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 … Continue reading Ten F1 fans’ stories from Silverstone
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 … Continue reading Was new Silverstone a success? (Poll)
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 … Continue reading New Silverstone ‘even tougher on tyres’
In the 12 years I’ve been to Silverstone to watch F1 and other races the track has changed very little. So it felt strange to stand at Abbey today and watch the cars turn right instead of left. But having seen GT1 and Formula Three races at the track today I think the revised circuit … Continue reading Is the new Silverstone better for F1? After a day in the stands I think so
The revised Silverstone circuit revealed yesterday could take Monza’s place as the fastest track in Formula 1. Though F1 cars will hit higher top speeds at Monza, the projected average lap speed for F1 cars at the new Silverstone is 4kph faster than that achieved at Monza last year. Here’s why.
Silverstone managing director Richard Phillips said they chose rival company Populous to produce their new Arena circuit because they didn’t want to risk someone ‘;wrecking’ the track.
The revised Silverstone Arena Circuit, which will hold the 2010 British Grand Prix, was formally opened today by the Duke of York in a ceremony at the track. BRDC President Damon Hill drove the Duke around the circuit. Current and past F1 drivers were on hand for the unveiling of the track including Mark Webber … Continue reading Silverstone opens new Arena circuit, expects cars to hit 185mph at Abbey
Tarmac for the new Arena sequence at Silverstone, which will be used for the 2010 British Grand Prix, had been laid. Pictures released by the circuit today also show the revised run-off areas at Brooklands and Woodcote corners towards the end of the lap. Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Richard Phillips said work was progressing … Continue reading Silverstone Arena track laid (Pictures)
The 2010 British Grand Prix will take place on Silverstone’s new ‘Arena’ circuit in 2010, the circuit has confirmed, after gaining approval from Formula One Management. The race organisers say the new circuit, built at a cost of ?é?ú5m, will provide a better experience for fans in 2010. It cuts out the Abbey chicane and … Continue reading Silverstone to use ‘Arena’ track in 2010
Silverstone has begun work to build the new “Arena” circuit which it intends to use for this year’s British Grand Prix. The grandstands opposite the pits have been knocked down and several bridges have also been removed as the circuit’s remodelling begins. These stands will be re-constructed in time for this year’s race and the … Continue reading Silverstone knocks down grandstands to build new Arena circuit (Pictures)