Bright, sunny weather greeted the Formula 1 teams as they practised on the revised Silverstone circuit for the first time ahead of the British Grand Prix. Here’s a selection of photographs I took at Silverstone during practice today around the track and in the pits.
McLaren have a lot of work to do to get the most out of their new exhaust package at Silverstone this weekend. Having ended second practice 1.5 seconds off Red Bull, Lewis Hamilton admitted: “We haven?óÔé¼Ôäót got the optimum out of the car yet, there?óÔé¼Ôäós still more to come.?óÔé¼?Ø See below for the interactive data … Continue reading ‘More to come’ from revised McLaren (British GP practice interactive data)
HRT say Bruno Senna will return to drive for the team after replacing him with Sakon Yamamoto for the British Grand Prix. However the team has not explained why it has replaced Senna for this race, amid rumours they’ve run Yamamoto to bring in more money from sponsorship.
Red Bull were fastest again in the second practice session at Silverstone as Mark Webber topped the times with a 1’31.234. Fernando Alonso was second fastest in a session which saw several mistakes from drivers as they got used to the new track.
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Sebastian Vettel headed the times at the end of the first practice session on the revised Silverstone circuit. The Red Bull driver also signalled he had more time in hand, setting the fastest middle sector on his final lap. Lewis Hamilton was second fastest ahead of Robert Kubica.
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After the surprising development yesterday evening, today we’re waiting to find out from HRT why they’ve replaced Bruno Senna with Sakon Yamamoto. Just don’t expect it to be along the lines of the Comment of the Day. Here’s today’s round-up: Links Safety car procedures revamped (Autosport) “The FIA has also reacted to the problems drivers … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up 9/7/2010