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15th April 2014, 14:18 at 2:18 pm #257017
@robk23 I wouldn’t say that’s incompetence. It’s normal practice for the provisional top three to do the press conference
Even at Monaco in 2012 when everyone knew in advance Michael Schumacher wasn’t going to keep his pole position, he still took part in the post-qualifying press conference.15th April 2014, 11:34 at 11:34 am #256998
More details of the historic British Grand Prix winners’ parade:
This year’s Formula One Santander British Grand Prix (04-06 July) will be the 50th Grand Prix to be held at Silverstone Circuit. To mark the occasion, fans attending this year’s event will be treated to three special commemorative parades, featuring British Grand Prix winning cars and drivers that have provided unforgettable moments in the circuit’s illustrious history.
The three parades – one scheduled for each day of the three-day event – will transfer spectators and drivers back to a bygone era, as a host of British Formula 1 legends are to be reunited with the cars they drove to British Grand Prix victory.
Silverstone has begun its search for these iconic, original cars and is delighted to announce that the first driver and car to be involved in the parade is two-times British Grand Prix winner (1969 and 1971) and three-times Formula 1 World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, who is expected to be reunited with his 1969 British Grand Prix winning Matra MS80.
The car, driven by Sir Jackie and originally run by Ken Tyrrell’s Matra International team, was one of the first F1® cars to be designed with wings for downforce. 1969 was also the year that Sir Jackie went on to win his first Formula 1® World Championship.
Looking ahead to this year’s 50th Grand Prix at Silverstone and the commemorative parade laps, Sir Jackie commented: “Britain should be very proud that the very beginning of Formula One was at Silverstone, and that we will be celebrating its 50th Grand Prix in July. Silverstone, at that time, was one of the fastest racetracks in the world and I am extremely proud that my name is down as a winner of the British Grand Prix; as to win your home Grand Prix has a special meaning. I had one of the greatest battles in my racing career with Jochen Rindt in ’69, when there were more than thirty lead changes during the race. My father and my brother were there to witness it; it was one of the proudest occasions of my career. My victory at Silverstone was to lead on to me securing the World Championship for the first time also.
“Britain is now the technology capital of the whole world in motor sport. We have had great drivers and great cars born and bred in Britain. The Formula One World Championship is now the greatest sporting series around the globe, which is a huge credit to GB plc.”
Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, said: “No other circuit has the history of Silverstone. We are looking forward to celebrating our 50th Grand Prix and are in the process of locating the cars that have won at Silverstone over the years. We are planning to run the three track parades with as many of the original cars and their drivers as we can.
“We are delighted to be in a position to announce the first car already. To have Sir Jackie reunited with his 1969 race and championship-winning Formula 1 car in front of the home fans is a huge privilege and something that will make this year’s British Grand Prix even more special.”
The 2014 Formula One Santander British Grand Prix will be the 50th Grand Prix to be held at Silverstone since Luigi Villoresi won the first ever event on 02 October 1948, two years before the inauguration of the FIA Formula One World Championship in 1950.14th April 2014, 18:31 at 6:31 pm #256930
BT Sport’s must-watch video for their entire website at the moment is the Sorensen crash:14th April 2014, 13:36 at 1:36 pm #256892
The Serbian driver was punished because his team removed the SD card from the onboard camera;
I’d have had a hard time believing that but sure enough…14th April 2014, 11:51 at 11:51 am #256879
It’s now been confirmed by Ferrari so the discussion will continue here:14th April 2014, 10:41 at 10:41 am #256870
@donuts You’re very welcome, glad to have you here!
Bahrain must have been excruciating for Domenicali. Montezemolo said he felt “pain” at the team’s performance.14th April 2014, 10:19 at 10:19 am #256866
Gazzetta now claiming the same:14th April 2014, 8:50 at 8:50 am #25685614th April 2014, 8:05 at 8:05 am #256852
That was shaping up to be am interesting race but was spoiled by some silliness and, I’m sorry to say, weak stewarding calls.
Power took Pagenaud out with a speculative lunge which wasn’t even a half-move and should’ve been penalised. Then Hunter-Reay did the same to Newgarden.
It’s disappointing because that means the highlights video turns into a crash feel on a day when there was some really good racing.13th April 2014, 23:02 at 11:02 pm #25683313th April 2014, 22:50 at 10:50 pm #256830
I didn’t see the team orders stuff in race one – presumably that’s what Martin Haven was complaining about.
Guess Citroen aren’t interested in taking a leaf out of Mercedes’ book.13th April 2014, 19:51 at 7:51 pm #256820
I think they’re smashing cars from an aesthetic point of view. Some great liveries too which helps.13th April 2014, 10:53 at 10:53 am #256796
@Giggsy11 Thank you very much! Live today from 11:27 on BT Sport 2.
Sainz on pole by a whopping margin for race two. Surely if his car gets off the grid this time he’s going to run and hide. But if yesterday’s race is anything to go by we should have plenty to watch.12th April 2014, 23:37 at 11:37 pm #256781
Ryan Hunter-Reay is on pole position for Sunday’s race at Long Beach, sharing the front row with Andretti team mate James Hinchcliffe.
Sebastien Bourdais has his best starting position since Toronto last year, and Jack Hawksworth is an impressive fifth.
Last year’s winner Takuma Sato had two of his fastest laps deducted or “qualifying interference”, while round one winner Will Power went out in the first phase of qualifying for only the second time in his IndyCar career.
Here’s the grid, see you on F1 Fanatic Live for the race!
1. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 01:07.8219 (104.462)
2. (27) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 01:07.9403 (104.280)
3. (11) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevy, 01:07.9580 (104.253)
4. (67) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Honda, 01:08.0097 (104.173)
5. (98) Jack Hawksworth, Dallara-Honda, 01:08.0525 (104.108)
6. (77) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Honda, 01:08.0732 (104.076)
7. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Chevy, 01:07.9981 (104.191)
8. (25) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 01:08.0179 (104.161)
9. (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevy, 01:08.1119 (104.017)
10. (19) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 01:08.1218 (104.002)
11. (34) Carlos Munoz, Dallara-Honda, 01:08.1506 (103.958)
12. (16) Oriol Servia, Dallara-Honda, 01:08.3532 (103.650)
13. (10) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 01:08.4424 (103.515)
14. (12) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy, 01:08.1159 (104.011)
15. (14) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 01:08.5660 (103.328)
16. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dallara-Chevy, 01:08.3649 (103.632)
17. (20) Mike Conway, Dallara-Chevy, 01:08.5702 (103.322)
18. (8) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Chevy, 01:08.3699 (103.625)
19. (83) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Chevy, 01:08.6507 (103.201)
20. (7) Mikhail Aleshin, Dallara-Honda, 01:08.4321 (103.530)
21. (18) Carlos Huertas, Dallara-Honda, 01:08.7051 (103.119)
22. (17) Sebastian Saavedra, Dallara-Chevy, 01:08.9619 (102.735)
23. (15) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 01:09.0562 (102.595)12th April 2014, 22:12 at 10:12 pm #256777