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Pictures: Friday at Silverstone


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 […]

2008 British Grand Prix predictions

Who’s going to win the British Grand Prix at Silverstone? Read my podium predictions and make your own below…

Video: British GP history 1993-2008


This is the last part of Journeyer’s guide to the history of the British Grand Prix. Here’s part one and part two. 1994: After Nigel Mansell retired from F1 for the first time (or the second, depending how you look at it), it was Damon Hill who became the British F1 hero. Although not as […]

Poll: Which F1 teams do you like?

Yesterday a discussion about McLaren turned onto the question of which F1 teams are the most popular. So here’s a quick poll to find out. Which teams do you like? Vote below…

David Coulthard to retire from Formula 1 at the end of this season

David Coulthard has announced his decision to retire from F1 at the end of 2008. This weekend’s British Grand prix will be his last. You can read his statement in full here. David Coulthard: the driver debates David Coulthard biography