Upgrade works for Red Bull and McLaren ditch KERS (British Grand Prix round-up)

An aerodynamic upgrade for Red Bull helped wing the performance advantage their way – while cool temperatures at Silverstone left championship leader Jenson Button flummoxed. Meanwhile yet another team abandoned KERS leaving Ferrari the only team still using the energy recovery devices – although Felipe Massa reckoned it paid dividends for him at the start […]

FOTA’s rumoured ‘new F1′ calendar for 2010 revives USA and Canadian rounds

The Guardian claims to have details of the Formula One Teams’ Associations’ planned calendar for its rival F1 series in 2010. As well as bringing back the United States and Canadian Grand Prix, it suggests race are planned in Argentina, Finland and Mexico. Plus, many of F1’s most popular venues – with two unfortunate exceptions […]

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.