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.
Mark Webber won the British Grand Prix after team mate Sebastian Vettel went off on the first lap. Lewis Hamilton capitalised on Vettel’s problems to take second place and hold on to the lead of the championship. And Nico Rosberg held off Jenson Button to claim the final podium place for Mercedes.
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Drivers’ championship Position Driver Points 1 Lewis Hamilton 145 2 Jenson Button 133 3 Mark Webber 128 4 Sebastian Vettel 121 5 Fernando Alonso 98 6 Nico Rosberg 90 7 Robert Kubica 83 8 Felipe Massa 67 9 Michael Schumacher 36 10 Adrian Sutil 35 11 Rubens Barrichello 29 12 Kamui Kobayashi 15 13 Vitantonio … Continue reading Hamilton increases lead – full championship points after Silverstone
Pos Num Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Grid 1 6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 52 2 2 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 52 1.360 1.360 4 3 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 52 21.307 19.947 5 4 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 52 21.986 0.679 14 5 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 52 31.456 9.470 8 6 23 Kamui … Continue reading British Grand Prix result
Red Bull have been fastest in every session so far this weekend. But they’ve thrown away scores of points this year through driver errors and unreliability in the races. Can they banish those demons to score a second consecutive one-two at Silverstone? Or will the fragile RB6s and its warring drivers allow the likes of … Continue reading The biggest threat to Red Bull is themselves (British GP pre-race analysis)
Today’s qualifying session was all about the two Red Bulls, who locked out the front row of the grid for the fifth time in ten races this year. Take a look back at the action from qualifying at a scorching hot Silverstone with this collection of pictures.
Vitantonio Liuzzi has been docked five places on the starting grid for the British Grand Prix. The Force India driver was found to have impeded Nico H?â??lkenberg during Q2. He came out of the pits ahead of H?â??lkenberg and failed to let the Williams driver pass. Liuzzi’s penalty means he now starts from 20th on … Continue reading Liuzzi demoted to 20th after penalty
Sebastian Vettel is on pole position for tomorrow’s British Grand Prix. But team mate Mark Webber could be starting from the coveted P1 had Red Bull team principal Christian Horner not taken a controversial decision to take the team’s new front wing off Webber’s car and put it on Vettel’s. Did Horner make the right … Continue reading Should Webber have got Red Bull’s new front wing instead of Vettel? (Poll)
Sebastian Vettel is on pole position for the second year in a row at Silverstone, leading yet another Red Bull one-two. But reigning champion Jenson Button starts in 14th place for his home Grand Prix after failing to reach Q3. Team mate Lewis Hamilton starts from fourth place alongside Fernando Alonso.
Row 1 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’29.615Red Bull-Renault 2. Mark Webber 1’29.758Red Bull-Renault Row 2 3. Fernando Alonso 1’30.426Ferrari 4. Lewis Hamilton 1’30.556McLaren-Mercedes Row 3 5. Nico Rosberg 1’30.625Mercedes 6. Robert Kubica 1’31.040Renault Row 4 7. Felipe Massa 1’31.172Ferrari 8. Rubens Barrichello 1’31.175Williams-Cosworth Row 5 9. Pedro de la Rosa 1’31.274Sauber-Ferrari 10. Michael Schumacher 1’31.430Mercedes Row … Continue reading 2010 British Grand Prix grid
Sebastian Vettel was fastest in the final practice session at Silverstone. But he had a scare on his final lap when his front wing failed as he approached the fast new Abbey corner. The nose suddenly collapsed, causing the wing to drag along the floor. Vettel went straight on but was able to bring the … Continue reading Vettel fastest after front wing scare
Bright, sunny weather greeted the Formula 1 teams as they practised on the revised Silverstone circuit for the first time ahead of the British Grand Prix. Here’s a selection of photographs I took at Silverstone during practice today around the track and in the pits.
McLaren have a lot of work to do to get the most out of their new exhaust package at Silverstone this weekend. Having ended second practice 1.5 seconds off Red Bull, Lewis Hamilton admitted: “We haven?óÔé¼Ôäót got the optimum out of the car yet, there?óÔé¼Ôäós still more to come.?óÔé¼?Ø See below for the interactive data … Continue reading ‘More to come’ from revised McLaren (British GP practice interactive data)