Your favourite Silverstone memory

The British Grand Prix this weekend is set to be the last at Silverstone. I’m going to be doing an interview for BBC Radio 5 for their Sunday programming about the track’s final Grand Prix, and they want to talk about people’s memories of F1 at Silverstone. So, what’s your favourite Silverstone moment? Have you […]

Jenson Button to use fan’s helmet design


Jenson Button is using a special helmet for this weekend’s British Grand Prix. It was designed by Bernie Zohl, a fan whose ‘Push the Button’ theme won a competition run by the Brawn team. More F1 drivers’ helmets 2009 F1 drivers helmets (Pictures) Sebastian Vettel using new helmet in 2009 Vettel?s special helmet (Pictures) Another […]

F1 links: Mosley offers more concessions

Slowly, signs are emerging that the FIA and FOTA might reach a compromise. The teams have proposed their own version of the budget cap, to which Mosley has replied offering concessions in other areas including, significantly, the rules by which the sport is governed. Might they finally crack a deal? Mosley outlines deal offer to […]

Saturday with Ferrari

I’ve had a very exciting offer to spend the Saturday of the British Grand Prix with Ferrari. I’ll be watching the practice and qualifying sessions and having a tour of the paddock and Ferrari garage. And, of course, doing everything I can to grab five minutes with someone from the team… I had a similar […]

Going to the British Grand Prix? Read these tips from fans who’ve been…

We’ve had hundreds of responses from F1 fans who’ve been to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and have loads of advice and experience to share. Whether you need to know when to get there, what to take, or where to watch from, we’ve got loads of ideas and tips to help you out:

Jenson Button’s career in video (Part 2)


F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer concludes his look at the career of championship leader Jenson Button. Jenson Button struggled to find some traction for his F1 career at first, being inconsistent in his first few years. But he soon began to show genuine potential, and he made the most of whatever opportunites he had to […]

My 20 years of Formula 1

Twenty years ago I got bored, turned the TV on and caught my first glimpse of some funny-looking cars blasting around a place called Silverstone. It was the 1989 British Grand Prix which, though not remembered as a classic, was my first taste of Formula 1. Without it, I might well have ended up writing […]

Jenson Button’s career in video (Part 1)

F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer takes a look at some early video of Jenson Button in karts and F3 – and his debut in Formula 1. It may be June rather than July, but it’s still Silverstone, and it’s the British Grand Prix! And everyone’s attention will be on one man: Jenson Button. With a […]

F1 links: FIA publish Ferrari documents

The FIA published a vast quantity of material today. Most of it relates to its discussions with Ferrari over whether the Italian team was able to use its technical veto to block the imposition of the budget cap. As I wrote last week: It is worth remembering why Ferrari?s attempt to use the French courts […]

Why do McLaren blow hot and cold?

After a pole position and a win in his first two British Grands Prix, Lewis Hamilton goes into this year’s race knowing he’ll be lucky to score points. At the sharp end of F1, teams come and teams go. But of late no team has oscillated between being championship-challengers and also-rans with the same unpredictability […]

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