Tag Archives: Silverstone Circuit

Formula 1 – Daniel Ricciardo Interview

August 5, 2011

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The midpoint of the 2011 Formula 1 season is upon us. It is, therefore, a good time to take a breather and evaluate the 11 Grands Prix which have taken place up to now. Even though Daniel Ricciardo has only raced in the last three, his arrival at the team was surrounded by excitement. Eager […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus RenaultGP Hungarian Grand Prix Preview

July 27, 2011

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Nick Heidfeld interview “The Hungaroring is one of my favourite circuits” Luck was not on Nick’s side at his home race, but he believes that now would be the perfect time to perform well as the August break approaches. How was your home race in Germany? It wasn’t what I was aiming for, that’s for […]

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Formula 1 – MercedesGP German Grand Prix Race Report

July 25, 2011

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MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher finished their home race in seventh and eighth positions today as a chilly Nürburgring circuit hosted the German Grand Prix. • Nico completed three stops today, on laps 14, 36, 53, running option/option/option/prime   • Michael completed three stops, on laps 15, 37, 56, running option/option/option/prime […]

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Formula 1 – Virgin Racing German Grand Prix Qualifying Report

July 24, 2011

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The Qualifying session for tomorrow’s German Grand Prix took place today in chilly conditions at the Nürburgring.   Timo Glock will start his home race from 20th position on the grid, while Jérôme D’Ambrosio qualified 22nd. During this morning’s third and final Free Practice session both drivers continued working to finalise the set-up for qualifying […]

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Formula 1 – McLaren Mercedes German Grand Prix Free Practice Report

July 23, 2011

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LEWIS HAMILTON MP4-26A-03 P1 programme                                     18 laps                         1m32.996s (+1.102s)     5th P2 programme                                     28 laps                         1m32.724s (+1.013s)     7th “It’s been a productive day. We got through our run-plans well, and my long-run pace is better than it was at Silverstone, which is a good thing. “We’ve got some updates on the car and they seem to […]

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Formula 1 – Force India German Grand Prix Preview

July 19, 2011

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Vijay’s vision Chairman and Team Principal, Dr. Vijay Mallya, looks forward to the second half of the season. The German Grand Prix marks the midpoint of the season and is a good chance to stand back and assess our performance over the first nine races. What is clear is that we have an excellent driver […]

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Formula 1 – Scuderia Ferrari Silverstone Grand Prix Race Report

July 11, 2011

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First win of the year for Scuderia Ferrari, thanks to Fernando Alonso on the very same track where, sixty years ago, José Froilan Gonzalez took the team’s first ever win. Today’s victory is number 216 from 821 starts for Ferrari, of which 16 of them have come at the British Grand Prix. This is Fernando’s […]

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Formula 1 – Red Bull Racing Silverstone Grand Prix Race Report

July 11, 2011

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Car 1 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Finish Position: 2nd, Start Position: 2nd “I had an excellent start and with hindsight I wouldn’t have minded if there had been more rain because I really liked the conditions when we were racing on the intermediate tyres. We seemed to be in very good shape and I was pulling away. […]

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Formula 1 – McLaren Mercedes Silverstone Grand Prix Race Report

July 11, 2011

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LEWIS HAMILTON MP4-26A-03 Started:            10th Finished:          4th Fastest lap:      1m36.180s (+1.272s, 5th) Pitstops:          Three: laps 12, 24 and 37 (Int-Op-Op-Op) 2011 points:     109 (4th) “Before the end, I had to start saving fuel: you have to lift and coast, which means the brake temperatures drop. So I had no brakes, and […]

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GP3 – Williamson Wins Home Race

July 10, 2011

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MW Arden’s Lewis Williamson won his first GP3 Series race today in front of his home crowd at Silverstone Circuit. The Scot finished ahead of Addax team’s Dean Smith and Status Grand Prix’s Alexander Sims to lead an all British podium, and was the eighth different winner this season.   The dry conditions for race […]

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Formula 1 – Red Bull Racing Silverstone Grand Prix Qualifying Report

July 10, 2011

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Car 2 MARK WEBBER, Position: POLE POSITION    (3rd Practice – P3, 1:31.829) “I’ve always enjoyed driving here, but you still have to put it all together. You don’t get these results without applying yourself. It was a very mixed session for all of us, even in the build up with yesterday’s rain. It was […]

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Formula 1 – McLaren Mercedes Silverstone Grand Prix Qualifying Report

July 10, 2011

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JENSON BUTTON MP4-26A-04 P3 6th                                 1m32.956s (+1.555s) 18 laps Qualifying Q1 11th                         1m34.230s (on Primes) Q2 4th                              1m32.273s (on Options) Q3 5th overall                1m31.898s (on Options) “Today was a bit of a topsy-turvy day. The balance of our car wasn’t great, and it’s always difficult when you find out at the last minute what […]

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Formula 1 – Virgin Racing Silverstone Grand Prix Qualifying Report

July 10, 2011

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Timo Glock and Jérôme d’Ambrosio enjoyed a positive qualifying session for Marussia Virgin Racing’s home race, Sunday’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone.   The day had dawned brighter than the cool and damp conditions in which the first two sessions of Free Practice were held yesterday, meaning that the team had an hour of Free […]

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Formula 1 – MercedesGP Silverstone Grand Prix Qualifying Report

July 10, 2011

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Another weather-affected day at Silverstone led to a tricky qualifying session today for the British Grand Prix with Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher qualifying in ninth and 13th places respectively. • Nico’s tyre usage: Q1: New Prime, New Option (aborted); Q2: Intermediates, New Option; Q3: Used Option, New Option • Michael’s tyre usage: Q1, New […]

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Formula 1 – AT&T Williams Silverstone Grand Prix Qualifying Report

July 10, 2011

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Pastor Maldonado claimed his best qualifying position of the year for tomorrow’s British Grand Prix, putting his Williams Cosworth FW33 seventh on the grid with a time of 1:31.933 in his debut qualifying at Silverstone. A brief shower at the end of Q1 resulted in the remaining field jostling for track position in Q2, with […]

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Formula 1 – Force India Silverstone Grand Prix Qualifying Report

July 10, 2011

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Force India enjoyed a successful afternoon at Silverstone as Paul Di Resta recorded his best qualifying performance of the year with sixth on the grid for tomorrow’s British Grand Prix. Teammate Adrian Sutil will start the race from P11.   P6 Paul Di Resta (VJM04/02) Q1:    1:34.472  Q2:    1:32.569 Q3:    1:31.929     Paul: “I’m really happy […]

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Formula 1 – Sauber F1 Team Silverstone Grand Prix Qualifying Report

July 10, 2011

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Despite some pretty fickle English weather, the Sauber F1 Team had its best qualifying result of the season for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez capitalised on a good third free practice to be eighth and 12th respectively in qualifying. While Q1 started in the dry, a sudden rain shower […]

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Formula 1 – Team Lotus Silverstone Grand Prix Qualifying Report

July 10, 2011

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Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 – Chassis T128-04: “I’m very pleased with that. Before qualifying we knew it would be important to get as much as we could out of the dry tyres because the showers were expected – small showers, but we just didn’t know when they were going to happen so we had to […]

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GP3 – Quaife-Hobbs Clinches Maiden Pole

July 9, 2011

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Adrian Quaife-Hobbs has claimed his first GP3 pole position in Silverstone today after setting the fastest lap in today’s qualifying session.   The Marussia Manor Racing driver’s best lap of 1:51.190 was nearly fourth tenths clear of second place man Lotus ART’s James Calado ensuring an all British front row for Race 1 at Silverstone […]

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Formula 1 – Red Bull Racing Silverstone Grand Prix Free Practice Report

July 9, 2011

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Mark Webber 1st Practice P1, 2nd  Practice P14 “I think everybody expected this weather today – it looks a bit better for tomorrow and Sunday. It’s normal for Silverstone to have difficult conditions, as the rain showers come fast and the wind is high, so the conditions can change quite quickly. We got some good […]

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