Have all the important information for this weekend’s British Grand Prix at your fingertips.
The F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme includes all the pre-race facts and figures you need, plus a video lap of the new Silverstone track.
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With Silverstone also hosting the Moto GP race this year the organisers had to change the circuit so the bikes could avoid the bridge before Bridge corner, which would have been too dangerous for them.
The new loop omits the Abbey chicane, introduced to slow the cars down in 1994, and replaces it with a fast right-left flick. That leads into a new slow section and on to a longer straight which brings the cars back to the previous track at Brooklands.
The changes are expected to make the average lap speeds even quicker and possibly create an opportunity for overtaking at Brooklands, although the corner is now quicker than it used to be.
- Silverstone opens new Arena circuit, expects cars to hit 185mph at Abbey
- Silverstone boss explains why they didn’t use Tilke for Arena track upgrades
- Is the new Silverstone better for F1? After a day in the stands I think so
It’s expected to stay dry at Silverstone but the warm weather Britain had been enjoying looks set to cool down this weekend.
Read more: Dry race expected at Silverstone
Following the race live
We’ll be commenting live on the British Grand Prix from start to finish. Join us for the race, qualifying and all three practice sessions at these times:
Friday 9th July 2010
British Grand Prix Free practice 1 – 10:00 – 11:30
British Grand Prix Free practice 2 – 14:00 – 15:30
Saturday 10th July 2010
British Grand Prix Free practice 3 – 10:00 – 11:00
British Grand Prix Qualifying – 13:00
Sunday 11th July 2010
British Grand Prix – 13:00
More session times and live blog details here: British Grand Prix live TV times
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2009 British Grand Prix highlights
Sebastian Vettel dominated last year’s British Grand Prix, winning from pole position.
Championship leader Jenson Button suffered his worst result of the season so far – sixth – having won six of the first seven races.
Felipe Massa climbed to fourth place during the race having qualified 11th.
Previous British Grands Prix
2008 British Grand Prix – Lewis Hamilton scores home win as Ferrari flounder
2007 British Grand Prix – Raikkonen takes control
2006 British Grand Prix – Alonso leads home Schumacher and Raikkonen
2005 British Grand Prix – Montoya scores first win for McLaren
1992 British Grand Prix – Dominant Mansell takes popular home victory
2010 British Grand Prix
- Technical review: British Grand Prix
- Liuzzi explains hard tyre struggle
- Ten F1 fans’ stories from Silverstone
- 2010 British Grand Prix – the complete F1 Fanatic race weekend review
- Was new Silverstone a success? (Poll)
- Alonso: we’ll catch Red Bull in Germany
- Michael wants Silverstone bumps eased
- Who was the best driver of the British Grand Prix weekend? (Poll)
- Both cars in points (Williams race review)
- Kobayashi takes sixth (Sauber race review)
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