Silverstone articles on F1 Fanatic archive
“Silverstone” by Chas Parker reviewed 19th May 2013, 13:59
The story of how a former World War Two airfield overcame decades of political wrangling to become the permanent home of the British Grand Prix is the subject of a new book.
Silverstone boss grateful for fans’ co-operation 9th July 2012, 15:47
The managing director of Silverstone paid tribute to fans, his staff and the local community for helping making the race a success.
Silverstone lifts car park restrictions for Sunday 7th July 2012, 17:24
Silverstone says it is lifting the restrictions on attendance that were in force for Sunday’s race and all fans with tickets are encouraged to attend.
Silverstone urges fans to avoid car parks on Saturday 6th July 2012, 19:53
Silverstone is taking the unprecedented step of asking some fans not to attend Saturday’s action at the track.
Silverstone submits new plans for development 11th August 2011, 18:11
Silverstone has plans to build hotels, business parks, a museum of motor sport and more.
Silverstone opens “The Wing” – its new £28m pits and paddock 17th May 2011, 15:33
Silverstone’s new pits officially opened.
Silverstone’s architects on making F1 circuits challenging but safe (Part 2) 20th August 2010, 8:00
Safety restrictions have made life difficult for track designers who want to create exciting and challenging racing circuits. To make tracks worthy of the best racing series in the world designers have to strike compromises between spectacle and safety – and satisfy the conflicting demands of bike and car racing. Drew MacDonald of Populous explained [...]
Ten F1 fans’ stories from Silverstone 13th July 2010, 22:49
Silverstone was packed with fans – and dozens of F1 Fanatic readers – last weekend. Some were sat at Beckets enjoying the view of the new and old parts of the track, others witnessed that controversial moment between Alonso and Kubica unfold at Club, and more watched events unfold before and after the race in [...]
You take great risks when you tamper with a masterpiece – but that’s just what the British Grand Prix organisers had to do at Silverstone ahead of this year’s race. The changes added a fast new corner to the track at Abbey and the new section of track was the scene of some exciting racing [...]
New Silverstone ‘even tougher on tyres’ 5th July 2010, 10:58
Bridgestone say the revised Silverstone circuit will be even tougher on tyres than the previous layout – which was already one of the hardest on the calendar for tyre wear. Director of motorsport tyre development Hirohide Hamashima said: The track was previously one of the most severe for the tyres in terms of layout and [...]