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

Do you use earplugs at F1 races?

Judging by the number of entries to the Kangaroo TV competition last week plenty of you are heading to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix this weekend. So where do you all stand on the controversial question of earplugs? Are they an essential part of an F1 weekend, or do they ruin the exhilarating blast […]

First time at an F1 GP: Silverstone 2005

Like many of us Scott Woodwiss watched F1 from a distance before he finally got to see the sport up close. Read about his first experience at a Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone in 2005 below. I?ve been a fan of this strange and crazy phenomenon we call Formula 1 since the tender age of […]

Video: British Grand Prix history 1977-92


Journeyer continues his three-part look back at the history of the British Grand Prix. You can read the first part here. 1979: Just like Ferrari 28 years earlier, Williams achieved their first ever Grand Prix win that year at Silverstone. Clay Regazzoni was the winning driver. Teammate Alan Jones was also challenging for the win, […]