Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Silverstone, 2012

DRS use under yellow flags banned

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Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Silverstone, 2012In the round-up: The FIA told drivers they were no longer allowed to use DRS under yellow flags prior to the British Grand Prix


Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

FIA to stop DRS under yellow flags (Autosport)

“The new ban on the use DRS during yellow flag periods was implemented for the first time at the British Grand Prix in the wake of the collision between Pastor Maldonado and Sergio Perez.”

Silverstone won’t cut capacity (Sky)

“Silverstone chiefs won’t consider cutting the capacity for the British Grand Prix in wake of the problems experienced at this year’s event and have instead vowed to improve the venue’s infrastructure to ensure there is no repeat of the traffic chaos in future.”

Silverstone keep heads above water (The Telegraph)

“While ??40 million has been ploughed into giving Silverstone a facelift, with a spanking new pits and paddock complex and a new section of track, the event is still not weatherproof.”

Montezemolo: “An important result at Silverstone” (Ferrari)

“In this recent phase of the championship, we have shown that we are competitive whatever the conditions and on all types of track.”

Hamilton ‘will stay’ at McLaren despite form (BBC)

“Asked if McLaren’s current form would influence Hamilton, [Martin] Whitmarsh said: ‘No, I think he’s smarter than that.'”

Motor racing-Texas circuit shaping up for big debut (Reuters)

Circuit of the Americas president Steve Sexton: “We’re on schedule to be complete. Charlie Whiting was at our site two or three weeks ago and took a look at it and said we’re doing fantastic. He was very pleased.”

Daly set for second F1 aero test at Duxford (GP Update)

“Conor Daly will get behind the wheel of Force India’s VJM05 at Duxford on Thursday, completing specific data aero mapping work for the Silverstone-based squad. The American, who races in GP3 for Lotus GP, made his F1 testing debut last month.”

McLaren Animation (YouTube)

Comment of the day

A Stats and Facts contribution from Journeyer:

Here?s an interesting one: remember the 2010 season, where the championship leader entering any given race never ended up winning it? It?s happening again in 2012 ?ǣ nine races in, and a race has not yet been won by the incumbent championship leader.

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On this day in F1

The same three drivers finished on the podium in last year’s British Grand Prix as Fernando Alonso scored his only victory of 2011 at Silverstone.

The Red Bull drivers finished second and third, but after the race Mark Webber revealed he had not heeded an instruction from the pitwall not to challenge Sebastian Vettel for second place:

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