion, chasing his first win for Mercedes after leaving McLaren last year, started the session with a...
  • Williams celebrate 600 races but want much more June 29, 2013

    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 in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Daniel Ricciardo tops first practice at rainhit Silverstone June 28, 2013

    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 Pastor...
  • Carlos Sainz and Antonio Felix da Costa to test for Red Bull June 28, 2013

    Silverstone: Portuguese racer Antonio Felix da Costa and Spain's Carlos Sainz junior will test for Formula One champions Red Bull at next month's young driver session at Silverstone, the team said on Friday. Da Costa will be in the car on July 17 and 18 while Sainz, son of the former...
  • 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,...
  • Hamilton will come back stronger, says Jenson Button June 18, 2013

    McLaren driver Jenson Button believes that his former teammate Lewis Hamilton will soon gain the pace with Mercedes and will come strong in the upcoming races. Hamilton left McLaren to join Mercedes this season. However, Hamilton's performances has not been that impressive this season. With a number of impressive qualifying...
  • McLaren director vows that Silverstone will be better than Montreal June 17, 2013

    Though McLaren have not achieved a topthree finish in the season so far, their sporting director Sam Michael is confident of a bounce back at Silverstone this weekend. Neither Jenson Button nor Sergio Perez have made it to the top three this season. Even in the last race, the Canadian GP,...