The defining moment of McLaren’s weekend came on Friday evening when they abandoned their plans to run their new exhaust-driven diffuser. After the race team principal Martin Whitmarsh admitted he’d have “ripped someone’s arm off” to ensure their second and fourth-placed finishes on a weekend when Red Bull and Ferrari were quicker.
Red Bull began the weekend trying to put psychological pressure on McLaren’s drivers, saying the friendly relationship between Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button is purely for show. Maybe it is, but there’s no hiding the growing animosity within the Red Bull camp as the team again found themselves accused of favouring Sebastian Vettel over Mark … Continue reading Webber wins but team tensions hit new high (Red Bull race review)
The British Grand Prix was a race of mixed fortunes for the Mercedes drivers. Nico Rosberg claimed his third podium finish of 2010 as the team bounced back from a couple of poor results. However Michael Schumacher endured a difficult race, being passed by Adrian Sutil and Sebastian Vettel, leaving him ninth.
A first-lap collision between their drivers and an avoidable penalty were just part of the reason why Ferrari failed to score in Silverstone. It took another dose of poor luck to turn a bad day into a disaster. A wasted race leaves them in danger of falling out of touch with the championship leaders.
It was an exercise in damage limitation for Jenson Button in the British Grand Prix as he rose from 14th on the grid to salvage fourth place – enough for him to hold on to second in the championship. He managed it by gaining more places than anyone else at the start, delaying his pit … Continue reading How Button went from 14th to fourth (British Grand Prix analysis)
The new-look Silverstone served up an exciting Grand Prix with lots of overtaking in the latter stages of the race – and a fair amount of controversy too. Take a look back at some of the highlights from the race in the collection of pictures below.
After winning the British Grand Prix Mark Webber revealed he would not have signed for Red Bull in 2011 if he had thought he would be forced to give up new components for his team mate as happened yesterday.
Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’30.874 2 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’31.646 0.772 3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’31.967 1.093 4 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’32.364 1.490 5 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’32.484 1.610 6 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’32.758 1.884 7 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’32.952 2.078 8 Sebastien Buemi … Continue reading British Grand Prix fastest laps
British Grand Prix in pictures Sebastian Vettel said he doesn’t think Lewis Hamilton meant to give him the puncture that ruined his race. The pair clashed at the first corner for the second race in a row. Speaking after finishing seventh in the British Grand Prix Vettel said: There’s not much to say. I was … Continue reading “Lewis didn’t mean to give me puncture”
Fernando Alonso had more bad luck in the British Grand Prix. But this time he was at least partly the architect of his own demise.