Silverstone F1 crowd exceeds 310,000

Before this year’s British Grand Prix I pointed out that it would be madness for F1 to leave behind a circuit that regularly gets huge crowds. And so it proved as Silverstone packed in a capacity audience of 120,000 on Sunday. Buoyed by the success of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button its three-day total attendance […]

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix circuit video lap

Video

Here is a new video lap of the track which will host the 2009 F1 season finale. It was created using the latest rFactor simulation of the Yas Island Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi – check the link below to download the track and play it yourself.

F1 links: Ecclestone vows to protect F1

After spending the weekend at Silverstone I’ve had a lot of catching up to do with the F1 news. Obviously the big story at the moment continues to be the developments in the FIA-FOTA row. The teams remain resolute in their insistence that they will form a breakaway championship. But is it all just a […]

How solid is FOTA’s legal argument? A lawyer looks at the FIA-Ferrari letters

What should we make of the legal letters sent between Ferrari and the FIA, which were made public by Max Mosley last week? The FIA give the impression that Ferrari’s case is flimsy and full of holes, but the Ferrari representatives hit back that the FIA have failed to address the substance of the matter. […]

2009 British Grand Prix stats and facts

McLaren have failed to score point for four races – the first time that’s happened since 1981. But it’s all good for Sebastian Vettel, who joins the ranks of F1 drivers to score a ‘hat-trick’ in a Grand Prix. Here are the stats and facts from the British Grand Prix.

British Grand Prix in pictures

Pictures

The British Grand Prix was all about one man – and it wasn’t Jenson Button or Lewis Hamilton. Here’s a collection of pictures of Sebastian Vettel’s dominant drive to victory in front of a packed Silverstone crowd.

Michael Schumacher is The Stig (sort of)

Top Gear has ‘revealed’ the identity of its mysterious Stig on the first episode of its new series. And who was beneath the mask of the white-suited Stig? None other than seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher. Schumacher appeared on the show to drive the Ferrari FXX, a track-only car based on the Ferrari Enzo which […]

Untouchable Vettel romps to Silverstone victory (British Grand Prix review)

Sebastian Vettel obliterated his rivals at Silverstone, leading team mate Mark Webber home in a one-two finish for the rampant Red Bulls. Jenson Button was unable to deliver the result the home crowd wanted – he slumped to his worst finish of the year, sixth, which was no better than where he qualified.

Championship points after Britain

Drivers? championship Jenson Button 64 Rubens Barrichello 41 Sebastian Vettel 39 Mark Webber 35.5 Jarno Trulli 21.5 Felipe Massa 16 Nico Rosberg 15.5 Timo Glock 13 Fernando Alonso 11 Kimi Raikkonen 10 Lewis Hamilton 9 Nick Heidfeld 6 Heikki Kovalainen 4 Sebastien Buemi 3 Sebastien Bourdais 2 Robert Kubica 2 Constructors? championship Brawn 105 Red […]

British Grand Prix result

1. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault 2. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 3. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 4. Felipe Massa, Ferrari 5. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 6. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 7. Jarno Trulli, Toyota 8. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 9. Timo Glock, Toyota 10. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes 11. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota 12. Nelson Piquet Jnr, Renault 13. Robert Kubica, […]