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British Grand Prix drivers’ and constructors’ championship standings

Here are the standings after the British Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa are in a three-way tie for the lead of the drivers’ championship on 48 points, with Robert Kubica just two more behind. Meanwhile Toyota move up to fourth in the constructors’ championship, ahead of Red Bull.

Bruno Senna masters wet conditions to win at Silverstone (GP2)

It’s a shame that Bruno Senna’s every move in motor racing evokes parallels with his uncle. But his victory at a soaking wet Silverstone in today’s GP2 race brought back strong memories of Ayrton Senna’s triumph in similar conditions at the same track 20 years earlier. Luca Filippi started from pole position courtesy of his […]

Was McLaren’s $100m fine illegal?

An article in today’s Independent on Sunday alleges the $100m fine given to McLaren by the FIA last year was illegal. According to the story: Not everyone who voted on the fine may have been authorised to do so. According to Article 14 of the FIA statutes, the WMSC “shall consist of … a total […]

Pictures: Friday at Silverstone

Pictures

Here are a selection of photographs I took at Priory bend on Friday at Silverstone.

British GP: thoughts on the start and rain

Qualifying for the British Grand Prix has thrown up a surprising grid and much speculation about what each of the teams are doing. With rain threatening for tomorrow some teams may be running with set-ups geared towards wet weather. What will happen in tomorrow’s race? Here are my thoughts on the grid.

Giorgio Pantano wins again in gripping Silverstone race (GP2)

Another victory for Giorgio Pantano sees the experienced Italian driver stretch his CP2 championship lead even further. He hit the front in an exciting feature race at Silverstone after passing Romain Grosjean and leader Lucas di Grassi. Series returnee di Grassi acquired the lead when pole sitter Bruno Senna went off at Stowe on lap […]

2008 British Grand Prix qualifying: First pole for Kovalainen as Hamilton stumbles

McLaren found themselves staring at an open goal in qualifying at Silverstone but it was Heikki Kovalainen who took pole position as Lewis Hamilton slumped to fourth after a mistake. Joining Kovalainen on the front row is not a Ferrari but a Red Bull – Mark Webber driving an excellent lap to take second. Kimi […]

Secrets of Ferrari’s fuel wizards

I was at Silverstone yesterday as a guest of Shell Helix to produce an article for a magazine for car dealers I write for. Along with a few other journalists I had the chance to eat lunch with Ian Albiston, Shell’s Formula One Project Manager, who works on developing the fuels Ferrari use at Grand […]

British Grand Prix switches to Donington Park from 2010. Really?

The FIA has put out a media release claiming the British Grand Prix will switch to from Silverstone to Donington Park in 2010. This is a surprising announcement for several reasons. Not least because the news has been put out jointly by Max Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone, whereas usually these matters are solely Formula One […]