2013 British Grand Prix
Eleven of the best fans’ videos from the British Grand Prix including Jean-Eric Vergne’s tyre blow-out and Sebastian Vettel asking for another boo.
Pic crashes in first practice
Persistent rain meant drivers spent most of the first practice session in the pits. Charles Pic ventured out and perhaps wished he hadn’t after this crash at Club which this fan had an excellent view of.
Massa crashes in second practice
Felipe Massa hit a barrier for the fourth time in three race weekends during the second practice session.
Drivers tackle the high-speed change of direction at Becketts during second practice, kicking up a few sparks as they go. This is one of the best places to watch F1 cars in action on the entire calendar.
Mark Webber gets a poor start while Paul di Resta is squeezed onto the grass.
Vergne’s tyre blow-out
Vergne was the third driver to suffer an explosive tyre failure during the race. His Toro Rosso shed its left-rear tyre while the two Lotuses behind were conducting a pre-arranged position swap.
The Safety Car was deployed after Vergne’s puncture. At the restart Massa, who’s made an early second stop for another set of hard tyres, passed Giedo van der Garde’s Caterham at Vale.
Vettel’s gearbox failed on lap 41, ending his hopes of a second win at Silverstone. But it’s clear from the reception that wasn’t what some people had come to see.
The marshals had to abandon their first attempt to recover Vettel’s car as the field came past but got it out of the way in the end.
Hamilton passes Raikkonen
Lewis Hamilton, who had led the early stages but was another driver to suffer a puncture, passed Kimi Raikkonen for fourth place with two laps to go.
“They’ve got to change them, haven’t they?”
Ex-driver-turned-TV-pundit Martin Brundle gives his thoughts on the tyre failures to a group of fans.
“If I could ask for a boo again?”
Despite the disappointment of retiring from the lead of the race and being booed by the crowd when he did Vettel turned up to play drums at the post-race Silverstone party – then asked the fans for another boo! He did get a cheer in the end, though.
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