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Category: British Grand Prix

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Silverstone set to host back-to-back closed-door F1 races in August

Meetings rescheduled due to quarantine restrictionsF1 season due to begin with two races in AustriaThe British Grand Prix is expected to be confirmed for August as part on the Formula One calendar next week. F1 is to shortly announce the opening eight …

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British Grand Prix chances slim with F1 searching for quarantine solution

Workaround for quarantine after entry to UK must be foundF1 denied exemption but is in talks with governmentThe British Grand Prix faces a race against time to resolve the problem created by the government’s imposition of quarantine on all entry into t…

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British Grand Prix ‘impossible’ without government quarantine exemption

DCMS arguing in favour of F1, with decision expected this weekIf 14-day quarantine is imposed, British GP becomes untenableThe fate of this year’s British Grand Prix, and the calendar for Formula One’s return to racing in general, is likely to be decid…

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Noise and smoke: how Silverstone gave F1 blast-off 70 years ago | Giles Richards

In May 1950 British royalty were taken back when the circuit synonymous with the British Grand Prix staged F1’s first raceOpening with a roar that startled the Queen, Formula One’s inaugural race proved to be the beginning of a tale of sound and fury t…

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Silverstone marshals wary of extra risks to F1 going behind closed doors

Volunteers who help the British Grand Prix run smoothly want to get back trackside but questions remain on safety and testing“We are like one big family,” says Carolyn Doyle of the bond between the marshals of the British Grand Prix. “We are there beca…

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British Grand Prix to go behind closed doors as French F1 race called off

Silverstone announce plans if race gets go-aheadFormula One announces French GP cancellationThis year’s British Grand Prix will take place without fans after Silverstone’s owners said that a race “under normal conditions is just not going to be possibl…

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Silverstone confirms plan to host two consecutive F1 grands prix

Permutations include races over one weekend or over twoF1 Group is targeting a championsip of up to 19 racesThe organisers of the British Grand Prix have confirmed they would host two consecutive races at Silverstone this season if required and are cur…

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Silverstone confirms plan to host two consecutive F1 grands prix

Permutations include races over one weekend or over twoF1 Group is targeting a championsip of up to 19 racesThe organisers of the British Grand Prix have confirmed they would host two consecutive races at Silverstone this season if required and are cur…

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British Grand Prix’s fate to be decided by late April amid coronavirus threat

Eight F1 races already postponed or cancelled this seasonPandemic is already affecting other sporting events in JulyA decision on whether the British Grand Prix is to be postponed will be be made at the end of April. Silverstone and F1 have issued a jo…

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British Grand Prix cancellation dependent on length of lockdown

Silverstone requires 12 weeks to prepare for 19 July raceOpening eight meetings postponed due to coronavirusThe fate of this year’s British Grand Prix is dependent on how long the national lockdown is enforced. The meeting at Silverstone, due to take p…

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Silverstone shows its class with a little help from sensible stewarding | Giles Richards

The track drew praise from several drivers after Sunday’s British GP for encouraging competitive racing and it also benefited from the stewards allowing hard but fair racingWith the signing of a new contract to host F1 for a further five years there wa…

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Lewis Hamilton fires warning to F1 rivals as championship lead extends

• British Grand Prix winner increasingly comfortable with car• ‘Every year you get a bit more comfortable within yourself’Lewis Hamilton has expressed how at ease he is with himself and his driving after taking his seventh win of the season at the Brit…

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A golden sporting Sunday to make Britain appreciate its better self | Richard Williams

If you were at Lord’s, Wimbledon or Silverstone or just delirious in the back garden here was a day to rekindle the Olympic spirit of 2012 and forget the decision that has divided us sinceBread and circuses, eh? A full house of 140,000 at Silverstone, …

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Fervour of F1 fans shows British Grand Prix remains true to its roots | Yassmin Abdel-Magied

What makes the British Grand Prix? We sent the writer, social advocate and self-confessed petrol head Yassmin Abdel-Magied to experience Silverstone for the first timeIs there anything more quintessentially British than the Grand Prix at Silverstone? A…

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Lewis Hamilton says British GP win is greatest moment for any home driver

• Hamilton thanks fans after record sixth British Grand Prix win• ‘It’s been single most incredible feeling,’ says Mercedes driverLewis Hamilton celebrated his victory at the British Grand Prix by revelling in the support he received at Silverstone acr…

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Lewis Hamilton wins F1 British Grand Prix for record sixth time

• British driver leads Mercedes one-two with Bottas second• Charles Leclerc finishes third, with Vettel out of the pointsLewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix, taking the victory after an initial dogged fight with his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bot…

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F1: British Grand Prix – live!

British GP latest from Silverstone, green light 2.10pm BSTNew Zealand v England: Cricket World Cup final – live!Djokovic v Federer: Wimbledon men’s singles final – live!And you can mail Simon or tweet him with your thoughts 2.23pm BST Lap 7 of 57: We s…

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F1: FIA president Jean Todt calls for the return of refuelling during races

• Move could lead to lighter cars and more overtaking• Valtteri Bottas quickest in Friday practice for British GPThe president of the FIA, Jean Todt, has said he would like to see a return of in-race refuelling to Formula One as a way to improve the sp…

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Lewis Hamilton’s hunger remains as he targets record sixth British GP | Giles Richards

Mercedes driver looks in no mood to slacken off as the F1 records tumble and even Michael Schumacher’s heady numbers come into viewSo long has Lewis Hamilton been dealing in the currency of success there is a sense of late that each successive transact…

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Lewis Hamilton’s hunger remains as he targets record sixth British GP | Giles Richards

Mercedes driver looks in no mood to slacken off as the F1 records tumble and even Michael Schumacher’s heady numbers come into viewSo long has Lewis Hamilton been dealing in the currency of success there is a sense of late that each successive transact…